December 2019
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 at for possible publication in an upcoming newsletter.
Open Journal of Industry Applications
IAS Webinars
IAS continues to offer webinars free to IAS members. However, CEU credits now come at a cost to the user. IAS members pay US$25, IEEE members (but not IAS) pay US$35 and non-IEEE members will pay US$50 for PDH credits.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020
New Technologies and Global Energy Efficiency Regulation Developments for Electric Motors and Drives presented by Anibal T Almeida

IAS Award nominations & forms will open on
2 January 2020
Please Note) The links to the forms via Smartsheet will be active on
2 January 2020
Call for Papers
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications is accepting papers for our special Issue on Magnetically Levitated Motor Systems.
(EEEIC 2020 conference is accepting papers – deadline is 1 February 2020.
IAS Annual Meeting is now accepting papers and tutorial requests. This year’s deadline to submit papers is 15 March 2020.
ECCE 2020 is now accepting papers, tutorial requests, and special session requests.

2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (Gucon-2020 extends the deadline for their call for papers to 31 January 2020.

Workshop at Central Texas Section
Hosted by the Power & Energy Society, Power Electronics Society, Industrial Electronics Society, and Industry Applications Society Chapter held in October.
IEEE IAS Rooks Fund Helps Young Engineers
The Rooks fund was started over 10 years ago and offers financial support to young engineers who work in paper mills to attend the IEEE IAS Pulp and Paper conference.
Announcing ECCE 2021 Logo Design Contest
IAS is Now Accepting Submissions for the 2020 Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Program
The Industry Application Society is soliciting interested parties to submit proposals to the Myron Zucker Student Faculty Grant Program. The deadline for application submission is 31 March 2019.

Adhering to Mr. Zucker's goal, the principal objectives of the Student-faculty Grant Program are to:
  • interest students and faculty in industry applications of electrical engineering
  • involve students and faculty in engineering problems related to the Scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • provide financial assistance to students for their education
  • provide seed money to allow faculty members to commence or expand teaching, research, or academic concentrations in industry applications of electrical engineering
In general, the program functions much like a research support agency. It is administered by the IEEE Industry Applications Society through its Zucker Grant Committee with the consent of the IEEE Foundation.

The project must be designed to produce publishable results within one year (12 months). The preferred period of performance (for these 12 months) is 1 September through 31 August of the following year. The funding is such that approximately two grants, not exceeding US$25,000 each, can be awarded during each annual proposal cycle.

Visit our website to view the program guidelines.
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IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things
Call For Papers - Extension 
5-9 April 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
APEC 2020
15-19 March 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
It’s Never Been a Better Time to be in Power Electronics.

The folks in New Orleans like to say, “laissez le bon temps rouler,” that is “let the good times roll.” And that certainly holds true for all of us in the power electronics industry. Never in the history of electronics has power conversion been more in the forefront. Efficiency is a top priority of nearly every new design. And the latest advances in technology are touching virtually every aspect of our industry, from passive components to semiconductors and packaging. And there just isn’t anywhere else on earth our industry comes together so completely to learn, connect and grow than at the Applied Power Electronics Conference. So, get yourself ready to let those good times roll at APEC 2020 in New Orleans next March. Visit the conference website to learn more. 
20th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering

IEEE EEEIC20 and I&CPS Europe will be held 9-12 June 2020 in Madrid, Spain

Call for Papers

Conference Information

We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference page for a full listing.
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications - Call for Papers
Special issue on Multilevel Converter Applications in the area of Renewable Energy, More Electric Propulsion, Electric Vehicles, and Power Grid Integration
Be Wary of Email Scams Targeting IEEE Members
There is an increase in fraudulent emails that attempt to get personal information. IEEE Executive Director, Stephen Welby, recently sent out a memo to IEEE members and staff to remain alert to the risk of fraudulent emails and to maintain continued vigilance online. He states, “These fraudulent email messages have used spoofed addresses to pose as someone known to the recipient. Fraudulent messages often contain personal details about IEEE members drawn from non-IEEE online sources and from social media sites accessible by search engines. These emails attempt to commit financial fraud by exploiting the professionalism and camaraderie among IEEE members. These fraudulent messages often include a request for urgent assistance and will ask the recipient to transfer funds or goods to a third party.”
Join the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC)
As a member of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, there is no fee to join the community.

TEC focuses on technologies, organizations and projects enable the clean, connected and efficient transportation and vehicular systems of the future. Discussions include electric and hybrid cars and trucks, more-electric aircraft, electric rail and light rail systems, electric ships, off-road vehicles, grid interfaces and other forms of more-electric transportation.

The community discusses key enabling technologies, including batteries and energy storage, battery charging and management, power electronics, electric motors and drives, networked vehicles, fuel cells, wireless power transfer, and system integration. The community takes a leadership role in vehicle to grid (V2G) and grid interaction issues, IEEE standards in transportation and vehicles, high performance electric traction, student electric transportation competitions, and vehicle intelligence.

We are sponsored by nine IEEE Societies, one IEEE Council, and the IEEE Standards Association.

IAS Distinguished Lecturer Program
IAS has a robust Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Program. The Society has members from each of the ten IEEE Regions that can speak on a variety of topics.
IAS Publications
All subscribers can access the online version of these publications using their IEEE Account.

IEEE IAS Magazine


IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

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 2019.