27 July 2020

IES sponsored upcoming conferences changes due to COVID-19 – July updates

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.

IESES 2020 (Cagliari, Italy) – Change to new dates
The conference has been postponed to 1-3 September. 

AMC 2020 (Kristiansand, Norway) – Change to new dates
The conference has been postponed to 14-16 September.

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.

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

Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award

Recipient: Mo-Yuen Chow

North Carolina State University, USA

Citation: For substantial technical contributions and leadership in Industrial Electronics technologies

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Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Awards

Recipient: Mariusz Malinowski

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Citation: For outstanding and meritorious services to the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

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Recipient: Juan Jose Rodriguez-Andina

Universidad de Vigo, Spain

Citation: For diligent work and significant contributions to IES conferences as VP Conference Activities and to IES Publications as IEM EiC

2020 IES award - Fei Gao

J. David Irwin Early Career Award

Recipient: Fei Gao

University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard, France

Citation: For outstanding contributions to the improvement of fuel cell hybrid powertrain reliability for transportation applications

2020 IES award - Akshay Rathore

Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award

Recipient: Akshay Kumar Rathore

Concordia University, Canada

Citation: For innovative contributions to the advancement of power electronics for renewable energy and drive systems

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IES Chapter Activity Award

Poland joint IES/PELS chapter

Chair: Adam Milczarek, Ph.D.

Click “read more” to learn more about our 2020 laureates!

The IES president, Terry Martin, has recently appointed 2 new co-Editor-in-Chiefs (co-EiC) of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Prof. Yang Shi (left) from Canada and Prof. Changyun Wen (right) from Singapore will serve their term from 2021 to 2023. Click “read more” to check their research interests and short bio!

YangShi co-EIC
ChangyunWen co-EIC

Submit your work to this special section, organized by Prof. João Martins, Dr.Thomas Strasser, Dr. Mihai Sanduleac. Click read more for CFP and submission website.


On June 20 and 21, the IES had successfully conducted, for the first time in the Society’s history, the Administrative Committee meeting online. This first ever online AdCom meeting is of great success, with a record of 94 participating members from all continents!



As part of IEEE Connecting Experts program, Sertac Bayhan, Senior Scientist at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute was invited in June to talk about microgrids, including the current status and also future opportunities: "Microgrids: The Pathway to Smart and Cleaner Energy Future."


The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) is a Technical Community within the IEEE that serves as "one voice" for Transportation Electrification and coordinates broad and deep activities in the growing electrification revolution across transportation domains.

Join TEC for free as IES member and be a part of the growing electrification revolution!

Check new videos on IES YouTube Channel!

A Classification Algorithm for Time-Series Data, and more!

One of the key technologies for the More Electric Aircraft (MEA) is the aircraft electrical starter generator (ESG) system. This system consists of a high speed surface-mount permanent magnet synchronous machine and a three-level neutral-point-clamped (NPC) converter. This paper describes a high performance neutral-point voltage balancing space vector modulation technique for the three-level NPC converter within the proposed ESG system.


This article is concerned with active power sharing and frequency regulation in an islanded microgrid under event-triggered communication. A distributed secondary control scheme with a sampled-data-based event-triggered communication mechanism is proposed to achieve active power sharing and frequency regulation in a unified framework, where neighbourhood sampled-data exchange occurs only when the predefined triggering condition is violated.


University of Agder, Campus Kristiansand, Norway | 14-16 September 2020
Contributing authors and editors to this issue:
ITeN editorial board, Juan Jose Rodriguez-Andina, John Hung, Mo-Yuen Chow, Mariusz Malinowski, Akshay Kumar Rathore, Adam Milczarek, Yang Shi, Changyun Wen, Thomas Strasser, Leopoldo Franquelo, Lucia Lo Bello, Milos Manic, Sertac Bayhan, Alicia Tomaszewski, Chen Li, Lei Ding

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