Title: Real-Time Monitoring of Distribution Systems: Challenges
Time: Sep. 10, 2021, at 10:00 AM PST
Abstract: This seminar will provide an overview of the presenter’s efforts within the last 30 years towards development of analytical tools for real-time monitoring of distribution systems. One of the goals of the review is to highlight some of the challenges associated with development of such tools and their adoption in practice. The review will introduce the early efforts towards the development of the main tool, which is distribution system state estimation (DSSE). Then, the challenges faced towards adoption of DSSE in practice will be reviewed. The adoption of some data analytics for addressing the challenges on load estimation and meter placement will be introduced. In the last part of the presentation, recent efforts by the author towards addressing some of the challenges faced during field implementation of DSSE will be covered.  

Name: IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability


DateApril 22 – 24, 2021

Location: Orange County, CA

Highlight: The 8th IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2021) is designed to explore development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will learn about the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Name: IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Electrical Safety Workshop


2020 Link

Date: March 7 – 12, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Highlight: Since the first ESW was held in 1992, more than 600 technical presentations and 60 tutorials have been presented at the annual ESW.


Name: 31st IEEE International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology
Date: March 8 – 11, 2020
Location: Tempe, AZ  

Name: IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
2020 Old Link
Date: March 21 – 25, 2020
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Update: The 2020 Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. So, the 2021 Conference is expected to be held in Phoenix as planned.

Name: 58th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
2020 Old Link
Date: June 9 – 18, 2020
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Highlights: 60 sessions on design methodologies and EDA tool developments, keynotes, panels, plus the NEW User Track presentations. More than 1,000 organizations attend each year.

Name: IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
Date: October 6 – 9, 2020 Location: Tempe, AZ
Helps from IEEE Phoenix Section: Tutorial organization and sponsorship, etc. 
Paper Submission Deadline: Delayed to May 28, 2020

Name: The 52nd North American Power Symposium
Date: October 11 – 13, 2020
Location: Tempe, AZ
Helps from IEEE Phoenix Section: Website design, announcements for schedule changes, call-for-paper design, review system setup, and technical committee members. 
Paper Submission Deadline: Delayed to June 15, 2020

Name: IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society on Public Interest Technology
Society Link
Date: November 12 – 14, 2020
Location: Tempe, AZ
Highlight: First international conference of its kind on the emergent theme of Public Interest Technology (PIT)
Help from IEEE Phoenix Section: Volunteers and Booth for Promoting IEEE Membership.

IEEE Phoenix Section provides following services. Please contact one of the Executive Committee Officers to obtain any of these services. 

1. Volunteers

2. Website design

3. Conference Announcements (Publicity)

4. Call-for-paper design

5. Tutorial organization

6. Review system setup

7. Technical committee members

8. Sponsorship

9. Special Events

10. IEEE Membership and Society Membership

11. Other services upon request