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conference logo Industrial Electronics Egypt Chapter, IEEE Industrial Electronics Guadalajara Chapter and IEEE Industrial Electronics Industry Application Power Electronics Austria Joint Chapter jointly organized a conference online on 1st March 2021.

The purpose of this conference was to study the impacts of COVID 19 on Energy, Water and Transportation and also to present new relate engineering applications.

COVID 19 pandemic changed the world in terms of the normal structure of the daily activities, our production and consumption rates. Many studies performed last year on the impact of COVID 19 on electricity, water and transportation. Many Engineering applications are performed to help in facing this huge pandemic.

The conference was conducted through talks and panel discussions made by 6 experts from different disciplines and countries:

  1. “Impact of COVID-19 on electricity markets. The case of Italy”
    by Dr. Emilio Ghiani Associate Professor of power systems in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE) of the University of Cagliari
  2. “Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread-prevention actions on urban water consumption: a case study in Southern Brazil”
    by Prof. Andreza Kalbusch Doctor in Civil Engineering from Federal University of Santa Catarina
  3. “Travel Time Reliability and the COVID-19 Pandemic”
    by Dr. Laurence R. Rilett, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and the inaugural holder of the Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), is the Director of both the UNL Mid-America Transportation Center (MATC) and the Nebraska Transportation Center (NTC).
  4. “The power of machine and deep learning in fighting COVID-19”
    by Dr Mwaffaq Otoom, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Dean of Engineering and the U.S. Jordan University Cooperation Network (UCN) contact person at Yarmouk University, Jordan.
  5. “Application of Digital Twins in the Covid-19 pandemic context”
    by Prof. Roberto Saracco, who led the EIT Digital Italian Node and was head of the Industrial Doctoral School of EIT Digital
  6. “The story behind “CIRA” Robot”
    by Eng. Mahmoud Elkomy, Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, specialized in robots and smart systems. Technology influencer at UNPD.
  7. “HAC Project: Developing Technical Skills of communities to boost medical artifacts manufacturing against COVID-19”
    by Jesús Guillermo Servín Aguilar was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1984. He finished the telecommunications and electronic tecnólogo degree and a PhD at ITESO with the thesis Detection of Epileptic Seizure and Sleep Apnea based on Signal Characterization


 Fig 3 (a-d): Snap shots of the online workshop  Snap shots of the online workshop  Snap shots of the online workshop

The 196 participants were in majority engineers, PhD or graduate students, and were from 38 nationalities (mainly Egypt, India, Mexico and Iran), the good women participation in forum (25%) is also noticeable:

work type graph Nationality graph gender graph

IEEE IES is proud to present this kind of initiatives, and encourages further collaboration between Chapters from different continents within IES community.


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