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Advancement in computer and Internet technologies has allowed tremendous growth of networks and with it, introduction of the Internet Of Things (IoT). Engineering educators and researchers have used this protocol to connect their experimental systems with the web, thus creating Internet-accessible remote laboratories. Given that this is a specialized development, there is as yet no formal/informal training in terms of design and development of these remote laboratories, nor for their implementation in course offerings and associated management. This workshop will provide an opportunity for academics, researchers, and developers to gain hands-on experience in using remote laboratories. The workshop will facilitate the use of two or three successful remote laboratory systems and the associated pedagogy. At the end, there will be a discussion in which attendees can learn from experts about incorporating remote laboratories in their own laboratory courses.
Prof. Abul K. M. Azad
Abul K. M. Azad is a Professor with the Technology Department of Northern Illinois University. He has a Ph.D. in Control and Systems Engineering and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. He has been in academics for 25 years, and his research interests include remote laboratories, mechatronic systems, mobile robotics, and educational research. In these areas, Dr. Azad has over 100 refereed journal and conference papers, edited books, and book chapters. So far, he has attracted around $2.6M of research and development grants from various national and international funding agencies. He is a member of the editorial board for a number of professional journals as well as an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Engineering. He is active with various professional organizations (IEEE, IET, ASEE, and ISA). He has served as Chair and Co-Chairs of numerous conferences and workshops, in addition to serving on the program committees of around 30 international conferences. Dr. Azad is a project proposal reviewer with various national and international funding agencies in US, Europe, and Australia.
Prof. Michael E. Auer
Michael Auer is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Systems Engineering Dept. of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences Villach, Austria and has also teaching positions at the Universities of Klagenfurt (Austria), Amman (Jordan), Brasov (Romania) and Patras (Greece). He was invited for guest lectures at MIT Boston, Columbia University, Technical Universities of Moscow, Athens and others. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ASEE, VDE, IGIP, etc., author or co-author of more than 200 publications and leading member of numerous national and international organizations in the field of online technologies. He is founder and chair of the annual international ICL and REV conferences and chair or member of the Program Committees of several international conferences and workshops. He is Editorin- chief of the International Journals of “Online Engineering” (iJOE, www.i-joe.org) and “Emerging Technologies in Learning” (iJET, www.i-jet.org). Michael Auer is Founding-President and CEO of the “International Association of Online Engineering” (IAOE) since 2006, a non-governmental organization that promotes the vision of new engineering working environments worldwide. From 2010 to 2016 he was President of the “International Society of Engineering Education” (IGIP). In 2016 he was elected as President of IFEES, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies. Furthermore he is a member of the Advisory Boards of the “European Learning Industry Group” (ELIG) and the International E-Learning Association (IELA).
Mr. Alfred Breznik
Alfred Breznik is responsible for supporting Emona’s worldwide network of business partners, and university and college users of Emona’s equipment. Alfred has been involved with Emona Instruments since the company’s founding in 1979. Alfred conducts seminars and workshops for Professors who teach with TIMS products, in Universities and Colleges worldwide. He also represents Emona in many of the trade shows and exhibitions such as ASEE Expo, NI Week, World DIDAC Exhibition etc. In 1986 Alfred, together with university colleague Carlo Manfredini, established EMONA TIMS, collaborating with Carlo in early product design and development, prior to focusing on sales and marketing. Alfred holds a bachelor of electrical engineering degree from the University of New South Wales.
Dr. Dominik May
Dominik May is Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering and member of the Engineering Education Transformations Institute of the University of Georgia. He conducts research in online engineering education and focuses on developing broader educational strategies for the design and use of online engineering equipment, putting these into practice and provide the evidence base for further development efforts. He has long history of funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and he is part of the executive committee of the International Association of Online Engineering.
Kalyan Ram B
Kalyan Ram B is the co-founder of Electrono Solutions Pvt. Ltd. As the CEO of Electrono Solutions, Kalyan provides strategy and insights, drives innovations, defines organization's business goals and ensures business development. With over 14 years of experience in the field of Control system design and Remote Engineering involving Industry 4.0 solutions, Kalyan also heads the Engineering Design team. Electrono Solutions Pvt Ltd offerings include Industry 4.0 solutions for Manufacturing, Remote Laboratory for Academic Institutions, control system design solutions for Defense and Aerospace, Industrial Automation solutions, Software/Hardware/ System-in-loop simulations, IoT for Engineering applications and Research Infrastructure Management Solutions. Kalyan Ram B is also the President of International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE.), Austria.