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Special session proposal deadline: August 30, 2013
Special session notification: September 13, 2013
Paper submission extended deadline: October 13, 2013
Paper acceptance notification (Postponed): November 15, 2013
Camera-ready submission extended deadline: December 20, 2013
Early-bird registration extended deadline: December 20, 2013
Conference dates: March 19-21, 2014






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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I :

Prof. Dr. Sujate Jantarang
President, Mahanakorn University of Technology
Advisor to the Chairman, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand

Title : Satellite Technology for Thailand : Now and Future

Abstract
To be announced.

Biography
Prof. Dr. Sujate Jantarang received his B.Eng., M.Eng., and D.Eng. degrees in Electronics and Computer Engineering at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). His research in electronic circuits and systems and key inventions have made significant contributions to the betterment of Thai society. Among his major inventions are a prototype taxi meter nowadays found in Bangkok cabs, THAI-PHAT earth-mapping satellite which is the first original Thai micro-satellite launched by a Russian rocket, and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Dr. Sujate Jantarang received Thailand's Young Scientist Award in 1994 for his research achievements.



Keynote Speaker II :

Prof. Dr. Hisao Shiizuka
President, Japan Society of Kansei Engineering

Title : Theoretical and Practical Aspects on Kansei/Affective Engineering.

Abstract
     The term Kansei in Japanese that we use today originates from the aesthesis (an ancient Greek word meaning sensitivity/senses) used by Aristotle and is thought to have similar meaning to ethos. The German philosopher Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714-1762) specified the study of sensible cognition as “aesthetics” for the first time in the history of philosophy, and this influenced Immanuel Kant. Baumgarten defined the term “sensible cognition” using the Latin word Aesthetica as in Aesthetica est scientia cognitionis senstivae [Aesthetics is the study of sensible cognition].

He defined “beauty” as a “perfection of sensible cognition with a coordinated expression” and defined “aesthetics” as “the study of natural beauty and artistic beauty.” Lucien Paul Victor Febvre (1878-1956) understood Kansei as the French word sensibilite, which can be traced back to the early fourteenth century. He also maintained that Kansei meant human sensitivity to ethical impressions such as “truth” and “goodness” in the seventeenth century, and in the eighteenth century, it referred to emotions such as “sympathy” “sadness,” etc. On the other hand, in Japan, aesthetica was translated as bigaku [aesthetics]. Read More >>>

Biography
Prof. Dr. Hisao Shiizuka is a Professor of Kansei Engineering, Information Design and Soft Computing at Faculty of Informatics, Kogakuin University since 2006, Tokyo Japan, after having contributed for 11 years as a Professor of Artificial Intelligence System, Linear System Theory and Electric Circuits, to the Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering at Kogakuin University since 1995, Tokyo Japan. He is engaged in the circuit theory, the graph theory, the Petri net, and the application of the system simulation and the fuzzy theory and the researches on a soft computing and Kansei (sensibility) engineering, etc. Currently, his research interests are Kansei Engineering, Soft Computing, Information Design and Artificial Intelligence. He was a director of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory in 1995-1997, and was a director of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering in 1999-2001. He is the President of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering, since 2007.



Keynote Speaker III :

Prof. Dr. Ir. Erik L. J. Bohez
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Title : Sustainable Science And Technology.

Abstract
      When we talk about sustainability it means different thing to different people. There is economic sustainability, social sustainability and environmental sustainability. We can define sustainability as making sure that our future generations have a better quality of life or at least similar to our life now. The best strategies in manufacturing industry, technology, management, information, education, culture and society to obtain sustainability will discussed.

Biography

Educational Background
• Burgerlijk WerktuigKundig Electro-Technisch Ingenieur, 1977-1979, State University of Ghent, Belgium.
• Kandidaat Burgerlijk Ingenieur, 1976-1977, State University of Ghent, Belgium.
• Technisch Ingenieur, Electro-Mechanica, 1972-1976, Higher Technical Institute Saint Antonius Ghent, Belgium.

Research Interests
• CNC/CAD/CAM. Eco-design, Mold&Die Design
• Holonic and Fractal Manufacturing.
• Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II).
• Modelling of FMS, Simulation of Metal Removal Processes.
• Robust Control, 5-Axis Machining, Virtual Axis Machine.
• Adaptive Control. Hyper-redundant Robot. Petri Net


Keynote Speaker IV :

Prof. Dr. Somboon Sangwongwanich
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Title : Evolution of Power Electronics Technology: Past-Present-Future Challenges

Abstract
     Although its critical roles in our daily work and life are rarely recognized by the general public, Power Electronics is undoubtedly the key technology to convert and control the electrical power in the most efficient manner. Power Electronics Technology is indispensible in today green and environmental movements, and its applications in industry automation, transportation, and electrical power system, have been continually expanded for more than 50 years.

Along the past history of Power Electronics evolution, many challenging technical issues have been addressed,  several innovations have been invented, and many important fundamental engineering concepts have been established. In this lecture, some key technological advancement that has been achieved in various fields related to Power Electronics will be briefly reviewed. Past-present-future challenging issues concerning power device technology, converter technology, motor drive technology, power conditioning technology, and smart grid technology, will be discussed.

Biography
Asst. Prof. Dr. Somboon Sangwongwanich received the B. Eng., M. Eng., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively. He is currently the Head of Power Division of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, and is also the Head of the Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Group of the department. His research interests include sensorless control of ac machines, PWM converters, active filters, EMI filters, Smart Grid technology, and BEMS. Dr. Sangwongwanich has received several awards from the IEEE, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, and the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, for his research in the field of motor drives.




 

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