The IASTED International Conference on POWER, ENERGY, AND APPLICATION 2006 (PEA 2006)

Venue: Gaborone

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 01, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on
~PEA 2006~

September 11-13, 2006
Gaborone, Botswana

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

World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF)

Prof. George O. Anderson – University of Botswana, Botswana

Official opening by the Honourable Minister of Communications, Science and Technology.

University of Botswana

"The Status of Regionally Integrated Energy Development in Africa"
Dr. Ahmed Faheem Zobaa – Cairo University, Egypt

This conference is an international forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the advances in and applications of power and energy systems. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

PEA 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conference on:

Modelling, Simulation and Optimization (MSO 2006)

Botswana has been called an “oasis of peace and tranquility” on the African continent. It has a history of political stability, a low crime rate, and is one of Africa’s most successful economies. Botswana is about the size of France or Kenya, but its low population density has ensured that its beautiful wilderness has remained unspoiled. Botswana is home to 120,000 migrant elephants – the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world’s largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains and lagoons that offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life, including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.

The administrative center for Botswana’s strong economy, the capital city of Gaborone, is a fast-growing, vibrant modern city. Shop the amazing collections of local arts and crafts and you will fall in love with Botswana’s rich culture and history. Enjoy the many fine restaurants and nightclubs, or take a quiet walk up Kgale Hill to see an amazing view of the city, as well as the pair of black eagles that nest in the craggy cliff face just below the peak.

For more information on Botswana, visit the official tourism site:

Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:

Alternative Energy and the Environment
Renewable Energy Sources
Fuel Cell Technology
Wind Energy
Water Energy
Solar Energy
Plasma Technology
Energy Conversion
Energy Conservation

Power Transmission and Generation
Power System Planning
Power System Operation
Power System Design
Converters and Inverters
HV Power Lines
Power System Stability and Control
Reliability and Security
Power Quality
Network Harmonics
Power Flow Analysis
Power Distribution
Fault Diagnosis
Grounding and Protection Systems

Regulations, Management and Economics
Energy Policies and Regulation
Energy Management Systems
Optimization Techniques
Demand Management
Computer Applications and Software Development
Pricing Policies
Power 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
Breakdown Impacts
Problems of the Power Industry

The International Program Committee can be found here.

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 March 15, 2006. 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 May 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 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.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by March 15, 2006. 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 March 15, 2006, 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:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of six international IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

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

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – PEA 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6