Honorary Chair

Prof. Nourdinne Benali Cherif,
Rector of the University


General Chairs

Dr. Mouloud AYAD,
University of Bouira.

Dr. Kamel SAOUDI,
University of Bouira.


Key Dates

Full paper submission

July 15th, 2018

Extended to September 10th, 2018

Notification of acceptance / rejection

September 15th, 2018

October 20th, 2018

Final paper submission & Registration deadline

October 30th, 2018


Technical sponsor

Plenary Speakers


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Pr. Tayeb A. Denidni
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Université du Quebec, Canada

Pr. BENSAID Samir
Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Développement Durable (LM2D), Université de BOUIRA, Algeria

Dr. Mohamed BECHERIF
University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

Talk 01:
Agile Antennas for 5G Wireless Communication Systems
Talk 02:
Diagnostic of Conductive
Reinforced Composite Materials Using Eddy Currents
Talk 03:
Passivity Based Control of hybrid Electrical Vehicle

Talk 01: Agile Antennas for 5G Wireless Communication Systems

Pr. Tayeb A. Denidni

INRS, Université du Quebec – Canada

Abstract:  Nowadays, agile antennas using advanced technologies are one of the advanced research topics, which have received much interest from many research and industrial groups worldwide. Using advanced design approaches, new agile antennas can be developed and used us an enabling technology to improve the performance of future 5G wireless communication systems. These approaches are based on using advanced materials, including electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures, frequency selective surfaces (FSS) and metamaterials.

The objective is to design and implement new compact, low profile, and low cost agileantennas with high performances in terms of radiation pattern reconfigurability, high gain and efficiency. With these features, they can be used to improve the performances of future 5G wireless communication systems. For instance, they allow saving energy, increasing the coverage area, and reducing interference, which lead to good transmission quality. In this talk, I will first give a brief introduction on the 5G wireless communication systems, presenting their potentials and challenges. Second, I will give an overview on electromagnetic band gap structures and their applications in advanced antenna designs. Third, I will present a few configurations of agile antennas using various electromagnetic periodic structures. To show the radiation-pattern configurability of these antennas, some examples of simulated and experimental results will be presented and discussed. Finally, concluding remarks will be given.

Brief biography: Tayeb A. Denidni  (M'98-SM'04) received M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada, in 1990 and 1994, respectively.

From 1994 to 2000, he was a Professor with the engineering department, Université du Quebec in Rimouski (UQAR), Rimouski, QC, Canada, where he founded the Telecommunications laboratory.

Since August 2000, he has been with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Université du Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada. He founded RF laboratory at INRS-EM, Montreal. He has a great experience with antenna design and he is leading a large research group consisting of three research scientists, six Ph. D students, and one M.Sc. student. He served as a principal investigator on many research project sponsored By NSERC, FCI and numerous industries. His current research areas of interest include agile and reconfigurable antennas using EBG and FSS structures, dielectric resonator antennas, metamaterial antennas, adaptive arrays, switched multi-beam antenna arrays, ultra-wideband antennas, microwave and development for wireless communications systems.

From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Denidni served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas Propagation. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Denidni served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagation Letters. Since 2015, he has been serving as an Associate Editor for IET Electronics Letters. He has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE since 2004. In 2012 and 2013, he was awarded by INRS for outstanding research and teaching achievements.

Talk 02: Diagnostic of Conductive Reinforced Composite Materials Using Eddy Currents

Pr. Samir BENSAID

Laboratoire LM2D, Université de BOUIRA, Algeria

Abstract:  Conductive reinforced composites, particurly the CFRPs, offer a lightweight high potential material for innovative applications, especially in the aeronautic industry and civil engineering. Their development, however, leads to a higher demand on precise characterization and nondestructive testing methods (NDT). In the case of induction heating or eddy-current NDT, the electrical conductivity is an important physical property to be identified for the carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) composite materials.

A CFRP composite is an assembly of several layers in which an important number of carbon fibers reinforcements are impregnated in a thermoplastic or thermoset matrix. The fibers orientations are generally different between the layers. This complex geometry of the composite materials makes very difficult the direct measuring of their electrical conductivity using direct contact ac/dc classical methods.

In this plenary presentation, we will present current works about techniques applied to the electrical characterization and the diagnosis of these materials. The opportunities offered by the eddy currents method will be show.

Brief biography: Samir BENSAID  received Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Nantes University, FRANCE, in 2006.

From 2006 to 2008, he was an assistant of education and researchs with the physic measurment department, Nantes university, and attached to the IREENA laboratory, Saint-Nazaire. In October 2008 he joined the University of M'sila as a lecturer. In 2012, he held the position of Senior Lecturer at the University of Bouira.

Since January 2017, he is professor in Electrical Engineering Department, Sciences and Applied Sciences Faculty, Bouira University. Acctually, he is a Director of Material and Sustainable Development Laboratory, Bouira University.

His main research is on the modelling, diagnosis and design of electrical devices involving eddy currents, like induction heating and welding systems, NDT eddy current sensors, and material caracterization techniques. He have also interested to the study of the behavior of composite materials in the presence of a magnetic field.

Abstract:  Nowadays, agile antennas using advanced technologies are one of the advanced research topics, which have received much interest from many research and industrial groups worldwide. Using advanced design approaches, new agile antennas can be developed and used us an enabling technology to improve the performance of future 5G wireless communication systems. These approaches are based on using advanced materials, including electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures, frequency selective surfaces (FSS) and metamaterials.

The objective is to design and implement new compact, low profile, and low cost agileantennas with high performances in terms of radiation pattern reconfigurability, high gain and efficiency. With these features, they can be used to improve the performances of future 5G wireless communication systems. For instance, they allow saving energy, increasing the coverage area, and reducing interference, which lead to good transmission quality. In this talk, I will first give a brief introduction on the 5G wireless communication systems, presenting their potentials and challenges. Second, I will give an overview on electromagnetic band gap structures and their applications in advanced antenna designs. Third, I will present a few configurations of agile antennas using various electromagnetic periodic structures. To show the radiation-pattern configurability of these antennas, some examples of simulated and experimental results will be presented and discussed. Finally, concluding remarks will be given.

Brief biography: Tayeb A. Denidni  (M'98-SM'04) received M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada, in 1990 and 1994, respectively.

From 1994 to 2000, he was a Professor with the engineering department, Université du Quebec in Rimouski (UQAR), Rimouski, QC, Canada, where he founded the Telecommunications laboratory.

Since August 2000, he has been with the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Université du Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada. He founded RF laboratory at INRS-EM, Montreal. He has a great experience with antenna design and he is leading a large research group consisting of three research scientists, six Ph. D students, and one M.Sc. student. He served as a principal investigator on many research project sponsored By NSERC, FCI and numerous industries. His current research areas of interest include agile and reconfigurable antennas using EBG and FSS structures, dielectric resonator antennas, metamaterial antennas, adaptive arrays, switched multi-beam antenna arrays, ultra-wideband antennas, microwave and development for wireless communications systems.

From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Denidni served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Antennas Propagation. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Denidni served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas Wireless Propagation Letters. Since 2015, he has been serving as an Associate Editor for IET Electronics Letters. He has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE since 2004. In 2012 and 2013, he was awarded by INRS for outstanding research and teaching achievements.

Talk 03: Passivity Based Control of hybrid Electrical Vehicle

Dr. Mohamed BECHERIF

University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

Abstract:  Electric Vehicles (EV) use electric motors instead of Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) for propulsion. At the contrary of the ICEs, the electric motors are reversible and allow recovering energy generated from braking when coupled to an electric storage device. This advantage makes the EV suitable for urban use where lots of braking phases occur. Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are becoming more attractive with the advancement of new battery technology that has higher power and energy density.

In this talk, an EV hybrid power sources using Fuel cell and batteries or supercapacitor is presented. In a first step, a dynamic modelling of the overall system is given. In a second step, this system is written in a Port Controlled Hamiltonian (PCH) form where important structural properties are exhibited. Then a Passivity-Based Control (PBC) of the system is presented proving the global stability of the equilibrium with the proposed control laws.

Brief biography: Mohamed BECHERIF  obtained his PhD in Automatic Control from University of Paris Sud-Supélec (LSS & LGEP-CNRS), France in 2004. He joined the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France since 2005 as an Associate Prof. (HDR).
Currently he is with the FCLab FR CNRS 3539 and with Femto-ST UMR 6174 CNRS, France.

His research interests are in the fields of modelling, nonlinear control and energy management of hybrid and renewable systems, with special emphasis on applications. He is the Head of the Grid and Electrical Energy Conversion division in the Energy Department of UTBM. He was/is a scientific co-responsible or partner in three European Projects FP7, French and international projects and several industrial projects. He was/is the General Chair of ICEREGA 18, ICREGA16, ICEREGA17, EMF17, co-chair in ICEE17, ICAFEE18, Honorary Scientific Committee in ICAFE17, Guest and Managing Editor in different Elsevier journals, author of more than 80 journals, 250 conference papers and 6 books chapters.

He is the ambassador of the France region Nord Franche-Comté and international examiner on Energy for different countries.