International Conference on POWER, INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROL AND COMPUTING (PICC 2018)
While more and more renewable energy resources are being explored to conserve the conventional energy resources, research and advancements are at full pace to make the planet earth carbon neutral. Electric vehicles and energy storage systems are other areas where a lot of research is taking place globally. Consequently, technology associated with Power Systems, Power Electronics and Control Systems has witnessed major challenges and promising innovations. Growing demand in the area of automation has stimulated research works in the areas of instrumentation and control as well. The main objective of the international conference, PICC-2018 is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians and professionals from the industry from all over the world to present their research results and share their ideas and expertise. The conference also provides opportunities for professional networking and collaboration with other researchers.
In tune with the above objectives, the conference secretariat requests the pleasure of participation from researchers, practitioners, academia and all interested in the theme of “Power, Instrumentation, Control and Computing” by contributing research papers as well as by attending the conference. The papers may be related to one or more of the topics as listed in the section ‘Conference Topics’. Accepted and presented papers will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore.
The International Conference on PICC organized as part of ICETEST 2018 will ensure deliberations on a slew of related topics which include but are not limited to the following
- Power Electronics and converters
- Power Systems
- Electric Machines and Drives
- Renewable energy sources – Grid integration and Stand alone operation
- Instrumentation and Measurements
- Energy storage systems and control
- Fault tolerant and diagnostic techniques
- Control Systems for power Electronics/Power System applications
- Soft Computing and Optimization Techniques for Power Electronics/Power Systems
- Signal processing for Power Electronics/Power Systems
- High Voltage Engineering, FACTS and Power Quality
- Active and Passive devices for Power Electronics
Vinod KhadkikarAssociate Professor, Masdar Institute, UAE
Prof. K. GopakumarIndian Institute of Science (IISc)
Prof. Akshay Kumar RathoreAssociate Professor, Concordia University, CANADA
Prof. Ashoka K.S. BhatProfessor Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, CANADA
About Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, GECT The Department of Electrical Engineering started functioning in the very same year as the inception of the College, in1958. It offers B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering at the undergraduate level and two M. Tech. Programmes, namely, Power System (since 1979) and Power Electronics (since 2010). The department is an approved research center for Ph. D. programme under the University of Calicut, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University and also under the QIP Scheme of Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India. The department also provides consultancy and testing services for various clients including Government, Private and Public Sector Enterprises within Kerala.
Dr. Jaison Mathew
Asst. Professor(Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department)