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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.
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IAS can provide a personalized letter addressed to your employer/supervisor detailing your IAS volunteer efforts and engage your new employer to support your IAS membership and activity. In order to receive the letter you will need to complete a form with your supervisor's name, title, address and your IAS volunteer activities. Once the form is received and reviewed a PDF file will be sent to the email address submitted. The letter is signed by the IAS President and the IAS Executive Director. For additional information, please visit our website.
Election Slate for 2018
IAS is preparing for its election of candidates to fill open positions on the IAS Board. The following list of nominees was approved at the June 2017 IAS Executive Board meeting. The balloted positions listed below will be sent to the IAS Council members in August for voting and winners will be announced at the IAS Council Luncheon during the 2017 Annual Meeting in October. A full list of Council members is listed on our website. Any corrections to this list should be emailed to email@example.com.
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Now Available as PDF in IEEE Xplore
Starting with the July/August 2017 issue, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine is available as a full-issue PDF download. When you go to the current issue page, you will see an icon "Get Entire Issue Now." Click on that and you will be able to view and download the issue. This is available to anyone who has access to IAS Magazine in IEEE Xplore.
IAS Society Level Awards for 2017
by Marcos Alonso, IAS Awards Dept. Chair
On behalf of the IAS Executive Board, it is my great pleasure to announce that the following IAS society level awards were confirmed for 2017:
2017 IEEE/IAS - PCIC Conference
18-20 September 2017 Calgary, AB, Canada
We invite you to join us the 64th Annual PCIC Conference, the premier event dedicated to applied electrical technology for process industries. The IEEE/IAS-PCIC sponsors more than fifty (50) IEEE standards, guides and recommended practices, many of which have working group meetings there. As part of the conference, there are six (6) tutorials for which CEU and PDH credits are also available.
And what a lovely September setting: Calgary, AB, Canada! On the banks of the Bow River, the majestic Canadian Rockies are an easy trip to the West, but also much to see and do in this beautiful city. Many people are planning to arrive early and/or stay late, but the motivation and main attraction is the PCIC Conference itself. The details can be seen here: PCIC 2017 Conference and registration is well underway.
Participating in the 3+ day PCIC Conference offers the opportunity to:
Prior to every PCIC Conference there are meetings of the American Chemical Council and several different API working groups. These are scheduled each year to coincide with the PCIC annual conference in order to capitalize on the caliber of electrical professionals that attend. So much will be going on in Calgary this year; we hope to see you here!
Peter Baen, Chair: IEEE/IAS-PCIC
*The PCIC 2018 "Call for Papers" has been released. For more information, see: 2018 PCIC Abstracts
Registration for the IAS Annual Meeting is Open
Registration for the IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting is now open. The 52nd Annual Meeting, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, OH, USA 1-5 October 2017.
The deadline for submission of final conference manuscripts to ScholarOne Manuscripts is 1 August 2017. Authors are kindly requested to submit their manuscripts before the deadline.
Five Tutorials are scheduled for Tuesday, 3 October 2017 and Wednesday, 4 October 2017. For titles and descriptions and pricing please visit the tutorial section of the conference web site.
Call for Presentations, Panel Discussions and Tutorials: 2018 ESTMP Workshop
The 2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects (ESTMP) Workshop will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 12-14 March 2018.
The ESTMP Workshop provides a forum for exchanging and advancing industry knowledge in the areas of electrical safety, engineering, project optimization, maintenance and reliability of electrical systems. The Workshop is designed to share new and innovative concepts, best practices, successes and lessons learned that deliver value and stimulate innovation.
In addition to presentations, two panel discussions and half-day tutorials. Potential topics include:
View the Call for Presentations. For more information, please visit our website.
Special Issue: Emerging Topics in Lighting, 2018
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE)
Scheduled Publication Date: September 2018
The drive for more efficient and smarter ways to use electrical energy is increasingly more prevalent. Lighting, as the most common and naturally the most constant form of load, constitutes a significant portion of the total electricity consumption in all buildings. Therefore, it has a high energy-saving potential to optimize the lighting system, including both the lighting sources and their supply, towards better efficiency.
Currently, LED lamps are replacing traditional incandescent lamps due to advantages in efficiency, life span and fast response. With the development of LED packing and coating technology, the cost of the LEDs will be further decreased and they will be more widely used in different applications. Besides, discharge lamps, like fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps and sodium vapor lamps are still being used in many applications owing to their several advantages. Both the LEDs and the discharge lamps require a current-regulating driving circuit, which is a critical factor influencing the efficiency of the lighting system and still calls for improvements.
International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG 2018)
The 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG 2018) will be held at the National Ilan University in Yilan, Taiwan, 22-25 April 2018. The objective of IGBSG 2018 is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing the latest developments in building/home communication technologies, e-applications, and green building technologies for a wide range of uses in intelligent buildings and smart grids. In addition to submitted papers, speakers will be invited from academia, industry, and government agencies to present novel technologies and products that address these topics. On-site demos will be held from companies and research organizations involved with IGBSG-related activities.
Papers are called for both oral and poster presentations of topics on power electronics, communications, e-applications, green building and smart-grid technologies of interest to researchers, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, or network-solution implementers who develop products, provide quality customer service, support end users, and provide energy-management solutions for the intelligent buildings and smart-grid market. Submitted papers should be two to four pages in length and should follow the standard IEEE conference paper format. Papers presented in conference will be included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library (under application).
Author's Schedule Prospective authors should note the following deadlines:
Social events include a reception party, a banquet, and technical visits. For additional information please visit the conference website.
Special Issue: Grid-Connected Power Electronics Systems: Stability, Power Quality, and Protection
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Call for papers deadline: 15 October 2017
Grid-connected power electronics systems have been increasingly found in Renewable Energy Sources (RESs), High-Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) systems, Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTSs), Variable-Speed Drives (VSDs), and other emerging energy-efficient applicants. The widespread adoption of power electronic apparatus in electrical grids brings more flexibility in power control and management, but encounters also a series of unprecedented challenges. The multitime-scale control dynamics of power electronics systems tend to induce oscillations or resonances across a wide frequency range. The limited over-current capability and the reduced rotational inertia of power converters are further deteriorating the system protection and transient stability. Numerous research efforts have thus been made towards these challenges, ranging from hardware concepts to converter/system modeling and control strategies.
This special issue is devoted to identifying the technical barriers and the latest progress in the utility applications of power electronics systems. Prospective authors are invited to submit innovative approaches, survey papers or tutorials, for review for publication in this special issue. View the call for papers.
Call for Papers - IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition Components, Systems, and Power Electronics (ITEC) India 2017
ITEC INDIA 2017 will be held in Pune, India, 13-15 December 2017.
The conference is co-organized by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) INDIA and IEEE Industry Applications Society. This conference will address technical interests related to the electrification in the transportation sectors including but not limited to, electric and hybrid vehicles, and plug in hybrid, aeronautical, railroad and off-road vehicles.
ITEC INDIA 2017 will present an array of papers across different topics, ride and drives. Call for papers and submission instructions may be found on our website.
Last date for submission of digest: 31 July 2017
Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2017
Deadline for final manuscript submission: 1 October 2017
Deadline for early registration: 15 October 2017
Call for Nominations for Open TAB Positions with Various Deadlines
The Technical Activities Board (TAB) Nominations and Appointments Committee is accepting nominations for these open TAB positions that will be decided during the 2018 IEEE Organizational Unit (OU) Meetings:
You can also nominate yourself or a colleague for positions that will be determined during the November 2018 IEEE OU Meetings. The open positions include:
New 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
IAS Conference Calendar
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.
2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific)
7-10 August 2017
2017 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED)
29 August-1 September 2017
2017 11th International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications (LDIA)
6-8 September 2017
2017 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Technical Conference (PCIC 2017)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17-20 September 2017
2017 IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED)
18-19 September 2017
2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
Cincinnati, OH, USA
1-5 October 2017
2017 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, USA
1-5 October 2017
2017 IEEE 58th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON)
12-13 October 2017
2017 IEEE International Young Scientists Forum on Applied Physics and Engineering (YSF)
17-20 October 2017
2017 Brazilian Power Electronics Conference (COBEP)
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
19-22 November 2017
2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS)
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
15-16 December 2017
2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)
College Station, TX, USA 8-9 February 2018
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