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IEEE IAS Newsletter
April 2016
In this issue
  • IAS Webinars
  • 2016 IAS Annual Meeting
  • Chapter and Membership News
  • Call for Papers
  • PES Scholarship Application
  • Summer Academy on Energy
  • Future Energy Technologies Seminar
  • Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
  • IAS Conferences
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IEEE Industry Applications Magazine
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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • "The Electrogeometrical Model of the Rolling Sphere Method "
  • "A Fuzzy-Based Building Automation Control System: Optimizing the Level of Energy Performance and Comfort in an Office Space by Taking Advantage of Building Automation Systems and Solar Energy"
  • "Area Classification Is Not a Copy-and-Paste Process: Performing Reliable Hazardous-Area-Classification Studies"
  • "Power-hardware-in-the-loop test beds: evaluation tools for grid integration of distributed energy resources"
  • "Detecting Open-Switch Faults: Using Asymmetric Zero-Voltage Switching States"
  • "Steam Production and Electric Power System Stability: Striking a Balance Using a Comprehensive Electric Dispatch Control Strategy"
  • "Factory Acceptance Tests: A Comparative Analysis to Establish a Baseline for Testing Data"
  • "Ground-Fault Protection of Personnel: The Field Applications of a Class C GFCI in a Crude Oil Refinery"

Volunteer Opportunities
IAS is seeking qualified volunteers to work on publications, committee, and conferences. Please submit an inquiry by filling out a volunteer application on the IAS website.

IEEE Senior Membership
IEEE Senior Membership is the highest grade for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. Candidates need to be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.

An application for Senior Membership requires three references unless nominated by a Senior member, and in that case requires two references.

Congratulations to the newly-elected IAS Senior members for 2016.

Join the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

IAS is a sponsoring society of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC). The TEC coordinates broad and deep activities throughout IEEE in the growing electrification revolution across transportation domains, including advances in electric and hybrid cars, more-electric ships and aircraft, rail systems, personal transport, and the motive, storage, power grid, electronic intelligence, and control technologies that make them possible.

The Community delivers engagement through leadership opportunities, professional development, standards development, and other programming for practitioners, researchers, students, and all IEEE members interested in electric transportation.

It is free to join.

As a TEC member, you will enjoy a discount for some excellent online tutorials on machines, fuel cells, batteries, and other topics.

IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
The IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (T-TE), first published in 2015, is now in full gear, accepting papers on any aspect of transportation electrification, including on-road, off-road, off-highway, and rail vehicles, airplanes, and ships.

While regular contributions are welcome, below are the deadlines for our 2016 special issues:
  • Special Issue on Wireless Charging Systems (Deadline: 30 June 2016)
  • Special Issue on More Electric Aircraft (Deadline: 30 September 2016)

About the IEEE Industry Applications Society Newsletter

Thank you for reading this issue of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Newsletter. If you have IAS-specific news to share with your IAS colleagues please send us an email for possible future publication in one of our upcoming newsletters.


IAS Webinars

IAS is proud to announce a monthly series of technical webinars on topics of current interest to the membership.

IAS has scheduled its second webinar for our Young Professional audience as well as professional development for our veteran members: How To Improve Your 'Social' Life. The webinar will cover how IAS is currently using social media and how you can use social media in your professional career.

4 May 2016 Dr. John Palmour
CEO, Wolfspeed
Wide Bandgap Semiconductors 11:00 am EST
1 June 2016 Prof. Zeljko Pantic
Utah State University
Wireless Power Transmission 11:00 am EST

Past webinars and slides are available for view to IAS members.


2016 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting

The 2016 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting will take place 2-6 October 2016 in Portland, OR, USA. This meeting will address the technical interests related to industrial applications of electrical energy. Papers are solicited on this subject, especially studies pertaining to the scope of the participating Technical Committees of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, as listed below.

Proposals for Tutorials (which may range from four hours to eight hours) should include a detailed outline as well as a list of presenters and their credentials. Proposals should be sent to Dr. Joseph Sottile by 1 May 2016.

Author Deadlines:
  • 1 June 2016: Notification of acceptance or rejection by the respective technical committees.
  • 1 July 2016: Authors to receive instructions for submission of final conference manuscripts
  • 1 August 2016: Deadline for submission of final conference manuscripts to ScholarOne Manuscripts

News from IAS Chapters and Membership Department (CMD)
  • Student Branch News: Caused by the intensive Student Branch Chapter development, the number of the IAS SB and the Technical Chapters became equal on 24 March 2016. We have 144 Student Branch and 144 Technical, total 288 IAS Chapters.

  • Region 8 Student Branch Chapter of the Year 2015: The Democritus University of Thrace SB IAS Chapter has been selected as the Region 8 Student Branch Chapter of the Year 2015. Congratulations!

Call for Papers-IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
The IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications has scheduled a special issue on fault diagnosis of electric machines, power electronics and drives. This special issue aims to offer an insight into the state-of-the-art of diagnostics and condition monitoring of electrical machines, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and related areas. The fault diagnostics of electrical machines and drives has been the object of a significant amount of research work during the last few decades. Reducing maintenance costs and preventing unscheduled downtimes, which cause production and economic losses, are a priority for manufacturers and operators. Correct diagnosis and early detection of incipient faults lead to reduce maintenance costs and downtime for the process under consideration, and in many cases also prevent harmful and sometimes disruptive failures.

Guest Editor: Prof. Antonio J. Marques Cardoso, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Submission of one-page abstract: 15 May 2016
Submission of manuscripts for review in S1M: 1 July 2016
Final Decision: 15 February 2017
Submission of final files for approved papers: 15 March 2017
Publication of Special Issue of IAS Transactions: May/June 2017

View the call for papers


Apply for the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Today

The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) is looking for the power and energy engineers of tomorrow. The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative has a simple goal: to increase the number of well-qualified, entry-level engineers by rewarding top power & energy engineering students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

PES is offering up to US$7,000 over three years and assistance with career experience opportunities to selected students. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student studying electrical engineering and be a citizen (or permanent resident) of the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada. Additionally, the student should also be willing to take power engineering courses and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Read the full eligibility requirements on our website.

The application deadline is 30 June 2016. Don’t delay, fill out your scholarship application now!

Stay in the know by liking the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Facebook page for updates and reminders.


3rd Summer Academy on Energy (SAE^2)
The IEEE Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) Joint IAS & PES Student Branch Chapter is proud to announce the 3rd Summer Academy on Energy (SAE^2), which will be held 14-19 August 2016. The participants can enjoy the amazing SAE atmosphere through lectures from professionals, power plant and site visits. 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.

The Organizing Committee of SAE^2 is encouraging undergraduate and MSc students from all over the world to apply for SAE^2. The registration will be open soon, as well as the availability of the program. Until then go and check out the official promo video of the 3rd Summer Academy on Energy - made from last year's pictures.

Stay Connected:

Future Energy Technologies Seminar
The Strathclyde IEEE IAS/PELS Student Branch Chapter presents a Future Energy Technologies Seminar focused on developments in the energy sector with presentations and workshops on Nuclear Power, Electrical Machines, HVDC and Grid Inverters. This upcoming seminar is to be held in Glasgow, Scotland 16-17 May 2016.

Student poster presentations could provide you the opportunity to showcase your work to other students and lectures. We are currently still looking for poster submissions, if you are interested please email an abstract to Maria Orr at If your poster is accepted you will qualify for a discounted ticket for the event.

  • Motor Drive Applications in Improving Comfort and Safety in Automobiles - Dr.Tomy Sebastian, IAS President Elect. (Keynote Speaker)
  • Nuclear Power: What in the world is going on? - Dr. David Vaglia, Westinghouse Electric Co.
  • Power Electronics and Control for Renewable Energy Systems - Prof. Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University
  • Machines for Renewable Applications - Dr. Alasdair McDonald, University of Strathclyde
  • Modelling and Control of Grid Inverters with LCL filter - Prof. Mark Dehong Xu, Zhejiang University
  • Topology and Control of Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) for HVDC transmission systems - Prof. Stephen Finney & Dr. Lie Xu, University of Strathclyde
Register today!

19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2016)

The Industry Applications Society of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) is pleased to announce that the 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS 2016) will be held 13-16 November 2016, in Chiba, Japan.

The aims of ICEMS 2016 are to provide an opportunity for scientists and experts to present the latest research developments in the field of electrical machines and systems (rotating and other machines, power electronics, motion control, and motor drives) and to exchange useful information and experiences in research, trends and applications.

Started in Beijing in 1987, ICEMS is now established as a regular annual event. ICEMS 2016 has technical co-sponsorship with IEEE Industry Applications Society. Selected papers will be recommended to IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.


IAS Conference Calendar

We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.

2016 IET 8th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
19-21 Apr 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE/IAS 52nd Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS)
Detroit, MI, USA
1-5 May 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference
Dallas, TX, USA
13-20 May 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC)
Westminster, CO, USA
15-18 May 2016
Society Sponsor

2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific)
Busan, Korea (South)
1-4 June 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED)
Nadi, Fiji
5-6 June 2016
Society Sponsor

2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC)
Florence, Italy
7-10 June 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference Europe (PCIC Europe)
Berlin, Germany
14-16 June 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Pulp, Paper & Forest Industries Conference (PPFIC)
Austin, TX, USA
19-23 June 2016
Society Sponsor

2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM)
Anacapri, Italy
22-24 June 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
Dearborn, MI, USA
26-29 June 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 8th International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
Ploiesti, Romania
30 Jun-2 Jul 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE 1st International Conference on Power Electronics, Intelligent Control and Energy Systems (ICPEICES)
Delhi, India
4-6 July 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 XXII International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM)
Ecublens, Switzerland
4-7 September 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
Milwaukee, WI, USA
18-22 September 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Technical Conference (PCIC 2016)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
19-21 September 2016
Society Sponsor

2016 IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (PEMC)
Varna, Bulgaria
25-30 September 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting
Portland, OR, USA 2-6 October 2016
Society Sponsor

2016 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference Brasil (PCIC Brasil)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2-5 October 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 57th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON)
Riga, Latvia
13-14 October 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (INDEL)
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3-5 November 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)
Chiba, Japan
13-16 November 2016
Technical Cosponsor

2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES)
Thiruvananthapuram, India
14-17 December 2016
Society Cosponsor

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