The 3rd International Conference on

Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering
Keynote Speakers









Professor Nikola Djuric

Professor Nikola Djuric received his Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunication and Signal Processing from the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTN-UNS), University of Novi Sad. Currently, his research is focused on computational and applied electromagnetics, particularly on electromagnetic field monitoring systems.  


Professor Djuric is Head of the Chair of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Head of Laboratory for Electromagnetic Compatibility at FTN-UNS, and the leader of the research team that has been specialized environmental EMF measurement and monitoring for EMF compliance testing, as well as in estimation and simulation of the whole-body exposure to EMF.


In the last four years, professor Djuric has been a Project Coordinator of four nationally funded projects, regarding continuous broadband EMF monitoring and EMF exposure assessment, as well as MC Member and Serbian Coordinator for the EU COST BM1309 Action – “European network for innovative uses of EMFs in biomedical applications (EMF-MED)”.


Professor Djuric is a Member of the Technical Committee of the Accreditation Body of the Republic of Serbia (ATS), then the ATS Commission for the Accreditation of Laboratories for EMF Compliance Testing and the ATS Commission for the Adaptation of Legislative Acts. Additionally, he is an IEEE Member and author of more than 70 journal and conference articles.



Keynote Speech – Service-based Electromagnetic Field Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Network


Technological development of wireless communications, which are based on electromagnetic fields (EMF), caused that EMF become an inevitable element of surrounding environment. Each telecommunication service uses its own EMF sources, generating considerable level of artificial EMF pollution in surrounding, in addition to the natural ones. Therefore, in last two decades, the extensive effort is devoted to investigation of EMF influence on a living organism and consequent prevention of dangerous EMF levels in environment.


The modern EMF investigation approach suggest continuous and long-term EMF monitoring, initiating development of several progressive monitoring systems. This keynote speech will present concept and technical details of the state-of-the-art continuous EMF investigation using wireless sensors network (WSN) and service-based EMF monitoring stations (sensors).


The approach of selective EMF monitoring, by telecommunication services, will be explained, since there is a large interest to determine contribution of EMF sources from those services. The wideband monitoring of cumulative field level will be considered, in order to count contribution of all active EMF sources, from particular frequency sub-band that is devoted to the telecommunication service. The ultimately goal is to determine EMF fluctuation by frequency sub-bands and to perform the assessment of population exposure, according to the prescribed reference limits.


Finally, the systems for continuous EMF monitoring are intended to become useful and user-friendly tool for the general population, interested about on daily EMF levels, as well as for regulatory agencies, which are in charge for regulation and installation of new EMF sources, in order to protect environment from possible harmful level of non-ionizing radiation.













Professor Keshav Dahal

Professor Keshav Dahal is the leader of the Artificial Intelligence, Visual Communication and Networks (AVCN) research centre at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. Prior to this he was with the University of Bradford and the University of Strathclyde, UK. His research interests lie in the areas of Computational intelligence, Big data, Scheduling/Optimisation, Trust/security modelling in distributed systems. Prof. Dahal has an extensive experience in terms of research supervision and management of funded projects. He has been principal/co-investigator of 15 EU/UK/Industry funded projects. He has successfully supervised the completions of 6 Post-Doctoral and 22 PhD studies. Prof. Dahal has published over 150 peer-reviewed journals/conferences papers and 3 edited books, and has sat on organising/programme committees of over 60 reputed international conferences; including the general chair of a number of conferences. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Keynote Speech - Scheduling in power systems for the effective operation of smart cities


The intelligent optimisation techniques can solve complex power system scheduling problems to achieve a better operation with significant economic and operational impact. Optimised power utilisation has been at the core of strategies for sustainable development and economic growth of the smart cities. It supplements the economic development and improves the quality of life thereby helping to develop citizen-centred transparent services in smart cities. Smart technologies are the main ingredient of the intelligent systems facilitated by the ICT infrastructure using internet of things, sensors and networks technologies. This talk introduces some of the recent developments in smart technologies that are used for monitoring, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure in smart cities. Then, we present an investigation of how mathematical, heuristic and AI-based optimisation approaches may be hybridised and implemented within an evolutionary framework for solving short term and long term scheduling problems of power utilities. Some case studies will be presented that exist in electric power utilities, such as generator maintenance scheduling and generation scheduling.