12:00 pm PM
Palermo, Italy


2020 16 – 18 June
Palermo, Italy

MELECON 2020 is an international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques, and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies. The IEEE Entrepreneurship mission is to provide resources and services to foster entrepreneurial engineering and technological innovation for the benefit of humanity. IEEE Entrepreneurship is honored to support innovative events like MELECON 2020 that promote strong themes that are connected to this mission. It is expected to bring together researchers and practitioners from different fields of Electrical Engineering. The technical program will include plenary sessions, regular technical sessions, special sessions, poster sessions, and tutorials. Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts reporting original work as well as proposals for special sessions in the following area: Smart Mobility, Industry 4.0, Smart Healthcare Smart Grids.

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Track 1: Smart Mobility

1.1. Electric vehicle transportation systems and their environmental impact, charging infrastructure and grid integration
In the last few years, the global community has been involved in a revolution in the mobility sector, with a significant evolution of technology from internal combustion engine vehicles to hybrid and fully electric vehicles. For this reason, the interest of researchers towards the transportation systems and the related environmental impact has significantly increased over the last years, evaluating the optimal integration of electric mobility systems in urban areas. These aspects refer to the use of public and private vehicle fleets fed by appropriate charging infrastructures and managed through advanced IoT platforms which allow the implementation of innovative strategies including demand response approaches and smart charging.

1.6. Air transportation, avionics, and aerospace, more electric aircrafts
Modern society is moving towards a green technological innovation, with the aim of reducing gas emissions, minimizing air pollution. In this context, the field of aerospace has faced a very fast development in terms of applied electrical machines, drives and power electronics, directing the effort for the achievement of More Electrical Aircrafts. This session will be an opportunity for specialists coming from academia and industry to share their experiences aimed at the improvement of air transportation, avionics, and aerospace towards the development of more electrical aircrafts.

2.3. Industrial Internet, 5G and Internet of Things
“Industrial Internet, 5G and Internet of Things” aims to bring together experts from various domains, such as IT, Telecommunication, Automation, Smart Grids, and many others, in order to discuss the current challenges in the field of industrial communication. In such areas, industrial communication systems need to face several strict requirements, such as low latency, high reliability, real-time transmissions, safety, and security, while involving many cooperative computational elements controlling time-critical physical entities. Typically, there is no one-fits-all solution that can serve as a single communication technology, but a mixture of several interconnected technologies is required. This poses several challenges for the integration, maintenance, configuration, and management of such systems. Moreover, the increasing penetration of innovative computing, communication and intelligence paradigms, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), edge/fog computing, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and machine/deep learning approaches increases the complexity of these systems. As a result, in order to efficiently use such complex systems in the industrial domain, innovative approaches are needed to find the appropriate balance between communication performance, flexibility, interoperability, and user-friendliness. This session will focus on the following topics:

  • Security and safety solutions for Industrial Internet
  • Interoperability and standardization for computing, intelligence, and communication in the IoT scenarios
  • Cloud, edge and fog computing, resource allocation and management for Industry 4.0
  • Software-defined networking (SDN), network slicing, etc.
  • Integration of 5G cellular networks within smart factories
  • Cross-layer design of communications and computing with enhanced performance
  • Virtualization or containerization technologies for IIoT/Industrial Internet
  • Emerging cellular networks for critical control systems
  • Communication Technologies for Industry 4.0.
  • Performance evaluation and modeling of communication systems and architectures,
  • Real-time communications protocols and standards, e.g., Time Sensitive Networking.

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