International Conference on Electrical and Information Technologies
   March 25-27, 2015 Marrakech, Morocco

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Important dates
Full paper submission October 15, 2014
November 15, 2014
Tutorial proposals November 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance January 5th, 2015
Camera-ready submission January 15, 2015
Early-Bird registration January 16, 2015
Conference Dates March 25-27, 2015
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Wireless Sensor Networks for Distributed Solar Energy in Smart Grid

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   The current power grid is evolving toward a “smart grid” concept with power generation and distribution not limited to only large power stations. With the advent of small scale renewable energy technologies, such as solar energy (i.e. photovoltaic (PV)), and wind energy, smart grid will be composed of complex distributed systems of generators that accommodate renewable power spread in diverse locations, including customers. A typical scenario to consider is a customer implementing a solar energy system that will be used to deliver electricity to its needs while interacting with the smart grid for optimum operation of the building. Such a customer can store the solar energy, draw more energy from the grid, or sell energy back to the smart grid. To make this scenario happen, the customer’s system needs to communicate with the grid (by interacting through the advanced metering system) in order to get all necessary control information. This presentation will talk about trends and challenges in implementing algorithms and software components that will enable efficient integration of solar energy in buildings in a smart grid environment using wireless sensor networks. The talk will also present the current implementation at the University of Houston, current challenges and research opportunities.

Biography of Dr. Driss BENHADDOU

    Dr. Driss Benhaddou is a Fulbright scholar and an Associate Professor at the University of Houston (UH), Texas. He was a Fulbright visiting Professor at Al Akhawayn University, School of Science and Engineering during academic year 2012/2013. He is actively involved in optical networking, sensor networks research activities, and network-centered smart systems. He developed state of the art wireless and optical networking research lab ( and the AT&T lab ( at UH. Dr. Benhaddou has an extensive industrial experience with Lambda Optical Systems and Sprint, where he played a key role in protocol development and systems integration activities. He holds two doctoral degrees in optoelectronics and telecommunication networking from the University of Montpellier II, France, in 1995, and the University of Missouri in 2002.