The Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University (FT Undip) has held the 9th International Conference on Information Technology, Computer, and Electrical Engineering in 2022 (ICITACEE 2022). The 9th ICITACEE in 2022 was held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 to Friday, August 26, 2022 at Aston Hotel Semarang and online via the Zoom meeting platform.

The ICITACEE 2022 was attended by the Dean of FT Undip and his staff, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering FT Undip, and international conference participants, and also invited several speakers including Prof. Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Ph.D., C.Eng. from Imperial College London, England; Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Nadzir Marsono from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; Ir. Warih Andang Tjahjono, M.T. who serves as President Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia; and Assoc. Prof. Agung Budi Prasetijo S.T., M.I.T., Ph.D. from Diponegoro University.

The Dean of FT Undip, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M., M.Sc., Ph.D., in his opening speech welcomed all participants of this international conference. “We are happy to welcome all participants of the 9th ICITACEE 2022 in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. ICITACEE 2022 is one of the flagship events at the Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University, which is proudly organized by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University.” said Prof. Agung.

ICITACEE 2022 raised the theme “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals”. ICITACEE itself is an annual international conference held by the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer Engineering FT Undip which aims to provide an international forum for researchers, academics, professionals, and students from various engineering fields and cross-disciplinary research, especially in the field of information technology, systems computers, and electrical engineering to interact and disseminate the latest issues and advances.

According to Prof. Agung, ICITACEE 2022 has an important role to encourage collaborative research among participants so that it can have an impact on sustainable development goals, and also supports Undip’s goal as an Excellent Research University.

“It is an honor for all of us that this conference was attended by many scholars, engineers, researchers and students from 10 different countries abroad with selected high quality papers. Papers in this international conference will be proposed to be indexed in a reputable database such as IEEE Xplore, then the output of this conference will increase our scientific publications globally.” explained Prof. Agung.

Furthermore, Prof. Agung hoped that this international conference can become a scientific forum to answer various challenges in the world. “I hope this conference can become a valuable forum in the fields of information technology, computer systems, electrical engineering, and various cross-disciplinary research to answer global challenges.” he said.

In his report, the Chair of the ICITACEE 2022 Committee, Dr. Darjat, S.T., M.T. revealed that ICITACEE 2022 has received papers from 15 countries and finally selected the best research papers from authors from 11 countries, including Indonesia, Germany, England, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, and Pakistan.

In addition, there were 102 research papers submitted at this international conference. “A total of 102 papers were submitted to this conference. Each accepted research paper has been carefully and selectively reviewed by reviewers.” explained Dr. Darjat.

Dr. Darjat added that ICITACEE has been held since 2014 and in ICITACEE 2022 the committee invited four speakers, namely Prof. Thrishantha Nanayakkara (Imperial College London, UK), Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Nadzir Marsono (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), Ir. Warih Andang Tjahjono, M.T. (President Director of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia), and Assoc. Prof. Agung Budi Prasetijo, S.T., M.I.T., Ph.D (Diponegoro University). In addition, this international conference is supported by the IEEE Indonesia Section, the Center of Excellence for Health Technology (CBIOM3S Undip), and the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Undip.

At the end of the event, the recipients of the Best Paper Awards at ICITACEE 2022 were announced, among others for the topic of Information and Computer Technologies (Motasem S. Alsawadi from University College London, United Kingdom), Telecommunications and Vehicular Technologies (Arina Haq from the University of Indonesia, Indonesia) , Green Applications, Biomedical Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Topic (Hendra Setiawan from the Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia), Power Systems (Sang Wook Kwon from Dankook University, South Korea), and Control and Circuits (M. N. Setiawan from Prasetiya Mulya University, Indonesia).