Keynote Speaker

Distinguished professors from both academia and industry will be invited to give speeches.

Hossam A.Gabbar
UOIT, Oshawa, Canada

Fast Charging Infrastructures for Autonomous Transportation and Smart Cities


Abstract: This talk will discuss design of fast charging infrastructures and their planning in smart cities and communities to support autonomous transportation. Recent development of fast charging infrastructures using hybrid energy systems will be presented. The talk will discuss aspects of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and their integration within transportation networks and city infrastructures. The talk will elaborate on challenges and opportunities for autonomous transportation including connected and autonomous vehicles, shuttles, and their technology development and deployment within smart communities. Intelligent control strategies, architectures, and systems will be presented along with intelligent data center to ensure effective transportation networks in normal and emergencies. Planning strategies will be presented to demonstrate the resilient transportation infrastructures. Optimized performance will be discussed in view of performance indicators and requirements specifications, as well as regulations and standards.

Bio: Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has established both the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL) and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, smart and autonomous transportation, intelligent safety and control systems, advanced plasma systems and their applications on nuclear and clean energy systems. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1988 with first class of honor from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan) in the area of Safety Engineering. From 2001 till 2004, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). From 2004 till 2008, he joined Okayama University (Japan) as a tenured Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He has more than 220 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers. He been invited and participated in world-known conferences and delivered plenary talks on number of scientific events and invitations to international universities. He has supervised and hosted undergraduate, graduate, postdocs, visiting researchers and scholars from different countries including: Japan, India, Qatar, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, China, Brazil, Chile, UAE, and Colombia.

He participated and led several large scale national and international projects, in Japan, China, Middle East, and Canada, related to connected autonomous vehicles, fast charging infrastructures for smart transportation, smart energy grids, intelligent control systems and safety design and operation synthesis and optimization of energy systems, micro energy grids, and integrated gas-power grids, plasma-based waste-to-energy. He proposed new integrated energy storage system based on hybrid energy storage including flywheel and battery technologies, and applied on power substations, transportation electrification, and urban infrastructures. He is the founding general chair of the annual IEEE Smart Energy Grid Engineering Conference, SEGE..