Plenary Speakers



Plenary speaker: Gilles Notton, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli, France

Position: Senior researcher

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Presentation: Tilos, an autonomous Greek island thanks to a PV/Wind/Zebra battery plant and a smart Energy Management System


Gilles Notton is a senior researcher in renewable energy systems with more than 30 years of experience. He received his PhD Degree in Energy Engineering and his “accreditation to supervise researches” degree from the University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli in 1992 and 2002, respectively.
His main research interests concern renewable energy potential estimation and prediction, hybrid renewable systems, energy management in smart electrical grid and integration of thermal solar collectors into building sector.
He has published around 120 articles in international scientific journals and has more than 200 presentations in international conferences. He has participated to the development of several scientific books. He has been responsible for the creation of a scientific network on renewable energy between France and Eastern and Central European Countries. He has participated to various European projects in renewable energy as the Horizon 2020 Tilos Project and COST Action TU1205.


Plenary speaker: Gabriela Cîrciumaru, Ph.D.

Affiliation: National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA Bucharest, Romania

Position: Senior researcher, Head of the Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Department

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Presentation: Experimental Study on the Performance of Small-Scale Wind Turbine Rotors


Gabriela Cîrciumaru has a Ph.D. degree (2007) in Power Engineering and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering (2003, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest). She is currently senior researcher (qualification level II) and head of the Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Department within National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering ICPE-CA Bucharest and has expertise in theoretical and applied research in renewable energy sources conversion, power engineering and environmental engineering.

Mrs. Cîrciumaru coordinated several applied research activities and ensured the operative efficiency of technical, scientific and administrative decisions of activities related to efficient energy conversion from renewable energy sources, development of efficient scale models of wind turbines and kinetic turbines, integration of designed solutions into practical applications, knowledge transfer activities to the private environment in the field of energy, ecological river transport systems using RES (photovoltaic panels and wind turbines), waste water aeration and remediation.


Plenary speaker: Assoc. Prof. Radosveta Sokullu, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Ege University, Turkey

Position: Head of the Telecommunications Branch

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Presentation: IoT in Agriculture: Irrigation Monitoring and Control System Example


Radosveta Sokullu, graduated with an MSc degree in Radio Engineering and PhD in the field of Telecommunications from Sofia Technical University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electornic Engineering of Ege University and since 2004 is the Head of the Telecommunications Branch. Her current research interests are in the area of IoT applications in industry and agriculture, next generation networks, random access and resource allocation for 5G and Beyond 5G networks, integration of deep learning methods in next generation networks and UAV Networks. She has led 10 successfully completed research projects sponsored by various institutions among which the European Commission, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the Ministry of Technology and Industrial Development and the Ege University Research Fund.

A total of over 90 publications, including 16 journal publications, over 75 conference proceedings and 6 book chapters reflect Radosveta Sokullu's research efforts during these years.  As a mark of research quality she has won several prizes and scholarships among which the prestigious GLEC scholarship for education by the GJCSTE - Kumamoto University (2011); the Physical Sciences and Engineering Project Award, EU (2009); the Best Paper Award SENSORCOMM 2008, the Best Paper Award UBICOMM 2016, the Outstanding Paper Award IET 2016 at the World Conference on Innovation, Engineering, and Technology, Sapporo, Japan and the Best Presentation Award ICENTE 2017.

Besides being a long term member of IEEE member and IEEE Communication Society member she is also a member of technically and socially beneficial committees and societies: the Bulgarian Technical Sciences Society (since 1992); the Turkish Association of University Women – branch of the IFUW (International Foundation of University Women) (since 2006); Women in Engineering Society (since 2011); Advisor for the IEEE Student Branch and the Women in Engineering Student Branch at the EEE Department, Ege University.


Plenary speaker: Assoc. Prof. Ludmil Stoyanov, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Position: Vice-dean of R&D and International Cooperation, French Faculty of Electrical Engineering

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Presentation: Application of renewable energy sources for irrigation power supply in Bulgaria


Ludmil Stoyanov graduated MSc (2004) and MScR (2005) in the field of Electrical engineering respectively in Technical University of Sofia and National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He obtained his PhD in co-direction from Technical University of Sofia and University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli in 2011.

His research is oriented to the energy and electrical modelling and study of different generators, using renewable energy sources, with consideration of the full conversion system – from the primary resource to the consumption. The application of those generators varies from stand alone, through hybrid systems (smart grids) to grid connected.

He has published about 80 papers in journals or international conferences, 5 of them with impact factor or SJR, 2 chapters from books in English published by Springer and Nova publishers. He participated in a research team in 3 internal projects at TU-Sofia, 6 national projects under various European programs and 1 international project. He had 2 inventions, one of them awarded for Inventor of the Year award in the field of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (2016).