28 September 2020

IES sponsored upcoming conferences changes due to COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, dates and details of IES sponsored conferences have changed.

Please consult the conference web pages frequently to obtain the latest information.

IECON 2020 (Singapore, Singapore) – Same dates, change to virtual conference
The flagship annual conference of IES will be held as a virtual event on the scheduled dates, 18-21 October 2020.

ICIEA 2020 (Kristiansand, Norway) – Change to new dates
The conference has been postponed to 9-13 November 2020.

Outstanding paper awards of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
- Zhen Zhang, Hongliang Pang, Apostolos Georgiadis, and Carlo Cecati, “Wireless Power Transfer–An Overview”, vol. 66, no. 2, Feb 2019, pp. 1044-1058.
- Liang Guo, Yaguo Lei, Saibo Xing, Tao Yan, and Naipeng Li, “Deep Convolutional Transfer Learning Network: A New Method for Intelligent Fault Diagnosis of Machines with Unlabeled Data”, vol. 66, no. 9, Sep 2019, pp. 7316-7325.
- Chen Li, Tao Yang, Ponggorn Kulsangcharoen, Giovanni Lo Calzo, Serhiy Bozhko, Christopher Gerada, and Patrick Wheeler, “A Modified Neutral Point Balancing Space Vector Modulation for Three-Level Neutral Point Clamped Converters in High-Speed Drives”, vol. 66, no. 2, Feb 2019, pp. 910-921.

Outstanding paper awards of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
- Jagath Sri Lal Senanayaka, Huynh Van Khang, and Kjell G. Robbersmyr, “Multiple Classifiers and Data Fusion for Robust Diagnosis of Gearbox Mixed Faults”, vol. 15, no. 8, Aug 2019, pp. 4569-4579.
- Claudio Piciarelli, Danilo Avola, Daniele Pannone, and Gian Luca Foresti, “A Vision-Based System for Internal Pipeline Inspection”, vol. 15, no. 6, Jun 2019, pp. 3289-3299.
- Lei Ding, Qing-Long Han, and Xian-Ming Zhang, “Distributed Secondary Control for Active Power Sharing and Frequency Regulation in Islanded Microgrids Using an Event-triggered Communication Mechanism”, vol. 15, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 3910-3922.

Outstanding paper award of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
- Oscar Lucia, Hector Sarnago, Tomas Garcia-Sanchez, Lluis M. Mir, Jose M. Burdio, “Industrial Electronics for Biomedicine A New Cancer Treatment Using Electroporation”, vol. 13, no. 4, Dec 2019, pp. 6-18.

Best IES conference paper award
- Naoki Motoi, Ryo Masaki, and Masato Kobayash, “Remote Control Method with Force Assist Based on Collision Prediction Calculated from Each Turning Radius in Mobile Robot”, Int’l Conf. Mechatronics (ICM), Ilmenau, GERMANY, pp. 477-482.

Best student paper award
- Hector R. Robles-Campos, Fernando Mancilla-David, "A Comparative Evaluation of Modulation Strategies for Hexverter-based Modular Multilevel Converters”, ICIT’19, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, pp. 1465-1470.


IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) is soliciting possible candidates of the 2020 IEEE Rudolf Chope Research & Development Award. The deadline for nomination is 1 December 2020.


The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is pleased to announce that, the first issue of the new IES sponsored periodical "IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics" (JESTIE) is published in early August 2020. An important milestone for the editorial board of JESTIE, lead by its Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Chandan Chakraborty!


“...My personal experience in the IES Technical Activities started in 2006 in Istanbul... Later, I have been more and more involved in the Society’s business, attending to the AdCom meetings (and dinners), where I could meet the most talented experts and visionaries in the field of Industrial Electronics...”, click “read more” to read this unique testimony from IES Vice-President Technical Activities, Prof. Roberto Oboe.


IES established in June 2020 a new Technical Committee on Technology Ethics and Society (TES). The technical committee aims to provide a forum for academia and industry to exchange information, ideas, research directions, roadmaps, impacts, and lessons learned in the cross-disciplinary area pertaining to technology ethics and societal aspects.



Despite the global effect of Corona Virus, IES membership growth reached +22.5% (July 2020) with 1,584 new members within the 12 months period. That was in contrast with the continuous decline of overall IEEE membership in the same time period (-5.5%, July 2020) and the other Division VI Societies. A great achievement of all IES volunteers and IES membership committee, lead by Prof. Yousef Ibrahim!

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This paper has overviewed the WPT techniques, with emphasis on fundamentals, technical challenges, metamaterials, and typical applications. The paper firstly introduced the working mechanism of inductive power transfer (IPT) systems. Then, it compared four typical capacitive compensation networks, and elaborated the magnetic resonant coupling effect as well as the capacitive coupled power transfer (CCPT) mechanism. In addition, the application fields of 2-coils and 4-coils IPT system are thoroughly discussed.


Detection and isolation of single and mixed faults in a gearbox are essential to enhance the system reliability, lifetime, and service availability. This paper proposes a hybrid learning scheme for gearbox mixed fault diagnosis applications, consisting of multilayer perceptron (MLP)- and convolutional neural network (CNN)-based classifiers, and data fusion for enhancing the robustness.


Kashiwa, Chiba (Japan) | 7-9 March 2021 
Contributing authors and editors to this issue:
ITeN editorial board, John Hung, Chandan Chakraborty, Roberto Oboe, Stamatis Karnouskos, Yousef Ibrahim, Morgan Kiani, Zhen Zhang, Jagath Sri lal Senanayaka

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