Keynote & Tutorial Session

Keynote & Tutorial Session

KEYNOTE SESSION

Assoc Prof. Dr. Jiwa Abdullah

Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

h-index : 3

“WSN/IoT Integration Towards Seamless Cyber-Physical Systems”

Abstract:

Before the 90s, monitoring system being deployed in isolation. Each application stands by its own. Vendors try to capture their proprietary product in the hope of making so much financial gain as possible. Nevertheless, in past two decades, a lot of research activities have been dedicated to the fields of mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and wireless sensor networks (WSN). Products are more universally deployed, from multiple vendors and are talking to each other. More integration are being done and deployed. Multiple platforms seems inevitable but with proper standardization, seamless operations are in place. More recently, the cyber-physical system (CPS) has emerged as a promising direction to enrich the interactions between physical and virtual worlds. In the presentation, we first review some research activities in MANET, WSN, IoT, including networking issues and coverage and deployment issues. Then, we review some CPS platforms and systems that have been developed recently, including health care, navigation, rescue, intelligent transportation, social networking, and gaming applications. Through these reviews, we hope to demonstrate how CPS applications exploit the physical information collected by WSNs to bridge real and cyber spaces and identify important research challenges related to CPS designs.

Full Professor Dr. Zoran Bojkovic

LSM IEEE
University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

h-index : 5

“ CURRENT TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES TO SMART GRIDS ” 

Abstract:

A smart grid ( SG ) delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using at the same time two-way digital technology that reduces cost and increases reliability and transparency. Here, communication networks play a critical role as the intelligence of this complex system is built based on information exchange across the power grid. An intelligent monitoring system that keeps track of all electricity flowing as well as the use of superconductive transmission lines for less power loss are included, too.
Of course, the integration of alternative sources of electricity, such as solar and wind is welcome.
These features help to promote energy independence and are a key tool in dealing with emergency resilience issues.It should be noted that the design of the communication network associated with the SG involves a detailed analysis of requirements, including choice of the most suitable technologies for each case study and the architecture for the resultant heterogeneous system. In this presentation, potential implications that current technological advances can make to SG are outlined firstly, such as big data, cloud computing and the Internet of Things ( IoT ). Data analysis generated from various smart devices in the SG environment, is one of the most challenging tasks as it varies with respect to parameters such as size, volume, velocity and variety. Another big challenge in building  SG often arises from the fast growing amount of data and limited communication resources. To address this issues, the concept of distributing communications architecture that implements SG communications in an efficient and cost- effective manner is provided. In that way, communication distance is shortened, so that the data will be delivered more efficiently and reliably. With the rapid development of electric vehicles ( EVs ), the energy management issues in SGs integrated with Evs are attracting huge interest. This is a reason to tackle the corresponding issue. On the other hand, machine-to.machine communication is a significant part  in SG networks.This improved automation results in a many heterogeneous applications. Thus, the final part is assigned to this goals. Finally,a number of open questions
have been posed which will be of practical interest for further development of SGs and energy system as a whole. The end draws the conclusion of the presentation.

 

TUTORIAL SESSION

Assoc Prof. Dr. Jiwa Abdullah

Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

h-index : 3

“MANET/WSN, Perspectives, Analysis, Education and Research Potentials.”

The tutorial session involves the overview of the MANET and WSN which covers the various characteristics that govern the functionalities of these systems. We may cover topics such as: (1) Overview of MANET/WSN; (2) Proactive/Reactive Routing  Protocol Analysis; (3) Clustering and Energy Consumption Analysis; (4) Performance analysis for 802.11/802.15.4; (5) WSN Simulation Platform based on Matlab for easy understanding to UG students.