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IEEE IAS Newsletter
June 2016
In this issue
  • IAS Webinars
  • New Offering for IAS Members
  • Avoki Omekanda Profiled
  • Call for Papers
  • Transportation Technologies Award
  • 2016 IAS Annual Meeting
  • PES Scholarship Application
  • Summer Academy on Energy
  • Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
  • IAS Conferences
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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:
  • "Twin Synchronous Machines for Short Circuit Testing History"
  • "Selling Electrical Safety in Your Organization: How to Become an Effective Change Agent"
  • "Electrical Fatality Rates in Japan, 2002-2011: New Preventive Measures for Fatal Electrical Accidents"
  • "Risk Assessment and Your Electrical Safety Program: Performance at the Organizational and Worker Levels"
  • "Hearing Protection: The Electrical Hazard You Don't "Hear" About"

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:
  • "Optimal Energy Management in an Industrial Plant Using On-Site Generation and Demand Scheduling"
  • "Energy Storage Technologies for High-Power Applications"
  • "Feasibility Investigation of a Hybrid On-Grid Wind Photovoltaic Retrofitting System"
  • "Optimal Deployment of Distributed Generation Using a Reliability Criterion"
  • "Adaptive Disturbance Rejection Control Scheme for DFIG-Based Wind Turbine: Theory and Experiments"

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.

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 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.

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 Webinar Schedule
IAS will not hold technical webinars in July and August.

The next technical webinar will be in September. Please look for information on the fall technical webinars in the August issue of the newsletter.

Members are encouraged to view past webinars and technical slides in the new IAS Resource Center.


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 login 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


Avoki Omekanda Profiled by IEEE Smart Village
Avoki Omekanda, past Department Chair for the IEMDC Technical Committee continues his volunteer efforts through IEEE Smart Village (SV). Avoki is the IAS representative to IEEE SV, and was recently profiled.

IAS continues to support the humanitarian efforts of IEEE SV through an annual grant and direct support of the DR Congo initiative.


PEDES2016 Digest Submission Date Extended to 10 June 2016
The digest submission date of IEEE International conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES2016), to be held 14-17 Dec 2016 in Kerala, India, has been extended until 10 June 2016.

The review will be based on digests (four to five page abridged paper); submit at our website.


IEEE Women in Engineering Conference 2016
The IEEE Industry Applications Society supported the Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity group's yearly leadership conference by sending five of its members to the WIE Conference. This year's conference was in San Jose, CA and offered a very impressive program and array of speakers on WIE issues. The Industry Applications Society has supported WIE activities for many years, and in a recent Executive Board motion approved the disbursement of funds up to a maximum of US$2000 in travel support and conference registration costs per person to facilitate up to five active IAS women from North America to attend this conference. We had 12 applicants for the support and the following IAS members were selected: Norah Mourad, Tanara Becejac, Grecia Omayra Escudero Farfan, Amy Macak, and Carolyn L Cooper. Congratulations!


Tutorial Schedule Announced for the 2016 IAS Annual Meeting
All tutorials will be presented at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR, USA. The cost to attend the tutorials is US$100 per tutorial before 2 September 2016 and US$125 after 2 September 2016 for four hour sessions; the eight hour tutorial is US$150 before 2 September 2016 and US$175 after 2 September 2016. Full details can be found on the conference website. Please register using the conference registration page.


Electrical Safety Workshop Student Program
The Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) Student Program "Myron Zucker Prevention Through Design Student Engineering Education Initiative" will be jointly managed by IAS ESW 2017 Student Program Committee and IAS CMD Zucker Program Committee.

You may find further details at these websites: ESW 2017 and the ESW 2017 Student Program.

Information about the 2016 Program and the 2017 Application Form is available on our website.

Submission deadline of the application is 1 October 2016.


Sixth Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016 (GHTC 2016)

The Sixth Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016 (GHTC 2016) will be held 13-16 October 2016 in Seattle WA, USA.

GHTC is IEEE's premier humanitarian technology conference and was inspired by the IEEE Core Value, "Advancing Technology for Humanity." At GHTC multiple disciplines interact to identify, create and advance technology to benefit humanity. Our focus is on research, applied technology, and case studies pertaining to humanitarian technology and its application in the following areas energy, healthcare, disaster management, connectivity and communication, humanitarian challenges and opportunities, water and sanitation, agriculture, education, humanitarian technology deployment and deployment. Humanitarian technology is research and applied technology that benefits the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations of the world and improves disaster response. The conference will feature interactive sessions where attendees can share best practices and lessons learned that complement the workshops, panels, case studies, keynote speakers, posters, and technical presentations.


Nominations for IEEE Transportation Technologies Award

The IEEE Transportation Technologies Award is a technical field award given for advances in technologies within the fields of interest to the IEEE as applied in transportation systems. This IEEE-level award is sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Nominations for this award are accepted until early January 2017.

Please submit your nominations to:

Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara
Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd. EC33
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-883-4531 Mobile: 317-682-8080


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.

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

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 and 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 main goal of this year's Summer Academy is to make a medium term energy strategy for a fictional country and to modify this plan on the go according to a major crisis that affects the whole energy production. The Organizing Committee of SAE^2 is encouraging BSc, MSc and PhD students from all over the world to apply for SAE^2. Registration is now open!

Early-bird registration fee: €330
Early-bird application deadline: 12 June

The motto of 2016: Handle the crisis, plan the future!

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2016 Energy Conversion Conference & Exhibition (ECCE 2016)

IEEE ECCE 2016 will take place in Milwaukee, WI, USA, the heartland of the North America energy conversion industry, 18-22 September 2016. ECCE is the world's leading technical conference and exposition for energy conversion solutions: solutions that are innovative and practical, customer focused and cost effective. Over 1500 engineers, researchers, students, and other professionals from the broad spectrum of energy conversion are expected to converge on Milwaukee for this conference.

Check out the exciting line up of plenary speeches, technical presentations (a record 1715 digests were submitted this year), tutorials, and panel discussions at our website. Registration early bird deadline is 6 August 2016. Get more information including Call for Papers.


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 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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