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IEEE IAS Newsletter
March 2016
In this issue
  • IAS Webinars
  • Myron Zucker Award
  • 2016 IAS Award Nominations
  • 2017 IAS Open Positions
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Call for Papers
  • Register for Free Workshop
  • Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
  • IAS Conferences
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IEEE Industry Applications Magazine
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All IEEE Industry Applications Magazine subscribers can access the online edition using their IEEE Account.

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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 2015.

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 High-Speed Electric Machines and Drives including with Rare Earth Magnet Alternatives (Deadline: 31 March 2016)
  • 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.

17 March 2016 Melissa Drozdowski
Clifton Oertli
How To Improve Your "Social" Life 11:00 am EST
6 April 2016 John Malinowski
Baldor Electric Company, USA
The Impact of the Integral Horsepower Amended Rule (1-500 HP motors) 11:00 am EST
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.


IEEE IAS Myron Zucker Undergraduate Student Design Contest 2016

The scope of the Industry Applications Society as a transnational organization, is the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership.

The Myron Zucker Undergraduate Student Design Contest is open to all IEEE Undergraduate student members. For the latest contest details and Design Contest 2016 Application, please visit the Chapter Promotion Programs, Awards and Contests website.

The contest includes two separate categories, individual design contest and team design contest.

The selected projects will be awarded by cash prizes, department prizes and travel aids to attend the IAS Annual Meeting.


Call for IAS Award Nominations
IAS is now accepting nominations for the following Society Level Awards:
  1. Outstanding Achievement Award
  2. Distinguished Service Award
  3. Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award
  4. Young Member Service Award (New)
Nominations for awards will only be accepted online.

The deadline for the nomination submission is 15 March 2016.

Self-nomination or nomination for any current executive board members is not acceptable.

Please note that the "Young Member Service Award" is a new Society-level award this year to recognize services/contributions made to society by our young professionals. These are all prestigious Society-level awards and I encourage you to participate in the nomination process in finding the most deserving candidate for each award.


Opening Ceremony of the "Antal (Tony) Bejczy Exhibition"

Opening Ceremony of the "Antal (Tony) Bejczy Exhibition" was held at the Center of Intelligent Robotics in Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary. The event was jointly organized by the Obuda University and the IEEE Hungary Section on 18 January 2016.

At this event, the IEEE Hungary Section Excellence Award 2015 was granted to Peter Magyar, IAS Chapters and Membership Department Chair.


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


Register for Free Smart Grid Workshop
The International Smart Grid Workshop and Certificate Program will be presented at Istanbul Gelisim University 21-25 March 2016. It will be a 40 hour program. There will be 30 Professors from different countries that will give one or two hour lectures on the topics below. At the end of the workshop and tutorials, all attendees will be given an official certificate with its supplementary signed by The Rector and The President of Istanbul Gelisim University.

Free registration, lunches and coffee breaks will be provided for all attendees. It is expected that around 300 attendees from universities and industry will attend this workshop. Professors and Ph.D. students can get financial support for their hotels and flight if they are ready to do common projects and write-up common papers with Gelisim University.

Topics of International Smart Grid Workshop and Certificate Program
  1. Reliability
  2. Stability
  3. Measureability
  4. Controllability
  5. Flexibility
  6. Scalability
  7. Availability
  8. Resilience
  9. Maintainability
  10. Sustainability
  11. Interoperability
  12. Security
  13. Optimization
  14. Succesful Applications of Smart Grid
  15. Smart Grid Policies
  16. Environmental Effects
  17. Social Dimensions
  18. Economical Effects


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 IEEE Electrical Safety, Technical & Mega Projects Workshop (ESTMP)
Enoch, Alberta, Canada
14-16 Mar 2016
Society Cosponsor

2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
Long Beach, CA, USA
19-24 Mar 2016
Society Cosponsor

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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