Innovation in Power, Control, and Optimization: Emerging Energy Technologies

Innovation in Power, Control, and Optimization: Emerging Energy Technologies

Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia), Nadar Barsoum (Curtin University, Malaysia) and Jeffrey Webb (Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia)
Release Date: September, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 396
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-138-2
ISBN13: 9781613501382|ISBN10: 1613501382|EISBN13: 9781613501399
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Description & Coverage

Developing a system that can cope with variations of system or control parameters, measurement uncertainty, and complex, multi-objective optimization criteria is a frequent problem in engineering systems design. The need for a priori knowledge and the inability to learn from past experience make the design of robust, adaptive, and stable systems a difficult task.

Innovation in Power, Control, and Optimization: Emerging Energy Technologies unites research on the development of techniques and methodologies to improve the performance of power systems, energy planning and environments, controllers and robotics, operation research, and modern artificial computational intelligent techniques. Containing research on power engineering, control systems, and methods of optimization, this book is written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of strategic developments in the area of power, control, and optimization.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Electric Distribution Networks
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Intelligent Operation and Emergency Control of Power Systems
  • Power Grid Analysis and Monitoring
  • Power System Stability
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Grid Techniques for Optimized Energy Use
  • Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence
  • Wind Farms
Reviews and Testimonials

This book [...] is a timely volume to be welcomed by the community focused on power control and optimization as well as computational intelligence community and beyond. This book is devoted to the studies of common and related subjects in intensive research fields of emerging technologies. For these reasons, I enthusiastically recommend this book to our scientists and engineers working in the above mentioned fields of research and applications.

– Ivan Zelinka, Czech Republic

I strongly recommend this book. It shows synergy of intelligent method usage in areas of power systems, energy planning and environments, controllers and robotics, operation research, and modern artificial computational intelligent techniques with lot of fresh non-standard solutions.

– Dr. Goran Klepac, Raiffeisenbank Austria Zagreb, Croatia
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Editor/Author Biographies
Dr. Pandian Vasant is a senior lecturer at Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He holds PhD in Computational Intelligence, MSc (Engineering Mathematics) and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. His research interests include Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization, innovative computing and Applications. He has co-authored research papers and articles in national journals, international journals, conference proceedings, conference paper presentation, and special issues lead guest editor, lead guest editor for book chapters’ project, conference abstracts, edited books , keynote lecture and book chapters (150 publications indexed in SCOPUS). In the year 2009, Dr. Pandian Vasant was awarded top reviewer for the journal Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) and awarded outstanding reviewer in the year 2015 for ASOCO (Elsevier) journal. He has 25 years of working experience at the various universities from 1989-2016. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of IJCO, IJSIEC, IEM, IJEOE and Editor of GJTO. H-Index SCOPUS Citations = 33, H-Index Google Scholar = 22.
Nader Barsoum obtained his PhD from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 1989 in Eclectic Machines and Drives, and his first three degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in Power Engineering 1976, Applied Mathematics 1979 and Engineering Mathematics 1983. He has academically jointed University Sains Malaysia, University Malaysia Sabah, University of Western Sydney, and Curtin University of Technology in the past 20 years. He obtained School Research and Developments Excellence Award 2010, Highest Research Performance Incentive Award 2010, Best Researcher Award 2009, ANAK Sarawak Award 2009, and University Encouragement Award 1992. He completed several funded projects such as: Implementation of an Optimal Energy Saving System with solar tracker 2010, Development of Smart Drive Build in AC Motors for Optimal Operations 2010, Investigation of Electrical Properties of Palm Oil Using Kerr-effect Technique 2009, Hardware design of body sensor device 2008, Low cost hydrogen fuel cell for hybrid renewable energy system 2006, and Simulation of Micro-Controller for Induction Motor Drive 1995. Besides supervising many Master and PhD degrees, he selected several times as an external examiner and published over 86 papers in both international scientific journals and conferences. He is the President of Malaysian Solar Energy Society since 2010, Editor In Chief of the Global Journal Of Technology and Optimization since 2010, General Chairman of an Annual Global Conference on Power Control and Optimization since 2008, and Guest Editor of the International Journal Of Computers & Mathematics With Applications.
J. F. Webb has a Ph.D. degree in photothermal physics from Strathclyde University, Scotland, U.K. He is now an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak (Malaysia). His research experience is in the areas of optics, electromagnetic waves, ferroelectric materials, and nanoelectronics.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Milorad Bojic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Gianfranco Rizzo, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Janos Sebestyen Janosy, KFKI Atomic Energy Research Institute, Hungary
  • Ivan Zelinka, Thomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
  • Davor Skrlec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Nikolai I. Voropai, Energy Systems Institute, Russia
  • Monica Chis, Siemens Program and System Engineering, Romania
  • Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Valentina E. Balas, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania
  • Arturo Suman Bretas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Radu Emil Precup, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Gerardo Maximiliano Mendez, Instituto Tecnologico de Nuevo Leon, Mexico