Invited Special Session Proposal

  • Special Session Proposals are invited from participants who wish to organize invited sessions. An invited session comprises six thematically coherent papers. The session should be composed in order to achieve added value over the mere presentation of individual papers.
  • The invited session proposal have to be submitted before the invited papers of the session. Upon submission of the proposal the session organizer will receive a session code, which should be communicated to the authors of the invited papers for the submission of their contributions.
  • The special session organizer can invite distinguished researchers to submit an invited paper.
  • We advise invited session organizers to submit their proposals on or before the deadline in order to allow sufficient time for the submission of the invited papers.
  • A special session is organized with minimum of 5 registrations. Then, the registration fee for one paper of the organizer is waived.
  • Proposals for special sessions should contain the title, outline, names of the organizers, contact address, email, aim and scope of the special session in 100 words.
  • Accepted Special Session Papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the same length and format as regular papers.

All the Accepted Special Session Proposals will be Advertised Here



Special Session 1: Energy Management in Microgrid

Microgrid has emerged as a promising solution to manage local generations and loads as a single grid-level entity. It has potential to maximize overall system efficiency, power quality, and energy surety for critical loads.  However, the fluctuating outputs from renewable energy resources and variable power demand have posed new challenges. Therefore, energy management strategies have attracted much attention in global academic and industry communities.

Authors are invited to submit outstanding and original unpublished research work focused on the latest findings in the following topics (not limited):

✔ Demand Side Management

✔ Demand Response

✔ Peak Load Shaving

✔ Economic Dispatch

Chair: Dr Mohd Fakhizan bin Romlie


Dr Mohd Fakhizan bin Romlie
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Malaysia

Mohd Fakhizan Romlie graduated with a B.Eng. (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2004, M.Eng. in Power System Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2006. Later in 2010 he has received the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Scholarship to pursue his PhD Electrical Engineering at University of Nottingham, UK, and he graduated in 2014. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. He is a senior member of IEEE and is the author/co-author for over than 50 journal & conference papers. His research interests include smart grid, energy storage application in power system, peak load shaving in microgrid, power system studies and wireless power transfer.


Special Session 2: Advances in Social Network & Web Information Systems

The Advances in Web systems is an international symposium on the topics of the future direction of the World Wide Web. This special session is an outstanding international forum to present and discuss progress in research, development, standards, and applications of the topics related to the Web platform and social networks. It is a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their state-of-the-art results in building Intelligent Web, to examine generic evolution properties which hold across massive networks such as web networks, citation networks and social networks and to cross-fertilize their ideas on the development of Web-based intelligent information management solutions across different domains.

Authors are invited to submit outstanding and original unpublished research work focused on the latest findings in the following topics (not limited):

  • Big data on web; usage, content and structure
  • Crawling, Caching and Querying Semantic Data
  • Web Search, Mining and Content Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis and Graph Algorithms
  • Complex Networks, Applications
  • Crowdsourcing models and Social Media
  • Web personalization and Recommendation Systems
  • Web Infrastructure: Data centers, CDN, and Cloud Computing

Chair: Dr. SAJEEV G P

Dr. SAJEEV G P
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,
Kollam, India

Sajeev currently serves as Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus. He received his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Technology Calicut, India. His research interests include Complex Networks, Web Systems, P2P Networking, Traffic Measurement & Modeling and Web Server Acceleration, and has published many research papers in international journals and conferences. He is the reviewer for International Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering, Elsevier and the TPC Member of IEEE organized conferences.