portland 2018IASAnnualMeeting draft


Welcome Message - 2018 IAS Annual Meeting

Conference Date: September 23 - September 27, 2018

Conference Location: Oregon Convention Center 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Portland, OR

Conference Registration: The registration portal is now open. We are accepting registrations.

"Early Registration" Deadline: September 1, 2018

On behalf of the Executive Board of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend our 53rd Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.

Over more than a half century, the IAS Annual meeting has established a long tradition as an international forum for practicing engineers, researchers, students and technical experts to present and discuss the latest developments in the application of electrical technology covering fields such as automation, control, electrostatics, mining, metals, and standards for electrical installations.

The conference emphasizes professional development, learning, sharing of experiences, and networking with peers. This year’s conference promises to be very rewarding offering several technical papers' oral presentations, poster sessions and tutorials. This conference is specifically designed for the practicing engineer interested in this field. Annual Meeting papers are solicited on subjects pertaining to the scope of the participating Technical Committees of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, as listed in the ‘Call for Papers’ section.

Furthermore, this year's IAS Annual Meeting will again be collocated with the 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE). Note that while the 2018 IAS Annual Meeting and the 2018 Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition will be collocated in Portland, the technical programs at these conferences will be separate and will complement each other.  However, the IAS Annual Meeting delegates will have the opportunity to attend selected ECCE activities and a joint registration to both events at a preferential rate is possible. This offers a unique opportunity for sharing of new experiences and networking with peers.

The organizing committee of the 53rd lAS Annual meeting will be delighted welcoming you to west coast's beautiful city of Portland, OR!

Georges ZISSIS,
General Chair