International energy conference in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Experts from across the world would assemble at an International Conference on Energy, Automation and Signal (ICEAS) beginning here tomorrow with prospects of finding strategies to deal with power crisis and electricity theft in countries like India.

The three-day conference, first of its kind to be held in the state would focus on important topics like energy, automation, signal processing, image processing and communication systems, conference chairman Prof P K Dash told reporters here.

The issues to be deliberated are of critical importance for a country like India where a crisis like situation persists due to energy deficit and lack of proper control and communication systems, he said. The meet, co-sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Department of Science and Technology and the Union Ministry of Information Technology, would be held at the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER).

Experts from countries like the United States, UK, Canada, Australia and Singapore would deliberate on key aspects of these technologies and about 150 research papers of delegates from IITs, NITs and reputed institutions and universities would be presented and discussed, Dash said.

Prof Saifur Rehman of Virginia Polytechnic and State University, USA said that the conference would provide a platform for educators, researchers and energy developers in South Asia to learn from each other and contribute to the efficient and economical development of energy sources.