2023 IEEE 64th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON)

Intention of the organizers is to give an opportunity to scientists, engineers and manufacturers as well as to doctoral students from all over the world to meet and discuss recent development and their achievements in the area of power and electrical engineering.

Organized by Riga Technical University. Technically sponsored by IEEE, IAS, Latvia Section and IAS-IES-PELS Joint Chapter.

All accepted and presented papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements and later to SCOPUS/TRwoS.

Best accepted papers will be recommended for publishing in IEEE IAS journals.

Best papers/reviewers/participants will be awarded.

The conference venue is in the new building of RTU’s Faculty of Electrical and Environmental Engineering (Latvia, Riga, Azenes street 12k1).

Special attention of ERASMUS+ CybPhys project partners: Technical Track of Education in Electrical and Power Engineering (TT7) section will be chaired by Prof Nadezhda Kunicina

The main deadlines:

2023-07-14 Deadline for drafts

2023-08-14 Notification of decision

2023-08-28 Availability of schedule

2023-09-01 Deadline for final papers

2023-09-01 Deadline for fee transfer

2023-09-11 Availability of program

2023-10-09…11 Conference event


CybPhys Final conference in Riga April 2023

The results of the CybPhys project were presented to all interested parties on April 28 at 10.00 at the conference at RTU.

Despite first Covid-19 and then Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, within three and a half years the project developed and approved a bachelor’s and master’s study program in modelling cyber-physical systems according to the needs of the labour market, developed a platform where laboratory work resources are available online for partners, organized training for academic staff both in person and remotely, as well as implemented Ukrainian student mobility activities in European Union member states. At the same time, it was also possible to improve the laboratory equipment of Ukrainian universities and purchase computer equipment.

The conference was held in a hybrid format – at RTU Faculty of Electrical and Environmental Engineering and online. Representatives of participating Ukrainian universities from Harkiv and Kryvyj Rih arrived in Riga as well as representatives of KU Leuven University and the University of Cyprus. 

Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the State Education Development Agency and project stakeholders: the company “ELCARS” LLC, Avtodom Kharkiv LLC Pro-Mobility, State Polytechnical College, Chernihiv Polytechnic University, the Ukrainian students, who were involved in the project activities, and others participated in the conference remotely.

Meeting in Bruges April 2023

The members of the CybPhys met together in Bruges on April 12-14th, one month before to completion of the project, to discuss the final activities and last deliverables of the project.

The meeting was held in a hybrid format – at KU Leuven, Spoorwegstraat 12, and online. Representatives of participating Ukrainian universities from Harkiv, Chernihiv and Kryvyj Rih arrived in Bruges as well as representatives of RTU and the University of Cyprus. The other interested persons participated in the meeting remotely.

MC and WS meeting March 16-18th 2023

A workshop devoted to Masterclass on the topics of the courses, which the partners developed in CybPhys, was held in RTU. Partners from Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Cyprus and Bruges arrived to Riga. The colleagues from Kryvyj Rih participated in the meeting on-line. The next important topic of the meeting was a Workshop devoted to Double Diploma between RTU and KhNAHU.

CybPhys workshop was supported by the Rector of RTU and the Vice-Rector of CPNU, who introduced participants of the workshop to the achievements of RTU and CPNU and opportunities for the future cooperation.

The workshop was supported by representatives from Foreign Students Foundation and International Projects Unit of RTU. In addition, our colleague from Kaunas University of Technology, Rasa Bruzgiene, contributed to the workshop as a co-author of one of the text books created during the project.

Student’s School in the University of Cyprus 30.01-10.02.2023

Presentation of the CybPhys Project to EAC stakeholders December 4th 2022

Monitoring visit of the CybPhys project on November 25th 2022

Today, in November 25th, all Ukrainian and European partners of the CybPhys project in a presence of the Project Officer from EACEA discussed the progress of the project. We are very thankful to our colleagues from CPNU, KhNAHU and KNU, which despite the warship continue their contribution to the CybPhys implementation!

Project Management Meeting and Workshop on the ERASMUS+ Project CybPhys at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center

Between September 19th and 21st of 2022, a Project Management Meeting and a workshop on the development and modernization of curricula in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) was held at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center.  Consortium members paid particular attention to the overall project progress; the reform and modernization of curricula in Cyber-Physical Systems in Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); the development and deployment of a Sharing Modelling and Simulation Platform to facilitate virtual learning and virtual laboratory work in the field; and the introduction of new methodologies for implementing distance and virtual laboratory work.

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence contributes to the project by leading all activities related to Quality Assurance and by offering two short training events, one for academic faculty and one for Ukrainian students in the three participating Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions.

The first training event was in September of 2021, and it focused on novel educational and research tools for critical infrastructure modelling, monitoring and control, as well as on demonstrations on smart cities, intelligent water network monitoring and control, intelligent transportation and smart grids, using the KIOS CoE testbed facilities.

The second training school, which is planned between January 30th  – February 10th, 2023, will be designed for the needs of Ukrainian students in the field, offering them a chance to explore and experiment, under KIOS CoE researchers’ supervision, with this type of infrastructure.

IEEE conference for the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. 2022 IEEE Energycon was held in Riga, welcoming scientists, professional engineers, and engineering students to present their work, publish their results, exchange ideas, and network for future scientific and industrial collaborations.

Every year computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals, physicists, medical doctors, and many others in addition to IEEE’s electrical and electronics engineering core gather to appreciate and discuss the advancements in the industry that would benefit humanity.

Ukrainian students, which participated in Students School in Riga in a frame of CybPhys project, also participated in the conference and demonstrated new product prototypes, created in the Students School:  

– Hanna Hnatova, Illia Lysak, Sergii Novikov, and Dmytro Hriebiennikov from Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University, the paper “Desktop Lighting Control System”.

– Violetta Dmytriieva, Nazar Liashok, and Olha Kravchenko Kryvyi Rih National University, the paper  “Remote Monitoring of Indoor Station”.

– Yevhenii Kuts, Tymofii Yakushkin, and Andrii Los from Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, the paper “Automatic plant watering system using a built-in reservoir”.

Training School for Students in KU Leuven in February 2022

From Monday, February 7th to Friday, February 18th, 2022, 13 participants from

– Kryvyi Rih National University,

– Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University,

– Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, participated at the student training at the premises of the KU Leuven Bruges Campus (Belgium). During ten working days, a broad range of scientific and technical topics have been considered.

Student Training School at the premises of the Riga Technical University

Despite the hardship that our colleagues are facing in Ukraine, он March 21st we had a project meeting to discuss our future course of action. All of our colleagues expressed their commitment for continuing the CybPhys project since so much work has already been undertaken by this consortium.

From Monday January 17th to Friday January 28th 2022, 12 students from

– Kryvyi Rih National University,

– Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University,

– Chernihiv Polytechnic National University,

participated at the Student Training School at the premises of the Riga Technical University

A new laboratory “Simulation of Cyber Physical Systems” in CPNU

On June 8, 2021, a new laboratory “Simulation of Cyber Physical Systems”, created within the framework of the Erasmus+ project 609557-EPP-1-2019-1-LV-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “Development of practically-oriented student-centred education in the field of modelling of Cyber-Physical Systems”, Acronim “CybPhys” was opened at the Information and Computer Systems Department of Chernihiv Polytechnic National University. The inauguration event was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet, members of parliament of Ukraine, rectors of Ukraine’s universities. The partners of the university in the project took part in the inauguration of the laboratory online.

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The second English language session was held by KU Leuven teachers using MsTeams on February 22nd. The teaching staff of six Ukrainian and Belarussian universities have been trained on listening, understanding and grammatical issues.

During the open day at the KU Leuven Campus Brugge in Belgium, the visitors were informed by means of a poster about the participation of the KU Leuven in the Erasmus+ project CybPhys