Claudio Canizares

Fellow IEEE, Professor,
University of Waterloo, Canada

Remote Community Microgrids

This presentation will offer an overview of microgrids in isolated and impoverished communities around the world that provide local access to electrical energy, as well as Prof. Canizares’ group’s research on planning the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in diesel-based remote microgrids in Canada. The results of a survey of Canadian remote microgrids will be presented, followed by a detailed description of the microgrid in Kasabonika Lake First Nation (KLFN), an Ojibwa native community in Northern Ontario, and the results of an exhaustive measuring campaign and associated main observations. A comprehensive planning framework for the integration of RES in these microgrids will then be described in some detail, and the results of applying it to KLFN and selected communities in Nunavut and the North West Canadian Territories will be presented and discussed, considering the use of variable speed diesel generators.

Rakesh Kumar

IEEE Life Fellow, IEEE TA Hall of Honor
Chair, IEEE Roadmaps
Chair, IEEE Data Based Strategy AdHoc
President, Technology Connexions, Inc.

Technology Innovations at the heart of Engineering Humanitarian Solutions

Technology innovations over the years are being used to create engineering solutions at a very rapid pace. This paper will provide select examples of some exciting solutions using Wireless and Compute technologies, IoT, AI/ML and similar capabilities to create solutions in spaces such as Agriculture, Healthcare, Smart Lighting and Power Generation and Distribution, and many others. While these solutions are enhancing personal experience they are also creating challenges. As IEEE Technology Roadmaps bring together a bevy of international experts to chart out a mapping of continued evolution of the underlying basic technologies, they provide the groundwork for making these humanitarian solutions possible. Some examples of this connectivity between Technology Roadmaps and the humanitarian solutions will also be enumerated

Preeti Bajaj

Vice Chancellor,
Galgotia University, Noida

Innovations in higher education and Technology enhanced learning

Abstract: learning was considered as one of the best modes of teaching learning. After the pandemic, it became the need of an hour. Blended learning changed the traditional aspect of teaching learning innovations. New innovations and pedagogical initiatives have been defined under new normal and now shall be adopted as permanent modes of teaching learning. It has crossed all boundaries and old definitions and parameters, platforms. This special session proposal shall attract all the case studies which were experienced during or after the pandemic under blended learning.

Parkash Lohana

Associate Professor & Head of Department (Computer Science), Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) Karachi, Sindh

Technology-Based Solution combined with the building of local capacity

Abstract: Professional development for any professionals, maybe for young professionals or mid-career professionals or retire or near retiring age helps develop new skills, stay-to-date on current trends, and advance in their careers.

Unfortunately, many professionals are not investing in their career development and do nothing to upgrade or improve their current skill set. They often lag with those who have been continuously learning new skills and improving themselves with different sets of skills and technologies. IEEE has been striving to provide such opportunities for its members and volunteers to learn and apply the new knowledge and skills that can help them in their job and further their careers. Any professional development skill is not only for just your upbringing, this also helps for your employer and society at large. IEEE is the largest professional organization of engineers and technologists and sets its mission and vision as “Advancing Technology for Humanity”. To improve the quality of life of marginalized communities worldwide through the design and development of technology-based solutions combined with the building of local capacity. IEEE has a unique role and acknowledges its responsibility towards addressing and lessening the challenges that face humanity through technological innovation and with the help and support of their dedicated volunteers.

Jan Haase

Professor, Nordakademie University of Applied Sciences, Germany Chair, Germany Section

Cecilia Metra

Professor, PhD, Eng, IEEE Fellow Danieli & C. Board of Directors

2022-2023 IEEE Director/Division V Delegate
IEEE Computer Society President 2019
Deputy President of the Engineering School of the University of Bologna
Coordinator Master in Electronic Engineering of the University of Bologna, Bologna Campus
DEI - ARCES, University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna (Italy)