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Important note IES Student Paper Travel Awards (IES SPTA) changed its name to IES Student Paper Travel Assistance - all conditions remain the same.

Since last IECON'15 in Yokohama IES Student Paper Travel Assistance (IES SPTA) are distributing between Students in our Society. In March 2016 at ICIT first time 6 awarded students: Yuchen Jiang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China for paper entitled "Study on recent developments of residual generation design approach based on available process measurements; Apparao Dekka, Ryerson University, Canada, for paper entitled: "Dual-Stage Model Predictive Control of Modular Multilevel Converter"; Shambhu Sau, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, for paper entitled "High-Power Regenerative Cascaded Multicell Converter with Multilevel Input and Output"; Jinya Su, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, for paper entitled "Fault Diagnosis for Vehicle Lateral Dynamics with Robust Threshold"; Hyuntae Choi, The University of New South Wales, Australia, for paper entitled "Hybrid Energy Storage for Large PV Systems using Bidirectional High-Gain Converters"; and last but not least Umesh B S, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India, for paper entitled "Generation of Multilevel Voltage Profile for Torque Ripple Reduction of a 15 Phase Pole-Phase Modulated Induction Motor Drive Using Two-level Inverter Structure" prepared and presented three minute speech (3Ms) with movie in background to present their project during the conference and in IES Facebook page under ICIT2016 event the link is placed in reference.
In this year we are going to support by IES SPTA also another conferences namely: ISIE, INDIN, ETFA, CPE-POWERENG, IECON and PEMC (as a memorial of prof. Istvan Nagy)

Presentation Guidance

   The IES-SF offers you a great opportunity for showing to the IES community your work and results. However, you should take into account some suggestions when you prepare your presentations in order to be successful with this task and become a potential candidate for an award. Guidance follows:


  • Avoid using more than 6 lines of text and minimize the number of words on each visual effect.

  • Plots should have a maximum of three data traces.

  • A fast presentation is one slide per minute. A more relaxed pace would be two minutes per slide. Adjust the number of slides (12 to 15 main slides max). Remember you have only 15 minutes for the presentation and five minutes to answer all questions.

  • Simple is better, avoid a lot of unnecessary formatting. We are interested in your technical content, not your PowerPoint skills.

  • Put your company or university logo on your title slide only; this is a technical presentation to your peers, not a marketing pitch to a customer.

  • Computer presentation works well when using dark background with light text and color scheme. Avoid flashy Christmas light multiple colors and other distracting means.


  • In the Young Engineers’ Poster Session, young engineers will have the opportunity to show their works to experienced engineers and companies in a friendly way.

  • Authors are expected to set up their Posters before the start of the poster session. More details will be given in the final program of the conference.

  • Poster presentations are a different style of conference activity; you are advised to take the time to prepare your material well. Please note that you cannot just pin up copies of your published paper since it is not allowed.

  • A good poster display will catch the eye of the viewer, present logical sequence of material in a visually appealing way, and not require the reader to examine large tracts of detailed text.

  • The concept of the young engineers’ poster session is that students remain at or near their paper, and engage in direct discussion with experienced engineers as they come by. This type of presentation allows for more in depth discussion with the audience, and provides the opportunity for extended interaction where there is a mutual interest. However, it only works if Authors are available for discussion so please don’t just hang your poster and walk away. Keep these ideas in mind when preparing your poster.


   Your 3Ms speech should be clear and attractive. You have to prepare also a movie and place link to the movie on YouTube and IEEE IES Facebook. During the conference you will present live your 3Ms with the movie in background. The movie has to be accessible by the Internet so remember to mention some following points when you are preparing this form of your project presentation:

  • At the begging Author should introduce himself and his University and IEEE IES (please use university and IEEE IES logos) give the title of your paper and authors list - add two or three sentences, it could be as subtitles.

  • Then the video should present Authors laboratory setup (if not applicable please present the main theory basic and how the methodology was selected and software, etc.), simulation model, wave-forms, and something related directly with your subject, what is exciting in your research.

  • According to voice: please consider that some voice from your test bench, applications would also be interesting - if exists. You can add some music or just narration with subtitles.

  • Remember that your speech during the conference (probably just before the IES-SPTA diplomas ceremony) will be live with background of your movie (all details according to when and where will be provided by Chairs of the conference).

  • The video should be available on YouTube, and Research Gate before and after the conference. The deadline will be provided after IES-SPTA competition results announcement.

  • Please remember that the most important thing is: show hardware photos, movies if you have also hardware solution. Operating laboratory setup showing some action (movement, lighting etc.) should be shown in the video.

  • Show the design process such as designing the electronics board, soldering the parts, wiring. If you do not have a hardware please do this with your software tools how your model looks like, waveforms, animations etc.

  • Put some examples showing applications and impact of your work on the market, science etc.

  • Your video clip should look like an attractive announcement of new product on YouTube, for example; just search some to get the idea how to advertise in an appealing way.

  • At the end, you would include thanks to IEEE IES and S&YPs-AC - give the links to your website, IES Facebook, LinkedIn, IES Student website, your University website, acknowledgment, etc.

  • Please respect copyrights of another authors.

   All recipients of IES-SPTA have to prepare 3Ms+ movie and declare its availability during the conference.

The Students and Young Professionals Activity Committee (SYP-AC) currently consists of:

   María Inés Valla (;
   Marco Liserre (;
   Mariusz Malinowski (
   Pedro Rodriguez (

Moreover, YPS-AC can manage all the threads mentioned above thanks to the valuable support from Web & Information Committee [7], IES President, VP for Memberships, IES Treasurer, IES conferences Chairs and all IES volunteers which stimulate and support our activity.

Summarizing all of the above - please consider becoming the IEEE IES student or young professional member and help us to promote new knowledge and interact proactively in our welcoming professional environment. We are looking for new volunteers.

"In you there is hope, for you belong to the future, just as the future belongs to you. For hope is always linked to the future; it is the expectation of ‘future good things’" [8].



  8. prof. Karol Wojtyla


On behalf of the IEEE IES:
The VP-Membership Activities, Yousef Ibrahim,
The VP-Conferences Activities, Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina,
The President Xinghuo Yu, the President Elect Terry Martin, and Treasurer Milos Manic,
The Chair of the Web and Information Committee, Andres A. Nogueiras Melendez, and Founder, Aleksander Malinowski.

Sincerely yours,
The Chair of IEEE IES YPS-AC,

Marek Jasinski

Warsaw University of Technology, 2019.02.08



The IEEE IES Young Professionals & Student Activity Committee (YPS-AC) refers to a team of volunteers devoted to support the most active Young Professionals & Student all over the world. We are doing our best to attract new members to the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES).

The YPS-AC supports selected IEEE IES conference publications authored or co-authored by the IEEE IES Students and/or Young Professionals (YPS) through the travel cost reimbursement up to US$2000. In co-operation with the main IEEE IES conferences as IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) and IEEE Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) or the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), this committee organizes scientific forums, tutorials, industry links and social events especially for YPS.

Finally, YPS-AC selects and promotes the best student presentations during the forum by prestige recognition of up to US$750.

Please read the following information to learn more details about the above-mentioned activities and benefits.

In order to clarify who is a Young Professionals & Student (YPS) member, let us explain this briefly. In the IEEE we have the membership ranks of Student and Graduate Student. "Student member must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in the IEEE designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years" [1].

Do not worry if you have completed your study and received your first professional degree. In this case, you can become a Young Professional (YP) IEEE member automatically, for up to 15 years after your graduation. Moreover, the help of more experienced professionals is needed to network with and mentor Young Professionals [2]. Therefore, the IES members are all ‘young at heart’ and cooperate.

The IEEE IES is going to form a platform for Mentors and Mentees to cooperate not only in the laboratories of the Academia but also interact at the scientific conferences.

Industrial Electronics Society at YouTube powered by Student & Young Professionals Activity Committee (SYP-AC)

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Attraction and benefits for SYP-AC

The YPS-AC is continuously working on various offers for young scientists by introducing/organizing travel reimbursements, paper recognitions, scientific fora and social events (Fig. 1). The main activities are described below.


Fig. 1 A special benefits for IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Young Professionals & Student (YPS) - block diagram.

The summary of already submitted Special Session on IES Student & Young Professionals Forum

Conference Special Section and CFP Links Acceptances Rejections Revisions
IECON 2018 Special Session on IES Student & Young Professionals Forum (SYP)  
4 1 25
ISIE 2019 Special Session on IES Young Professional & Students Forum
8 1 30
ETFA 2019 Student and Young Professionals Forum: Industry 4.0
7 0 25
Total 19 2 80


Annual reports

To learn more about our activity, please visit the IEEE IES website to access our annual reports [6].