Annual Meeting


Update Notice to Our Attendees - August 15, 2021:

The safety and well-being of our participants is our first priority. With the continued resurgence of COVID-19, it makes it an impossibility to hold a hybrid or in-person event as originally planned.

Therefore the organizing committee is changing the 2021 IAS Annual Meeting to a fully virtual conference.

This format allows us to still come together to learn and share ideas, while ensuring the current landscape does not hinder anyone’s ability to participate. Details and logistics surrounding the virtual event are in progress and as we know more, we will continue to share information with you.

Event Registration:

If you registered to attend in-person, your registration will automatically be transferred to a virtual registration.   Virtual registrations are non-refundable.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email the IAS Registrar at: 

Travel Cancellation:

Please review any previously confirmed travel and proceed with contacting those providers for cancellation policies.  You may want to consider the following advice: 

Flights: Many airlines are waiving the change fee on Non-Refundable Fare tickets provided you bought a ticket within a certain time window. Many airlines are also offering refunds if travel is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check whether your preferred airline has enacted such policies.

Hotel: If you have made a hotel reservation, please contact the hotel or booking agent directly to cancel as soon as possible to avoid any fees.


Conference Details

Conference Date:
 October 10th - 14th, 2021 for the paper presentations.

Conference Date:
(IAS committee business meetings will occur one day before or after.)

Conference Location: Virtual


Greeting Message - 56th IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting

Dear Colleagues:


We are excited to invite your attendance and participation at the 56th IAS Annual Meeting to be held October 10-14, 2021. The conference has transitioned to fully virtual, in recognition of the ongoing pandemic challenges and enable safe participation by our global attendees.


The IAS Annual Meeting has established a long tradition of providing a platform for practicing engineers, researchers, and technical experts to present and discuss current developments and future trends in applications of electrical technology to fields such as standards, industrial and commercial power systems, data centers, process controls, robotics and automation, electrostatics, mining, metals, smart grid, smart cities, and smart manufacturing.


The 2021 IAS Annual Meeting will be held virtually on a user-friendly platform. Attendees will learn about the latest technical developments through the technical paper sessions, panel discussion session, and expert tutorials. As in the prior years, our conference is co-located with the ECCE conference occurring at same time. IAS Annual Meeting delegates are invited to attend some selected ECCE activities, such as the Monday Plenary Speakers Session, the ECCE Technical Expo, and the Awards Ceremony, which are open to attendees from both conferences.


I encourage you to register for this conference. The registration fee is 40% less than our traditional face-to-face event. For the most up-to-date information on IAS AM 2021, please visit the conference website at:


On behalf of the entire conference organizing committee, we look forward to your participation in the 2021 IAS Annual Meeting, and hope to see you there virtually!



David Eng

General Chair, IAS AM-2021