June 2019
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Registration Now Open for the 2019 IAS Annual Meeting
The registration website for the IAS Annual Meeting is now open.

Make your Hotel Reservations.

This year's conference will be held in Baltimore, MD, USA 29 September - 3 October, 2019 at the Baltimore Hilton hotel at the same time as the 2019 ECCE Conference which will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center which is right next door to the Hilton. There are a number of functions that will be held jointly between the two conferences such as the Plenary Session on Monday, September 30 and the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, 3 October.

Conference details are posted and content will be updated as we get closer to the conference.

We will have approximately 27 technical sessions this year along with a poster session that will be open for the duration of the conference and will include technical papers from our technical departments as well as student papers.

Committee Meetings - many of our technical committees and working groups have their meetings at this event and the schedule will be posted to the conference website soon.

We have five tutorials scheduled for this year and will happen on Tuesday, 1 October.
  • Insulation Coordination and Voltage Transients in Large Industrial Power Systems presented by Rasheek Rifaat
  • Quick and Simple Cost Estimated in Industrial and Commercial Power System Design presented by PK Sen
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Standalone Systems presented by Prof. Ambrish Chandra
  • High Resistance Grounding (HRG) of Industrial and Commercial Power System presented by Dev Paul
  • Comprehensive Modeling and Control of Li-Ion Batteries and their Real-Life Applications presented by Prof. Mahinda Vilathgamuwa
Please note that tutorial presentations will require an additional registration fee.

We are working on new Young Professionals (YP) programs for this year's event which will include a mentoring session and an after hours reception, stay tuned for details.

The IAS Chapter and Membership Department activities include the Chapter workshop on Sunday, the CMD dinner (by invitation only from the CMD department), paper sessions include winners of the CMD Thesis Contest and Myron Zucker Design Contest, and various other activities throughout the week.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 IAS Annual Meeting.
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference page for a full listing.
IEEE Volunteers Needed for World Scout Jamboree
22 Jul-1 Aug, 2019 in Glen Jean, West Virginia, USA
Deadline to apply is 1 July 2019, please visit 2019wjs.org or scout.org

The IEEE Emeritbadges Project will be sponsoring Robotic Hand Education workshops daily at the 2019 World Scouts Jamboree. The event will be attended by 45,000 scouts and scouters from over 165 countries. Day volunteers needed- volunteers are responsible for their own expenses.

The event will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve located at 2550 Jack Furst Drive Glen Jean, West Virginia. For more information contact Walter Hyde at wehyde@ieee.org.

Quick history refresher: IEEE has been invited to exhibit at each NATIONAL Jamboree since 1981- this event is held every four years.

Several years ago, a "Dream Team" of Scouts from Canada, USA, and Mexico presented a proposal for only the second WORLD Jamboree to be held in the US - this summer.

IEEE is one of a limited number of organizations to exhibit at this event.

With 45,000 Scouts and Scouters from 165 countries, this is an excellent opportunity to communicate the value and merit of IAS and other IEEE Societies.
IEEE PowerAfrica2019 Conference
IEEE PowerAfrica2019 will be held 20-23 August 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria and is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society and IAS. With a theme of "Power Economics and Energy Innovations in Africa," the conference covers all aspects of electric power engineering and related fields, including power systems integration, business models, technological advances, policies and regulatory frameworks for the African continent. This year, IAS is promoting electrical safety and petro-chemical programs and tutorials. Please check the website for more information on the sixth annual IEEE PowerAfrica conference.
IEEE PowerAfrica2019 Meeting in Abuja
Left to Right: Rislan Kanya, Tunde Y. Salihu (Conference Chair), John Nelson, Raphael Onoshakpor (Nigeria Section Chair) and Abdullateef Aliyu

Visitors are advised to check with their foreign ministry for the latest travel advice on Nigeria. Please note that most reports relate to the situation in Lagos and are written to cover them for “worst case scenarios.” Abuja is generally safe, but as with any city, caution and common sense should still be exercised.
IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference-India (ITEC-India) 2019
Conference Dates: 17-19 December 2019
Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India
ITEC India is a biennial conference sponsored by IEEE IAS Society and SAE India. It was launched in 2015 at Chennai, India followed by 2017 at Pune, India.

All the presented papers will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore® and will be eligible for submission for review for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.
Conference Theme: ITEC INDIA 2019, the 3rd IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference India is aimed at helping the Industry in the transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. The conference is focused on components, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies, related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation, including electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) as well as heavy duty, rail and off-road.

ITEC INDIA 2019 will present an array of papers across different topics, Keynote Speeches, Panel Discussion and Ride & Drive of Advanced Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.
Topic areas include but are not limited to:
  • Power Electronics, Electric Drivetrain and Controls
  • Battery, Battery Management Systems and Fuel Cells for EVs
  • EV Architectures for Pure Electric, Hybrid Electric and Electric Range Extenders
  • EV Charging Infrastructure, Smart Charging Solutions & Apps, Smart Grid, V2Gand Renewable Integration
  • Standards, Policies, and Regulations for Transportation Electrification; Emission Issues
  • Electrification of Heavy-Duty and Off-Road Vehicles; Sea, Air and Space Vehicles
  • Smart Materials for EVs, Structural Design and Thermal Management
  • Components Optimization and Packaging Integration; Structural/Thermal CFD
  • Challenges to meet Electrification Vision 2030; India Specific EV Solutions
  • Smart and Sustainable e-Transportation Ecosystem/Smart cities; Challenges and Solutions
  • Connected and Autonomous EVs; Remote Monitoring, Diagnostics and Data Analytics
  • EV for Fleet - Fleet Management Systems, Route Characterization and Trip Planning
  • EV Deployment Experiences, Battery Second Life and Recycling
Panel Discussion:
Panel discussions with eminent personalities from Automotive Manufacturing, R&D Institutions, Government and Academia are planned.

Short Courses and Tutorials:
Pre-conference tutorials on topics aligned to the theme of the conference. will be announced at a later date.

Special Presentation (SP) only Sessions:
Authors who would like to present their work but do not wish to contribute a full paper can submit a one-page digest for "Special Presentation (SP) Sessions." A regular paper is not needed. If accepted, speakers could make a presentation at the conference. Such presentations and digests will not appear on IEEE Xplore.

The conference will feature an industry exhibition focused on Electric Vehicles, components, subsystems and systems for all types of electric transportation systems (land, air, space, and sea).

EV - Display, Ride and Drive:
Display of select EV with Ride and Drive opportunities.

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline: 1 July 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 1 August 2019
Camera-ready Paper: 1 October 2019
Early Bird registration: 15 October 2019

Paper submission webpage
Conference homepage

Contact Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore (akshay.k.rathore@ieee.org) for further queries on technical program.
International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON 2019)
The International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON 2019) India will be held 27-28 September 2019 and is being organized by Galgotias University. The University is based in Greater Noida (New Delhi, India), has an enrollment of over 19,000 students across more than 100 undergraduate and graduate program, is devoted to excellence in teaching, research and innovation, and to develop leaders who'll make a difference to the world.
Call for Papers
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their original, unpublished research paper (which is not under review in any other conference/journal) of the given tracks in the format specified in the IEEE paper template through Easy Chair for publication in the GUCON 2019. Submissions must be plagiarisms free and submission must follow the IEEE Policy on Double Submission.

All submissions will go through a strict plagiarism check, only those submissions which pass through plagiarism check will be double blind reviewed with at least three reviewers and only accepted papers which are presented during the conference will be eligible for submission to IEEE for publication.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference chair at gucon2019@gmail.com.
IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (PESGRE 2020)
Conference Dates: 2-4 January 2020 Venue: Hotel Le Meridian Cochin, Kerala, INDIA

Brand new biennial conference sponsored by IEEE IAS Society and IEEE Kerala (India) Section

All the presented papers will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore. Selected top 20% of the presented papers will be considered for review for publication in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.

Conference Theme: The conference theme is "Power Electronics and renewable energy for sustainable development." The Conference focuses on the latest technologies, strategies, and challenges that are faced by power electronics systems, electric drives, renewable energy resources and the interconnection to modern power systems and the operation in the smart grid environment for a better, smarter and more environment-friendly power system.

Important Dates:
Paper submission Deadline: 1 August 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 1 October 2019
Camera-ready Paper: 1 November 2019
Visit the Conference Website
Contact: Dr. Jaison Mathew jaison.rit@gmail.com and Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore akshay.k.rathore@ieee.org; General Chairs.
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.