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Greeting Message From General Chairs

Dear Esteemed Colleagues and Peers,


It is with great pleasure and excitement that we extend a warm invitation to all the academic scholars, professors, industry experts, managers, and business partners to the 50th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON). The conference is scheduled to take place from Nov. 03-06, 2024 in the vibrant city of Chicago, USA.


Chicago is not only renowned for its architectural marvels and cultural diversity, but also for its pivotal role in industrial innovation and technological advancements. It's the birthplace of the modern skyscraper, home to world-class universities and research institutions, and a hub for innovation across various industries, including manufacturing, electronics, renewable energy, and automation. Chicago's accessibility makes it an excellent choice for hosting our conference. With two major airports, O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport, connecting to Chicago is hassle-free for attendees from around the globe. The city's extensive public transportation system, including the famous 'L' train, ensures convenient and cost-effective travel within the city, making it easy to explore the vibrant neighborhoods, cultural attractions, and world-class dining options that Chicago has to offer.


Half a century of innovation, collaboration, and progress – IECON has been at the forefront of advancing industrial electronics and providing a platform for experts, researchers, and industry leaders to share their insights, discoveries, and visions. As we embark on this milestone year, we reflect on the incredible journey that has brought us here and look ahead to the limitless possibilities that await us in the field of industrial electronics.


Our theme for IECON 2024, "Celebrating Innovation, Inspiring the Future," underscores our commitment to celebrating the achievements of the past while igniting the flames of innovation for the future. Over the years, we have witnessed remarkable advancements in industrial electronics, from smart grid, renewable energy and power electronics to automation, robotics, smart manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and cyber-physical systems. As we come together to celebrate our 50th anniversary, let us reflect on the legacy of IECON and look forward to the next half-century of achievements, discoveries, and progress in the realm of industrial electronics. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible and inspire future generations of innovators.


IECON 2024 promises an unparalleled platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collaboration. Our program will feature renowned keynote speakers, distinguished plenary panelists, technical sessions, industry panels, industry talks, tutorials, industry exhibition and workshops, all designed to stimulate discussions on the latest trends, challenges, and breakthroughs in industrial electronics. We encourage you to engage with your peers, share your expertise, and explore the diverse range of topics that will be covered.


We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the dedicated members of the organizing committee, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and our generous sponsors, to those who are working tirelessly to make this event a reality. Your commitment to excellence is truly commendable.


Once again, we cordially invite you to IECON 2024, and we look forward to meeting each of you and sharing in the excitement and success of this milestone event.


Let us jointly celebrate the 50th anniversary of the prestigious IECON conference.


Warmest regards,


Mohammad Shadmand, Haitham Abu-Rub, Mariusz Malinowski, Milos Manic, and Kamal Al-Haddad

General Co-Chairs, IECON 2024

Haitham Abu-Rub

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Mohammad Shadmand

University of Illinois Chicago, USA

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Mohammad Shadmand

University of Illinois Chicago, USA

Haitham Abu-Rub

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar

Mariusz Malinowski

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Milos Manic

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Kamal Al-Haddad

École De Technologie Supérieure, Canada

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