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Special Sessions

Special Sessions are the technical sessions on emerging and selected areas within the scope of Industrial Electronics and Informatics. Special Sessions by Experts are most welcome. These will run in parallel to other Technical Sessions. One session will have typically five to 6 papers with 2 hours of duration. A team of two to four experts (preferably from different countries) may form a team to organize a Special Session. If you are interested to organize a Special Session in ONCON2022, please contact the Special Session Chairs with the proposed TITLE and your brief CV with the list of publications:

Special Session Chairs

Giampaolo Buticchi, China
Hadi Kannan, Lebanon
Deepak Ronanki, India
Gabor Sziebig, Norway


Deadline to receive the proposal: September 15, 2022

If you have any question, you may write to the Conference Secretariat at:

Approved Special Sessions for ONCON2022
Deadlines of paper submissions are same as Regular Sessions

SS1: Industry 4.0 in Agriculture

Organisers: (1) Lei Shu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China/University of Lincoln, UK, (2) Ye Liu, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China, (3) Yongliang Qiao, The University of Sydney, Australia

Details & Scope: This special session on “Industry 4.0 in Agriculture” is to provide a forum for researchers from diverse interdisciplinary areas to present their latest achievements in smart agriculture.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things for smart agriculture
  • Robotics and autonomous systems for smart agriculture
  • Artificial intelligence for smart agriculture
  • Big data analytics for smart agriculture
  • Blockchain for smart agriculture
  • Edge computing for smart agriculture
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle for smart agriculture

SS2: Recent Advances in Model Predictive Control for Power Electronic Converters

Organisers: (1) Jorge Rodas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Luque, Paraguay and (2) Jose Rodriguez,  Universidad San Sebastian, Santiago, Chile

Details & Scope: On model predictive control related topics in Power Electronics.

SS3: Modelling and Control Techniques for Distributed Grid Connected PE Devices

Organisers: (1) Kawther Ezzeddine, University of Tunis, Tunisia, (2) Mahmoud Hamouda, University of Sousse, Tunisia, (3) Hadi Y. Kanaan, Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon (4) Kamal Al-Haddad, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

Details & Scope: Nowadays, renewable energy sources (RES) represent a real alternative to unsustainable and polluting fossil sources. Indeed, RES are expected to, strongly, contribute in the reduction of greenhouse emissions through the production of sustainable and green energy. The world is now generating more than 20% of its electricity from PV, wind, fuel cells, solar thermal, bioenergy, and other RES technologies. This share of RES in power generation is expected to, strongly, grow in the next decades. It is, commonly, known that most RES technologies are based on power electronics energy conversion systems, such as DC-DC topologies, single-phase and three-phase inverters, transformerless power systems, multilevel inverters, topologies with reduced leakage current, grid feeding inverters, grid forming inverters, etc. In fact, to exploit most of the produced renewable energy, it is fundamental to design efficient, reliable, and low-cost power conversion topologies, which will trigger new technical challenges to maximize the potential of integrating these systems onto AC power grids.

In this regard, this special session addresses the recent advances and new challenges in static power converters topologies dedicated to RES. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Power conversion topologies for RES
  • Modern control techniques for power conversion topologies
  • Artificial intelligence-based control algorithms and maximum power extraction
  • IoT applications in static power converters for RES
  • Design, Modelling, simulation, and control of renewable energy systems
  • Power quality improvement in AC grids by artificial intelligence
  • Advanced common mode voltage and leakage current mitigation techniques
  • Low-voltage ride-through capability
  • Advanced methods for fault detection Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of power converters
  • PLL-based synchronization techniques
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Relevant grid codes
  • Battery chargers

SS4: Emerging Trends in Industrial Motor Drives and Controls

Organisers: (1) Javed Ali, IIT Roorkee, India (2) Thanga Raj Chelliah, IIT Roorkee, India, and (3) Pramod Agarwal, IIT Roorkee, India.

Details & Scope: All emerging areas in power converters, control, applications for motor drives.

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