Prof. Raffaele Carli

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Speech Title: Game-theoretical Control Frameworks for Efficient and Flexible Energy Communities
Prof. Raffaele Carli received the Laurea degree (Hons.) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and information engineering from the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, in 2002 and 2016, respectively. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Reserve Officer with Italian Navy. From 2004 to 2012, he worked as a System and Control Engineer and the Technical Manager for a space and defense multinational company. He is currently a Senior Assistant Professor of Automatic Control at the Polytechnic of Bari. He is qualified for access to a position of associate professor in control engineering since 2021. He is the technical responsible for the Decision and Control Laboratory (coordinated by prof. Mariagrazia Dotoli) at the Department of Electric and Information Engineering (DEI) of the Polytechnic of Bari ( He is an author of over 90 printed international publications. His area of expertise is the development of decision and control techniques for the modelling, optimization, management, and control of complex and large-scale systems. His research interests include the formalization, simulation, and implementation of decentralized, distributed, and hierarchical optimization and control algorithms, to be applied on distributed systems (cooperative and noncooperative), multi-agent systems, and networked systems in smart frameworks such as for example the industry and energy fields. He was the Young Career Chair of the 2017 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, the Pubblication Co-chair of the 2020 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, and the General Co-chair of 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Conservation (ICREC 2022). He is the Tutorial Co-chair of the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (2023 October 1-4 - Maui, Hawaii) Finance Chair and Special Session Chair of 2024 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (2024 August 26-30 – Bari, Italy). He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING and the and the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS. He is a member of the conference editorial board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC), a member of the international program committee of over 30 international conferences, and a guest editor for special issues on international journals.
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Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Speech Title: Advances and Challenges in Developing Sustainable Energy Storage System

Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat is currently an associate professor and chairperson for the Centre for Sustainable Mobility Technologies in the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2015. Besides, he is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (UK), Professional Engineer registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia, Professional Technologists registered with Malaysia Board of Technologists and associate fellow of Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology. His research interests include energy storage system, computational fluid dynamic, thermal management, renewable energy and ventilation. His research is well recognized as he is listed among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists published by Stanford University. He has been invited to deliver several keynotes and invited speeches in many conferences as well as public lectures. He has co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals, 5 books/book chapters, 4 patents and won more than 30 awards in the local and international competitions as well as outstanding reviewers for more than 10 international journals. He is serving as editorial member and guest editor of several international journals.


Smart Grid & Renewable Energy, University of Agder, Norway

Speech Title: Role of Green Hydrogen in Clean Energy Transition
Prof. MOHAN KOLHE is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus in smart grid and renewable energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of full professorship in smart grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than twenty-five years' academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia's Renewable Energy Board (2009- 2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. He was also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household’ as Technical Manager (2014-2017). His academic work ranges from the smart grid, grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, techno-economics of energy systems, solar and wind energy engineering, development of business models for distributed generation etc. He also did extensive teaching in renewable and electrical energy systems engineering as well as in energy economics. He has published extensively inthe energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses/ key note addresses / workshops.

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