2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICon EEI 2018), Batam, Indonesia, Oct. 2018: Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc Indonesia Chapter

By Iswadi Hasyim Rosma - Indonesia

The 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICon EEI 2018) took place in Batam, Indonesia on 16-17 October 2018. The conference was organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Riau, Indonesia. To guarantee the quality of the papers, ICon EEI 2018 was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Indonesia Section and the IEEE ComSoc Indonesia Chapter.

With the theme “Toward the Most Efficient Way of Making and Dealing with Future Electrical Power System and Big Data Analysis,” it was attended by more than 100 participants from nine countries. The Technical Program Committee of ICon EEI 2018 accepted 42 papers for oral presentations. All accepted and presented papers were submitted to be included in IEEE Xplore.

The main goal of the conference is to provide a forum and to bring together academicians, professionals, and governments in the fields of electrical power systems, electronics, telecommunication engineering, control engineering, informatics, computer engineering, information technology and other electrical engineering and informatics domains in order to learn about the latest developments in the research findings and share experiences and ideas on how we can all work together to deal with future electric system and big data analysis challenges in the most efficient way.

From left to right: Dr Indra Yasri (Moderator), Prof. Riri Fitri Sari (keynote speaker), Dr Iswadi Hasyim Rosma (General Chair), Prof. Mohd Wazir Mustafa (Keynote speaker) and Dr Razali Ngah (keynote speaker).

The conference was divided into three sessions. First, the opening session was started by Dr. Iswadi Hasyim Rosma as the general chair of ICon EEI 2018, who delivered his report to the participants. Prof. Stefano Bregni, IEEE ComSoc Vice President for Conferences, and Dr. Rina Pudji Astuti, Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Indonesia Chapter, gave the opening remarks presenting IEEE ComSoc activities, to encourage participants to get involved and enroll as members. The opening and ceremonial remarks were given by Dr. Ari Shandyavitri, the Dean of Engineering Faculty, Universitas Riau, Indonesia.

Second, one of the important successful events at ICon EEI 2018 was the major contribution from world leading keynote speakers, namely: Prof. Mohd Wazir Mustafa, Prof. Riri Fitri Sari and Assoc. Prof. Razali Ngah who presented their speeches in the area of the utility and grid of the future electrical power system, the Internet of Things network, and device to device communication, respectively.

Third, the 42 papers accepted at the conference out of the 74 submitted papers (an acceptance ratio of 56 percent), were presented. These oral presentations were grouped into three major tracks, namely: Track 1–Electrical Power System, Renewable Energy and High Voltage Engineering; Track 2–Electronics, Control System and Telecommunication; and Track 3–Informatics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology.