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Paper submission deadline: October 9, 2017
November 12, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: December 8, 2017
Camera-ready submission deadline: January 15, 2018
Early-bird registration deadline: January 15, 2018
Conference dates: March 7-9, 2018

Keynote Speaker

Plenary Speaker

Yasunori MITANI
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Title: Application of Geographic Information System to Management of Electric Energy.

        Geographic Information System (GIS) has been mainly used as a management tool in the area of civil engineering. GIS holds various kind of data on a map such as road, railway, water pipe line, gas pipe line, electric line and so on. Car Navigation System is one typical commercial utilization of GIS by using geographic data with road network. Here, the geographic surface elevation data is applied to the irradiation analysis on a PV panel with solar orbit data. Besides, energy management of electric vehicle is proposed based on the information of road network and elevation data.

        Yasunori MITANI, received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and D. Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Osaka University, Japan in 1981, 1983 and 1986, respectively. He was a Visiting Research Associate at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1994 to 1995. He is currently a professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Director of Industry-Academic Collaboration Division in Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. His research interests are in the areas of analysis, control and monitoring of power systems.
        Dr. Yasunori MITANI is the President of Power and Energy Society of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.

Agathoklis Giaralis
City, University of London, UK

Title: Compressivewireless vibration-based health monitoring of civil engineering structures.

        Vibration-based health monitoring (VHM) techniques are commonly considered for non-destructive condition assessment, design verification, and damage detection in civil engineering structures. They rely on acquiring and processing response acceleration signals from vibrating structures excited by ambient (e.g., wind and traffic induced) dynamic loads under operational conditions. The consideration of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) has been an important development in the past 20 years in facilitating VHM as they allow for less obtrusive, more economical, and rapid deploymentcompared to tethered sensors especially in monitoring large-scale and geometrically complex civil engineering structures. Still, wireless sensors require frequent battery replacement which increases the maintenance cost of VHM while the amount of data that can be reliably transmitted within WSNs is subjected to bandwidth limitations. To this end, different non-uniform in time data acquisition strategiesallowing for sampling at average ratessignificantly below the Nyquist frequency are presented asa means to reduce wireless sensors energy consumption and data transmission payloads in VHM applications. Focus is given on discussing techniques that relax signal sparsity assumptions. Further, newly emerged fit-for-purpose VHM techniques using sub-Nyquist sampled structural response acceleration measurements without time-domain signal reconstruction are also presented.

        Dr Agathoklis Giaralis is Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Deputy Director of the Research Centre for Civil Engineering Structures (RCCES) in the Department of Civil Engineering at City of University London (CUL). He is leading the Smart Structures and Structural Health Monitoring research unit. Dr Giaralis holds a Diploma in Structural Engineering and an MSc in Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures from the Department of Civil Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received a PhD in Civil Engineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA in 2008, partly funded by the Fulbright Exchange Programme, and joined CUL in 2009. Dr Giaralis has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. His research focuses on nonlinear stochastic dynamics, on sparse signal processing techniques for structural dynamics, system identification, and damage detection applications, and on optimal design of vibration control systems for civil engineering structures. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a member of the honorary “Chi-Epsilon” society in Civil Engineering, a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and a fellow of the Higher Educational Academy in UK.

Issarachai Ngamroo
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand

Title: Smart renewable energy for power system stabilization.

        At present, the penetration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar into power systems tends to increase significantly. With many advantages such as environmental friendly, clean, and abundant in nature etc., such renewable sources can be served as electric power sources in microgrids and large power grids. To make more use of them like conventional power sources, the presentation provides the challenging concept of applying such renewable sources to power system stabilization. The newfunction ofpower system oscillation dampingwill be emphasized. Besides, to enhance their stabilizing effect, the application of synchrophasor measurement technology will be taken into account.

        Issarachai Ngamroo is currently a Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand. He received the B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from KMITLin 1992. He continued his study by the Japanese Government Scholarship at Osaka University, where he earned his M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and 2000, respectively.His research interests are in the area of power system stability, dynamic, and control.
        Presently, Dr. Ngamroo is the Editor-in-Chief of Ladkrabang Engineering Journal, KMITL. He also serves as a member of Thailand Smart Grid Development Committee, Energy Policy and Planning Office, Ministry of Energy, Thailand. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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