The 9th IASTED International Conference on Energy and Power Systems (EPS)

Venue: Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai, Austria

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2006
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: Nov 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on
Energy and Power Systems
~ EPS 2006 ~

March 29-31, 2006
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Power and Energy Systems

Dr. Worawit Tayati – Chiang Mai University, Thailand

The IASTED International Conference on Energy and Power Systems will create an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experience in the areas of energy and power systems. EPS 2005 aims to strengthen relations between the energy sector, research laboratories, and universities. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

The ancient walled city of Chiang Mai is promoted as the 'Rose of the North' for the abundance of flowers that thrive in the mountain climate. Chiang Mai is a good launching point for hill treks, including visits to hill tribe villages, elephant rides, and river rafting. Chiang Mai's enormous night bazaar is one of the best-value places in Thailand to shop. Handmade crafts of silk, silver, and wood are timeless souvenirs for visitors from all over the world. Wat Phra Borommathat temple, situated at the peak of Doi Suthep, 3,520 feet above sea level, is Chiang Mai's most important and visible landmark and overlooks the entire city from its striking mountainous backdrop. Food is a national obsession. Enjoy an evening of live music as you dive into an abundant spread of Thai curries and snacks at the popular riverside restaurants, or catch a quick bite to eat at a small noodle shop down a quiet lane. Try the famous khaeng khieo wan (green curry), the steaming pla jian (whole fish poached in ginger, onions and soy sauce), or the perennial Thai lunch favourite, somtam - a (very!) spicy papaya salad.

The topics to be covered by Energy and Power Systems 2006 include, but are not limited to:

Planning, Operation and Control
Renewable Generation
Bulk Power Generation
Distributed Power Generation
Energy Storage
Power System Stability
Power System Operation
Power System Control and Protection
Power Transmission
Power Distribution
Load Shedding
Islanding Mechanisms
FACTS and HVDC Transmission System

Analysis, Management and Modeling
Power Flow Analysis
Demand Side Management
Asset Management
Condition Monitoring
Security Assessment
Fault Diagnosis
Power Breakdown Analysis
Power Quality
Load Modeling, Estimation and Forecast
Artificial intelligence applications in energy and power systems

Alternative Energy
Biomass energy
Geothermal resources
Hydrogen as fuel
Photovoltaic power generation
Photovoltaic power systems
Renewable energy sources
Solar cells
Solar energy
Waste products as fuel
Wind Power
Sustainable Energy

Policies and Economics
Power System Planning
Power Market Deregulation
Global Restructuring
Energy Pricing
Retail Power Markets
Electricity Power Pools
Power Engineering and Education
Investment Coordination
ROI Caps
Power Economics
Energy Policies
Risk Analysis
Breakdown Impacts
Problems of the Power Industry
Modernization of Power Grids
Energy Efficiency
Energy and Environment
Deregulation of Electric Supply Industry

To be announced.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by November 1, 2005. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by December 15, 2005. Final manuscripts are due by January 15, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by February 1, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

The International Program Committee will select and nominate the best papers submitted to the conference for the Best Paper Award. These papers will be evaluated on originality of ideas, significance of research findings, author contribution, and implementation of results. The winners will be announced at the conference dinner banquet.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by November 1, 2005. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by November 1, 2005., unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded and enhanced version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: following the standard procedure as described on the website. All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email

Submissions due February 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due April 1, 2006
Registration Deadline April 15, 2006