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IEEE Industry Applications Society Newsletter
Pía Torres-Women in Engineering (WIE) Argentina Chair and IAS WIE Liaison, Belén Torres-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Student Branch WIE AG Chair, Laura Mangifesta-Communication Director of Mumuki and Romina Fairbairn-WIE Argentina Secretary at Mumuki discussing opportunities of collaboration for technological activities for kids.
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IAS 2018 Webinar Schedule
IAS is pleased to continue to offer high-quality technical webinars to our members free of charge.
The latest in the series of free webinars is listed below. To view recordings of past webinars please visit the IAS Resource Center.
Application of Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors
presented by Dr. Burak Ozpineci, Oak Ridge National Lab
15 March 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT
Cybersecurity and Industrial Control Systems
presented by Chet Santberg, P.E., CL Candberg & Associates
11 April 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT
2018 IAS Call for Nominations
The IAS Nominations and Appointments Committee are seeking candidates for the following positions on the 2019 IAS Executive Board:
General Requirements for members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society Executive Board
Members of the IAS Board, except for the Chair of the Intersociety Cooperation Committee and the Chair of the Electronic Communication Committee, must be IEEE Senior members or Fellows during their time of service (someone becoming a Senior member by January 2019 is eligible). Board members are expected to attend in person preferably or electronically, at least three of the Board meetings held each year. The Board meetings are held approximately once per calendar quarter. The first three meetings are typically held in conjunction with an IAS Technical Conference. The meetings usually last one and a half days, with a full day on Sunday and a half day on Monday. Major expenses for travel are covered, except if the Board member as a part of their job would attend the conference even if not a Board member.
Members filling elected positions hold two-year terms and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Members filling appointed positions serve one-year terms that can be extended four times upon Executive Board approval.
Many more details concerning Board member responsibility, and election and nomination processes, are available in the IAS Constitution, By-Laws, and Policy and Procedure Manual, all available on the IAS website.
IAS 2018 Fellows
IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The IAS Board and Membership would like to congratulate the following IAS members who have been elevated to IEEE Fellows for 2018:
Overlength Page Charges Coming Into Effect
At its October 2017 meeting, the IAS Executive Board adopted a policy to impose an overlength charge on exceptionally long papers published in IEEE Industry Applications Magazine (M-IA) and IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (T-IA). Here are some details on how that practice will be implemented:
IAS Chapters and Membership Department (CMD) Roster
The IAS Chapters and Membership Department announces the 2018-2019 Chapter Area Chairs which cover all ten IEEE Regions. The full roster with contact information available on our website.
2018 IEEE Industry Applications Annual Meeting
The 2018 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting will be held 23-27 September 2018 in Portland, OR, USA. This meeting will address the technical interests related to industrial applications of electrical energy. Note that while the 2018 IAS Annual Meeting and the 2018 Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition will be co-located in Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, the technical programs at these conferences will be separate and will complement each other.
The Annual Meeting papers are solicited on subjects pertaining to the scope of the participating Technical Committees of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, as listed in the annual meeting website below. For papers, draft manuscripts (NOT abstracts or digests alone) should be submitted, by e-mail, to the individuals identified in the Annual Meeting website. Proposals for Tutorials (which may range from 4 hours to 8 hours) should include a detailed outline as well as a list of presenters and their credentials should be submitted to the individual(s) listed on the call for papers on the conference website.
This year IAS has formed two new working groups; the "Data Center Working Group" and the "Nuclear Applications Working Group." The Society is interested in author submissions to support both our traditional technical committees and these two new working groups in support of our traditionally strong technical program for the 2018 IEEE IAS Annual Meeting.
Full Paper Submission: 15 March 2018
Author Notification: 15 May 2018
Final Papers: 15 July 2018
For additional information visit the conference website.
2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference
The 54th IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference will be held at the Marriot on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada 7-10 May 2018.
The general scope of the conference is to provide practical information about the planning, design, construction, operation and analysis of industrial and commercial power systems.
For more information, please visit our website.
2018 IEEE Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
The International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) will be held 13-18 May 2018 in Chicago, IL, USA. It is the premier forum for technical discussions in all areas of power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits, including but not limited to device physics, modeling, design, fabrication, materials, packaging and integration, device reliability, and device/circuit interactions.
The conference is held annually in continental regions across the world on a rotating basis. ISPSD 2018 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the conference.
For more info, please visit the conference website.
The final manuscript submission deadline is 15 March 2018.
View the Call for Papers.
4th Summer Academy on Energy (SAE^2)
The IEEE Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) Joint IAS and PES Student Branch Chapter is proud to announce the 4th Summer Academy on Energy (SAE^2), which will be held 12-19 August 2018. The participants can enjoy the amazing SAE atmosphere through lectures from professionals, power plant and site visits and exciting team tasks. The location is again in the heart of Middle-Europe, Budapest, Hungary. With various social events the attendees can also discover the beauty of the city. Energy storage is now recognized as a key element in modern energy supply chain and in using renewable energy sources. We try to introduce this interesting topic to the participants in many aspects.
Technical program and topics include:
Save the date, come and be an energenius!
2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE)
The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, OR, USA on 23-27 September 2018. ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. ECCE 2018 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, and expositions. ECCE 2018 will bring together practicing engineers, researchers and other professionals for interactive and multidisciplinary discussions on the latest advances in various areas related to energy conversion.
Call for Special Session Organizers:
Proposal submission deadline: 31 March 2018
Notification of session acceptance: 1 May 2018
For more info, please visit the conference website.
IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) Call for Papers
IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES) is a biennial conference that will be hosted at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madrasin Chennai in Chennai, India from 18-21 December 2018.
The conference will feature industry sessions, keynotes and special sessions. The three days of the conference are themed towards Electric Vehicles on 19 Dec, Renewable Power on 20 Dec and Industrial Drives on 21 Dec. Keynote talks, Industry sessions and Special Sessions are planned on all three days focusing on the respective theme areas. Tutorials from leading researchers/industry are planned on 18 Dec.
The conference invites submission of original papers. Submissions showing substantial developmental effort, analysis and case studies are also encouraged. For further information please view call for papers.
Last Date for Submissions: 16 April 2018
Acceptance Notification: 15 July 2018
Final Full Paper Submission Due: 15 September 2018
View the full call for paper on our website.
2018 IEEE/IAS - PCIC Conference
The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference (PCIC) is the premier conference for practicing electrical engineers and other professionals that deals with electrical installations in the oil and gas industry. It is highly regarded for providing top quality papers on a variety of relevant subjects aimed at the all-important electrical industry.
The 2018 PCIC Conference will be held 24-26 September 2018 in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
For further information contact: Dennis Bogh, PCIC Vice-Chair and PCIC Technical Program Chair at Dennis.Bogh@ieee.org
IAS Society-Level Awards
Society Award Nominations are open through 15 March 2018!
Nominations will be accepted for the IAS Society-Level Awards. Only online submissions will be accepted. Self-nomination is not allowed.
Outstanding Achievement Award
This award honors an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the application of electricity to industry in accordance with the scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.
Prize: US$5,000 and engraved statuette
Basis for Judging: Invention in the field as exemplified by issued patents, contribution to the general engineering or scientific basis of the technologies found within the scope of IAS, executive or managerial contribution in the organization or operation of enterprises as associated with the scope of the IAS.
Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes an individual for dedication and service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.
Prize: US$5,000 and plaque
Basis for Judging: Exceptional administrative, managerial and leadership achievement, proposal and/or implementation of innovative new Society programs, dedication to the growth and advancement of the Society and/or its geographic and technical entities.
IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by an IAS member less than 35 years of age.
Prize: US$2,500, plaque and travel expenses to attend the IAS Annual Meeting.
Eligibility: Nominees must be younger than age 35 at the specified award nomination due date.
Basis for Judging: Outstanding contribution to the profession in the form of IEEE/IAS activities such as (but not limited to) authorship of technical papers, IAS chapter leadership, IAS committee work, conference leadership, and standards working groups.
IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Service Award
This award recognizes an individual younger than age 35, through dedication and service, distinguished him/herself to IAS
Prize: US$2,500 honorarium, plaque, and travel reimbursement to an IAS conference for recognition
Eligibility: Members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society are eligible
Basis for Judging: The basis for judging shall be based upon administrative and leadership contributions, contributions through section or chapter activities, contributions through technical committee and conference activities, technical paper reviews for conferences/transactions, contributions through new/revised programs that impact IAS growth globally.
Event Highlights of IEEE Schenectady IAS Chapter
Submitted by Jiangbiao He, IEEE Senior Member and Xu She, IEEE Senior Member
The IEEE Schenectady Section, one of the oldest IEEE Sections, was established in Schenectady, NY, USA in 1903. The IAS Schenectady Chapter has been actively engaged in motivating local volunteers, sponsoring and organizing educational/technical events, seminars and distinguished lectures. The executive committee of the IAS Schenectady Chapter currently consists of Chair Dr. Xu She and Vice Chair, Dr. Jiangbiao He, both are IEEE Senior members and electrical engineers with GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY, USA.
The IAS Chapter has organized five seminars in the past year, including inviting renowned electric engineers and experts from local companies as well as inviting international professors for seminars and distinguished lectures. These events and activities have been well attended and significantly promote the development of IAS.
The seminars included:
University of Oviedo Joint Student Branch Chapter (UO-SBC) Meeting
Submitted by Cristina González Moral, UO-SBC Board member-community manager
The University of Oviedo IAS/IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS)/and IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Student Branch Chapter organized a conference with Professor Roberto Cárdenas, from the University of Chile on 1 February 2018. This was held in Gijon, Spain.
Roberto Cárdenas currently works as a Professor in the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica in the University of Chile. He does research in electronic engineering and electrical engineering. His current research project is "Control Systems and Hardware Topologies for Modular Multilevel Converter Applications."
His conference was divided in two parts. In the first part he spoke about the educational system in Chile, how are studies classified, the Ph.D. program, financing, university rankings and more. This topic seems of high relevance to all Chapter members as it is important to understand the difference between our own system and others. This part was very dynamic, and people discussed the differences.
After this first speech we had a brief stop for coffee at the cafeteria. There, Director Juan Carlos Campo came to greet him and give him a small present on behalf of the University. Also pictured in this photo are Mr. Guirguis, Chapter chair and Prof. Marcos Alonso, Chapter advisor.
The second part of the speech was more technical, where he introduced us to four-wire microgrids, and spoke about his recent papers in this area. He also commented on the experimental areas they have at his university. Finally, the meeting was closed by a traditional Spanish lunch in the campus cafeteria, in order to give the students the chance to meet and interact with Prof. Cárdenas.
We would like to thank the school of engineering for giving us space which was perfect for our needs. In addition, we would like to thank everyone who attended, we hope that they found the activity as interesting as we did. Finally, we would like to thank Prof. Roberto Cárdenas for preparing such wonderful presentations and sharing his time with us.
This event was organized under the Supervision of the chapter advisor, Prof. Marcos Alonso, with the help of the chapter board members Mr. Guirguis Zaki Guirguis (SBC Chair), Mr. Jose Maria Cuartas (SBC Vice Chair), Ms. María Martínez (SBC treasurer), Ms. Maria Rodriguez (SBC Event Organizer) and Ms. Cristina González (SBC community manager).
Offering for IAS Members
In an effort to increase member benefits, IAS has created the IAS Resource Center. The Resource Center houses technical information such as webinars, slides and white papers. IAS members must sign in using their IEEE account to access this information free of charge. Anyone that is not an active member of IAS will be charged a fee to access this information.
If there is information that you would like to see in the Resource Center, please send an email to email@example.com.
IAS Conference Calendar
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.
2018 IEEMA Engineer Infinite Conference (eTechNxT)
11-12 March 2018
Greater Noida, India
2018 IEEE Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects Workshop (ESTMP)
12-14 March 2018
Calgary, AB, Canada
2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)
19-23 March 2018
Fort Worth, TX, USA
2018 IET 9th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD)
17-19 April 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2018 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG)
22-25 April 2018
2018 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC)
6-9 May 2018
Memphis, TN, USA
2018 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference (IAS/PCA)
6-10 May 2018
Nashville, TN, USA
2018 IEEE/IAS 54th Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS)
7-10 May 2018
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
2018 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
13-17 May 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018 ECCE Asia)
20-24 May 2018
2018 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
13-15 June 2018
Long Beach, CA, USA
2018 1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Engineering Sciences (ARES)
15 June 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2018 IEEE IAS Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference (PPFIC)
17-22 June 2018
Appleton, WI, USA
2018 Electrostatics Joint Conference (ESA)
18-20 June 2018
Boston, MA, USA
2018 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM)
20-22 June 2018
2018 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica
28 June-2 July 2018
Capetown, South Africa
2018 IEEE 18th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC)
26-30 August 2018
2018 XIII International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM)
3-6 September 2018
2018 IEEE 9th International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED)
13-14 September 2018
2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
23-27 September 2018
Portland, OR, USA
2018 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS)
23-27 September 2018
Portland, OR, USA
2018 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Technical Conference (PCIC)
24-26 September 2018
Cincinnati, OH USA
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