Member eNewsletter - January 2022


Time flies fast and another year passed. I would like to sincerely thank Prof. Terry Martin for his full dedication in leading the IES for the past two years during this particularly difficult pandemic time. Thanks to him, the IES has been kept in great shape by developing journals, organizing conference activities, and increasing a significant number of memberships. I would also like to thank the IES officers who completed their term of office in 2021: Prof. Roberto Oboe (Vice President for Technical Activities), Prof. Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina (Vice President for Conference Activities), Prof. Makoto Iwasaki (Vice President for Planning and Development). Our colleagues have known themselves as excellent professional who have served the IES community with outstanding commitment and dedication. Thank you all again, and we look forward to your support in the future.

I would like to wish all IES members a healthy, happy, prosperous year 2022! I hope to see you soon in person during IES conferences or other events.



Discover the newly-elevated IEEE Fellows Class of 2022 from the Industrial Electronics Society! Our Society is truly blessed with such talented people. Full details and bios for each new IEEE Fellow will be coming soon in the Industrial Electronics Magazine. Congratulations to them!


The Industrial Electronics Society is soliciting outstanding nominations for 2022 Society awards:

  • Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award
  • Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Awards
  • IEEE J. David Irwin Early Career Award
  • IEEE Bimal Bose Award for Industrial Electronics Applications in Energy Systems
  • IEEE Rudolf Chope Research & Development Award

Please send application before 1 April 2022 to, with copy to Click “Read More” for a full description of awards and nomination forms.


The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is pleased to announce that the second volume of the new IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society is now published! Click “Read More” to discover the 41 high-quality papers and submit your future work to the OJIES!


The IECON 2022 Conference will be held from 18 to 21 October 2022, in Brussels, at the SQUARE Conference Center (Belgium). The 48th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is focusing on applications, manufacturing and theoretical concepts of advanced Industrial Electronic Systems.


The IEEE IES Technical Committee on Technology Ethics and Society (TC-TES) aims to provide a forum for academia and industry to exchange information, ideas, research directions, roadmaps, impacts, and lessons learned in the cross-disciplinary area pertaining to technology ethics and societal implications. Motivated by the rapid advances in key areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent and Autonomous Systems, and the applicability of these in Industry, TC-TES aims to address the intersection and implications of these. Aspects of interest in TC TES include: Machine Ethics, Implications of Industrial Technologies, AI and Ethical Decision Making, AI Control and failsafe, AI Explainability, AI Transparency, Algorithmic Bias, Artificial Intelligence Societal Implications, Autonomous Systems in Society, Education and Training on Ethical AI Systems, Engineering Management of AI Systems and Applications, Engineering of Ethical Systems, Ethical Decision-making and Safety in Industrial Systems, Ethically driven Robotics and Automation Systems, Industrial Technologies Acceptance, Rational Decision Making and Ethics, Security, Trust and Privacy Implications of Autonomous Systems, Gender aspects in technology ethics and society research, etc.


The aim of the TC Building Automation, Control, and Management is to serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research, development, production and integration in the broad field of Building Automation. Its goal is to build up an international network of experts and to establish synergies among institutes, companies and user organizations concerned. Click “Read More” to find information about the activities undertaken by the Technical Committee and to get involved in the TC-BACM.



Microgrids are the most promising component of the power system capable of ensuring resilient energy services for critical infrastructure that is impacted by either natural disasters or man-made incidents. Of increasing concern are the possible cyber-physical threats that could disrupt the provision of macrogrids’ energy services to critical infrastructure and consequently impact the resilience and sustainability of communities. This paper is tightly related to cyber-social-physical system design, monitoring, and control of microgrids.


By Naki Güler (Gazi University, Turkey)

Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 5:00 PM TRT (3:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST)


By Hamed Mashinchi Maheri (Tallinn University of Technology – TalTech, Estonia)

Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 4:00 PM EET (3:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST)

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Contributing authors and editors to this issue:
ITeN editorial board, Mariusz Malinowski, Hiromasa Haneda, Leopoldo Garcia Franquelo, Abdellah Touhafi, Roberto Oboe, Stamatis Karnouskos, Kim Fung Tsang, Tuyen Vu, Naki Güler, Hamed Mashinchi Maheri.

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