Keynote Speakers


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Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


Area of Expertise: Power Engineering; Power Electronics and Drive; Renewable Energy; Energy Efficiency 

Talk title: The Role of Power Electronics in Providing a Sustainable Energy Supply

Synopsis: Power electronic (PE) is an application-oriented and interdisciplinary area. It uses power semiconductor devices to perform switching action in order to achieve the desired conversion strategy. The PE plays the crucial role of conversion and control of electrical power. The effective use of electrical energy is a key technique for achieving energy efficiency, and power electronics technologies that can convert electric power into the optimum characteristics for each application are an essential part of this approach. Power electronic systems have attracted attention as key components for building a sustainable energy supply.PE based power converters are also widely used in conventional and renewable energy systems.

The advancement of semiconductor technology including the power devices and other components that support power electronics and control techniques have led to a smaller size, higher efficiency, and higher performance. In this talk, some examples where power electronics and power devices are used in renewable energy and industrial applications will be explained and also the role of PE in providing sustainable energy supply for future generation will be highlighted.




Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


Area of Expertise: Wireless and Optical Communication Systems



Talk title: Routing Strategy for Post Disaster Communication Network

Synopsis: Disasters, such as floods and earthquakes as well as some rare cases of droughts and tsunami, immensely affect the telecommuni­cation network infrastructure. In times of these calamitous events, telecommunication infrastructures may become dysfunctional or degraded due to failure or damage. In such events, public safety highly demands communications continuity between first responders and victims for search and rescue operation. Mobile ad-hoc network becomes the convenient way to ensure rapid deployment and self-manage wireless link with the end users. Within this, a set of autonomous devices; mobile and/or stationary with internet-enabled interfaces can now interconnect with one another over the wireless channels to form a kind of dynamic network. To facilitate efficient and reliable data transmission to the end users, routing play a significant role. In this keynote, two routing strategies, MRLAM and MBMQA will be discussed. The scheme makes routing decisions by determining the optimal route with energy eļ¬ƒcient nodes to maintain the stability, reliability, and lifetime of the network over a sustained period. This work is part of Distributed Autonomous and Resilient Emergency Management Systems (DARE) project.