A Multi-topic International Conference
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11th HONET-PfE
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
December 15 - 17, 2014 
Dr. Hussain T. Mouftah
Distinguished Univ. Professor

Senior Canada Research Chair ,
EE & CS Dept.

Univ. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada                  


Smart Grids and Intelligent Transportation Systems would be the main infrastructures within Smart Cities. At the same time, Plug-In Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are expected to be widely adopted as passenger cars and as commercial vehicle fleets in these smart cities since they have low carbon emissions and low operating costs. However PEVs pose a number of challenges to the smart grid due to their heavy charging load while vehicle batteries emerge as promising Distributed Energy Resources that can be used for the benefit of the smart grid. Challenges and opportunities emerging from electric vehicle integration to the smart grid brought forward numerous recent works that address architectures, models and networks to enable communications and control for electric vehicles. Electric vehicle and smart grid interaction is a newly flourishing research field receiving significant attention from communications, power and automotive societies. In this talk we will present a comprehensive background on the subject matter, present state-of-the-art architectures, models and networks in the domain and provide a thorough list of open issues which is invaluable for the researchers who are planning to steer their research direction to this area as well as expert researchers who are already actively working on this topic and seeking new directions.

Short Biography:

Hussein T. Mouftah is a Distinguished University Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Wireless Sensor Networks at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has been with the ECE Dept. at Queen's University (1979-2002), where he was prior to his departure a Full Professor and the Department Associate Head. He has six years of industrial experience mainly at Bell Northern Research of Ottawa (then known as Nortel Networks). He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Communications Magazine (1995-97) and IEEE ComSoc Director of Magazines (1998-99), Chair of the Awards Committee (2002-03), Director of Education (2006-07), and Member of the Board of Governors (1997-99 and 2006-07). He has been a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Communications Society (2000-2008). He is the author / coauthor of 10 books, 65 book chapters and more than 1400 technical papers, 14 patents and 143 industrial reports. He is the joint holder of 19 Best Paper and/or Outstanding Paper Awards. He has received numerous prestigious awards, such as the EIC 2014 K. Y. Lo Medal, the 2007 Royal Society of Canada Thomas W. Eadie Medal, the 2007-2008 University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, the 2008 ORION Leadership Award of Merit, the 2006 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal, the 2006 EIC Julian Smith Medal, the 2004 IEEE ComSoc Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, the 2004 George S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research of the U of O Faculty of Engineering, the 1989 Engineering Medal for Research and Development of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award of the Ontario Innovation Trust. Dr. Mouftah is a Fellow of the IEEE (1990), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (2003), the Engineering Institute of Canada (2005) and the Royal Society of Canada RSC Academy of Science (2008).

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