November 2019
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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.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Critical Loads and Service Continuity Management – Mitigating the Impact of Significant Disruptions: Hurricanes, Earthquakes, etc. webinar presented by Professor Giuseppe Parise


Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Evolving the Next Generation of Distribution Analysis Tools webinar presented by David Montenegro-Martinez

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
2019 International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON)
Prepared by: Rabindra Nath Shaw, Conference Chair GUCON 2018, GUCON 2019 & GUCON 2020
GUCON 2019 was held on 27-28 September, 2019 at Radisson Blu Greater Noida, India and Galgotias University Campus 1. IAS served as the technical sponsor of the conference. There were multiple trackscovering almost all areas of Electronics, Computer & Electrical Engineering.

In 2019, around 996 research papers were submitted for GUCON through easy chair under various tracks from 28 Countries. GUCON 2019 also has a strong technical review committee of more than 500 technical experts and has chaired by Prof. Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece. After the rigorous screening of around 996 papers, 200 papers were selected and communicated back to the authors. 182 authors registered for GUCON 2019 and all but five shared their research before the esteemed chair of that. The selected papers were categorized under 11 different tracks and these tracks were further segregated into 18 sessions. All the presented papers have already been submitted for upload to IEEE Xplore worldwide on 1 October 2019.

The inaugural session started on 27 September 2019 at 9 AM and Shri Deepak Mathur has given the welcome speech and he has discussed many positive points regarding conference and at last he has mentioned his regards to the entire international experts associated with GUCON.

The conference featured 12 keynote speakers from various parts of the globe including Prof. N. R. Pal, President, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, USA, Prof. Bhim Singh, IEEE Fellow, Prof. Joydeep Mitra, IEEE Fellow, Michigan State University, USA, Prof. S. N. Singh IEEE Fellow, Prof. Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, Prof Dharmendra Sharma, Chairman, Academic Board, University of Canberra, Australia, Prof. Valentina E. Balas, Professor, University of Arad, Romania, Prof. Saad Mekhilef, Malaysia

2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON) is scheduled for 25-27 September, 2020 at Radisson Blu Greater Noida (NCR New Delhi) India and the conference is financially sponsored by IEEE Industry Application Society USA.

Hope to meet you at GUCON 2020.
News from WiE
A Brief Interview with Dr. Rukmi Dutta
By Norma Anglani, IAS Liaison in the WiEC
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.
Refresh your skills with IEEE Professional Development Courses
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 2019
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

IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference-India (ITEC-India) 2019
Conference Dates: 17-19 December 2019
Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India
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.
We hold numerous conferences/workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the IAS Conference page for a full listing.
I&CPS Call for Papers
Deadline 29 November 2019, please see the call for papers for conference details and other deadlines.
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.