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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 an upcoming newsletter.
Did You Know?
"Did You Know" is a new column focused on benefits and information for IAS members. Each month we will offer a few facts about a different topic.
IEEE Fellow Program: deadline for nominations is 1 March
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.
To learn more about the history of the IEEE Fellow grade, the elevation process, and how the program evolved through the years to become the program it is today, please visit their website.
If you need assistance for writing a strong recommendation please review the Recommendation Guide to Writing an Effective Fellow Nomination.
Nominations are only accepted through the IEEE Fellows online system.
The nominator must submit a nomination before a reference or endorser can complete the support form.
Please note that the 1 March deadline is not flexible. All forms (nomination, reference, and endorsement) must be received no later than 1 March.
Call for Papers - IAS Annual Meeting
The 2017 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting will address the technical interests related to industrial applications of electrical energy. Meeting papers are solicited on subjects pertaining to the scope of the participating Technical Committees of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, as listed on our Call for Papers.
New Offering for IAS Members
In an effort to increase member benefits, IAS has created the IAS Resource Center. This Resource Center will house technical information such as webinars, slides and white papers. IAS members will be requested to sign in to access this information. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next webinar, "GaN Devices" presented by Dr. Alex Lidow, CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) on 1 March
To register for the webinar, please visit our website.
If you have any comments about the webinar program, or would like a particular topic addressed, please send an email to email@example.com.
First Industrial and Commercial Power System European Conference (I&CPS)
The first Industrial and Commercial Power System European Conference will take place 6-9 June 2017 in Milan, Italy.
The scope of the Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department includes all matters within the scope of IAS relating to the technology of electric power generation, transmission or distribution in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, and within that segment of industry associated specifically with rural or agricultural applications.
The scope also includes the creation of related technical standards governing such applications. The objective of I&CPS shall be the advancement of the theory and practice of engineering as it relates to design and management of electrical power systems and comfort conditioning systems within industrial plants, commercial buildings and institutional facilities, and electrical power systems that serve primarily agricultural areas. The fields of electronics and computer science as applied to industrial and commercial power systems or to electrical comfort conditioning also fall within the objectives of I&CPS.
Topics eligible to be presented for this conference include (but are not limited to):
For additional information, please visit the conference website.
IAS Distinguished Lecturers 2017-2018
The IAS Distinguished Lecturers list for 2017-2018 has been released:
IAS Society-Level Awards
From 1 January - 15 March 2017, nominations will be accepted for the IAS Society-Level Awards. Submission sites are now OPEN! Only online nominations will be considered. Self-nomination is not permitted.
IEEE Outstanding Achievement Award
(first presented in 1969)
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: any of the following criteria apply:
Distinguished Service Award
(first presented in 1988)
This award recognizes an individual for dedication and service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.
Prize: US$5,000 and plaque
Basis for judging:
IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award
(established in 1996 and renamed in 2009)
This award recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by an IAS member younger 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. To be considered as a nominee, a one-page form must be completed describing IAS activities and associated contributions made by the nominee. The form must be submitted and received by the IAS President before 15 March.
Basis for judging: Outstanding contribution to the profession in the form of IEEE/IAS activities such as (but not limited to):
IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Service Award
(established in 2015)
This award recognizes an individual younger than 35 years of age, who, through dedication and service, distinguished him/herself to IAS.
Prize: US$2,500, plaque, and travel reimbursement to an IAS conference for recognition
Eligibility: Members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society younger than 35 years of age are eligible.
Basis for judging:
IEEE Industry Applications Society Kliman Award Nominations are now open!
To nominate a colleague for the IAS Kliman Award, download the appropriate forms from and submit them to Dr. Annette Muetze as requested on the form. The deadline for submission is 1 June 2017.
6th International Youth Conference on Energy (IYCE)
The 6th International Youth Conference on Energy (IYCE) will be held In Budapest, Hungary, 21-24 June 2017.
Our main aim is to provide an opportunity to young professionals (undergraduate, MSc, PhD students and entrant engineers) to present their work in a friendly international environment, to enjoy Budapest and to make new connections for the future. Contributions are welcomed from any field related to energy and power engineering. For additional information, please visit our website.
Final papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC)
The IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC) has been established as a major event. Its inaugural conference was held in Milwaukee, WI, USA in 1997. The IEMDC 2017 anniversary session will be held 21-24 May 2017 in beautiful and sunny Miami, FL, USA close to many tourist attractions and just across the causeway to Miami Beach and the art deco district.
The scope of the conference includes technology advances in design, analysis, manufacturing and measurements for electrical machines and drives. Topics covered include rotating electrical machines; special machines, sensors, and actuators; electrical drives; condition monitoring, fault detection, noise and vibration; embedded applications. IEMDC 2017 will include oral and poster technical sessions for papers describing original and previously unpublished work, plenary sessions with invited speakers, tutorials, and exhibits. To learn more about IEMDC 2017, please visit the conference website.
2017 IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017)
2017 IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017) will be held in Harbin, China, 2-5 August 2017. It is hosted by Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Serving as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural and communications hub in Northeast China, Harbin is well known for its bitterly cold winters, beautiful snow and ice sculptures and is often called the "Ice City." ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017 is part of a global series of IEEE ITEC conferences, all dedicated to promoting the development of electrical technologies for transportation, land, rail, air and sea. Please, visit our website for more info.
We are currently soliciting papers for this conference.
15 March 2017: Paper submission
30 April 2017: Tutorial proposals submission
15 May 2017: Notification of acceptance
1 July 2017: Final manuscript submission and registration
IAS Chapters and Member Development (CMD) Chapter and Member Programs
The IAS CMD Chapter and member promotion programs, Chapter contests and travel award applications for 2017 have been launched. For details, please visit these sites:
IEEE International conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES2016)
by Dr. Jaison Mathew, General Chair, IEEE PEDES2016
The 2016 IEEE International conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (IEEE PEDES2016) was held in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, 14-17 December 2016. The PEDES series of international conferences was started in 1996 and has since acquired the reputation of a high quality technical conference that provide a major forum for the exchange of information among practicing professionals from all over the globe in the areas of Power Electronics, Machines, Drives and Energy Systems. PEDES2016 was sponsored by four IEEE societies: IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and IEEE Power and Energy (PES) societies.
The conference was seventh in the series and it received 816 digests from more than 30 countries. After a rigorous review process, 412 digests were selected for final camera ready submissions (corresponding to an acceptance rate of 50.4%). Around 400 reviewers participated in the review process with minimum two peer reviews per paper. The conference was a huge success with more than 450 participants from 21 countries. The international steering committee of the conference contributed much to the publicity of the conference.
Read more on our website.
See photos from the event.
IAS Conference Calendar
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.
2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
Tampa, FL, USA
26-30 March 2017
2017 Ninth Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech)
Denver, CO, USA
29-31 March 2017
2017 IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis (WEMDCD)
Nottingham, United Kingdom
20-21 April 2017
2017 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC)
Columbus, OH, USA 23-26 April 2017
2017 IEEE/IAS 53rd Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS)
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
7-11 May 2017
2017 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference
Calgary, AB, Canada
18-25 May 2017
2017 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)
Miami, FL, USA
21-24 May 2017
2017 International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) & 2017 Intl Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP)
25-27 May 2017
2017 IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics and Power Quality Applications (PEPQA)
31 May - 2 June 2017
2017 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2017 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe)
6-9 June 2017
2017 IEEE Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference (PPFIC)
Tacoma, WA, USA
18-23 June 2017
2017 6th International Youth Conference on Energy (IYCE)
21-24 June 2017
2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
Chicago, IL, USA
22-24 June 2017
2017 9th International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
29 June - 1 July 2017
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