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Dr. Shahid Mumtaz Keynote Speaker

6G: Vision, Requirements, Technical Challenges, Standardization & Implementations

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Abstract: 6G is the next step in the evolution of mobile communication and will be a key component of the Networked Society. In particular, 5G will accelerate the development of the Virtual world.

To enable connectivity for a wide range of applications and use cases, the capabilities of 6G wireless access must extend far beyond those of previous generations of mobile communications. Examples of these capabilities include ultra high data rates, ultra low latency, ultra-high reliability, energy efficiency and extreme device densities, and will be realized by the development of 5G in combination with new radio-access technologies. Therefore, this talk explains the different key technology components of 6G and from implementation to standardization.

Shahid Mumtaz is an IET Fellow, IEEE ComSoc and ACM Distinguished speaker, recipient of IEEE ComSoC Young Researcher Award (2020), IEEE Senior member, founder and EiC of IET “Journal of Quantum communication”, Vice-Chair: Europe/Africa Region- IEEE ComSoc: Green Communications & Computing society and Vice-chair for IEEE standard on P1932.1: Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Networks. He has more than 15 years of wireless industry/academic experience. He has received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, and University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2006 and 2011, respectively. From 2002 to 2003, he worked for for Ericsson and Huawei at Research Labs in Sweden. He has been with Instituto de Telecomunicações and Full Professor at NTU. He is the author of 4 technical books, 12 book chapters, 300+ technical papers (180+ Journal/transaction, 100+ conference, 2 IEEE best paper award- in the area of mobile communications with H-index of 65. He had/has supervised/co-supervising several Ph.D. and Master Students. He uses mathematical and system-level tools to model and analyze emerging wireless communication architectures, leading to innovative Master's theoretically optimal new communication techniques. He is working closely with leading R&D groups in the industry to transition these ideas to practice. He secures the funding of around 6M Euro.

Dr. Amir Hussain Keynote Speaker

Towards Trustworthy and Responsible AI: Real-world Use Cases, Challenges and Opportunities

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Abstract: World-leading multi-disciplinary research at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland is pioneering the collaborative development of trustworthy and responsible artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to engineer the next-generation of smart industrial and healthcare systems.

This talk will provide an introduction to these emerging technologies and outline a number of real-world use cases including future research directions and challenges.

Amir Hussain obtained his B.Eng (1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, in 1992 and 1997 respectively. Following an UK EPSRC funded Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996-98) and Research Lectureship at the University of Dundee, UK (2018-20), he joined the University of Stirling, UK, in 2000 where he was appointed to a Personal Chair in Cognitive Computing in 2012. Since 2018, he has been Director of the Centre of AI and Robotics at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. His research and innovation interests are cross-disciplinary and industry-led, aimed at developing cognitive data science and responsible AI technologies to engineer the smart healthcare and industrial systems of tomorrow. He has co-authored nearly 600 papers including around 300 journal papers (h-index: 71, 22,000+ citations) and 20 Books, and supervised over 40 PhD students. He has led major national and international projects, including as Principal Investigator of the current multi-million pound COG-MHEAR programme (funded under the UK EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies 2050 Call) that aims to develop truly personalised assistive hearing and communication technologies. He is founding Chief Editor of (Springer's) Cognitive Computation journal and Editorial Board member for (Elsevier’s) Information Fusion and various IEEE Transactions. Amongst other distinguished roles, he is an executive committee member of the UK Computing Research Committee (the national expert panel of the IET and BCS for UK computing research). He served as General Chair of the 2020 IEEE WCCI (the world’s largest IEEE technical event on computational intelligence, comprising the flagship IJCNN, IEEE CEC and FUZZ-IEEE) and the 2023 IEEE Smart World Congress (featuring six co-located IEEE Conferences).

Dr. Hadeed Ahmed Sher Keynote Speaker

Development of fault finding algorithms for Photovoltaic systems

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Abstract: : Photovoltaic systems are one of the most promising solutions of clean energy. The scale of PV plants ranges from the domestic to commercial applications. Like every other power system, they are prone to various kind of faults. In this talk, I will give an overview of the major faults in a PV plants.

In addition, emphasis will be given to electrical faults i.e. , line to line (L-L) and line to ground (L-G) faults. PV array fault occurs gradually due to the slow deterioration of PV cable or panel insulation. As a result, the insulation impedance, slowly disappears from the high value to 0. Most of the literature methods analyze and detect faults at zero fault impedance . However, for a finite fault resistance the detection, classification and localization of the fault becomes a challenging problem. The state-of-the-art algorithms in this regard will be discussed in detail.

Hadeed Ahmed Sher (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, in 2005, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2016. He has more than 10 year work experience in industry and academia. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Pakistan. His research interests include grid connected solar photovoltaic systems, maximum power point tracking, fault analysis of PV systems and power electronics. He has authored and coauthored more than 50 publications in IEEE transactions, journals, and conferences. He was the recipient of the Research Excellence Award from the KSU College of Engineering in the year 2012 and 2015. He is an Associate Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation