(Archived in Dec. 2012)
Peter Neumann receives the 2012 ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award
Prof. Peter Neumann, founder and head of Institute of Automation and Communication e.V. ifak, and Professor (C4) Chair „Automation technology“ at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg received the 2012 ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award. The Award, established by the IES Technical Committee on Factory Automation and ABB Corporate Research, is presented to individuals in grateful recognition of their lifetime contribution to the factory and industrial automation field; for meritorious technical contribution and technical leadership. The Award presentation ceremony took place at the 17th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in Krakow, Poland, on September 19, 2012. The award was presented by Stefan Svensson, World-Wide Manager for the Industrial Communication Program, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden. For further information see ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award. See also http://www.iestcfa.org/ABB_award_P_Neumann_2012.htm.
In Memoriam – Paul Drews, Dr. Ing. – Professor, Colleague, Friend
We deeply mourn the passing of our esteemed colleague and dear friend of IEEE-IES Family, Prof. Paul Drews. Prof. Drews was universally respected for his intellect, his wit and his compassion. Prof. Drews served many years as AdCom member, Vice President for Planning and Development, General Chair of IECON 1998, a flagship conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.He received the 2009 ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award.Prof. Drews had a seemingly limitless capacity for understanding people — as mentors, as colleagues, and as friends. He made people, especially those seeking his advice or counsel, feel at ease and secure no matter the issue they were bringing to him to get the help they needed. More...
(Archived in August 2012)
New electronic voting system
As we are aware that there is a lot of spam messages around, we would like to bring to attention to our AdCom members this new approach to voting and survey in our Society.
The electronic voting system was sucesfully tested in December 2011. Voting members of AdCom received an invitation to provide their input on consent survey. This approach will be adopted frequently from now on for various voting/survey needs. The voting will be done via third party automatic systems and will be easily accesible via any Internet enabled device such as laptop or a smart phone. We hope this will facilitate timely and convenient voting process in the future. The system ensures anonymous voting with several security features (no member can vote twice, only voting members will be invited, invitation link will be uniquely associated with individual invitation, etc.)
In case of any questions, AdCom members are encouraged to contact Secretary or members of WIC.
Several IEEE Industrial Electronics Society members have been recently elevated to IEEE Fellows
The IES is pleased that the following members were elevated by the Board this year, and extends its congratulations to all of our new Fellows.Aldo Boglietti
Politecnico di Torino
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica
Italiafor contributions to analysis of magnetic materials and AC electrical machinesK. Gopakumar
Indian Institute of Science
Centre for Electronics Design and Technology
Indiafor contributions to design and control of multilevel convertersJian XinXu
National University of Singapore
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Singaporefor contributions to motion control systemsJoel Spira
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
USAfor leadership in developing and commercializing light control technologiesRemus Teodorescu
Department of Energy Technology
Denmarkfor contributions to grid-connected renewable energy converter systems technologyChunting (Chris) Mi
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng.
USAfor contributions to hybrid electric vehicle modeling and power controlMarimuthu Palaniswami
The University of Melbourne
Dept. of EEE
Australiafor contributions to computational intelligence, learning systems, and nonlinear modellingPradeep Lall
Dept of ME & NSF Ctr. for Adv.
Vehicle & Extreme Environment Electronics
USAfor contributions to reliability prediction for electronic packagingJohn Chiasson
Boise State University
USAfor contributions to control of electric machines and power converters
Call for nominations for IEEE Awards
The IEEE Awards Program provides peer recognition to individuals whose contributions to the art and science of electro- and information technologies worldwide have improved the quality of life. View the official announcement here and the nomination site here.
The last AdCom meeting was held in Melbourne, Australia, together with IECON 2011 on November 12.
Next AdCom and Officers Meetings are scheduled for:
Officers meeting on Feb. 24, 2012, in Paris.
AdCom1 2012: May 31-June2, 2012 in conjunction with ISIE 2012 in in Hangzhou, China.
AdCom2 2012: Oct.28-30, 2012 in conjunction with IECON 2012 in in Montreal, Canada.
The Industrial Electronics Society through its members encompasses a diverse range of technical activities devoted to the application of electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing processes. These technical activities address the latest developments in intelligent and computer control systems, robotics, factory communications and automation, flexible manufacturing, data acquisition and signal processing, vision systems, and power electronics. The Society continually updates its program of technical activities to meet the needs of modern industry. More...
Stay with the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society membership is a valuable tool in your career that allows you to network with colleagues.
All members of IES in 2012 will receive a print subscription to the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, and in addition:
- Online access to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
- Online access to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
- Discounted fees for all IES-sponsored conferences
- Conference travel grants for student members
- Opportunities to participate in 18 Technical Committees
- Access to a vast professional network of 52 chapters and members in 106 countries.
Renew your IEEE membership before 15 November and get a chance to win one of five iPads. Stay with IES for 2012 and beyond.Renew now
If you have already renewed your membership for 2012, thank you. If you're not a member yet, please join at http://www.ieee.org/join.
IES ABB TCFA Award for Prof. Proth
Prof. Jean-Marie Proth, former Director of INRIA-Lorraine, and a Professor at the University of Nancy, France, and the University of Maryland at College Park, USA, receives the 2011 ABB Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award. The Award, established by the IES Technical Committee on Factory Automation and ABB Corporate Research, is presented to individuals in grateful recognition of their lifetime contribution to the factory and industrial automation field; for meritorious technical contribution and technical leadership. The Award presentation ceremony took place at the 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation in Toulouse, France, on September 7, 2011. The award was presented by Stefan Svensson, World-Wide Manager for the Industrial Communication Program, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden. Further details
The Industrial Electronics Society Expresses Concern for Japan Disaster Victims
The Industrial Electronics Society expresses its deep concern and sympathies for everyone affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and especially for our members, their families, friends, and colleagues. For many years, the contribution of our Japanese volunteers to the Industrial Electronics Society has been very important, and it ranged from conference organizers, transactions EICs, AdCom members, Technical committee chairs, Officers and IES presidents. It has been a great relief to all of to have been from from the very beginning of this disastrous events in contact with our Japanese colleagues that used the Internet to kindly inform us that they and their families had not major problems. Read the message from IEEE president Moshe Kam here..
Society is now 60 years old
On February 21st, 1951, the first meeting of the IRE industrial Electronics Group was held. IRE was one of the predecessor societies of IEEE. This was the birth of what it is today known as the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. See the complete history of IES.
Society loses a dear colleague and friend
Timothy N. Chang, NJIT Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and coordinator of the Intelligent Systems Area, passed away at home surrounded by his family on February 1, 2011 at the age of fifty-two. You can send condolence messages to Tim's family here. and read more about Tim here...
Society loses a Celebrated Professional
Jim Hung, as he is known to all of his many colleagues and friends throughout the world, peacefully passed away at his home in Knoxville Tennessee, USA on December 27, 2010. He was born in Foochow, China on February 18, 1929 and came to the U.S. in 1954. He received a BS degree from the National Taiwan University, and an MS and a Dr Eng Sc. Degrees From the New York University.More...