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1. "ECTI-SICE Oganized Session on Latest Trend on Systems and Control"

  • Description

This organized session aims to promote exchange of ideas between ECTI and SICE researchers on latest trend on systems and control as well as engineering applications. The topics include, but not limited to, system analysis of complex dynamical systems, control design of dynamical systems, hardware and software implementation, system integration of automation systems, efficient operation and effective maintenance, performance monitoring, and verification systems and other related topics. 

  • 2. "Innovative EM Aspects in Smart Farm and Smart City Research"

  • Description

Electromagnetic fields and wave propagation are important disciplines for the development of cyber physical systems. Besides the well-established data communication technology for industrial and personal use, Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to revolutionize our society in the near future. With this technology, numerous physical objects will be equipped with digital capability to interact with their environment. This special session addresses the advancement and challenges in electromagnetic research for smart farm and smart city applications including but not limited to EM sensors, IoT and RFID antennas, wireless sensor networks, microwave imaging as well as material processing using EM energy.

  • 3. "Geo-Informatics for Sustainable Development"

  • Description

The problem of climate change is a major environmental crisis causing broad and severe damages to the mankind. Continuous monitoring and analytics the natural environment by using data from various platforms (e.g. satellite, UAV, terrain images) are needed. Based on recent technologies, it is capable of monitoring and tracking for the climate change. Thus, an enormous amount of data from multiple platforms is already available. The data can effectively be used in several applications such as natural resource analysis, disaster management (e.g., flood, drought, and fire), agricultural monitoring (crop phenology), and urban expansion.

  • 4. "Advance Data Storage Technology"

  • Description

This Session aims at promoting advances in state-of-the-art communications, signal processing, coding, and materials technologies to enhance data storage systems so as to achieve high storage capacity. It includes new and novel storage technologies that are capable of increasing storage capacity such as Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), Bit-Patterned Media Recording (BPMR), Two-Dimensional Magnetic Recording (TDMR), and Heated Dot Magnetic Recording (HDMR).

Areas of Interest:
1) Recording modeling, theory and testing
2) Recording systems, coding, servo, actuators and channels
3) Energy assisted recording
4) Hybrid and novel recording
5) Recording heads and materials
6) Other related areas.

  • 5. "Power electronics and renewable applications"

  • Description

Power electronics system is the key enabling technology for grid integration of renewable energy systems; including power converters, smart control algorithms, and intelligent grid connection. It seems to be getting increasing number on applications of power electronics in renewable energy. The effort of the electrical engineering and researchers has led to fast development of different control strategies and also development of a power circuit part.
Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions for review and publication in this special session on Power Electronics Application in Renewable Energy Systems. Papers with applications in nature are particularly welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

•    Power electronics  systems in renewable energy applications
•    Power electronics systems for energy conservation and storage
•    Topologies, control and protection for power conversion systems in renewable energy
•    Control strategies, advanced modelling and characteristics of power electronics systems in renewable energy
•    Grid interfacing power converters for Photovoltaic and wind power systems, etc.
•    Power factor correction, compensation of reactive power techniques, elimination of current harmonics, etc.
•    Minimizing the total harmonic distortion for grid interfacing inverters/converters.
•    Control of distributed generation, including steady state and dynamic power sharing

  • 6. "Signal processing applications"

  • 7. "Recent Progress in Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits Design"

  • Description

Modern consumer electronic systems which have profound effect on society are analog and mixed-signal systems-on-chip.  Therefore, the major focus of this special session is devoted to the research challenges relating the recent innovations, trends and possible solutions in the field of modern analog signal processing circuits and their COMS/BJT implementations, mixed signal designs and VLSI/Microelectronics circuits.  The outcome of this organized session is to bring together the analog and mixed-signal circuit designers to have research activities and discoveries in this area.

  • Session Chair:

      Prof. Worapong Tangsrirat
    King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand

  • 8. "ECTI-ICROS Organized Session on Automation Control Systems"

  • 9. "Insulation technology, monitoring, testing and diagnosis"

  • Description

This section aims to promote the knowledge of electrical insulation technology applied for high voltage engineering field and low voltage application.
Area of interests:
-    Advance Insulation technology
-    Condition monitoring for high voltage equipment
-    Electrical insulation testing and diagnosis
-    High voltage testing application for low voltage equipment
-    Other topics related to insulation and high voltage engineering.

  • Session Chair:

     Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Norasage Pattanadech
    King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand
    E-mail: norasage@yahoo.com   Tel. 096 217 2326

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