May 2021
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Open Journal of Industry Applications
The Open Journal of Industry Applications is seeking paper submissions for a special issue on "Model Predictive Control of Power Electronic System in Industrial Applications." The submission deadline is 30 September 2021.

All manuscripts must be submitted through Manuscript Central. Authors should select, during the submission stage, the option "Special Issue on Model Predictive Control of Power Electronic Systems in Industrial Applications." Refer to the IAS website for general information about electronic submission through Manuscript Central.
Award Announcement
Congratulations to Satish Chaparala for being selected as the 2021 IEEE PES/IAS A. P. Seethapathy Rural Electrification Excellence Award winner.
TryEngineering Tuesday: Featuring Electric Cars
The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community is participating in TryEngineering Tuesday with a focus on electric vehicles.

There will be a free webinar on Tuesday, 13 July 2021 at 12 PM ET.

Help students explore, engage, and get inspired about transportation electrification!
2021 IAS Annual Meeting

The 2021 IAS-Annual Meeting conference is being held 10-14 October 2021 in the host city of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The conference organizing committee anticipates having another informative program of technical papers and tutorials on electrical topics within the IAS field-of-interest. We shall also receive guidance this year from IEEE Meetings Conference and Events (MCE) department in view of global health challenges. If you have any proposed paper or tutorial ideas for our conference, please be sure to submit them in response to the Call for Papers & Tutorials, as posted on the website for the 2021 IAS Annual Meeting.

The conference venue and meeting space is at the world-class Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC), a sparkling jewel of a facility located along the Vancouver waterfront. You can enjoy amazing views of the harbor and mountains in one direction and the city skyline in the other direction. The IAS Annual Meeting will be co-located with the 2021 Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE). The IAS Annual Meeting delegates are invited to attend selected ECCE activities, such as the Monday Plenary Session and the ECCE Technical Expo, which are open to attendees from both conferences. With such a great setting for our two conferences, there will be ample opportunities for attendees to enjoy social events and networking amongst other engineers, industry folks, academic faculty, and of course students.

On behalf of the entire conference organizing committee, we look forward to your participation in the 2021 IAS Annual Meeting!
2021 PES General Meeting Goes Virtual
The 2021 IEEE PES General Meeting, will take place virtually 25-29 July. As a sister Society of PES, we wanted to notify Industry Applications Society members about the upcoming flagship event.

Early bird registration ends in June 2021.

ECCE 2021 Call for Industry Participation
ECCE will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada 10-14 October 2021
ECCE 2022 Logo Competition
IEEE Smart Village
Three Pillars: Electrification, Education, Enterprise Development 

Please view a short four minute video to see what is being accomplished within the IEEE Smart Village. John Nelson, Smart Village president, just received word recently that after a tough year, they are going to be able to fund a number of IEEE Smart Village Projects throughout the world in 2021, as well as projects within the US where Native Americans have no access to electricity.
IEEE Smart Village: Adopt A Village Program

The IEEE Smart Village (ISVx) is seeking sponsors for its Adopt a Village Program.
Call for Papers - Publications
AIAA/IEEE TEC EATS Student Design Challenge 2021
The aeronautics industry is in the midst of another revolution since the last century. On one side, ecological awareness is providing a strong push to reduce harmful emissions, and the overall environmental footprint of aviation in general. From the other side, new trends and needs in mobility are rising towards more autonomous vehicles. The reduction of weight, fuel consumption and noise has been a continuous goal for many years, in order to improve aircraft performance.

Linked to these challenges, new concepts have been rising and, in particular, in the "Urban Air Mobility" or UAM sector that will utilize electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The "dream" of an electrically propelled flying car is now starting to become reality, and several demonstrators have been proposed worldwide. However, autonomy and performance are still limited, and one main question is to know how far we can go in performance, taking into account the technology evolution. This is the spirit of the following Challenge.
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.
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.
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