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IEEE IAS Newsletter
October 2017
In this issue
  • Did You Know?
  • IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Now Available as PDF in IEEE Xplore
  • IEEE Industry Applications Society Webinars
  • 2018 IEEE/IAS - PCIC Conference
  • APEC 2018 Sponsors Expand Student Travel Support Program
  • IEEE Power and Energy Conference (PECI)
  • Special Issue: Emerging Topics in Lighting, 2018
  • Special Issue: Grid-Connected Power Electronics Systems: Stability, Power Quality, and Protection
  • IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition Components, Systems, and Power Electronics (ITEC) India 2017
  • New Offering for IAS Members
  • IAS Chapters and Member Development 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:
  • "Ceramic Bearings for Electric Motors: Eliminating Damage with New Materials"
  • "Making the Leap to Electric Motors and Adjustable-Speed Drives: A Case Study of a 20,000-hp Gas Turbine-Driven Compressor"
  • "Installation and Maintenance of Synchronous Motors: What Separates the Best Motors from the Ordinary Ones"
  • "Differential Protection With Critical Motors and Motor Applications: What You Didn't Know"
  • "Magnetic Materials Used in Electrical Machines: A Comparison and Selection Guide for Early Machine Design"

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:
  • "Design and Analysis of a Higher Order Power Filter for Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems"
  • "Design and Deployment of Special Protection System for Kinmen Power System in Taiwan"
  • "Loss Function Modeling of Efficiency Maps of Electrical Machines"
  • "Design Procedure of Flux Reversal Permanent Magnet Machines"
  • "Reduced Basis Finite Element Modeling of Electrical Machines with Multiconductor Windings"

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 elected IAS Senior members for 2017.

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 have been elected to the IEEE Fellow Class of 2017.
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.


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 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.

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.
IEEE Industry Applications Society Webinars
Register for our upcoming webinar:

Motivation for Magnetic Gears and Magnetically Geared Machines
1 November 2017
presented by Professor Hamid Toliyat

These webinars are approved for PDH credits. To obtain credit you must view the webinar live or watch the recorded session and then complete a webinar evaluation form. You will need to enter the title of the webinar and answer questions pertaining to the webinar. Certificates typically take about two weeks to be sent via email after you submit your request.

Each webinar will be recorded and placed on the IAS Resource website three weeks after the live presentation. The recording is free to IAS members. IEEE Members that are not IAS members will be charged US$11, non-IEEE/IAS members will be charged US$15 to view the recording.

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

APEC 2018 Sponsors Expand Student Travel Support Program
The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) have announced the expansion of the popular Student Attendance Travel Support Program. Awarding up to US$1,000 per student to cover a portion of their travel and conference expenses, the program has been expanded to disperse up to US$60,000 to as many as 60 students who are participating in APEC 2018, being held in San Antonio, Texas, 4-8 March 2018. Interested students must apply by 27 October 2017.

View the application form.

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:
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Machines, Electromechanics, and Drives
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Energy Markets and Demand Response
  • System Reliability and Control
  • Emerging Power and Energy Technologies

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 available at

Organized by the IEEE PELS/PES/IAS
Joint Student Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Faculty Advisers: Professors 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.

  • 31 December 2017: Manuscript Submission Deadline
  • 20 May 2018: Final Acceptance Notification
  • 1 June 2018: Manuscripts Forwarded to IEEE for Publication
  • 1 September 2018: Special Issue Appears in IEEE JESTPE
View the Call for Papers.

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.

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. The deadline for early registration is 15 October 2017

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

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 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 IEEE West Coast Cement Industry Technical Meeting (West Coast)
19-20 October 2017
Victorville, CA, USA

2017 IEEE 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
5-8 November 2017
San Diego, CA, USA

2017 IEEE 37th Central America and Panama Convention (CONCAPAN)
15-17 November 2017
Managua, Nicaragua

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

2017 7th International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC)
5-6 December 2017
Nuremberg, Germany

2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC-India)
13-16 December 2017
Pune, India

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

2018 International Conference on Power, Instrumentation, Control and Computing (PICC)
18-20 January 2018
Thrissur, India

2018 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC)
College Station, TX, USA
8-9 February 2018
Technical Cosponsor

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

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