ICEE Conference 2022

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We'll be presenting two papers at the 2022 ICEE Conference!

Event Details

June 28 – July 2, 2022

Seoul Olympic Parktel

448, Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul – 138-749

Presentation Schedule

What to Expect

See you in Seoul, Korea for the 2022 ICEE Conference—we’re joining the conference as Gold Sponsors! The conference features a variety of distinguished presentations, networking events, and cultural tours!

Join our qualified speakers for two paper presentations on: Evaluating Cyber-Physical System Defense with Real-Time Simulation and Power Hardware-in-the-loop for Grid Emulation.

Paper Presentations

Evaluating Cyber-Physical System Defense
with Real-Time Simulation

Thursday, June 30, 2022
16:50hrs – 17:10hrs

Abstract: As technology develops, our virtual and real worlds begin to resemble one another. The distance between both worlds becomes narrower as our interests in the virtual world expands—the concern for a highly secure and safe virtual space has become a priority.

By combining both our virtual and real world, we’re able to see the cause-and-effect relationship they have on one another. The changes we make in one world effects the other and vice versa. This relationship shows that there must be real-world entities that can be paired and affected by the virtual world.  A real-time simulation can mimic the role of both parts—either virtually or in reality. This interaction often goes through communication channels.

Therefore, the communication channel can be regarded as a vulnerability that has the potential to compromise the security level. Vulnerability points can be exploited by an intruder, consequently causing unexpected disruption in either/both virtual and real world!

Real-Time Simulation is an effective surrogate for the real and/or virtual world because it can reduce possible threats and vulnerabilities by evaluating attack scenarios.

In this paper, a real-time simulator, RTDS, is combined with a well-known network modelling and emulation package, NS-3, to allow the evaluation environment for cyber-physical systems. Moreover, the NS-3 system is put on a WSl2 environment, which does not require a standalone Linux/Ubuntu computer.

Power Hardware-in-the-Loop
& Grid Emulation

Thursday, June 30, 2022
10:45hrs – 11:05hrs

Abstract: The grid emulation is an essential part of the grid-connected power electronics system testing. While the results of the model grid simulation would offer valuable insights regarding the behaviour of the DUT (Device Under Test), the results and evaluation don’t guarantee the successful operation of the device once it’s connected to the actual grid.

Although the modeler would try to achieve the best representation of the grid in the grid emulation, inherently such effort is bound to a certain limit. The real grid is dynamic and often some of the necessary parameters for the purpose of emulation are simply not available.

Subsequently, once the level of fidelity atempts to go higher than the given nominal values, such as nominal voltage—the grid becomes a black box.

Meanwhile, one of the testing devices frequently found in the grid emulation is a power amplifier—capable of providing or absorbing the arbitrary amount of real and reactive power as long as those values are within the amplifier’s ratings.

In this paper, we’ll present a method of using a power amplifier as a bridge between the real power grid and a model of the DUT. The output of the power amplifier is directly interfaced to the AC grid, while the model of the DUT is simulated in a real-time simulation!

Consequently, the model of the DUT can be exposed to the behaviour and characteristics of a real grid! As a result, the fidelity of the testing can be brought up to a higher level—this paper present the testing methods using a commercial power amplifier and their testing results.


Our Authors

Dr. In-Kwon Park

Sr. Principal Simulation Engineer
RTDS Technologies Inc.

Dr. In-Kwon Park received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea. He received his PhD degree in 2012 from the University of Manitoba—his academic advisor was Dr. Ani Gole. Between 1997-2002, he worked for LG Industrial Systems, Korea (currently LS Electric). Since 2002, he’s been working at RTDS Technologies. His research interest includes EMTP algorithm, power system modelling, real-time simulation, and embedded systems. He’s also a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba, Canada.

Dr. Yi Zhang

Vice President R&D | Chief Technology Officer
RTDS Technologies Inc.

Dr. Yi Zhang joined RTDS Technologies Inc. in 2000, where he now serves as Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dr. Zhang has over 28-years of experience working in the area of power system simulation and analysis. His expertise includes the Real Time EMT Simulation, Voltage Stability, HVDC, and more. As a principle member of the RTDS Technologies development team for over 20-years, Dr. Zhang has developed a number of power system models for the RTDS Real-Time Simulator. At present, he leads the R&D activities for RTDS Technologies. Dr. Zhang obtained his PhD degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Manitoba. He’s a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba and a senior member of IEEE. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba in Canada and at the University of China in Hunan, as well as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery journal.

Dr. Chamara Devanarayana

Applications Specialist
RTDS Technologies Inc.

Dr. Chamara Devanarayana holds a PhD and a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He did his Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at the University of Maratuwa, Sri Lanka. He has a profound interest in the area of cybersecurity simulation using open source tools, and ICS protocol dissection. He currently serves as a Simulation Speclialist at RTDS Technologies Inc.

ICEE Conference at a Glance

Day 1: Tuesday, June 28, 15:00hrs – 19:30hrs

Day 2: Wednesday, June 29, 13:30hrs – 17:50hrs

Day 3: Thursday, June 30, 10:45hrs – 20:00hrs

Day 4: Friday, July 1, 09:00hrs – 17:50hrs

Day 5: Online Poster Session

About the ICEE Conference

The conference is annually organized by Korea, Japan, China, and Hong Kong who each take turns hosting the event. ICEE is held to exchange the results of the latest studies in electrical engineering. The ICEE began in 1995 and has continued to provide a variety of high-caliber programming like distinguished presentations, networking events, and cultural tours.

The ICEE is a premiere conference for academic, industry, and business leaders to meet, publish results, and share knowledge in the field of electrical engineering. This year’s ICEE Conference will take place from June 28 – July 2, 2022 in Seoul, Korea.