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IEEE IAS Newsletter
June 2017
In this issue
  • Did You Know?
  • IAS Webinars
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and IAS Joint Webinar
  • Application for the IAS Annual Meeting Travel Award Program (AMTGP)
  • Trans on Industry Applications Special Issue
  • Call for Papers-ITEC India 2017
  • Region 8 Chapter Report
  • Call for Nominations
  • New Offering for IAS Members
  • Volunteers needed for Youth STEM Program
  • 6th International Youth Conference on Energy
  • 2017 IEEE IAS Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference
  • 2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference
  • IAS Chapters and Membership Department Programs
  • IAS Conference Calendar
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IEEE Industry Applications Society Publications
All subscribers can access the online version of these publications using their IEEE Account.

The current issue of IEEE Industry Applications Magazine is in the mail and is retrievable now from IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online digital library.

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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • "History of Aircraft Wiring Arc-Fault Protection"
  • "Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace: Applying Prevention Through Design to Voltage Testing"
  • "Arc-Flash Mitigation: A Systematic Approach for Company Standard Power System Schemes"
  • "Improving Electrical Safety : Risk Perception and Decision Making in Hazard Analysis"
  • "The Human Contribution to Workplace Incidents: Addressing the Human Element in Electrical Safety"

The current issue of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications is in the mail and is retrievable now from IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online digital library.

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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • "Comprehensive Diagnostics of Induction Motor Faults Based on Measurement of Space and Time Dependencies of Air Gap Flux"
  • "Evaluation and Current-Response-Based Identification of Insulation Degradation for High Utilized Electrical Machines in Railway Application"
  • "Active and Reactive Power Spectra-Based Detection and Separation of Rotor Faults and Low-Frequency Load Torque Oscillations"
  • "Analysis of the Vibration Magnitude of an Induction Motor With Different Numbers of Broken Bars"
  • "PWM Ripple Currents Based Turn Fault Detection for Multiphase Permanent Magnet Machines"

Volunteer Opportunities
IAS is seeking qualified volunteers to work on publications, committees, 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.

IAS Distinguished Lecturer Program
The IAS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) and Prominent Lecturer (PL) Program allows Chapters to invite experts to visit Chapter events and give lectures. It is a great opportunity to have direct contact with the best researchers and industrial experts in our field.

The DL and PL lecturers can be reimbursed by IAS US$1,000 and US$600 per lecture travel. The monetary support of travel invitations is limited to three lectures per year.

For more information, visit our website.

New 2017 IEEE Fellows
The following IAS members to the IEEE Fellow Class of 2017. Congratulations!
Terry Ericsen
Michael Gard
Bhuvaneswari Gurumoorthy
Jin Jiang
Mark David Kankam
Hulya Kirkici
Sang Bin Lee
Kevin Peterson
Khwaja Rahman
Toshihisa Shimizu
Edson Watanabe
Dianguo Xu

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 on some excellent online tutorials on machines, fuel cells, batteries, and other topics.


About the IEEE Industry Applications Society Newsletter

IAS Electrical Safety Prevention through Design Engineering Education Initiative
2017 Award Winners

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?
Join IAS on LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. Build your professional identity online and stay in touch with colleagues and classmates.

The IAS LinkedIn group is open to anyone; to date we have more than 4,100 members. Use LinkedIn to connect with colleagues, post articles, share news of interest or items for discussion such as solving problems or requests for feedback.
IAS Webinars
Our next webinar, "Recent Development of Switched Reluctance Motors for Hybrid Electric Vehicles" will be presented by Akira Chiba on 16 June 2017.

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
IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) and IAS Joint Webinar
IEEE PES-IAS Power Africa Conference with the IEEE Collabratec™ team presents a PES Membership Webinar entitled "Career and Educational Advancement Through Relationships and Development Resources."
9 June 2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

This webinar will educate you on the value of the right relationships, and on the career resources that the IEEE offers to both members and non-members for advancement. Learn how you can reach success by utilizing career resources and understanding the value of mentorship and relationships.

Application for the IAS Annual Meeting Travel Award Program (AMTGP) 2017
The 2017 IAS Annual Meeting will be held in Cincinnati OH, USA, 1-5 October 2017.

The Chapters and Membership Department (CMD) is used to organize the Annual Chapter Meeting in conjunction with the IAS Annual Meeting.

The preparation of the program schedule is in progress. You may find some details in the Preliminary Technical Program and in the 2017 schedule. The first event will be the "Sunday Workshop" on 1 October.


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.

Key Dates:
Last date for submission of digest: 1 July 2017
Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2017
Deadline for final manuscript submission: 1 October 2017
Deadline for early registration: 15 October 2017

Report from Region 8 IAS Student Branch Chapter Workshop

The second Region 8 Mediterranean IAS Student Branch Chapter Workshop was held 13-14 May 2017 in Xanthi, Greece. This workshop was organized by the IEEE IAS Student Branch Chapter of Democritus University of Thrace, Greece with the support of the IEEE Industrial Electronics/Industry Applications/Power Electronics Joint Chapter in the IEEE Greece Section. The participants of the workshop came from several universities throughout the Region, namely from Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Hungary and Tunisia, and Greece.

The opening speech was given by Prof. Athanasios Karlis, the Advisor of Democritus University of Thrace IAS Student Branch Chapter and Chair of IEEE Industrial Electronics/Industry Applications/Power Electronics Joint Chapter in the IEEE Greece Section. Following that, Prof. Ioannis Boutalis, the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace, presented the research and educational activities of the Department. Prof. Ioannis Pratikakis, membership development chair, presented the activities of IEEE Greece Section. Read the full report.

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 June IEEE Organizational Unit (OU) Meetings:

You can also nominate yourself or a colleague for positions that will be determined during the November IEEE OU Meetings. The open positions include:
  • 2019 IEEE Vice President-Elect, Technical Activities (Nomination deadline 4 September 2017):
    IEEE Fellow or IEEE Senior Member grade, and maintains membership in at least one IEEE Society.
    Final slate determined by TAB and will be included on 2018 IEEE Election Ballot.

  • 2018-2019 Member, TAB Finance Committee (two-year term) (Nomination deadline 11 September 2017):
    Present or past Society/Council (S/C) President
    Appointed by Presidents' Forum

  • 2018-2020 Member, TAB Management Committee (three-year term) (Nomination deadline 11 September 2017):
    Present or past S/C President, or present or past Division Director
    Appointed by TAB

  • 2018-2019 Members, TAB Nominations and Appointments Committee (two-year term) (Nomination deadline 11 September 2017):
    Present or past S/C Presidents or present or past Division Directors (DD) (one DD needed and two Presidents needed).
    Slates will be finalized in DD and Presidents' Forums. Final appointments made by TAB.

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

Global IEEE Volunteers Needed Soon to Provide STEM Program to Youth
Do you want to raise the awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society to middle and high school students from around the world? The IEEE emeritbadges STEM Project is a global pre-university technology education program for boys and girls. emeritbadges has developed a program to foster the accomplishment of its vision around the Electricity Merit Badge and the Electronics Merit Badge programs. A group of volunteers is needed to implement most of the project objectives at the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, WV, USA from 15-29 July 2017. The jamboree will be attended by thousands of boys and girls from around the world.

YOU are needed to staff the Electricity and Electronics Merit Badge booth in the STEM Quest area at the 2017 National Jamboree. Global volunteers are also needed to participate in train-the-trainer sessions to learn how to teach the basics of electricity and electronics to boys and girls in their local communities.

Contact Ralph W. Russell II at to volunteer to spend a week or two in the scenic West Virginia mountains adjacent to the New River Gorge National River area to teach boys and girls the basics of electricity and electronics. We also need help with the planning and prep for the event.

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 IAS Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference

We would like to invite you to the 63rd Annual Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Technical Conference, to be held 18-23 June 2017 in the "City of Glass," Tacoma, WA, USA. Please come to the Evergreen state in the beautiful US Northwest and join us at the recently renovated Hotel Murano in the heart of Tacoma. The website is now open for registration.

2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference
"Harnessing Energy, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Affordable Electrification of Africa"

The 2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana, 27-30 June 2017. IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) offers this premier international forum on advances in the development and deployment of technologies and business models that are realizing Africa's energy future. PES provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, among other things. This year’s conference will emphasize the emerging opportunities to leverage Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to build solutions for both on-grid and off-grid systems across the continent that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. The role of current and future regulations, investment frameworks and policies will also be addressed.

Why Attend?

The IEEE PES organization brings together more than 14,000 people all over the world for their annual Transmission and Distribution shows and 3,000 people for General Meetings in North America. By attending the PowerAfrica Conference, you will be able to:
  • Share technical experiences with experts in industry and research
  • Publish in the world-acclaimed IEEE Xplore
  • Engage with academia, leaders in industry, businesses, investors and regulators
  • Network with leaders in ICT and Electrification
  • Stay up-to-date with latest advances in ICT and energy industries

For more information, please visit the conference website.

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 Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference (PPFIC)
Tacoma, WA, USA
18-23 June 2017
Society Sponsor

2017 6th International Youth Conference on Energy (IYCE)
Budapest, Hungary
21-24 June 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
Chicago, IL, USA
22-24 June 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 9th International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)
Targoviste, Romania
29 June - 1 July 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific)
Harbin, China
2-5 August 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED)
Tinos, Greece
29 August-1 September 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 11th International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications (LDIA)
Osaka, Japan
6-8 September 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Petroleum and Chemical Industry Technical Conference (PCIC 2017)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17-20 September 2017
Society Sponsor

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED)
Catania, Italy
18-19 September 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
Cincinnati, OH, USA
1-5 October 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting
Cincinnati, OH, USA
1-5 October 2017
Society Sponsor

2017 IEEE 58th International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON)
Riga, Latvia
12-13 October 2017
Society Cosponsor

2017 IEEE International Young Scientists Forum on Applied Physics and Engineering (YSF)
Lviv, Ukraine
17-20 October 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 Brazilian Power Electronics Conference (COBEP)
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
19-22 November 2017
Technical Cosponsor

2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS)
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
15-16 December 2017
Technical Cosponsor

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