Special Sessions

Electrical Engineering
Title: Energy storage system management and control in smart grid
Session Chairs: Asst.Prof.Dr. Jonglak Pahasa
University of Phayao
      The increasing of distributed renewable energy resources (RES) such as wind and solar generation in smart grid cause energy storage system (ESS) management and control are very important research topics. Due to the investment cost of ESS, the size of ESS is the first consideration when contemplating the installation of ESS in smart grid. In additions, intelligence management of ESS is able to improve life time of ESS. Besides, appropriate control of ESS is able to improve smart grid ancillary services such as load frequency control and voltage control. This session aims to investigate the advantages of management and control of ESS such as battery, flywheel, and super capacitor, integrated into smart grid.

Title: Analog integrated circuit design and its applications
Session Chairs: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Winai Jaikla
      Today electronics industry has been remarkably developed especially in terms of parts and devices. The demand for high performance analog circuits with emphasis on low power consumption, high speed (bandwidth) with a low overall component count is ever increasing. In terms of analog circuit design, new and distinguished techniques and methods have continuously been introduced to create up-to-date circuits to meet the stringent specifications of the overall circuit solutions. The choice of active building blocks (ABBs) plays an important role in designing the overall circuit solution to achieve performance while still employing minimum number of devices.        The aim of this special issue is to bring together original research and tutorial papers that address different aspects of current/voltage-mode ABBs and design of new circuits using these ABBs. For this special issue, original research and tutorial papers are solicited in the following areas:
• New circuit principles for current/voltage-mode circuit design
• Low-power, low component count current/voltage-mode circuits and systems techniques
• New principles and theory of current/voltage-mode active building blocks
• New circuit techniques for low transistor count, reduced area current/voltage-mode circuits

Title: Data and Information Science
Session Chairs: : Dr. Wiparat Busyatras and Asst.Prof.Dr. Pitaya Poompuang
Data and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
      Algorithms, models and theory of data science, including big data mining. Machine learning and statistical methods for data science. Big Data Algorithms; Big Data in Bioinformatics; Data Mining with Big Data; Visualization in Big Data; Big Data in Neural Network for Deep Learning; High Performance Computing for Big Data; Open Science in Big Data; Hadoop Map-reduce for Analyzing Information; Regression in Data Science; Big Data Applications and other domains.

Title: Data science and data storage technologies for new perspective in Internet of Things (IoT)
Session Chairs: Asst.Prof.Dr. Chayada Surawanitkun
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Nong Khai Campus
      Data science and data storage technologies are expected to drive the business models for Internet of Things (IoT). For future businesses to automate processes and to make low-level decisions, data storage and data analysis are important. The overall concept of the internet of things by the field of machine communication will lead to the critical technological transformation. Areas of Interest:
1. Machine Learning
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies
3. Recommendation System
4. Data Analysis
5. Computer Science
6. Data Storage Technologies
7. Other related areas.

System Control
Title: ECTI-SICE Organized Session on Latest Trend on Systems and Control I
         ECTI-SICE Organized Session on Latest Trend on Systems and Control II
Session Chairs: Kou Yamada and Itthisek Nilkhamhang
Gunma University, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology
      This organized session aims to promote exchange of ideas between ECTI and SICE researchers on latest trend on systems and control as well as engineering applications. The topics include, but not limited to, system analysis of complex dynamical systems, control design of dynamical systems, hardware and software implementation, system integration of automation systems, efficient operation and effective maintenance, performance monitoring, and verification systems and other related topics.

Title: Antennas and Microwave Technologies for Modern Wireless Communications
Session Chairs: Dr. Ekasit Nugoolcharoenlap
Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin
      The aim of this special session is to bring together antenna and microwave technology research community for modern wireless communications as well as business community to better understand the needs and challenges of the wireless industry in the 5G and ultimately 6G communication networks and communication satellites. Antennas are essential component for increasing the length of free-space communication as it is also needed to be embedded on RF/microwave circuits in order to improve and develop the technology of modern wireless communications. Therefore, this session aims to cover both antenna and microwave technologies for modern wireless communications. It will also inspire a new RF/microwave component with industry and bring new ideas and concepts to the wireless communication technology community.

Title: -Big Data Analytics
         -Digital Image Processing and Its Applications
Session Chairs: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ekkarat Boonchieng
Chiang Mai University
      Digital image processing allows the use of much more complex algorithms, and hence, can offer both more sophisticated performance at simple tasks, and the implementation of methods which would be impossible by analog means. In particular, digital image processing is the only practical technology for: Classification, Feature extraction, Multi-scale signal analysis, Pattern recognition etc. Some techniques which are used in digital image processing include: Hidden Markov models, Image editing, Image restoration, Component analysis, Linear filtering, Neural networks, Pixelization, Components analysis, Wavelets etc.

Title: Algorithms, Protocols and Applications in Wireless Networks and IoT
Session Chairs: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Anan Phonphoem
Kasetsart University
      In this era, everything is now connected. The large amount of information from various kinds of sensing devices, smart phones, PC and tablets have been systematically and unsystematically collected. With the wireless connectivity capability, including WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, and LoRA, most popular sensing devices can be easily installed and connected to networks and Internet. Obviously, these devices require suitable algorithms and protocols for accessing and managing the shared media. With the efficient protocol designs, new applications can now be implemented and widely adopted.

Signal Processing
Title: Recent advances in signal and image processing
Session Chairs: Assoc.Prof.Dr Pornchai Phukpattaranont
Prince of Songkla University
      Signal and image processing has a high impact on current society and is of particular interest for the scientific community. It finds a variety of applications in several research areas such as healthcare, medicine, rehabilitation, assistive technology, consumer electronics, automotive, manufacturing, robotics, environmental monitoring, and defense. This special session aims at bringing together researchers, mathematicians, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, new ideas, and practical developments and applications in the areas of signal and image processing

Title: 5G technology and applications
Session Chairs: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Lunchakorn Wuttisittikulkij and Dr.Sarinya Pasakawee
Chulalongkorn University, National Institute of Metrology(Thailand)
      The special session will showcase the state of the art technologies for innovating wireless technologies such as 5G and beyond. Papers and presentations about different wireless applications: mobile, zigbee, IoT, etc. including the application of the wireless technologies with other domains such as Optical-Microwave are invited to apply for this special session.

Information Security
-Privacy Preserving Image Compression and Machine Learning for Untrusted Cloud Environments
-Progress and Challenges in Compressible and Learnable Image Encryption
Session Chairs:
      With the wide/rapid spread of distributed systems for information processing, such as cloud computing and social networking, not only transmission but also processing is done on the internet. However, cloud environments have some serious issues for end users, such as unauthorized access, data leaks, and privacy compromise, due to unreliability of providers and some accidents. Accordingly, we first focus on compressible image encryption schemes, which have been proposed for encryption-then-compression (EtC) systems, although the traditional way for secure image transmission is to use a compression-then encryption (CtE) system. EtC systems allow us to close unencrypted images to network providers, because encrypted images can be directly compressed even when the images are multiply recompressed by providers. Next, we address the issue of learnable encryption. Huge training data sets are required for machine learning and deep learning algorithms to obtain high performance. However, it requires large cost to collect enough training data while maintaining people’s privacy.

Automation System
-Automation control system Smart technology for controller Monitoring technology Industrial robotic
Session Chairs: Asst.Prof.Warunee Srisongkram
Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi
      This special session aims to present the automation system controlled by smart technology because the automation plays a great role in contemporary industries. Hence, many industries need different control algorithm and this must be compatible with its goals. As the result, the automation or automatic control is the technology by which a process or procedure with the minimal or reduced human intervention, which is used to control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers, and heat treating ovens, aircraft, robot, and other applications. In addition, the smart technology of monitoring and asset management system is applied with the automation as well.

Land Transportation System
-Intelligent Transport System (ITS)
-Traffic Management Technology
-Information Technology for Logistic
Session Chairs: Asst.Prof.Dr.Warin Sootkaneung
     Traffic congestion has become one of the difficult situations experienced by most transportation systems in today’s world. With advanced technology, a number of research studies have introduced novel techniques to manage the aforementioned complication. Some well-know subsystems that have been developed to handle the traffic congestion include intelligent traffic systems, incidence detection systems, intelligent surveillance systems, and vehicle tracking systems.