October 2020
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 ias-administrator@ieee.org for possible publication in an upcoming newsletter.
Open Journal of Industry Applications
Important IAS Communication Announcement
All IAS members who wish to receive email communications will continue to receive the IAS Newsletter monthly.

We are making an effort to limit the number of emails that we send out to our IAS members.

We also want to make sure that members continue to receive announcements for IAS webinars, CFPs and other announcements that may be out-of-cycle for our newsletter if they are interested in these programs.

As of 1 October, 2020 all email (outside of the monthly Newsletter) to our member base will be on a subscription basis only. If you choose not to receive these announcements there is no action needed. If you want to continue to receive announcements you will have to subscribe to the IAS-News listserv. We will try our best to not send out more than one message per week, but in order to receive these announcements please be sure to follow the link below and sign up.
Webinar Announcement
Upcoming Webinar on: Variable Switching Frequency PWM for Power Electronics Converters

Wednesday, 4 November 2020
IEEE Canada Chair of Industry Relations Committee
We congratulate IAS member Nehad El-Sharif who has just recently been appointed to the IEEE Canada board as the chair of the Industry Relations Committee.

Read the Appointment Letter here.
IAS Society Level Award Winners
The IAS Executive Board voted at its June 2020 Executive Board meeting to approve the following IAS Society Level award winners. Congratulations to all of our winners.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award: Fang Z Peng 
  • Distinguished Service Award: Bruno Lequesne
  • Outstanding Educator/Mentor Award: Bhim Singh
  • Andrew W. Smith outstanding Young Member Achievement Award: Yue Zhao
  • Outstanding Young Member Service Award: Zhaohao Ding
IAS 2020 Virtual Conferences
The 2020 IAS Annual Meeting and IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE 2020) originally scheduled for October in Detroit, Michigan are both moving to a virtual format this year due to the travel/meeting restrictions still in place.
Call for Papers - Conferences
Call for Papers - Publications
Industry Applications Chapter and Membership Department (CMD) Announcements
CMD has been hosting a series of technical webinars focusing on Power and Energy, Electrical Machines and Electrical Lighting. The lectures will continue through the end of September and during October. The registration information is below and the posters are attached. Please visit the CMD webpage for more information.
New! AIAA/IEEE TEC Online Short Course Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Technologies: Powering the Future of Air Transportation
14 October - 11 November 2020
Overview: This 18-hour online course, presented jointly by AIAA and IEE202E, describes the benefits of electrifying the propulsion systems of large aircraft, identifies the technology advancements required to enable electrified aircraft propulsion, and details how the aerospace industry can transition from the current state-of-the-art to these advanced technologies. It covers electrical machines, power systems and electronics, materials research, superconductivity and cryogenics, thermal management, battery chemistry, system design, and optimization. It covers general concepts, tools, and information, and offers the learner a solid high-level understanding of the material.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the benefits of electrified propulsion in aircraft
  • Identify types of electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems and their relative advantages and disadvantages
  • Understand the fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion and performance parameters
  • Understand the fundamentals of enabling power electronics
  • Understand the key drivers of electrical machine and drive designs
  • Become familiar with emerging technologies, e.g., superconductivity, cryogenic power electronics
  • Have a basic understanding of electrical power distribution architecture and the general considerations for the protection system design
IEEE Members use code TECMEM to obtain the AIAA Member Price.
IAS Student Led Technical Paper Conference Schedule
IPRECON 2020 - 1st International Power and Renewable Energy Conference 2020, Kollam, Kerala, India, 30 October - 1 November 2020
CIYCEE 2020 - First China International Youth Conference on Electrical Engineering, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2-4 November 2020
SCEMS 2020 - IEEE 3rd Student Conference on Electric Machines and Systems, Jinan, Shandong, China, 4-6 December 2020
IEEE Smart Village: Adopt A Village Program
The IEEE Smart Village (ISVx) is seeking sponsors for its Adopt a Village Program.
COVID-19 Related Research and Technologies are Free to Access in IEEE Xplore®
IEEE is committed to supporting the global response with direct access to various articles available to assist in the management of today’s pandemic. These articles are now free to access on IEEE Xplore.
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.
We take great pleasure in inviting you to the 2020 IEEE 40th Central America and Panama Convention (CONCAPAN) that will be held in Panamá City (Panama) 11-14 November 2020.

CONCAPAN is one of the most important international technological events of the electrical industry in the Central American region that brings together hundreds of professionals, developers and researchers from the industry and academy that work in all areas of electrical engineering.
Your presence at this conference is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there.

Carlos A. Medina C.
Technical Program Chair
Full Conference Details
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
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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.