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Keynote & Plenary

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Yangmin Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Dr. Li started his academic career in 1994 as a Lecturer of Mechatronics Department at the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.  He was a Fellow in International Institute for Software Technology of the United Nations University (UNU/IIST) from May to November 1996, a visiting scholar in University of Cincinnati in 1996, and a Posdoctoral Research Associate in Purdue University, W. Lafayette, USA in 1997. He was an Assistant Professor (1997.9-2001.8), Associate Professor (2001.9-2007.8) and Full Professor (2007.9-) in University of Macau. He is now a Full Professor at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Li is serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science Engineering, Associate Editor of Mechatronics etc. reputable international journals. He was senior member of IEEE, member of ASME and CSME. Prof. Li has published 369 papers in journals, book chapters and conferences. His papers have been cited 4867 times and his h-index is 40 according to Google Scholar up to now.

Plenary Speech I

Prof. Tetsuya Akagi, Okayama University of Science, Japan

Tetsuya Akagi is currently a professor of Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering, Okayama University of Science, Japan. He received his doctor degree in Engineering from Okayama University of Science in 1998. He started at Tsuyama National College of Technology, Japan as a research associate on 1998. Then, he joined Okayama University of Science as a lecturer from 2005. He received Young Scientists' Prize from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. His research interests include mechatronics and robotics; especially wearable control systems using microcomputers and wearable control devices such as flexible pneumatic actuator, soft sensor and wearable control valve. Prof. Tetsuya Akagi is currently a member of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), and The Japan Fluid Power System Society (JFPS).

Speech Title: Development of Home Rehabilitation Devices Using Various Pneumatic Soft Actuators

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Plenary Speech II

Prof. Deepak L. Waikar, Edu Energy Consultants Llp, Singapore

Dr. Deepak L. Waikar 
(Associate Faculty for Overseas Universities in Singapore, Managing Partner, EduEnergy Consultants, Singapore and Visiting Senior Consultants Tacstra Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore) has been involved in education, training, research & management fields for almost three decades. He has been Associated with the premier institutions & academies in India and Singapore and overseas universities from Australia and UK in Singapore.  He has authored/co-authored book chapters, research articles and policy papers on power, energy, management & education related topics.  He has served on various committees in professional bodies such as Chairman of IEEE, Power Engineering Chapter, Singapore. He is a recipient of IEEE-PES Outstanding Power Engineers' Award 2003 and SP Green Buddy Award 2004.  Dr. Waikar has been a member of Board of Examiners of Singapore Certified Energy Manager’s programme. He has delivered invited keynote, plenary & panel session presentations on electric power, energy, education, management & leadership related topics at the international conferences, seminars and forums in North America, Australia-New Zealand, Europe & Asia. He is a Fellow of the International Energy Foundation, Senior Member of IEEE USA and a Life Member of the Institution of Engineers, India with Ph.D. from National University of Singapore, M.S. from University of Saskatchewan, Canada, M.Tech. from Banaras Hindu University, India & Adv. PD Cert. in University Teaching (University of Newcastle, Australia).  He obtained PG-DBM & B.E. from Nagpur University, and Marathwada University in India, respectively.  His interests include Sustainable Energy Leadership, Rethinking Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership, Re-inventing & Transforming Higher Education, SMART Model for Talent & Leadership Development, Innovative Project Design & Management, Smart & Micro Grid, cricket & chess.  

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Plenary Speech III

Assoc. Prof. Stanislaw Szwaja, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Dr. Stanislaw Szwaja received his PhD from Czestochowa University of Technology in 1994, where he works as the associate professor. His research work is dealing with various problems on energy conversion, its impact on natural environment, energy storage and savings. Currently, he is involved in state R&D projects, which are focused on the following: investigation on IC engine working with gaseous fuels, thermal processing of biomass, algae cultivation with aid of both CO2 recycled from exhaust gases and natural organic nutrients from organic post-fermented wastes, renewable gaseous and liquid fuels for the dual-fuel compression-ignition engine and applications of the stationary high power spark-ignited gas engine working on biogas-syngas mixtures. He is a co-author of original solution for the IC engine with a variable compression ratio mechanism. Currently he heads 2 projects: Polish state project on torrefaction of biomass and the EU Horizon 2020 project on knock prevention and increase of reliability and efficiency of high power gaseous internal combustion engines. Under this project prof. Szwaja coordinates research work between seven consortium participants: Wartsila, AVL, Motortech, University of Birmingham, Michigan Technological University, Czestochowa University of Technology and Warsaw University of Technology. He is a member of the following organizations: Polish Section of Combustion Institute, Society of Internal Combustion Engines, Scientific Committee for Kones-Congress.

Important Dates
Submlission Deadline
December 30, 2018
Acceptance Notifcaiton
January 20, 2019
Registration Deadline
February 05, 2019
Conference Date
May 3-5, 2019
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