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    This study aims to identify the level of awareness and readiness in using CIDOS E-learning among students in the Department of Electrical Engineering in Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah. Aspects of awareness and readiness to use CIDOS were identified for this study. A total of 90 respondents were involved in this study consisting of three programs in the Department of Electrical Engineering, which are Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Medical), Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Control), and Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Communication). The respondents were students of semester two December 2015 Session. Questionnaire method was used in getting relative information. The results were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 18. The study found that the level of awareness and readiness of respondents is high with an overall mean of 3.9

    Energy and Spectrum Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks

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    1Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy 2Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab, France Research Center, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., 20 quai du Point du Jour, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France 3Department of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy 4BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca, Edificio I+D+i, C/Espejo, 37007 Salamanca, Spain 5Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, Chin

    Improving transferability between different engineering stages in the development of automated material flow modules

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    For improving flexibility and robustness of the engineering of automated production systems (aPS) in case of extending, reducing or modifying parts, several approaches propose an encapsulation and clustering of related functions, e.g. from the electrical, mechanical or software engineering, based on a modular architecture. Considering the development of these modules, there are different stages, e.g. module planning or functional engineering, which have to be completed. A reference model that addresses the different stages for the engineering of aPS is proposed by AutomationML. Due to these different stages and the integration of several engineering disciplines, e.g. mechanical, electrical/electronic or software engineering, information not limited to one discipline are stored redundantly increasing the effort to transfer information and the risk of inconsistency. Although, data formats for the storage and exchange of plant engineering information exist, e.g. AutomationML, fixed domain specific structures and relations of the information, e.g. for automated material flow systems (aMFS), are missing. This paper presents the integration of a meta model into the development of modules for aMFS to improve the transferability and consistency of information between the different engineering stages and the increasing level of detail from the coarse-grained plant planning to the fine-grained functional engineering.Comment: 11 pages, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7499821

    The Engineering Academy : increasing access to engineering

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    The Engineering Academy (EA) is an integrated programme between the University of Strathclyde, partner colleges and industry to widen access to undergraduate degrees in engineering. A partnership model was developed where students successfully complete an enhanced HNC at a partner college before transferring to second year of their chosen undergraduate degree within the Faculty of Engineering. EA entry requirements are lower than direct entry applications. Additional contextual information based on postcode; the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation; schools with low progression to university; or time in care, is used in selection. The programme also aligns with and accepts adult learner applicants from the Scottish Wider Access Programme. Three enhanced HNC pathways: Chemical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and General Engineering require bespoke student transition activities tailored to the engineering discipline. The presentation will follow the evolution of the EA programme model from its inception to current day. This will include changes in the programme management; the establishment of curriculum and subject working groups to review, refine and share teaching practice; and development of transition activities. The results of these show a successful transition model into undergraduate engineering degrees for students from a range of backgrounds

    Spatial cognitive processes involved in electronic circuit interpretation and translation: their use as powerful pedagogical tools within an education scenario

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    While there is much research concerning the interpretation of diagrams such as geographical maps and networks for information systems, there is very little on the diagrams involved in electrical and electronic engineering. Such research is important not only because it supports arguments made for other types of diagrams but also because it informs on the cognitive processes going on while learning electrical and electronic engineering domains, which are generally considered difficult to teach and learn. Such insight is useful to have as a pedagogical tool for teachers. It might also benefit would be self-learners, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists in the field because it can guide self-learning practices. When cognitive practices specific to this knowledge domain are more understood, they might give rise to automated intelligent tutor systems which could be used to augment teaching and learning practices in the education of electrical and electronic engineering. This research analyses the spatial cognitive processes involved in the translation of an electronic circuit schematic diagram into an iconic representation of the same circuit. The work shows that the cognitive affordances of proximity and paths perceived from a circuit schematic diagram have great influence on the design of an iconic diagram, or assembly diagram, representing a topologically equivalent electronic circuit. Such cognitive affordances reflect and affect thought and can be used as powerful pedagogical tools within an educational scenario

    Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering vol. 365

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    This book includes the original, peer-reviewed research papers from the 2nd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information (ICESTI 2015), held during 9–12 September 2015, at Patra Jasa Resort & Villas Bali, Indonesia. The primary objective of this book is to provide references for dissemination and discussion of the topics that have been presented in the conference. This volume is unique in that it includes work related to Electrical Engineering, Technology and Information towards their sustainable development. Engineers, researchers as well as lecturers from universities and professionals in industry and government will gain valuable insights into interdisciplinary solutions in the field of Electrical Systems, Technology and Information, and its applications. The topics of ICESTI 2015 provide a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge and the best practices in the field of Electrical Engineering, Technology and Information towards their sustainable development. The editors selected high quality papers from the conference that passed through a minimum of three reviewers, with an acceptance rate of 50.6 %. In the conference there were three invited papers from keynote speakers, whose papers are also included in this book, entitled: “Computational Intelligence based Regulation of the DC bus in the On-Grid Photovoltaic System”, “Virtual Prototyping of a Compliant Spindle for Robotic Deburring” and “A Concept of Multi Rough Sets Defined on Multi-Contextual Information Systems”. The conference also classified the technology innovation topics into five parts: “Technology Innovation in Robotics, Image Recognition and Computational Intelligence Applications”, “Technology Innovation in Electrical Engineering, Electric Vehicle and Energy Management”, “Technology Innovation in Electronic, Manufacturing, Instrumentation and Material Engineering”, “Technology Innovation in Internet of Things and Its Applications” and “Technology Innovation in Information, Modeling and Mobile Applications”

    Editorial Preface

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    The 11th regular issue, number 8 is presenting the latest findings and research in the three major engineering field, namely, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. The chief editors really appreciate support and contributions from the Editorial Board and Reviewers for making the process of selection of articles rigorous and meeting the high standard of scholarship that had been set. There are 31 articles were selected to be published in this issue, which reflects the niche of IJIE. Hopefully, the articles will provide additional information and contribute to the development of the engineering field. The chief editors strongly encourage authors to submit their articles and readers to provide feedback. Any comment for improvement is really appreciated.  Please visit IJIE website http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/ to access the online version of this issue along with archived editions. The chief editors also would like to thank all the authors who have contributed manuscripts in IJIE and those who are awaiting their manuscripts for publication in subsequent issues

    Study and Observation of the Variations of Accuracies for Handwritten Digits Recognition with Various Hidden Layers and Epochs using Neural Network Algorithm

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    In recent days, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) can be applied to a vast majority of fields including business, medicine, engineering, etc. The most popular areas where ANN is employed nowadays are pattern and sequence recognition, novelty detection, character recognition, regression analysis, speech recognition, image compression, stock market prediction, Electronic nose, security, loan applications, data processing, robotics, and control. The benefits associated with its broad applications leads to increasing popularity of ANN in the era of 21st Century. ANN confers many benefits such as organic learning, nonlinear data processing, fault tolerance, and self-repairing compared to other conventional approaches. The primary objective of this paper is to analyze the influence of the hidden layers of a neural network over the overall performance of the network. To demonstrate this influence, we applied neural network with different layers on the MNIST dataset. Also, another goal is to observe the variations of accuracies of ANN for different numbers of hidden layers and epochs and to compare and contrast among them.Comment: To be published in the 4th IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information & Communication Technology (iCEEiCT 2018


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    This study explored the information needs and sources used by engineers in Nigeria with a questionnaire randomly administered to 120 respondents using a survey research approach. The quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics. There were more male (89.7%) than female engineers, the higher greater percentage (45.2%) being between 41 and 50 years, and many (40.5%) had PhD degrees, with most being senior lecturers. The main areas of specialisation were materials and metallurgy, electrical and electronic engineering and agricultural engineering. Their primary areas of information needs were research (79.8%), current developments (61.9%) and new designs (47.6%). The most popular information sources used at least once a month were formal sources, including ‘books’ and journals (print and electronic), software, technical report papers, theses and dissertations; and informal sources such as face-to-face and email discussions, social networking, conference and seminar attendance. The main methods of accessing the sources include contacts with colleagues and personal procurement of useful sources. Barriers to meeting information needs were irregular power supply, insufficient funding and inadequate resources (laboratories, workshops, facilities, and libraries). Some findings suggested that sufficient funds, well-equipped and functional engineering workshops, laboratories, libraries and other facilities be provided by the parent organisations, and that the Nigerian government should ensure a regular power supply. These provisions will enable engineers to make meaningful contribution to national development in an environment supported with current, accessible and relevant information