EECon2018, the International Electrical Engineering Conference organized by University of Moratuwa was held on the 28th September 2018 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. EECon 2018 was organized by the Electrical Engineering Society (EESoc) and the Department of Electrical Engineering for the second time. It was a significant event taken with the intention of providing a platform for researchers in both academic and industrial sectors to present their significant and innovative research contributions related to all fields of Electrical Engineering.
EECon2018 solicits research papers describing significant and innovative research contributions to all fields of electrical engineering. Showing a significant growth compared to the previous year, around 30 research papers were presented on a wide range of research topics in Electrical Engineering including.
• Power Quality and Reliability
• Power Systems Stability and Power Systems Control
• Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Control Drives
• Renewable Energy Systems and Battery Technologies
• Smart Technologies and Electric Transportation
• Conventional Energy Technologies
• Power Systems Economics
• Control and Automation
• Robotics and Intelligent Systems
• Electronics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Vision and Signal Processing
The keynote speech was done by Professor Nandini Gupta of Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Kanpur in India, on the topic “Nano-dielectrics as novel insulation for Power Apparatus and Systems”. Also IEEE PES Distinguish Lecture Program on “Atmospheric Lightning: With Special Attention to Cloud to-Ground Flashes” was done by Professor Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir of Institute of Power Engineering (IPE) at Universiti Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia followed by a tutorial session on “Wireless Power Transmission” by Dr. Ranjith Liyanapathirana a Senior Lecturer of School of Computing and Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University in Australia and Dr. Robert Salama a Lecturer of Western Sydney University in Australia.