Special Sessions

Special Sessions

Provisional list of scheduled special sessions

The special sessions scheduled for SPEEDAM 2018 are reported below. The list is based on the accepted provisional full papers as per 27th February, 2018.

Digital System Design and Integration

Organized by:
Zareh Soghomonian – CACI Enterprise Solutions – USA
Scope:

The session will target the main technical topics/issues related to Digital System Design of integrated power systems, focusing on many technical and innovative concepts, such as digital integrated power system development, C4DS network simulation, networks simulation methodologies, systems synthesis and so on.
A keynote speech by Dr. Zareh Soghomonian (CACI Enterprise Solutions – USA) will introduce the session.

Energy Storage in Electric Power Grids

Organized by:
Ray Byrne – Sandia Nation. Labs – USA
David G. Wilson – Sandia Nation. Labs – USA
Scope:

The session will target the main technical topics/issues related to Grid Energy Storage with reference to both the connected services (deferral, grid resiliency, demand charge management and so on) and the connected power applications (frequency regulation, frequency droop, synthetic inertia, small signal stability and so on).
A keynote speech by Dr. Imre Gyuk (U.S. DOE – USA) will introduce the session.

Fault Diagnosis/Tolerant Strategies for Electric Machines & Drives

Organized by:
Domenico Casadei – University of Bologna – Italy
Yasser Gritli – University of Bologna – Italy
Michele Mengoni – University of Bologna – Italy
Scope:

The session will target all the technical aspects related to fault diagnostics/fault tolerance strategies developed for both converters and electric machines used in high reliability constrained based applications, such as electric/hybrid vehicles, wind energy systems, “more electric” aircrafts and so on.

Applications of Micro-Energy Harvesting

Organized by:
Michele Magno – ETH Zurich – Switzerland
Alex Weddell – University of Southampton – UK
Scope:

The session will target the Micro Energy Harvesting scientific trend by focusing on innovative solutions aimed to improve the lifetime of sensing devices.
A keynote speech by Dr. Michele Magno (ETH Zurich – Switzerland) will introduce the session.

Power Electronics in Electrical Grids

Organized by:
Philippe LADOUX – University of Toulouse – France
Scope:

The session will target the challenges posed by the increasing introduction of renewable energy sources by discussing/proposing innovative solutions and topologies based on power converters, the fundamental components on which the future transmission/distribution grids will be built.
A keynote speech by Dr. Gianluca Postiglione (‎Nidec ASI S.p.A. – Italy) will introduce the session.

Power Quality Aspects in Smart Grid Applications

Organized by:
Sasa Djokic – The University of Edinburgh – UK
Roberto Langella – University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” – Italy
Scope:

The session will target the topics related to the power quality aspects of modern power electronic equipment in smart grid applications, such as sub-harmonic and inter-harmonic emissions, voltage fluctuations, power conditioning and so on.
A keynote speech by Prof. Mark Halpin (Auburn University – USA) will introduce the session.

Wave and Tidal Power Generation

Organized by:
Giorgio Bacelli – Sandia Nation. Labs – USA
David G. Wilson – Sandia Nation. Labs – USA
Scope:

This session will target all the electric technical aspect connected to the wave based power generation, such as electric grid interaction, storage devices based energy buffering, control strategies and so on.

Special sessions for Ph.D. students

These sessions are reserved to Ph.D. students and organized by Ph.D students.

Smart Grids: Modeling and Control

Organized by:
Pasquale De Falco – University of Naples Federico II – Italy
Luisa Alfieri – University of Naples Federico II – Italy
Scope:

This session will target the main topics/issues related to the Smart Grids, such as integration with electric vehicle technologies, advanced metering infrastructures, integration and management of distributed energy resources and so on.