Energy transmission and distribution; large and small hydro generators; static VAR and harmonic compensations; FACTs; active and hybrid filtering; power quality devices; power management; grid interconnection; distributed power generation; smart grid technologies.
Power electronic devices; Sic Mosfet & Sic JFET technologies; modulation techniques; integrated power electronics; high frequency links; soft switching techniques; power electronics for smart grid; EMI and EMC issues; active and passive devices for power electronics.
Electrical Machines & Drives
DC/DC & AC/DC converters electrical machines; special machines and actuators; multiphase motors; AC motor drives control and applications; electrical machine design and modeling; thermal, noise and vibration issues in electrical machines; reliability, testing and diagnostics, special application of machines and drives.
Advances in electric and hybrid cars; more-electric ships and aircraft, rail systems, personal transport; the motive, power grid, electronic intelligence and control technologies that make them possible.
Wind, solar, and wave energy converters; nano, pico and micro-hydro power generators; integrated renewable systems; hybrid electric vehicles; fuel cells; advanced batteries; offshore underwater converters; energy harvesting.
Energy Storage Systems
Energy efficiency and storage; energy storage devices and systems; static and dynamic wireless power transfer (WPT) for EVs (compact, car, city-car, SUVs, plug-in HEV, bus, train, E-bike); WPT system and component design; WPT system monitoring; EMI/EMC and shielding methodologies.
II. Control, Mechatronics and Robotics
Mechatronics & Robotics
Mechatronics systems; robotics; autonomous mobile robots; telerobotics and teleoperation; humanoid robots; multi-robot systems; intelligent transportation; distributed collaborative systems; security & safety applications; human-robot interface; vision-based robots.
Control Theory & Applications
Advanced control techniques; nonlinear and adaptive control; optimal and robust control; motion control; fuzzy control; intelligent control; complex systems control; networked control systems; process control; filtering, estimation and identification techniques; multi-agent systems; industrial control applications.
Fault Diagnosis/Prognosis & Fault Tolerant Control
Model-based FDDP algorithms; data-driven FDDP algorithms; statistical signal processing techniques; health condition monitoring; information fusion for diagnostics and prognostics; re-configuration techniques; fault management and control; fault diagnosis, fault prognosis, fault-tolerant control systems and applications; fault-tolerant sensors.
Signal Processing & Artificial Intelligence
Computer vision; virtual reality systems; industrial vision; virtual instrumentation; image & sound processing; digital signal processing; remote sensing; multimedia applications; artificial neural networks; fuzzy logic; genetic algorithms; industrial applications.
Micro-sensors & micro-actuators; micro-nano technology; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); RF systems integration; integrated optics and related technologies; polymer electronics; nanotechnology; microfluidics; MOEMS; RF-MEMS.
III. Information Communications Technology
Communications for Industrial & Factory Automation
Building automation; factory automation and communications; flexible manufacturing systems; industrial agents, security & safety industrial applications; infrastructures for industrial informatics portable electronics; automation systems for industrial power distribution; industrial applications of internet technologies, multimedia, and wireless communications.
Cloud computing, big data & industrial informatics
Cloud computing; integrated systems and processes; distributed collaborative systems; conjoint data; data mining for complex data structures including trees, graphs, text and spatial-temporal data; conjoint data mining for mixed information types including image, video, web and text data; joint mining of structured; semi-structured and unstructured information; stream data mining; mining of workflow; process mining.
Industrial cyber-physical systems
Embedded systems & Chips
DSP and FPGA technologies; microprocessor and FPGA based control; embedded systems; real-time distributed embedded systems; technologies for system design; electronic system on chip; lab-on-chip devices and technologies; design methodologies and electronic design automation (EDA) tools.
Industrial Electronics and Education
ICTs and laboratory sessions; remote e-learning; internet applications; education and social networks; education and smart devices; sustainable development ICT aspects; on-line courses.