22-26 October 2017
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

Special Interest Seminars

The Special Interest Seminar stream is being trialed at INTELEC 2017 as an additional form of technical engagement involving topical or new and emerging subject areas relevant to the scope of INTELEC. Special Interest Seminars are expertise-based technical presentations that are more suitable as a longer, classroom or lecture-type delivery rather than as a typical presentation of a research paper or poster. Special Interest Seminars run for up to 1 hour and are interspersed throughout the normal technical sessions program. There are four Special Interest Seminars at INTELEC 2017.


Seminar 1:

A review of the suitability of Lithium battery technology in ICT energy infrastructure.

Presenter: Ole Vigerstol
Time: to be confirmed (Provisionally Monday, 23 Oct, Afternoon session)
Duration: 1 hr

Rechargeable lithium (Li) batteries have evolved into a range of different combinations of electrode material and electrolytes resulting in differences in performance characteristics, production cost and operating safety. Technology development has been focused on cyclic applications such as Electric vehicles and portable electronic devices, and there has been less effort to optimize the technology for long life and standby use at the safety and reliability required in ICT energy infrastructure applications.

This Seminar provides an overview of the technology status, popular Lithium chemistries and performance characteristics in terms of their suitability for use in standby service, including consideration of applicable engineering standards, transportation, and end-of-life recyclability.


Seminar 2:

Model-based development technology of ICT power supply and future application for intelligent energy management with IoT.

Presenter: Dr Yu Yonezawa and Mr Hiroshi Nakao , Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan
Time:to be confirmed (Provisionally Thu, 26 Oct, morning session)
Duration: 1 hr

This Seminar is in the subject category of Power Electronics and introduces a Model-Based Development (MBD) process as a way to shorten the development cycle of power supply devices by modeling the complex software functions needed for control. For this purpose, we established a MBD environment specially designed for application with ICT power supply. In the seminar, we explain the system and how to apply it to practical development.

Furthermore, the MBD is not only a means to shorten the development period but also a way to detect changed values within the power supply. The information of power supply status is easily available from the MBD developed one, which means the power supply can be used as the intelligent IoT sensor. For example, we present a failure prediction technology of an electrolytic capacitor of power supply developed under proposed MBD scheme. In the seminar, we demonstrate the failure prediction only with MPU fetched data for power supply control. This method is a very promising because it requires no additional circuits.


Seminar 3:

Telecom Fuel Cell Power in Multi-year Off Grid application.

Presenter: Harol Koyama, H2 PowerTech LLC
Time: to be confirmed (Provisionally Wed, 25 Oct, morning session)
Duration: 1 hr

Since 2010, PEM fuel cells have been deployed around the world supporting telecommunication back up power applications. These systems have accumulated millions of hours in the full range of operating environments, proving their capability to provide critical backup power to networks. Recently, a South African project was completed using telecommunication backup power fuel cells to power an off-grid community micro-grid for over two years. This Seminar will discuss the technical details, data collection, economics and lessons learned for next generation fuel cell systems. It will also discuss how this technology can be successfully applied to some of the most challenging telecommunications situations.


Seminar 4:

A Comparison of Remote Line Power and Local Power

Presenter: Satheesh Hariharan, Alpha Technologies
Time: Thursday morning, Session 32.2, 9:35- 10:00am

In this seminar, the two general methods of powering distributed communications equipment - remote-line and local power – will be described, and the pros and cons for approach discussed. Satheesh will canvass how different applications and conditions are better served by approach over the other.

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  • Key Dates
  • Close of earlybird 18 August 2017
  • Final Paper Submission18 August 2017
  • Accommodation booking deadline18 September 2017
  • 9am - Tutorials and Welcome reception 22 October 2017
  • Main stream conference 23 - 26 October 2017
  • Conference closes at 4:30pm26 October 2017
  • INTELEC© 201722-26 October 2017