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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.
IEEE Annual Election results
The ballots closed on October 3rd for the IEEE Annual Election.
The results are posted on the IEEE Election website.
Here are some of the highlights:
IAS Executive Board Actions
The IAS Executive Board has voted to accept changes to the IAS Constitution and Bylaws. The changes will take effect in accordance with the statements below.
Constitution item 1.5-Members shall receive notice of proposals for amendment of the Constitution at least 60 days in advance of ratification by the Council to permit an expression of opinion directly or through their representatives on the responsible legislative body.
Bylaw 1.6-Members shall be notified of proposed amendments to the Bylaws or major policy changes at least 20 days before they are acted upon by the responsible legislative body.
Our next webinar, "PM Machines and Their Applications: Where are we now and how did we get here?" will be held 7 December 2016. Thomas M. Jahns, Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electric Machines, Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC), University of Wisconsin-Madison will be the speaker.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Awareness & Prevention of Electric Accidents Video Available on IEEE.tv
The Global Overhead Powerline Safety Awareness Project, funded by IAS, has reached the first milestone by producing a video. IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) will serve as its pilot in Hyderabad, India. SIGHT OPSAP-Hyderabad aims to reduce injuries and fatalities from overhead power lines. Satish Chaparala will manage the pilot with local support from the Hyderabad IEEE Section and the IAS/PES Chapter. The video can be found on IEEE.tvs website, members are encouraged to watch the video and socialize the video within their chapters and universities.
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.
Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)
The Texas Power and Energy Conference, a new Student-led Conference will be held 9-10 February 2017 in Texas. TPEC organized by the Texas A&M University and IEEE PES-PELS-IAS Joint Student Branches. The call for papers/posters is now open. View the Call for Papers on the TPEC website. For more information about the conference, visit their website.
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 and held its inaugural conference in Milwaukee, WI, USA in 1997. The IEMDC 2017 anniversary edition 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. The digest submission deadline is 4 December 2016, please visit our website to view the IEMDC 2017 Call for Papers. To learn more about IEMDC 2017, please visit the conference website.
University of Oviedo (UO) IAS Student Branch Chapter Inaugural Meeting
The UO IAS Student Branch Chapter inaugural meeting was held 26 September 2016, at the Polytechnic School of Engineering located in the beautiful city of Gijon, province of Asturias, Spain. The invited guests included Prof. Dr. Georges Zissis, from the University of Toulouse, France, IAS Vice President, Dr. Peter Magyar, IAS CMD Chair and Prof. Juan Carlos Campo, Director of the UO School of Engineering.
> The celebration started with a speech by Prof. Juan Carlos Campo the director of the school, encouraging the student activities in the Campus, and also welcoming the two special guests, Prof. Dr. Georges Zissis, the IAS Vice-President, and Dr. Peter Magyar IAS CMD Chair. Followed by a presentation by Prof. Georges Zissis regarding the Industry Applications Society. The presentation included the last IAS promoting video, which was very encouraging for the attendees.
Visit our website for details and photos from the event.
IAS Society-Level Awards
From 1 January - 15 March 2017, nominations will be accepted for the IAS Society-Level Awards. Submission sites will be open 3 January 2017, 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 less than 35 years of age.
Prize: US$2,500, Plaque and travel expenses to attend the IAS Annual Meeting.
Eligibility: Nominees must be less 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 the specified due date of 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 under age 35, 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 under age 35 are eligible
Basis for Judging: The basis for judging shall be based upon:
Workshop on Power Electronics and Power Quality Applications (PEPQA)
The Universidad de los Andes Student Branch (SB) IAS Chapter was recognized as the winner in the Success Activity Contest; SB IAS Chapters Category of the Reunión Regional de Ramas Estudiantiles IEEE Region 9 (Regional Meeting of Student Branches). The student branch presented the Workshop on Power Electronics and Power Quality Applications (PEPQA) as a relevant technical event in Latin America.
The Regional Meeting of Student Branches of IEEE R9 was held on Guayaquil, Ecuador 6-9 October. It was an important event of IEEE R9 and gathers Student Members and directives from the region to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences, to improve diffusion of technology and engineers' skills, and promote student activities.
Visit our website for more information and details about the event.
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
IAS Conference Calendar
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.
2016 19th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS)
13-16 November 2016
2016 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC)
14-17 November 2016
2016 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET)
14-17 November 2016
2016 7th India International Conference on Power Electronics (IICPE)
17-19 November 2016
2016 IEEE Industrial Electronics and Applications Conference (IEACon)
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
20-22 November 2016
2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
20-23 November 2016
2016 IEEE 7th Power India International Conference (PIICON)
Bikaner (Rajasthan), India
25-27 November 2016
2016 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES)
14-17 December 2016
2017 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)
Reno, NV, USA
28 January - 3 February 2017
2017 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
Champaign, IL, USA
23-24 February 2017
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
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