IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference
Long Beach, CA


Call for Papers: IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference (IGESSC 2017)

Date: November 6-7, 2017

Location: Pyramid, CSULB, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

Keynote Speaker: Douglas J. Malewicki 

Luncheon Speaker: Thomas M. Coughlin

The proposed conference intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from relevant fields to present and disseminate ongoing research for smart systems, sustainable and green energy technologies. This year the focus would be on Towards Smart systems, Sustainable, Secure Cyber-Physical Energy technologies. Conference has the following topics:

Smart Systems

  • Smart Systems: Smart Building, Smart Campus, and Smart City
  • Smart Communication, Networking, and digital signal processing systems
  • Green Computation
  • Smart Grid Communication Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Environmental Systems, Water Purification, and Desalination

Green Energy and Power

Resiliency through Community-Scale Micro-Grids

  • Modeling Cyber-physical Smart Grids  and Demand Response Management
  • Energy Storage, Fuel Cell Technologies, and Trends
  • Electrical Vehicles, Grid to Vehicle (G2V) and Vehicle to Grid (V2G)
  • Solar Power Systems, Energy Management and Sustainability
  • Secure and Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Submission & Publication: All accepted papers in Technical Track will be published in IGESSC proceedings by IEEE. All submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE standard Word or Latex Template.

Technical Track:

Full paper (4-6 pages) submission deadline: June 12 June 26, 2017 (Mon)

Full paper acceptance notification: Aug. 8, 2017 (Mon)

Camera-ready version: Oct 17, 2017 (Mon)

Student Track for Poster Presentation Only (Not for publication in IEEE Xplore):

High quality research papers are encouraged to submit to Technical Track

Submission deadline for student paper for posters (2-4 pages): June 12 June 26, 2017 (Mon)

Acceptance notification: Aug. 8, 2017 (Mon)

Poster-Ready Version: Oct 17, 2017 (Mon)

1-day Workshop 11/7/2017 (Tu):

Green Energy and Power Systems: Choice, Change, Challenge, and Opportunity (presentation only)


IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference 2017

Theme: Towards Smart Systems, Sustainable, Secure Cyber-Physical Energy Technologies.

Date: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Venue: The Pointe (Pyramid), CSULB, Long Beach, CA

IGESSC 2017 Program

8:30 AM9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 AM9:40 AMKeynote Speaker:
Douglas J. Malewicki
Inventor, Founder and Chief Visionary of SkyTran, Inc.SkyTran – Fast, Green transit for Smart cities

Track A (Sunset Room)

Presentation Slides

Session 1 Power Systems

9:50 AM10:15 AML. Zhao, et. al.China Southern Power Grid, P.R. China
A Distributed Control Framework for Microgrid with Renewables and Energy Storage Systems
10:15 AM10:40 AMS. Nazemi, et. al.Rutgers UniversityAn evaluation and analysis of net zero energy buildings in semi-arid climates
10:40 AM10:40 AMBreak
10:55 AM11:20 AMR. Shuvro, et. al.University of New MexicoModeling Cascading-Failures in Power Grids Including Communication and Human Operator Impacts
11:20 AM11:45 AMM. Di PaoloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaAnalysis of Harmonic Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on the Electric Power Grid
11:45 AM12:10 PMV. Oldenbroek, et. al.Delft University of TechnologyFuel Cell Electric Vehicle to Grid & H2: Balancing national electricity, heating & transport systems
12:10 PM12:50 PMLunch
12:50 PM1:30 PMLuncheon Speaker:
Thomas M. Coughlin
President, Coughlin AssociatesThe Memory of Cars
1:30 PM1:55 PMW. Alharbi, et. al.University of Waterloo, CanadaImpact of Mixed Charging Requests of PEVs on a Charging Facility Load and a Distribution Grid
1:55 PM2:20 PMS. Sim, et. al.California State University, Long BeachA Comparative Study of Orthogonal Algorithms for Detecting the HIF in MDCs
2:20 PM2:45 PML. Yu, et. al.China Southern Power Grid,P.R. ChinaGIS-based Optimal Siting and Sizing of Substation Using Semi-Supervised Learning
2:45 PM3:00 PMBreak

Session 2 Networking and Securiy

3:00 PM3:25 PMQ. Al-HaijaKing Faisal University, Saudi ArabiaFrequency Analysis of 32-bit Modular Divider Based on EGCD Algorithm for Different FPGA chips

Session 3 Energy Storage

3:25 PM3:50 PMM. Arlt, et. al.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryHydrogen Storage Applications in Industrial Microgrids

Session 4 Communications

3:50 PM4:15 PMH. Yeh, et. al.California State University, Long BeachSpace-Time Code Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing in Power Line Communications
4:15 PM4:40 PMC. TsangCalifornia State University, Long BeachAnalysis of a Stable High Order Digital Phase Locked Loop
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Award Ceremony for Students Poster Session

Track B (Summit Room)

Presentation Slides

Session 1 Smart Systems

9:50 AM10:15 AME. ElbakushAl Ghurair University, United Arab EmiratesOn the Performance of Human Energy Harvesting Technology
10:15 AM10:40 AMM. Di PaoloUniversity of Southern CaliforniaAnalysis of Harmonic Impact of Electric Vehicle Charging on the Electric Power Grid
10:40 AM10:55 AMBreak
10:55 AM11:20 AMY. Yang, et. al.California State University Long BeachA scenario-based approach for smart system control and optimization

11:20 AM11:45 AMF. WangCalifornia State University Long BeachEnergy Efficient Memory Technologies
11:45 AM12:10 PMT. Marques, et. al.California State University Long BeachAutonomous robot for mapping using ultrasonic sensors
12:10 PM12:50 PMLunch
12:50 PM1:30 PMLuncheon Speaker:
Thomas M. Coughlin
President, Coughlin AssociatesThe Memory of Cars
1:30 PM1:55 PMI. AldaouabUniversity of DaytonRenewable Energy Dispatch Control Algorithms for a Mixed-use Building

Session 2 Power Electronics

1:55 PM2:20 PMD. Morris, et. al.San Diego State UniversityA Compensated Voltage-Mode Control Strategy for a DC-DC Boost Converter in a Solar Battery Charger
2:20 PM2:45 PMI. Almutairy, et. al.Western Michigan UniversityProtecting a Low voltage DC Microgrid During Short-Circuit Using Solid-State Switching Devices
2:45 PM3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM3:25 PMNoureen, et. al.Texas Tech UniversityAn overall study of a Real-time simulator and Application of RT-LAB using MATLAB SimPowerSystems
3:25 PM3:50 PMS. Eisa, et. al.University of California, IrvineDynamical Study of a Type-3 DFIG Wind Turbine While Transitioning from Rated Speed to Rated Power
3:50 PM4:15 PMS. EisaUniversity of California, IrvineLocal Study of Wind Turbines Dynamics with Pitch Activated: Trajectories Sensitivity



Nov. 7, 2017, Full day, at ECS 312, California State University, Long Beach

Green Energy and Power Systems: Choice, Change, Challenge, and Opportunity

Presentation Slides: Federal Incentives Tax Implications 10.31.2017

9:00 AM9:40 AMMs. Kathy ParkerCPAMST
9:40 AM10:20 AMDr. Hui YuanPower System EngineerSouthern California Edison (SCE)
10:20 AM10:50 AMBreak
10:50 AM11:30 AMDr. Abas GoodarziPresident, CEOUS Hybrid Corporation
11:30 AM12:00 PMNoon time Tour:
The College of Engineering History Wall
12:00 PM12:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM1:00 PMLunch Talk
Dr. Masoud Honarvar Nazari
California State University, Long Beach
1:00 PM3:00 PMPanel Presentation and Discussion on Sustainable Ports, Community Impacts & Opportunities
Panelists:Mr. Matthew ArmsAssistant Director,
Environmental Planning
Port of Long Beach
Mr. Jacob GoldbergEnvironmental Specialist,
Environmental Management Division
Port of Los Angeles
Ms. Emily Bjorklund DrakeDirector,
Energize California Program
Los Angeles County


Dr. Abas Goodarzi, President, CEO, US Hybrid Corporation

Title: Fuel Cell engine, Enabling Zero Emission Good’s movement


For the movement towards zero emission freight to materialize, as mandated by the Clean Air Action Plan created for the San Pedro Bay Ports, a variety of new technologies will need to be commercialized. Hydrogen fuel cell technologies and engines is the most efficient engine with zero emission solution to address high-polluting heavy and medium duty on-road and off-road freight vehicles.

Hydrogen technology and product developers can utilize and leverage their experience gained from fuel cell passenger vehicles and transit buses to commercialize the zero emission fuel cell trucks.

Education and training engineers and technicians for fuel cell engines, truck service and maintenance and hydrogen fueling infrastructure is a growing technical and business case and opportunities for colleges and universities requiring curriculums to be developed.


Dr. Goodarzi is the founder and President of US Hybrid and US FuelCell Corporation and President of Magmotor Technologies. With over thirty years of EV and HEV experience, he currently directs Technology and Product Development at US Hybrid with a focus on electric and hybrid powertrain design and manufacturing for medium and heavy duty commercial and military vehicles and fuel cell engine systems and at US FuelCell (former UTC Power, PEM Transportation division) for the development and production of Fuel Cell engine (powerplant) system for Medium duty and heavy duty vehicles.

Dr. Goodarzi’ key areas of experience and expertise are Electric Powertrain including power Converters, Motors and Controllers, Energy Management Systems and Vehicle System Controls. He holds Doctoral and Master’s Degrees from University of Missouri, Columbia in Power Electronics and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Sacramento in Power Systems. He has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1985. Dr. Goodarzi has published noted articles, patents and has received various professional awards.


Ms. Kathy L. Parker, CPA, MST

Title: What’s New in the Tax Laws For The Green Energy Space? Incentives, Rebates and Opportunities


Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, a Partner at Rodman CPAs of Waltham, MA, and an active leader of the “Green Team”,  the firm’s specialty practice in renewable energy and cleantech, would like to provide your organization with an informational and entertaining presentation about this topic.


Kathy is passionate about renewable energy and contributing to the health and sustainability of this industry. She has devoted the last several years to helping Solar PV companies qualify for government grants, subsidies and tax incentives. She also helped these corporations and partnerships to structure themselves in ways that would optimize their chances of success. In addition, Kathy has authored numerous articles on energy tax credits, 1603 grant qualification and reporting, and the optimization of QuickBooks for green energy accounting. She holds an accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s in Taxation from Bentley University.


Dr. Hui Yuan, Power System Engineer, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Title: Green Energy and Power Systems: Choice, Change, Challenge, and Opportunity


As of August 2017, 195 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) members have signed Paris climate agreement, 160 of which have ratified it. Although on June 1, 2017, United States President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. A dozen states and Puerto Rico have formed the U.S. Climate Alliance and committed to reducing emissions 26%~28% from 2005 levels.

The transition to a greener and more flexible energy and power system requires a new portfolio of technologies and methodologies. This presentation examines the challenges and opportunities that are driving changes to the energy and power system and the system’s research and development needs.


Dr. Hui Yuan is a power system engineer who works with Southern California Edison (SCE) to lead the Distribution Management System Advanced Applications Software team. Before joining SCE, he worked with California ISO to design and support its wholesale electricity market system. Dr. Yuan is an IEEE senior member, a member of IEEE smart grid operations committee, and IEEE smart grid education committee. Dr. Yuan earned his Ph.D from Washington State University, master from North China Electric Power University, and bachelor from Fuzhou University, all in electrical engineering.

Lunch Speaker (12:30-1:00 PM)

Dr. Masoud Honarvar Nazari, Electrical Engineering Department, CSULB

Title: Internet of Things and Ubiquities Sensing and Control in Building Energy Management


Universities, Colleges, and K-12 Schools are among California’s largest consumers of electricity. Ratepayers will benefit from better load shaping on the grid, which forestalls the need for expensive upgrades. In this seminar, I will discuss our recent project, funded by California Energy Commission, to perform a large-scale demonstration and extensive assessment of an innovative pre-commercial energy management system based on internet of things (IoT) and ubiquitous sensing and control, in the Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) building, at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Our goal is to achieve more than 20% yearly energy savings by optimizing load operation, load leveling, and shaving peak power demand. In addition, the proposed technologies will be integrated with system-level approaches to provide automated demand side management in the targeted building.


Masoud Nazari is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). His background is in power systems and smart grid. Prior to joining CSULB, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Electrical Energy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. He was also a visiting PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. Dr. Nazari has over thirty publications in the areas of smart gird and power systems. He received the best paper award in North American Power Symposium 2017.  Dr. Nazari leads a recently funded $2.5M demonstration project by California Energy Commission.



Student Posters

Accepted Posters

  • Homadi and Hall,UA Little Rock, USA, “Modeling a New Linear Generator Utilizing Waste Heat and Magnetic Susceptibility”
  • Thai et. al., California State University Long Beach, USA, “Investigation of Oxidizing Graphene Halides for Li/S Batteries”
  • Humphrey, California State University Long Beach, USA,”Understanding Edge-Halogenated Graphene as an ORR Catalyst with Quantum Mechanical Simulations”
  • Ly, California State University Long Beach, USA, “Density Functional Theory (DFT) Study of Armchair Edge on Graphene Catalyst”
  • Walker, California State University Long Beach, USA, “Synthesis of PAN-Sulfur Composite-Based Cathodes for Use in Sodium-Ion Batteries”

Rules of Poster Competition

  1. Submit IEEE Poster paper according to the Call For Papers
  2. Setup your poster in the morning (Mon) at Pyramid, 8:00 – 9:00am
  3. Have presentation and/or demonstration during break (around 10:00) and Lunch time (12:00 – 1:00) at your poster. See website for the Final Program
  4. Award will be announced at the end of the day (4:30 – 5:00pm)

Note: You are free to setup any time after registration.

There is a short break in the conference around 10:00 which would give you a chance to talk with the people attending the conference about your work.  The judging of the posters will take place during lunch from 12:00 to 1:00.

Poster Preparation at California State University, Long Beach

Two poster templates: One is 56』’x42『』 in size and one is 48『』x42『』 in size. These templates will make students’ work even more easier, just choose the size they want to do, and put their own text on it to make a poster.

  • Office information
  • Price list
  • Poster printing schedule

Keynote Speaker

Douglas J. Malewicki, Inventor, Founder and Chief Visionary of SkyTran, Inc.

Title: SkyTran – Fast, Green transit for Smart cities



SkyTran is the affordable MagLev solution to eliminate INTRACITY commuter congestion in future SMART cities.  Furthermore, when traveling between cities that are 500 miles apart or less, SkyTran INTERCITY point-to-point travel times will beat flying by commercial jet.  The real advantages to SkyTran, however, are low capital costs and GREEN super high pure electric efficiency (200 MPGe while cruising at a steady 100 MPH).

Since SkyTran is elevated above all surface traffic, it can’t crash into pedestrians, children or pets.  Nor can it derail or lose control in wet, snowy or icy weather because the power and SMART control bogie is trapped inside the guideway.  All stations are offline, so as not to impede non-stop, freeway-like throughput.  The small, low cost, bus-stop like stations and on-demand service means never an accumulation of hundreds of people waiting for a scheduled, large size, mass transportation vehicle to arrive.  Low cost offline stations also mean a SMART city of the future can afford to place many, many more stations for everyone’s convenience.  The advanced SMART sensing and control are by their nature inherently simpler than for the self-driving Google cars because SkyTran is fixed to an overhead guideway.  Eliminating human inattention eliminates 93% of ALL car crashes.

MagLev SkyTran pods only carry two passengers, whereas typical monorails carry hundreds of passengers.  That means the overhead guideway structure for SkyTran no longer has to be gigantic, like the very expensive overhead tracks that can safely carry 100,000 pound monorail trains.  Passive SkyTran guideway costs are surprisingly similar to the cost of sidewalks per kilometer.  Thus, it doesn’t take a zillion dollars to cover a city with a 1 mile by 1 mile interconnected overhead 3D grid system.  Because of the advances and corresponding cost reductions in sensors and controls (SMART SYSTEMS) and the use of all offline stations, SkyTran Pods will travel all over the city at steady, non-stop 100 MPH speeds.  Note that a single, low cost SkyTran bi-directional guideway will carry more passengers per hour than carried by a 6 lane freeway (per CalTrans).  Our complete 3D SkyTran grid cannot be saturated.  Overhead SkyTran traffic will move uncongested forever.



Doug Malewicki is an Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineer with a MS from Stanford University.  Doug holds patents on inventions in the diversified fields of aerospace, medicine, transportation, toys and disaster recovery.

He is President/Chief Scientist for AeroVisions Inc., a company he founded in 1974 and incorporated in 1980 for the purpose of developing, promoting and commercializing his numerous inventions. His current main focus is his super-aerodynamic, lightweight, high speed, low cost SkyTran invention – an on-demand, personalized MagLev transit system. where he is the Chief Visionary and Founder at SkyTran, Inc.

In the early 80s, he set two official Guinness World records for achieving over 150 miles per gallon fuel efficiency on cross-country runs at freeway speeds driving his CALIFORNIA COMMUTER. SkyTran will obtain over 200 miles per gallon equivalent while speeding along at 100 miles per hour!

Transportation website: ; Invention website: 


Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Thomas M. Coughlin, Senior Member

Title:  The Memory of Cars



Automobiles are becoming rolling applications platforms needing computing power, networking to other cars and the cloud as well as digital memory and storage.  This talk will look at the requirements for memory as well as digital storage in automotive entertainment and navigations systems, including expectations for cars with driver assist features, security features and autonomous driving.  The evolution of memory and storage technology are key drivers for creating the deep learning capabilities required for the car of tomorrow and will create new storage hierarchies in automobiles, in edge networks and in the cloud.





Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected digital storage analyst as well as business and technology consultant.  He has over 35 years in the data storage industry with multiple engineering and management positions at high profile companies.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit.  Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics:  The Essential Guide, which was published by Newnes Press. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services.  Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports.  Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for and other blogs.

Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE (he is Director for IEEE Region 6 and active in the Consumer Electronics Society where he is chairman of the Future Directions Committee) and other professional organizations.  Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference (, a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference ( He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit.  He is a Senior member of the IEEE, Leader in the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils of Advisors and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV).  For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications go to

Sponsors and Exhibitors


  • AIChE Los Angeles and Orange County Sections
  • Center for Energy and Environmental Research and Services, CSULB
  • College of Engineering, CSULB
  • IEEE Coastal Los Angeles SYSC Chapter
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • IEEE R6 _ Western USA
  • IEEE Systems Council
  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator



  • CSULB Career Development Center
  • National Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
  • The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
  • The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Los Angeles and Las Vegas Sections