Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Okuma MASAAKI

Professor of Dynamics design lab.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Topic: A Basic Experimental Study for Weigh-in-Motion Using Motorbikes


It is desired to measure the weight of vehicles, especially trucks to detect overload, moving on traffic lane with practical accuracy and reliability without making them stop. It is important from at least three viewpoints of road damage protection, traffic safety and high efficiency of monitoring. The importance will be very common in many countries. This type of vehicle weight measurement is called “Weigh-in-Motion(WIM in brief)” . The keynote speaker will mainly present a basic experimental research done by his research team for developing “Weigh-in-Motion” by means of using a miniature measurement device and three types of motorbikes as test vehicles, and will show a few other research topics.


In 1980’s his research effort was focused on computational methods for structural vibration analysis and experimental modal analysis. His study about relation between modal parameters and physically effective mass moved him to the researches of vibration control and optimization for multi-degrees of freedom structures. In 1990’s experimental identification methods and optimum design of structural dynamics occupied the center of his researches. Resonic GmbH (CEO: Dr.-Eng. R. Klöpper), which provides inertia measurement, is a Tokyo Tech venture company incubated in the laboratory. One of the current researches is individual components’ inertia property identification of multi-body systems without decomposition.

Prof. Dr. Issarachai NGAMROO

Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Bangkok, Thailand

Topic: Smart renewable energy for enabling power system control services


Nowadays, the penetration of renewable power sources into power systems largely increases due to clean, environmental friendly, and abundant in nature etc . Especially, the inverter-based wind and solar power sources have been paid attentions significantly. By the inverter control, wind and solar are anticipated to yield new ancillary services to power systems. This presentation focuses on the smart wind and solar for enabling power system control services. This talk starts with the global situation of wind and solar. The wind and solar installation in Thailand based on the new power development plan (PDP) 2018 is given. The motivation of smart wind and solar is provided. The integration of energy storage into the wind and solar for bidirectional power output control is explained. The challenging applications of smart wind and solar such as power system frequency control and power oscillation damping etc. are introduced.


Issarachai Ngamroo received the B.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from KMITL in 1992. He continued his study by the Japanese Government Scholarship at Osaka University, where he earned his M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and 2000, respectively. His research interests are in the area of smart grid, renewable energy, application of superconducting devices in power systems, power system dynamics, stability and control. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.


Department of Digital Technology,
Ministry of Science and Technology
Prime’s Minister Compound
Vientiane LAO PDR

Topic: Digital Transformation in Lao PDR


Lao PDR is still in the early stages of the digital transformation; The 8th Five-Year National Socioeconomic Development Plan 2016-2020 is for Lao PDR to graduate from LDC status by 2020 and to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030. The development of a digital economy is promoted strongly by the country plan. The priorities are to increase the role of ICT to become a driving force of the socio-economic development regarding regional and international integration in order to
facilitate communications and data transfer to be faster and safer as a favorable condition for attracting investment, manufacturing and tourism. Focus on developing quality telecommunication networks with high-speed services in all areas and to meet technology standards of ASEAN and the world; develop a information management system integration and Internet connectivity with countries in the ASEAN region. A key element of an enabling environment for the digital economy is digitalization in the government management; from the establishment of a supporting legal framework to the delivery of public services across digital channels, the government plays a central role in national digital transformation; under the Polices and Strategies: “modern industry, fast infrastructure system, safety throughout the country, efficiently international and regional integration, and sustainably social-economic development with rapid drive”. Establish the Government Information Service in each ministry and provincial offices; Develop e-Government Applications (Government cross-sectoral information sharing Project; E-Revenue Project ; E-Commerce Project, E-Banking Project, E-Health Project, etc…); Human Resource Development for deploy the Governance Management Information System throughout the Country; Develop Procedures, Laws and Regulations related to the electronic transaction; Develop and define the National Standard, especially for data exchange and security concern


  • Present time – 2017 Y. Director General, Dept of Digital Technology
  • 2011-2017 Director General, Dept of Information Technology
  • 2011-2008 Deputy Director General, Department of Informatics,
  • 2008-2007 Deputy Director General, Department of S&T, NAST
  • 2007-2000 Director of ICT Study Center. NAST
  • 1996-1993 Head of Computer Training Center, NAST.
  • 1993-1991 Head of Computer Hardware Unit, NAST. Education Background:
  • 1978-1982 Telecommunication Institute, Minsk, Bachelor
  • 1985-1990 University of Odessa, Master of Science
  • 1996-1999 University of Newcastle, Master of Computer Science