As President of the Industrial Electronics Society, I would like to extend to you a welcome to the 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. IECON is the flagship annual conference for our society. This conference focuses on contemporary industry topics ranging from electronics, controls, manufacturing, to communications and computational intelligence.
I would like to express my appreciation to the organizing committee from around the world for rallying together to bring this virtual conference to you this week. I would especially like to thank Sheldon Williamson, Kamal Al-Haddad, and their team in Toronto for planning for a conference that could be either in person or virtual depending on how the coronavirus changes in the coming months.
I would like to say a few words about the Industrial Electronics Society. We have just recently surpassed the 9000-member mark which is an all time high for the society. IES is a very strong society from the standpoint of finances and volunteers. I might also add that IES was one of the first IEEE societies to embrace the world a technical society, and today our membership truly reflects an international society. We have members from more than 100 countries worldwide. In addition, the Industrial Electronics Society is celebrating our 70th anniversary as an IEEE society. Happy Birthday IES!
As President, I would also encourage you to publish in one of our five flagship journals and society magazine. You can go to our website at IEEE-IES.org to get more information.
Once again, welcome to IECON 2021.
Terry Martin, IES President
Welcome Message from General Chairs
It is an immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all the academic scholars, professors, industry experts, managers, and business partners to the 47th Annual Conf. of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON). IECON 2021 will be held in North America’s 3rd largest city, Toronto, which lies within the Province of Ontario, Canada. The conference is scheduled to take place from Oct. 13-16, 2021. Due to the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19, the organizing committee has encountered a lot of uncertainties thus far. However, this has not stopped us from organizing IECON 2021.
The objective of IECON 2021, as seen in the previous editions, is bringing together researchers, inventers, and experts from academia and industry, working in varied areas of industrial electronics and related technology. IECON 2021 will consist of keynote lectures, tutorials, workshops, and oral presentations on all aspects of state-of-the-art and innovative developments in the areas of industrial electronics applications and technologies.
On behalf of the Industrial Electronics Society (IES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the main sponsor of this prestigious international event, and on behalf of the conference’s various committees, it is our pleasure and honor to invite and welcome you as a participant in IEEE IECON 2021. The IECON 2021 technical program is expected to consist of 8 Keynote Talks, a 2-day Industry Forum, an Educational Boot Camp (6 Half-Day Short Courses and 4 Half-Day Tutorials, a total of 16 tracks, 32 or more special sessions, 2 industrial workshops, and 2 technical tours.
We are expecting more than 1000 papers and 1500+ participants from over 125 countries. This will, by far, be the largest edition of IECON in its serviceable history. Toronto is ranked at #2 in the world’s top-10 smart cities list. It is by far Canada's largest city and the 3rd largest in North America, after New York and Los Angeles. Toronto is home to a diverse population of over 9.0 million people. It is a global center for business, finance, arts, and culture, and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities.
We look forward to welcoming you at IECON 2021, and wish you a fruitful and enjoyable stay in Toronto.
Sheldon Williamson and Kamal Al-Haddad General Co-Chairs, IEEE IECON 2021
IECON 2021 is the 47th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), focusing on contemporary industry topics ranging from electronics, controls, manufacturing, to communications and computational intelligence.