International Conference on Recent Advancements in Electrical, Electronics

and Control Engineering (IConRAEeCE’11)



The Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi is organizing its first International Conference on Recent Advancements in Electrical, Elecronics and Control Engineering (IConRAEeCE’11) during 15 – 17, December 2011. This conference has been organized with the technical sponsorship from IEEE Madras section and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Las Vegas, USA.

Objective & Sponsors

The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for growing researchers, educators, engineers, scientists and post graduate students from different parts of the country and abroad to exchange their ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative methods of integration and deployment, address potential problems and to share their trial experiences. Agencies M/s Metal Powder Company, Tirumangalam, DRDO, New Delhi, CSIR, New Delhi, TamilNad Mercantile Bank, M/s PROSOL Instruments and services, Madurai, M/s Lovely Cards, Sivakasi, Oxford University Press, Chennai and Anuradha Publications, Chennai provided sponsorship for this conference.

IConRAEeCE’11 had a tremendous response of diverse fraternity from all over the globe. The conference has attracted more technical papers for presentation that includes representations from China and South Africa. The papers were from different allied fields of electrical engineering like electrical special machines, improved controllers for drives, power systems, power quality, FACTS applications, power converters and inverters, design of advanced controllers and application of soft computing techniques etc.,. All the papers were peer reviewed by renowned experts in the respective field and nearly 123 delegates from leading institutes/universities across our nation and abroad presented their research findings in this conference.

Inaugural Function

The Inaugural Function was held on 15th December 2011 at 9.15 am in the Mechanical Seminar Hall. The function started with the prayer song. The Chief Partron and the Correspondent of our College Shri. A.Tenzing presided over the function. The gathering of technical galaxy of delegates and other invitees were welcome by the Patron and the Principal of our College Dr.S.Balakrishnan. The Chief Guest for the function was Dr.P.Sivakumar, Director, CVRDE, DRDO, Avadi, Chennai and Dr.N.Ammasai Gounden, Professor of Electrical Engineering, NIT, Tiruchirapalli & Dr.Narayana Prasad Padhy, Professor of Electrical Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee were the Guests of honour. Our Traditional Lamp was lighted by all the dignitaries on the dais. Our correspondent Shri. A.Tenzing, honoured the Chief guest and presented memento. The organizing Chair of the conference and Head of EEE Department, Dr.V.Jayasankar presented the conference report in which he outlined the various technical events that are going to take place in the conference.

Guests of honour were suitably honoured by Dr.S.Arivazhagan, Prof. & Head, ECE Dept. and Dr.G.Chandrasekaran, Director, MCA Dept and mementos were given to them by Dr.K.Muneeswaran, Prof. & Head, CSE Dept. and Dr.P.Nagaraj, Prof. & Head, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

The Chief Guest delivered the inaugural address in which he briefed about the activities carried out at DRDO and stressed how the researchers and engineers can contribute technically for the advancements in various fields. Guests of Honour for the function delivered the Felicitation speech in which they pointed out the recent advancements taking place in the allied fields of electrical engineering. The Souvenir of the Conference was released by Dr.P.Sivakumar and our Principal Dr.S.Balakrishnan received the first copy. The conference proceedings in DVD was released by Dr.N.Ammasai Gounden, Guest of Honour, and organizing Chair Dr.V.Jayasankar received the same. Vote of Thanks was proposed. The function ended with happy note and soon followed by keynote addresses and technical sessions.

Technical Sessions & Keynote adresses

Eleven technical sessions has been arranged to accommodate all the selected papers as per the domain area. Seven key note addresses by the eminent academic and industrial experts in the prime areas has also been arranged. A total of 100 papers have been selected for oral presentation on the various topics and 12 papers selected for poster presentation. Eighty four papers (oral) and nine papers (poster) have been presented.

Valedictory Function

The valedictory function was held on 17th December 2011 at 2.15 pm in the ECE Seminar Hall. The function started with the prayer song. The Patron and the Principal of our College Dr.S.Balakrishnan presided over the function and delivered the presidential address. He also honored the Chief Guest of the function. The Chief Guest Dr.T.Thyagarajan, IEEE Chairman of Madras Section and Professor of Instrumentation Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai delivered the valedictory address and distributed the certificates to the participants. Dr.T.Thyagarajan also delivered keynote address on the topic, “Modeling and control of Benchmark processes using Relay feedback test”, during forenoon session on the same day.

In his valedictory address, he outlined the role played by the IEEE in technical education and research and the importance of being an IEEE member. He stressed the importance of organizing such international conferences and he praised the college and department for arranging seven important keynote addresses by experts from both industry and academia.

During the feedback session the delegates stated that the arrangements were incomparable, the hospitality was highly appreciable and the assistance rendered by the staff and students was homely and nice. They also pointed out that, the theme of this conference has been highly relevant and very appropriate at this juncture. Organizing Secretary of the conference and Head of EEE Department Dr.V.Jayasankar proposed the vote of thanks.

Thus IConRAEeCE’11 has emerged as a technological feast to all the participants who have gathered at MEPCO and will definitely help them to fly up their career ladder by all means.