National Conference on Advances in Power Systems and Energy Management (APSEM)

Venue: Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology

Location: Distt:Patiala, Punjab, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 01, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 02, 2008
Registration Date: Feb 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 18, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 19, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jan 25, 2007
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March 1st-2nd, 2008
Electricity is the prime mover of growth and is vital to the sustenance of a modern economy. The projected growth of the economy depends heavily on the performance of the power sector. Hence the growth of the power sector and management of energy is critical for India's development. The power sector in India is undergoing dramatic transformation with the restructuring and unbundling of vertically integrated utilities and setting up of Regulatory Commissions. The key issues that are being acted upon are Augmentation of Power, Accelerating the Development of Power, Distribution Reforms, Sustainable Development, Rural Electrification and Affordable Power. The provision of affordable energy services to the population in a sustainable fashion throws up several technological and research challenges. The development and adoption of energy efficient technologies and systems and cost effective renewable resources needs an increased emphasis on research and development. Energy Management is largely a science and the government is relentlessly looking for better policies and practices for energy generation, distribution and conservation. At the user’s end, Systematic Energy Management Schemes and Energy Audits are being made mandatory for various industrial sectors. Energy Management has become an essential and unavoidable activity for utility consumers. The Department of Electrical Engineering of Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Rajpura, Punjab announces a “National Conference on Advances in Power Systems and Energy Management,” to be held on March1-2, 2008.
OBJECTIVE: The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers, academicians and participants from Power Utilities/ Corporations and industries to discuss recent research results and identify future directions for Research & Development in the relevant areas of power systems and the energy sector.
THEMES: The themes for the technical papers may be on one of the following topics such as Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, Power System Control, Power System Operation, Power System Models and Dynamic performance, Power System Relaying and Protection, Challenges in restructured Energy Systems, Applications of Power Electronics, Energy Efficient Practices, Non Conventional sources of Energy, Energy Conservation, Power Quality, Automation etc, which may fit in the following tracks:

TRACK 1: Planning and Operation of Power Systems
· Transmission and distribution system planning
· Load forecasting
· Industry restructuring planning
· Transmission and distribution operations, security, and asset management
· Intelligent systems
· Optimization techniques
· Relaying and protection
· Power electronics and drives
· Deregulated environment
TRACK2: Dynamic Performance of Power Systems
· Modeling for dynamic performance analysis
· System dynamics measurements
· Reliability, uncertainty, and stochastic system applications
· Distribution system performance
· System performance and experience with FACTS
· Modeling, performance and control with emerging technologies
· Economic scheduling of power systems
· Power system stability, load frequency control
· Distributed generation
· Power quality
· Fault tolerant power systems

TRACK 3: Energy Conservation and Management
· Renewal Energy resources
· Energy conversion devices /systems
· Energy Management Systems
· Energy Audit
· Advanced energy efficient devices and systems
· Modeling and Simulation of Energy Systems
· Energy Conservation
· Energy and Environment
· Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Energy Applications
TRACK 4: Real-Time Applications
· On-line tools and Internet applications, cyber security
· Systems integration
· On-line monitoring and diagnostics
· Substation and distribution automation
· Intelligent systems
· Virtual instrumentation
TRACK 5: Power System Education
· Educational and training programs
· Innovative methods of presenting power system engineering concepts
· Visualization techniques
· New technologies in education

Research papers on topics not covered above can also be considered.
National Advisory Committee constituting of experts from respective fields has been constituted.

Paper submission (opens on) 19th November, 2007
Paper submission (last date) 25th January, 2008
Intimation to Authors (Acceptance, Rejection or Revision) 01st February, 2008
Receipt of registration forms (last date) 15th February, 2008
REGISTRATION: Registration for the conference can be made by filling the Registration Form available on the Website (which will be available after 10th November 2007) and sending it along with the demand draft of the registration fee to:
Chitkara Institute of Engineering & Technology
Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Rajpura, District Patiala, Punjab140 401

Participant from Industry: Rs 1000/-
Faculty of Academic Institutions and Research & Development Organizations: Rs 500/-
Students: Rs 200/-
The registration fee is to be paid through a demand draft in favour of “Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology” payable at Chandigarh. The registration fee includes the conference kit, lunch and tea.

ü Camera-ready paper in word format is to be submitted electronically to as per the format specified on the website of the college
ü In order for the paper to be included in the Proceedings at least one of the authors must register for the Conference to present the paper.
ü Hard copy submission will not be accepted.

EXPERT LECTURES: Eminent experts are being invited for Keynote/ Special lectures.

HOW TO REACH US AND PLACES OF INTEREST: The institute is situated on Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway. The location is equidistant from Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ambala and Patiala. It is just a 30 minutes drive from either of these cities. It can be reached through air, and rail also. The closest air link is available up to Chandigarh, by rail it can be reached by Ambala Cantt or Chandigarh.
The nearby places worth visiting are the The City Beautiful -Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali . Tourist places like Nek Chands' Rock Garden, Rose Garden-Asia’s Biggest, Sector 17 Plaza, Rajiv Gandhi IT park, Sukhna Lake, PCA Stadium, Kansal & Napli Forests, can be visited along with places like the Open Hand Monument, The High Court, The Secretariat, The High Court, Capitol Complex designed by Le Corbusier. Patiala is famous for its Baradari gardens, Kali Devi Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Kila Mubarak to name a few. On route you can also visit Bahadurgarh fort. The near by famous hill stations are Shimla, Kasauli and Morni Hills.

Deepika Bhalla
Convener, National Conference on Advances in Power Systems and Energy Management
Department of Electrical Engineering
Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology
Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Tehsil Rajpura, Distt. Patiala 140 401

Mobile: 99143 13367
Phone: 01762-507084
Fax: 01762-507084-85
Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology
Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Tehsil Rajpura, Distt. Patiala 140 401
Phone 01762-507084,507085,507086


Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway, Rajpura