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IEEE Industry Applications Society Newsletter
IAS members and Young Professionals celebrated IEEE Day on 3 October 2017 during the ECCE/IAS Annual Meeting Young Professionals Networking event.
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?
IAS holds monthly technical webinars that are free to IAS members. The webinars are recorded and placed in the IAS Resource Center with the webinar slides (with the presenter's permission). Professional Development Hours (PDH) are available after the live webinar.
Chapters are encourage to hold Chapter meetings during the webinar or use the recorded webinar to connect and network Chapter members while providing educational opportunities.
International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC)
The Industry Application Society is one of the sponsors of the annual International Future Energy Challenge. IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location. IPCSD Department Chair, Po-Tai Cheng is one of the judges for the conference.
The goal of IFEC 2018 is to develop a high-efficiency high power density isolated bidirectional DC-DC converter for residential energy storage systems. For more information on IFEC, watch the video.
Keep Bob Lorenz in Your Thoughts
Some of you may be aware that Professor Bob Lorenz is currently battling cancer and is undergoing treatments to control the pain to help him continue to be productive for as long as possible. Bob continues to work as hard as he can-he's a fighter, as we know!
We know his colleagues and friends around the world are concerned and want to reach out with their love and healing thoughts. Bob's family created a website on Caring Bridge, please post your comments there as it will be difficult for Bob to receive and respond to emails. Please keep Bob and his family in your thoughts.
IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Now Available as PDF in IEEE Xplore
The IEEE Industry Applications Magazine is now 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 via IEEE Xplore.
Registration is open for IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects Workshop (ESTMP)
The 2018 IEEE IAS ESTMP Workshop will take place 12-14 March 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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, and lessons learned that deliver high value and stimulate innovation in the areas of:
2018 IEEE-IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) Conference Call for Papers
The IEEE-IAS Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Conference invites you to submit papers for presentation at the 2018 54th Annual I&CPS Conference which will be held 7-10 May 2018 at the Marriott on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
The general scope of the conference is to provide practical information about the planning, design, construction, operation and analysis of industrial and commercial power systems. Some examples of the topics annually presented for this conference are Power Systems Engineering, Power System Protection, Energy Systems and Codes and Standards For more information view the Call for Papers.
2018 IEEE Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
The International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD) will be held 13-18 May 2018 in Chicago, IL, USA. It is the premier forum for technical discussions in all areas of power semiconductor devices and power integrated circuits, including but not limited to device physics, modeling, design, fabrication, materials, packaging and integration, device reliability, and device/circuit interactions.
The conference is held annually in continental regions across the world on a rotating basis. ISPSD 2018 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the conference.
For more info, please visit the conference website.
Short Course speaker notification: 15 December 2017
Author notification: 22 December 2017
Final manuscript submission deadline: 15 March 2018
View the Call for Papers.
2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE)
The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, OR, USA on 23-27 September 2018. ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. ECCE 2018 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, and expositions. ECCE 2018 will bring together practicing engineers, researchers and other professionals for interactive and multidisciplinary discussions on the latest advances in various areas related to energy conversion.
Digest submission: 15 January 2018
Author notification: 1 May 2018
Final papers with IEEE copyright forms: 30 July 2018
Call for Tutorials:
Proposal submission: 17 February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 27 March 2018
Full Tutorial materials due: 30 June 2018
Call for Special Session Organizers:
Proposal submission deadline: 31 March 2018
Notification of session acceptance: 1 May 2018
For more info, please visit the conference website.
2018 IEEE/IAS - PCIC Conference
The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference is the premier conference for practicing electrical engineers and other professionals that deals with electrical installations in the oil and gas industry. It is highly regarded for providing top quality papers on a variety of relevant subjects aimed at the all-important electrical industry.
The 2018 PCIC Conference will be held 24-26 September 2018 in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
For further information contact: Dennis Bogh, PCIC Vice-Chair and PCIC Technical Program Chair at Dennis.Bogh@ieee.org
IEEE Power and Energy Conference (PECI)
23-24 February 2018
Join us at PECI 2018, the 9th Annual Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, a perfect venue to investigate future power and energy technology and research. This conference assembles experts drawn from academia and industry to participate in a forum for technical presentations and engage in professional development.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is centrally located for IEEE Region 4 universities and major power and energy companies. Graduate student-organized and led, PECI 2018 promotes discourse and collaboration broadly across the power and energy disciplines.
Call for Papers and Posters
All aspects of power and energy systems are welcome at PECI 2018. Major topics include, but are not limited to:
Papers presented at the conference will be included in proceedings published through IEEE Xplore. Poster presentations are primarily intended for undergraduates. Submissions, registration, organizing committee, and lodging details are available at http://peci.ece.illinois.edu.
Organized by the IEEE PELS/PES/IAS Joint Student Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Faculty Advisers Prof. Kiruba Haran and Robert Pilawa-Podgurski
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 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.
IAS Society-Level Awards
From 1 January through 15 March 2018, nominations will be accepted for the IAS Society-Level Awards. Only online submissions will be accepted. Self-nomination is not allowed.
Outstanding Achievement Award
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: Invention in the field as exemplified by issued patents, contribution to the general engineering or scientific basis of the technologies found within the scope of IAS, executive or managerial contribution in the organization or operation of enterprises as associated with the scope of the IAS.
Distinguished Service Award
This award recognizes an individual for dedication and service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society.
Prize: US$5,000 and plaque
Basis for Judging: Exceptional administrative, managerial and leadership achievement, proposal and/or implementation of innovative new Society programs, dedication to the growth and advancement of the Society and/or its geographic and technical entities.
IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award
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.
Basis for Judging: Outstanding contribution to the profession in the form of IEEE/IAS activities such as (but not limited to) authorship of technical papers, IAS chapter leadership, IAS committee work, conference leadership, and standards working groups.
IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Service Award
This award recognizes an individual under age 35, through dedication and service, distinguished him/herself to IAS
Prize: US$2,500 honorarium, plaque, and travel reimbursement to an IAS conference for recognition
Eligibility: Members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society are eligible
Basis for Judging: The basis for judging shall be based upon administrative and leadership contributions, contributions through section or chapter activities, contributions through technical committee and conference activities, technical paper reviews for conferences/transactions, contributions through new/revised programs that impact IAS growth globally.
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. Register Today!
ECCE 2017 Was a Success!
The ninth annual ECCE conference and exposition ended on 5 October 2017 after an exciting and productive five days of non-stop activities, invigorating discussions, and prolific exchange of ideas between 1,565 attending energy conversion professionals and researchers. This edition of the conference certainly lives up to the claim that this is the premier conference for energy conversion professionals. Co-sponsored by IEEE Power Electronics Society and Industry Applications Society, and with support from Industry Partners Wolong Electric, GE Aviation Systems, and General Motors, ECCE continues to expand its programs to address the entirety of the profession.
With this year's conference located in Cincinnati, OH, USA, ECCE 2017 emphasized the theme of energy conversion for Aviation, and the conference opened with a welcome address from Joe Krisciunas, the President of GE Aviation Electrical Power Systems.
A new component to the 2017 program was the incorporation of previously existing programs under the "Professional Program." Running alongside the Technical Program track of oral sessions and poster presentations, the Professional Program addresses the need of the practicing engineer. It included a diverse and practical program consisting of Tutorials, Plenary, Special Sessions, Product and Services sessions, and a day and a half devoted to industry exhibitions. The intent of unifying these programs together is to give the practicing engineer technical content that will help them do their jobs.
The exhibition portion of the conference was a great success as well, drawing 50 exhibitors with 37 poster sessions presented. Fifteen student demonstration projects were also presented. There was an impressive amount of activity on the show floor during the exhibition, with a lot of great interaction and exchange of information.
The Young Professionals also had variety of activities at ECCE. They met for a social gathering and networking on Tuesday evening. They also celebrated the IEEE Day at this occasion. Thirty of the students received travel grant to attend ECCE.
Another first for ECCE this year was the co-location of the IAS Annual Meeting, held across the street from the convention center at the Hyatt hotel. This co-location offered attendees the possibility to engage in two programs promoting the growing energy conversion field. This co-location will also be held at ECCE 2018 in Portland, OR, USA.
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 using their IEEE account 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 Conference Calendar
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference website for a full listing.
2017 IEEE 37th Central America and Panama Convention (CONCAPAN)
15-17 November 2017
2017 Brazilian Power Electronics Conference (COBEP)
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
19-22 November 2017
2017 7th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)
5-6 December 2017
2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC-India)
13-16 December 2017
2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS)
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
15-16 December 2017
2018 International Conference on Power, Instrumentation, Control and Computing (PICC)
18-20 January 2018
2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)
College Station, TX, USA
8-9 February 2018
2018 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI)
22-23 February 2018
Champaign, IL, USA
2018 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
4-8 March 2018
San Antonio, TX, USA
2018 IEEE Electrical Safety, Technical, Maintenance and Projects Workshop (ESTMP)
12-14 March 2018
Calgary, AB, Canada
2018 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)
19-23 March 2018
Fort Worth, TX, USA
2018 IET 9th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines & Drives (PEMD)
17-19 April 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2018 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG)
22-25 April 2018
2018 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC)
6-9 May 2018
Memphis, TN, USA
2018 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference (IAS/PCA)
6-10 May 2018
Nashville, TN, USA
2018 IEEE/IAS 54th Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference (I&CPS)
7-10 May 2018
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
2018 IEEE 30th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD)
13-17 May 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018 ECCE Asia)
20-24 May 2018
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