Keynote Session

Assoc Prof. Dr. Jiwa Abdullah Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

WSN/IoT Integration Towards Seamless Cyber-Physical Systems

H Index : 3


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.

Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
Full Professor Dr. Zoran Bojkovic LSM IEEE University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia


H index : 5


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.

LSM IEEE University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia


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The reliable communication systems can be realized by error/erasure correcting codes. Fountain codes are erasure correcting codes realizing the reliable communications system for the user diagram protocol (UDP), which is used in multicasting and broadcasting.

The first topic of this talk is fundamentals of fountain code. This introduces two well-known fountain codes, namely, LT code and Raptor code, and these decoding algorithms. Moreover, we briefly introduce some applications of the fountain code.

The second topic is recent results of fountain codes. We introduce a recent code construction based on bit-level shift, that is, zigzag decodable fountain code, and its decoding algorithms.

Furthermore, we give some comparison a zigzag decodable fountain code with conventional fountain codes by theoretical analysis and computer simulations.


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.

Full Professor Dr. Zoran Bojkovic,

Prof. Dr Bojan Bakmaz

University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

h-index : 5



The goal of this tutorial is to present recent communication technologies for smart grid (SG) applications in the near future. The operation of distribution networks and the participation of distributed energy resources are based on efficient and reliable communication systems. A variety of communication technologies (wire and wireless) are considered for the next generation networks applications.The first one, comprises optical communications, digital subscriber line and power line communications, They guarantee high reliability, bandwidth, cyber security. The next, wireless technology includes orthogonal - frequency division multiplexing (OFDMA)-based networks (WiMAX,LTE,etc). They are finding a growing interest among electric utilities, thanks to their low cost and easier installation. It should be noted that the high number of existing communication technologies leads to an opportunity for SG applications, even the debate on which technology fits better the SG needs is open. On the other hand, SGs have to be design taking into account the requirements of expected functionalities such as network operation with cooperative distribution energy resources system protection and/or network reconfiguration. From this point of view, the following topics are included, such as: big data, distributed communication architecture, machine-to-machine communication, SG integration with mobile cloud, cyber-physical system perspective., techno-social SGs , traffic type in SG and delivery requirements. For more details and implementation, the audience can be referred to the overview papers, multiple speeches, special issues and the latest books, all presented through the references.