The IES Administrative Committee meeting was held hybrid after IECON on Saturday 22 October 2022. The conference room of Hilton Brussels hosted about 60 members on-site.
The change was perceptible compared to last AdCom in June in Anchorage ; the latter being held right after pandemic with 23 in-person members.
This AdCom meeting started with opening words by Paul M. Cunningham, Director of IEEE Division VI (Education, IES, PSE, PCS, RS, SSIT, TEMS) and by Antonio Luque, Director of IEEE Region 8, which is the 2nd largest IEEE region with 70,000 members (out of 360,000 in IEEE).
During the meeting, IES AdCom reappointed its President, Mariusz Malinowski, and elected 5 Officers, 7 Members at large, 4 Technical Committee Cluster Delegates, 15 TC Chairs and 10 AdCom Senior/Life Members. For more information on the newly elected officers, read our article: https://iten.ieee-ies.org/announcement/2022/ies-elected-members-of-adcom-for-2023
Among the projects discussed for the future of IES, here are few highlights:
Publications by Thilo Sauter
A new journal will be launched in February 2023: TICPS – Trans Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems.
According to the 2021 JCR Report, our journals Impact factors are still rising: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics: 8,162 / IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics: 11,648 / IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine: 8,36 /IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics: 5,867 / Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems: 2,829.
Conferences Activities by Yang Shi
IES Conferences Digital Community has recently implemented new features for supporting IES sponsored conference applications. A web support to IES co-sponsored conference management will also be provided.
Technical Activities by Valeriy Vyatkin
The 24 Technical Committees (TCs) of IES contributed 12 webinars last twelve months. Technical Activities were also advertised at the INDIN 2022, ICIT 2022, and IECON22 conferences. The committee is now planning to get the TCs more involved in the IES Journals.
Membership by Yousef Ibrahim
Our society still has a growing number of members ; in India, Africa and south America (Mexico and Ecuador) particularly, and also thanks to the Student Branch Chapter increase (+400% in 5 years). Besides, the committee chair, Yousef Ibrahim, warmly thanked the good work of Lucia LoBello (for Women in Engineering), Marek Jasinski (for Students & Young Professionals), Kim Fong Tsang (Membership Champion), William Dai (Coordinator of Student Branch Chapters). Among other Chapters supporting activities, an inter-chapters competition is in preparation to energize the growing number of Student Branch Chapter.
Planing and Development by Stoyan Nihtianov
IEEE TAB Society and Council Review Committee (SCRC) released their assessment for our society. Overall, IES is vibrant, performing well in most areas of activity and apparently moving in the right direction, and recent growth suggests that the society’s direction is appropriate and attractive to the community. IES takes a strategic approach to serving the needs of its members and the overall community.
Industrial Activities by Stamatis Karnouskos
A new Initiative to establish an annual Industry valued program for IES was presented: “The Industry Day” aims to enhance offering to IES industry members & attract more industry members to IES and to enhance offering to IES academic members to engage with industry.
Web and Information by Daswin De Silva
The IES home page has a major revision to be more member-centric. A central strategy to manage all IES Social Media and Multimedia accounts is also planned.
Multimedia and Smart Villages by Morgan Kiani
IES plans to connect its Resource Center to the IEEE Learning Network (ILN). ILN is a centralized portal for continuing education courses / learning events across IEEE. The committee is also working on proposing a tutorial section with IEEE Credits to the attendees in 2023, and on adding reasonable price to IES products, like tutorials and webinars.
Morgan Kiani also presented the tangible results of our society commitment in smart villages projects. IES has invested to build a solar rice miller in Rwanda and presented the outcomes in renewable energy workshops that happened 18 October 2022.