2022 IEEE IAS Global Conference on Emerging Technologies (GlobConET)

Prepared by: Dr. Rabindra Nath Shaw, Conference Chair for IEEE IAS GlobConET 2022

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The 2022 IEEE IAS Global Conference on Emerging Technologies (GlobConET) was organized from 20th to 22nd May 2022 through virtual mode with 100 % financial sponsorship by the IEEE Industry Applications Society, USA. GlobConET provided an opportunity for practicing engineers, academicians, and researchers to meet in a forum to discuss various issues and the future direction of various emerging technologies. The aims of the conference were to put together the experts from the relevant areas to disseminate their knowledge and experience for the relevant future research scope. The conference was organized in online mode with 10 partner universities from all around the world; (1) University of Wollongong Australia; (2) Loughborough University, United Kingdom; (3) Vietnam Maritime University, Vietnam; (4) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka;  (5) University of Tennessee, USA; (6) Deakin University, Australia; (7) Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania; (8) University of Teramo, Italy; (9) University of Auckland, New Zealand; (10) Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research (Deemed to be University), Chennai, India.

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The inaugural session of 2022 GlobConET started with the welcome address of the Chief Guest Prof. Wei-Jen Lee, IEEE IAS President. In his talk, the IEEE IAS President praised this conference as a very selective conference with more than 750 paper submissions and strict acceptance. He also stated that the conference has very interesting topics and keynotes and paper presentations on the latest trend and future challenges of the electrical power industry. The President conveyed that IEEE IAS Society is proud to be a 100% financial sponsor of this conference. He ended his talk with congratulatory wishes to all the authors, participants, and organizers and to meet in the next version of the conference in person.

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The guests of honor of the conference were Prof. Georges Zissis, IEEE IAS Past President; Dr. Manfred Schindler, IEEE Division IV Director; Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect; Prof. Ayman ElRefaie, Publication Chair IEEE IAS; Prof. Akshay Rathore, Award Committee Chair, IEEE IAS; Dr. Nishad Mendis, IEEE IAS Executive Board Member; Prof. Kathleen Kramer, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of San Diego; Prof. Fushuan Wen, Tallinn University of Technology (Taltech) Estonia; Prof. Bhim Singh, IIT Delhi India; Prof. S N Singh, Director ABV-IIITM Gwalior, India, and Prof. Joydeep Mitra, Michigan State University, USA. The vote of thanks was given by the Conference Secretary.

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The conference commenced with four parallel technical paper presentation sessions FD1 to FD4, followed by technical sessions 2 and 3 from FD5 to FD8 and FD9 to FD12 respectively.  On the first day, 80 papers were presented with the participation of more than 100 authors.

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The technical session was followed by two keynote speeches on (1) “Modulation Techniques for High-Frequency Pulsating DC-link Three-Phase Inverters” by Prof. Akshay Rathore, IEEE Fellow, Professor Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore, and (2) “Energy Conversion for a Sustainable Future Revived Role of Power and Energy” by Prof. Ayman ElRefaie, FIEEE, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee. Both the keynote speeches were very informative and numerous questions were raised by the participants. The second day began with a keynote speech by Prof. Kathleen Kramer, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of San Diego, USA on the very interesting topic of “Feature Object Extraction – Fusing Evidence, Not Rolling the Die”. This was followed by 2 parallel technical sessions SD1 to SD4 and SD5 to SD9, totaling 60 papers presented by more than 90 authors. 

At the end of the technical sessions, the following keynote speeches were delivered: (1) “Accommodating High Renewable Energy Share into the National Grids, What Challenges and Strategies? by Prof. J.B. Ekanayake, IEEE Fellow, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Peradeniya, (2) Synergizing IoT, Data and Intelligence towards Future Digitized and Industrialized Healthcare”, by Prof. Liming (Luke) Chen, Research Director for the School of Computing Ulster University, United Kingdom, and (3) “SSR – Sub-Synchronous and Super-Synchronous Resonance in the Power Systems”, by Prof. Wei-Jen Lee, IEEE Fellow, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington. The day ended with great enthusiasm and motivation from the IEEE IAS President.

Day three started with an eminent keynote speech “Cost-Effective Integration of Second-Life EV Batteries with Solar PV Systems for Commercial Buildings” by Prof. Chris Mi, Fellow IEEE & SAE. The talk was very informative and interactive. This was followed by 2 parallel technical sessions TD1 to TD4 and TD5 to TD8, totaling 53 papers presented by the respective authors.  At the end of the technical sessions the final keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow, Professor, University of Milan, Italy on “Artificial Intelligence for Industry, Environment and Ambient”. 2022 GlobConET concluded with a vote of thanks by the conference chair.

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