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Welcoming Remarks

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am honoured to welcome all colleagues from around the world to attend the 16th Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge (ACED 2012) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on December 10-12, 2012. 

The conference is organized by the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This is the first time the conference is held in Malaysia. The conference will be held at The ZON Regency Hotel, Johor Bahru. It will be an opportunity for the international community, academics, scientists, engineers and researchers to present their original work, exchange ideas, and discuss recent progress in the field of Electrical Discharges in particular, and of High Voltage Technology in general. A total of 84 papers from 9 countries (Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China, India, Australia, Sweden, UAE) have been accepted for the oral presentations. After a further review process, each paper will be published in one of the previously identified journals, namely the International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Journal of Science and Technology, Jurnal Teknologi, Jurnal Elektrika, or Elektropika.

Five Invited Talks from distinguished researchers and specialists will be presented in the plenary sessions. The conference presentations have been grouped into the following main topics: Plasma and Discharges, Electrical Insulation, Partial Discharge Phenomena and Measurements, Electromagnetic Fields Measurements, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics, and Overvoltages and Others.

Johor prouds itself as a state which contains the southern-most tip of Asia, located at Tanjung Piai, Johor. There are numerous attractions and historical sites in Johor Bahru and nearby areas waiting for your visit and discovery. The conference venue is also located a short distance away from Singapore.

As the Chairman of ACED 2012, I would like to extend my warm welcome to all participants to attend ACED 2012.

I wish you a joyous and rewarding stay in Johor Bahru.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zulkurnain Abdul-Malek
Chairman of ACED 2012