Programme

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    ORGANIZERS: Queen’s University Belfast, Harbin Institute of Technology

    CO-ORGANIZERS: Cranfield University, State Grid EPRI of China, State Grid Shanghai Municipal Electric Power Company, Shanghai University, Griffith University, Zhejiang University, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nantong University

    SPONSORS: British Council Newton Fund, EPSRC, NSFC, UK Science & Innovation Network Global Partnerships Fund

    The UK-China workshop on ‘Shaping low carbon energy future’, in junction with workshops on ‘Intelligent computing and control for networked systems’ & ’Smart grids and electric vehicles’’, aims to provide unique and exciting opportunities for researchers and industrialists worldwide, in particular early career researchers from UK and China to work together to generate innovative ideas for shaping low carbon energy future, which will eventually generate impacts and benefit the society, in particular poor populations which still suffer from fuel poverty and poor access to bulk power. This is to be achieved via knowledge sharing, brain-storming, knowledge transfer trainings and social networking events. It will also contribute significantly to the capacity building of early career researchers through mentoring scheme and training, and encourage high-impact joint publications and help to foster long-term collaborations of researchers and industrialists through joint application of research grants and formation of a research consortium. Ultimately, it will help achieve the strategic plan of developing all around UK-China collaborations in science and technology in delivering impact, shaping capability and training future leaders.

    Venue: Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. For more details of the venue, please visit: http://ukchinaenergy.com/travel/.

    Co-Chairs: Prof Kang Li, Prof Yusheng Xue, Prof Shumei Cui, Prof Minrui Fei

    Queen’s University Belfast, State Grid EPRI of China, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shanghai University

    August 28, 2016

    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration and Exhibition (Canada Room & Council Chamber, Queen’s University Belfast)

    Exhibition of UK-China research collaborations on energy research

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Organization Committee Meeting (Old Staff Common Room, Queen’s University Belfast)


    August 29, 2016, Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Chair: Prof Kang Li

    9:00 am – 9:20 am Welcome Addresses – Celebration of UK-China Collaborations on Energy Research

    1. Prof James McElnay, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast
    2. Prof Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Head of School, Queen’s University Belfast

    9:20 am-10:00 am Invited Speeches – Sustain UK-China Collaborative Research and Innovation

    1. Consul General Madam Shuying Wang, Chinese Consulate General Belfast
    2. Minister Counsellor Mr Sunan Jiang, Science and Technology Division, Chinese Embassy
    3. Vicki Marshall, Portfolio Manager, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

    10:00 am -10:10 am Ceremony

    • Inaugural Ceremony of “Joint Laboratory on Electric Vehicles and Smart Grid”, Queen’s University Belfast, Cranfield University, Harbin Institute of Technology, State Grid EPRI, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Shanghai University, jointly funded by EPSRC and NSFC through UK-China iGIVE project (http://www.i-give.org.uk/).
    • Group Photograph

    10:10 am – 10:30 am Launch of themed issues on ‘Control engineering in shaping a low energy future’

    • Edward Newman, Publishing Editor, Sage Publication Ltd
    • Dr Stephen Thompson, Editor-in-Chief, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control
    • Prof Kang Li, Themed issues on control engineering in shaping a low energy future

    10:30 am-10:50 am Coffee Break, Senator room

    • Poster session: energy research from day-one workshop presenters

    11:00 am-13:00 am Keynote speeches – Shaping low carbon energy future

    1. Big data thinking for cyber-physical energy system – Prof Yusheng Xue, Academician, Honorary President, State Grid EPRI of China;
    1. Energy-aware computing using computational significance abstractions – Prof Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Queen’s University Belfast
    1. Electric Machines – an enabling technology for the second wave of electrification – Prof Patrick Luk, Cranfield University

    2:30 pm-3:50 pm Parallel Sessions, Lanyon Building 01/052, 0G/049, Old Staff Common

    • Session 1 (WS-1A), Lanyon Building, 01/052 – Batteries, electric vehicles, and their integrations with grid (Chairs: Jilai Yu, Patrick Luk)
    • Session 2 (WS-1B): Lanyon Building, 0G/049 – Thermal power generation, power system control, power electronics, and motor drive (Chairs: Shumei Cui, Dajun Du)
    • Session 3 (WS1-1C): Lanyon Building, Old Staff Common – Renewable generation, and integration of renewable power (Chairs: Qianfan Zhang, Jun Cao)

    3:50 pm-4:10 pm Coffee Break, Senator Room

    • Poster session: energy research from day-one workshop presenters

    4:10 pm- 5:40 pm Parallel Sessions, Lanyon Building 01/052, 0G/049, Old Staff Common

    • Session WS-2A, Lanyon Building 01/052 – Networked control and applications in power systems (Chairs: Minrui Fei, Taicheng Yang)
    • Session WS-2B, Lanyon Building 0G/049 – Operation and control of power systems, smart grid, micro grid, and distributed energy system (Chairs: Chen Peng, Shuai Deng)
    • Session WS-2C, Lanyon Building Old Staff Common Room – Sensor network and data analytics in power and energy systems (Chairs: Wasif Naeem, Lidong Zhang)

    5:40 pm- 6:30 pm Discussions on formation of UK-China consortium and task groups, Lanyon Building 01/052

    7:00 pm-10:00 pm Banquet, Lanyon Building, Great Hall


    August 30, 2016, Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Chair: Prof Kang Li

    9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome Addresses – Celebration of UK-China Collaborations on Energy Research

    1. Prof Mark Price, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast
    2. Karen Moses and Wendy Waring, British Council
    3. Prof Tianyou Chai, Academician, Northeast University, China

    9:30 am – 9:40 am Launch website for UK-China consortium on shaping low carbon energy future

    9:40 am-11:00 am Keynote speeches – Shaping low carbon energy future

    1. Energy Transitions, Pathways and Dynamics – Prof Geraint Ellis, Queen’s University Belfast;
    1. Minimizing energy usage in a Steel Mill – Prof Erwei Bai, Iowa University

    11:00 am-11:20 am Coffee Break, Senator Room

    • Poster session: energy research from day-two workshop presenters

    11:20 am-12:00 am Keynote speech – Shaping low carbon energy future

    1. Advanced control technologies in decarbonizing the whole energy system from top to tail – Prof Kang Li, Queen’s University Belfast;

    12:00 noon -1:00 pm Panel discussion – Key issues and enabling technologies for shaping low carbon energy future, Lanyon Building 01/052

    2:30 pm-4:00 pm Parallel Sessions, Lanyon Building 01/052, 0G/049, Old Staff Common

    • Session WS-3A, Lanyon Building 01/052 – Energy efficiency for buildings and industries (Chairs: Wei Sha, Xianhai Meng)
    • Session WS-3B, Lanyon Building 0G/049 – Energy market, multi-vector energy systems, integrated energy systems (Chairs: Meysam Qadrdan, Shuai Deng)
    • Session WS-3C, Lanyon Building Old Staff Common Room – Affordable and clean energies, and their applications in rural areas (Chairs: Xiaolei Zhang, Beatrice Smyth)

    4:00 pm-4:20 pm Coffee Break, Senator Room

    • Poster session: energy research from day-two workshop presenters

    4:20 pm- 6:00 pm Parallel Sessions, Lanyon Building 01/052, 0G/049, Old Staff Common

    • Session WS-4A, Lanyon Building 01/052 – Energy policy in the era of low-carbon transition (Chairs: Stefan Andreasson, John Barry)
    • Session WS-4B, Lanyon Building 0G/049 – Big data, cyber security, and whole system approach (Chairs: Taicheng Yang, Hong Yue)
    • Session WS-4C, Lanyon Building Old Staff Common Room – Renewable energy, electric vehicles, microgrid, and their integration (Chairs: Xiaoyu Yan, Sideng Hu)

    August 31, 2016, Great Hall, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Chair: Prof Yusheng Xue, Prof John Morrow

    9:00 am – 9:30 am Industrial training session on innovation and knowledge transfer

    • Dr Mary Flynn, Head, KTP & Business Networks at Queen’s University Belfast

    9:30 am – 10:00 am Capacity building trainings – International collaboration funding opportunities

    • Dr Nicola Kernaghan, Research Development Manager (International), Queen’s University Belfast

    10:00 am – 10:20 am Introduction to the first SCI-index journal in China on energy and power

    • Prof Yusheng Xue, Editor in Chief, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy
    • Dr Hai Jiang, Editor, Journal of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy

    10:20 noon -11:00 pm Training Session

    • Career development – Presenter: Odhran O’Neill, Career Development, Queen’s University Belfast

    11:00am-11:20 am Coffee Break, Senator Room

    11:20 am -12:20 noon Break-out sessions, Lanyon Building Great Hall, 01/052, 0G/049, Old Staff Common, Senator Room

    Identify challenges and new technologies for shaping low carbon energy future

    12:20 noon – 1:00 pm Formation of task groups for addressing key challenges in shaping low carbon energy future, Lanyon Building Great Hall

    2:30 pm- 5:30 pm Industrial and academic tours

    Organization committee

    Prof Kang Li (QUB, Chair), Prof Yusheng Xue (SGEPRI), Prof Shumei Cui (HIT), Prof Patrick Luk (Cranfield), Prof Sean McLoone (QUB), Dr Wasif Naeem (QUB), Prof Minrui Fei (SHU), Prof Jilai Yu (HIT), Prof Qianfan Zhang (HIT), Prof Dong Yue (NPU), Prof Geraint Ellis (QUB), Prof Wei Sha (QUB), Prof Jianhua Zhang (NCEPU), Dr Xianhai Meng (QUB), Dr Xiaolei Zhang (QUB), Dr Jing Deng (QUB)

    Secretary and webmaster: Dr Jing Deng (QUB)