March 2020
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Open Journal of Industry Applications
Call for Nominations for 2021 IAS Executive Board
The IAS Nominations and Appointments Committee is seeking candidates for several positions for the 2021 IAS Executive Board:
  1. Chair of Publications Department (See section 3.7.1 of IAS Policy and Procedure Manual for Responsibilities)
  2. Chair of Meetings Department (See section 3.6.3 of IAS Policy and Procedure Manual for Responsibilities)
  3. Chair of Standards Department (See section 3.8.4 of IAS Policy and Procedure Manual for Responsibilities)
  4. Treasurer (See section 1.4.0. of IAS Policy and Procedure Manual for Responsibilities)
  5. Several Members at large (See section 5.2.0. of IAS Policy and Procedure Manual for Responsibilities)
Click here to view the IEEE Industry Applications Society Policy and Procedures Manual.

To apply, please upload necessary information here.

If you have any questions, please contact Deadline for applications is 1 May 2020.

For more information, please visit the IAS website.
Conference Update
We would like to express our concern and support for all the members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society and others affected by the global health crisis.

Please be sure to continue to check into the IAS Events & Conferences page, and follow the links to any of the Upcoming Conference websites for the latest information on each given event.
Please refer to the IAS Conference page for a full listing.
IAS is Now Accepting Submissions for the 2020 Myron Zucker Student-Faculty Grant Program
The IEEE Industry Application Society is soliciting interested parties to submit proposals to the Myron Zucker Student Faculty Grant Program. The deadline to submit an application 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.
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.

Call for IAS Volunteers :
The IAS has created four (4) Ad Hoc panels to immediately pursue work on 4 key strategic goals to enhance the value of IAS for its members and for human society:

1) IAS Sustainability projects
2) Bridge-Building, Alliances and Partnering projects
3) Professional & Career Development Resources for our Members
4) Projects Benefitting Humanity

This is an open call for all IAS members to accept this invitation to come and join us as a volunteer in this important effort. Do you have a passion to be involved in any of these areas? Then let us know. We will have micro-volunteer work available for individuals who can make only limited time commitments (such as our IAS student members). To volunteer yourself, or to ask questions, please send an email to: David Eng, IAS vice president, Email:
Chapter/Section Events
Announcing 5th SAE Summer Academy on Energy organized by the IEEE Budapest University of Technology and Economics Jt. IAS/PES Student Branch Chapter.
This year, our Chapter organizes the Summer Academy on Energy for the fourth time. It is a whole week program for BSc, MSc and PhD students, which contains technical lectures, site visits and tasks. The professional topic will be energy markets. You can find more information on this website.

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IEEE AUS Student Branch
Students from the American University in the United Arab Emirates visited the IAS Student Branch at Sapienza University in Rome, Italy in January 2020. The visiting students took a tour of the university and met with the IAS Treasurer, Chiara Boccaletti, pictured in front holding a plaque, who is a professor at Sapienza University.
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 Publications
All subscribers can access the online version of these publications using their IEEE Account.

IEEE IAS Magazine


IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications

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 newly elected IAS Senior members.