Keynote Talks


Prof. Josep M Guerrero

Department of Energy Technology,

Aalborg University, Denmark


Title : Microgrids in our lives


Abstract: A microgrid is an electrical distribution network consisted of distributed generators, local loads, and energy storage systems that can operate in grid-connected or islanded modes. Different technologies are combined together, such us power converters, control, communications, optimization, and so on. This way the energy can be generated and stored near to the consumption points, improving the stability and reducing the losses produced by the large power lines. In distributed energy systems like microgrids, multi-agent systems technologies will be presented distributed control is a powerful tool for distributed. In this talk examples of research and projects in real sites including conventional islanded systems installed in islands and rural remote areas, low-voltage distribution systems and DC microgrids for residential applications and homes electrical vehicle charging stations, ships, vessels, and ferries, and seaports will be shown.





Prof. Joydeep Mitra

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michigan State University, USA


Title : Reliability Impact of Low-Inertia Generation


Abstract: Since the beginning of this century we have witnessed an acceleration in the adoption of renewable energy resources and technologies. Various forces – social, political, economic, regulatory and technological – have conspired to create a climate that fosters the development and proliferation of numerous technologies that enable the conversion, control and integration of renewable energy resources. Although the mix of renewable resources is diverse, ranging from wind and solar to tidal and biomass, the bulk of recent investments have gone into wind and solar, both of which are considered non-inertial or low-inertia generation because these resources do not contribute to the regulation capability of the grid. This creates several challenges and opportunities in exploiting their benefits, particularly when operating them in coordination with other resources. Most countries have codes and requirements for frequency regulation, and measures must be implemented to ensure secure operation with low-inertia generation. This talk will discuss approaches for assessing the impact of low-inertia generation on frequency security, and of quantifying how this affects grid reliability. It will investigate some mitigation strategies, including the use of energy storage. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of ongoing research toward developing solutions for enhancing grid reliability in the presence of low-inertia generation.






Dejan Milojicic,

Hewlett Packard Labs, California, USA


Title : Technology Predictions for Times of Pandemics


Abstract: Predicting the future is never easy, it always entails a degree of uncertainty, if not luck. Predicting technology trends is even harder as it requires both technical and business acumen, e.g., whether the technology will be developed, productized, and ultimately adopted on the market. It is almost an art to distill between a fashion and a true scientific trend. At the same time, the public likes to read predictions and many individuals and organizations regularly write technology predictions, such as Gartner, MIT, Forbes, and many others. Predicting technology in times of pandemics carries even more weight as it deals with human lives and economies of many nations, and the humanity as a whole.

 IEEE Computer Society started its technology predictions informally in early 2010 and formally via annual press releases in 2014. In 2016 we introduced scorecards for previous year. Our predictions reached substantial audience, e.g., in 2018, it was picked up by 300 media outlets (84.6M audience), entirely different from classical publishing. We consider predictions a new type of publication, a lightweight, short, approximately a paragraph per prediction. The predictions triggered other media outreach, such as blogs, interviews, panel sessions, and special issue of IEEE Computer magazine. In this talk, I will present history of predictions, followed by 10 technologies that may make a difference in addressing pandemics.





Dr. Yimin Zhou

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China


Title : Controller Design & Attitude Estimation for UAVs


Abstract: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has gained a lot of attention recently. The primary focus is the attitude control of the quadrotor concerning their flight dynamics. Various control methods have been proposed for the quadrotor trajectory tracking. We have developed several control strategies that allow the states of the quadrotor to converge to the set of time-varying reference states of an arbitrary set. The main objective of the project is: 1)To design simple and better controllers for the trajectory tracking of a quadrotor; 2) To propose new controllers for the trajectory tracking of quadrotor which can perform better when compared with the existing controllers.







Dr. Amit Kumar

Chair - IEEE Hyderabad Section, R-10 Chairman,  BioAxis DNA Research Centre Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Title : COVID 19 - Boon or Bane for opportunities


Abstract: In this talk, I will cover which sectors are getting affected and how should be the preparation of students and Research scholars to adapt with the current situation.



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