Keynote & Tutorial Session



Prof. Abdelhak M. Zoubir

Signal Processing Group, TU Darsmtadt, Germany

“Advances in Robust Statistics for Signal Processing”

Day One, 13 September 2016, Ballroom Amartapura C (09.15-10.00)

Abstract: Robust statistics continue to gain importance due to anincrease of impulsive measurement environments and outliers in practical engineering systems. Classical estimation or detection theory does not apply in such situations and robust statistical methods are sought for. The talk aims at discussing the most recent advances in robust statistics and at showing their power to solving signal processing problems. First, we highlight the motivation for using robust statistics in real-life situations and how robust statistics can be expected to remedy problems in such practical systems. We then introduce some definitions of robustness and discuss some robust estimators. We briefly touch upon robust detection in the fixed sample size case. The theoretical treatment is supported by applications in various areas of signal and antenna array processing.


Prof. Haruhiro Fujita

Niigata University of International and Information Studies, Japan

“Variable Renewable Energies for Development”

Day One, 13 September 2016, Ballroom Amartapura C (10.30-11.15)

Abstract: The Fukushima nuclear accident caused by unforeseen tsunami events and human errors have forced to change the highly nuclear dependent Japanese government energy policy, stopping all nuclear power plants for rebuilding disaster tolerance and emergency governance. The lecture covers the global efforts to build “nuclear and carbon free” renewable energies, largely referencing the “Renewables 2016, Global Status Report” of Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, the international efforts on summarizing the global trends. Due to the huge national investments on the renewables, China leads the world both in total renewable powers with and without the hydro generation. However, if one considers per capita, Denmark is leading the world, followed by other EU members of Germany, Sweden, Spain and Portugal. The share of renewable electricity was 23.7% of the global electricity generated in 2015, of which the hydro power was 16.6%, followed by the wind of 3.7%, the biomass of 2.0, the solar PV of 1.2%, and others (geo-thermal, concentrating solar thermal and ocean powers) of 0.4%, illustrating the high share of the hydro power among the renewables due to the high outputs of hydro power plants. The variable renewable energies have been recently focused as methods to compensate fluctuate natural energies such as the solar PV and the wind, via some energy storage system(s). A simple design of the variable renewables applying the solar PV for pumping water up to an upper reservoir and on demand hydro power generation by discharging stored water to a down reservoir, being deployed in Sado island, the largest but off grid one, previously reported in ICCEREC 2015. An estimation of 3.5 households’ power independency can be achieved by a 1200 m3 micro-pump storage system using two nearby reservoirs, very common in hilly regions of Asia. The lecture will be closing by introducing two development projects of biomass powers from human and agricultural wastes (waste cooking oil and empty fruit bunch of Oil Palm) in Indonesia and Thailand, which solve social and environmental problems in the region, followed by the conclusions.

Sigit P. Wigati Jarot, PhD

School of Electrical Engineering, Telkom University, Indonesia

“5G-IoT: Challenges and Opportunities”

Day One, 13 September 2016, Ballroom Amartapura C (11.15-12.00)

Abstract: Mobile communication continues to evolve rapidly. 5G and Internet-of-Things (IoT) are among the most important topics in the mobile communications today. 5G will be the key enabler for massive Internet of Things (IoT), particularly the cellular IoT. It is predicted that by 2024 around 10 million IoT connections will be 5G-based. This keynote will explore the challenges and requirements of 5G-IoT from technological and policy perspectives, and also discuss the potential research directions of 5G-IoT.




Prof. Abdelhak M. Zoubir

Signal Processing Group, TU Darsmtadt, Germany

“Time-Frequency Signal Analysis and Applications”

Day One, 13 September 2016, Room Madhukara A (13.00-15.00)

Abstract: Signal processing is the art to extracting information from measurements for further analysis and interpretation. In some situations where the spectral content of signals does not vary with time, Fourier based methods suffice to perform such a task. However, many signals encountered in engineering practice today are non-stationary in that their spectral content is time-varying. These measurements maybe deterministic frequency modulated signals in noise or non-stationary stochastic signals. Thus, Fourier based methods are unable to extract the useful information. Time-frequency signal analysis methods have been an area of extensive research for several decades. They have proven their power to solving problems that traditional signal processing is unable to tackle. This tutorial covers fundamentals of both parametric and non-parametric time-frequency signal analysis, as well as recent advances, including robust time-frequency array processing. The tutorial will also provide some examples of modern real-life engineering problems we encounter in today’s advanced applications.

Prakash Suthar

Prakash Suthar

Principal Architect, Cisco Systems Inc, USA

“Deploying Information Centric Networking in Mobile Networks”

Day One, 13 September 2016, Room Madhukara A (15.15-17.00)

Abstract: Mobile networks using 2G, 3G, or Long Term Evolution (LTE) are complex, and managing mobility and seamless handover are the key characteristics which result in protocol heavy and very complex architecture. For delivery of multimedia contents to end devices, IP unicast streams are used from server to clients where each user gets separate stream. From bandwidth and routing perspective it is highly inefficient. Multicast and broadcast technologies have emerged recently for content delivery but their deployments are very limited or experimental due to complex architecture and radio spectrum issues. Information Centric Networking (ICN) is a rapidly evolving technology for efficient multimedia contents delivery to end devices but majority of the research is focused on fixed devices. In this tutorial we will discuss about ICN features. Protocols details and how it can be deployment in mobile network for efficient delivery of contents.


Dr. Muhamad Reza

Power System Specialist and Business Development Manager, Solvina International, Sweden

“Smart Grid: Reliable Power Systems with Integration of Renewable Energy”

Day Two, 14 September 2016, Room Madhukara A (08.00-09.30)


Electricity is very crucial for modern society. Especially in urban areas, people are becoming more dependent on electricity supply to perform activities within businesses, commercials, industries, transportations and households.
In the past few decades, the electricity power grid has experienced rapid developments. On one hand, the massive utilization of sensitive electronic equipment within industries and households request reliable electricity supply with both adequate quantity as well as quality. On the other hand, people’s awareness to go green towards perservation of environment demand that electricity should be supplied sustainably including with renewable energy sources. This combination has challenged engineers who later, among other things, come with Smart Grid concept. Smart Grid concept focuses on integrating  renewable energy generation and other new technology likes electric vehicles to existing power grid while keeps and improves whenever necessary the reliability and stability of the grid. In some countries, the concept includes to design and to operate power grid that is robust against natural disasters as well as sabotages from internal- or external sources. The complexity of the matters around Smart Grid requires cross-disciplinary approaches. In this tutorial, introduction to power systems will be given, followed by presentation about trends and challenges of smart grid and the grid integration of renewable energy.