Instructions for authors

Submission of papers and description of technical tracks.

Manuscript preparation

IEEE-ISIE 2020 invites researchers and engineers from all related disciplines to submit research papers and special sessions proposals. All submissions are peer reviewed.

Authors must adhere to the IEEE Conference paper format. Draft version of papers should be submitted for review before the Full Paper Submission deadline. Papers must be written in English. Only PDF files will be accepted for review. Up to 6 pages (including figures and references) are allowed for Regular and Special Session papers. Up to two (2) extra pages are permissible with an additional fee (€90/page) paid at registration time. Total file size must not exceed 4000 kB. Pages should follow the IEEE double-column format (US letter size). Detailed instructions for IEEE-ISIE2020 paper preparation can be found at

Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor is under review for another refereed publication. The conference will verify the originality of manuscripts by comparing them with millions of other articles in databases worldwide. Manuscripts that violate IEEE’s publication principles may be rejected. If the violation is deemed severe, then disciplinary actions may also be taken by IEEE. Before submission, please familiarise yourself with the following IEEE authorship guidelines and policies:

Accepted papers will be submitted to inclusion in IEEE xplore online digital library and EI Compendex database if and only if all three of the following requirements are satisfied:

  1. Submission of final PDF, validated using PDF eXpress (conference ID 45063X) and accompanied by the relevant copyright transfer to IEEE.
  2. At least one author registration associated with the paper ID and receipt of payment by the final submission deadline.
  3. Presentation of the work at the conference.
Detailed instructions for the submission of final papers will be posted prior to the acceptance notification deadline.

Paper submission

Technical papers must be submitted by 16 February 2020 (23:59 CET), using the submission link below. During the submission process, an appropriate Technical Track or Special Session must be selected.

Authors have been notified of acceptance. Final versions of accepted papers can be submitted until 15 May 2020.

Submission site

Presentation requirements

Presentation of papers can be done as follows:

  1. By author: Ideally, the primary author or one of the co-authors will attend the conference and present their contribution. This is the classical way of participating in conferences, and authors gain the greatest professional benefits.
  2. By colleague: If the primary author or any of the co-authors cannot present, then a qualified colleague may present the paper. A qualified colleague is one who is familiar with the technical field, and is capable of discussing the issues. The primary author or co-authors would miss the technical interaction, but fulfill professional obligations. Note: A full author registration must be paid even if the qualified colleague is an author of another (different) paper in the conference.
Papers that do not meet one of these requirements (A or B) will be noted as No‑show after the conference and will not be sent to IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. No registration refund will be given in any case.

According to the above policy, ISIE 2020 will publish and distribute at the conference a Conference Proceedings with copyrighted content. All final papers will be included in the conference proceedings, BUT No‑show papers will NOT be accessible from IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. The No‑show papers are copyrighted, and cannot be re-published without permission from the IEEE.

Presentation means that you submit a video and a 1-page pitch slide upfront, and that you are present in the interactive virtual session to give a 2-min pitch and discuss with the audience.

Virtual Conference Material Submission

Once you submitted the final paper, the copyright form, and registered for the conference, you can proceed with the virtual conference material submission:

  1. Record a 15min loom video of your presentation. See this link for instructions. This format and toolchain is compulsory; other video files will not be accepted.
  2. Make a one-page PDF pitch-slide that provides a simple overview of your paper. You will it to use in the interactive session to introduce your paper in 2 minutes.
  3. Go to the virtual conference material submission form and type in paper ID, paper title, video ID, and upload the pitch- slide. If you make a mistake in this submission, you can re-submit; only the last submission will be used. The deadline for submission of these materials is June 3rd.

In the conference program you can see which presentations are grouped into which sessions, and you can (actually have to) watch all videos that you are interested in before the conference starts. The interactive sessions will feature the 2-min pitches and discussions, moderated by the session chairs.

Technical tracks

Authors are invited to submit papers to the following conference tracks. Tracks, topics of interest and track chairs are listed below.

  1. Power Systems and Smart Grid.
  2. Power Systems, Transmission, Power Quality, Utility Applications, Smart Grid
    • Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
    • Concettina Buccella, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  3. Electrical Machines and Industrial Drives.
  4. AC/DC Motor Drives, Electrical Machines Design/Modelling, Thermal/Vibrations Issues.
    • Franck Betin, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France
    • Tiberiu Tudorache, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
    • Leonard Livadaru, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
  5. Control Systems and Applications.
  6. Advanced Control Systems, Motion Control, Data Driven Control and Monitoring.
    • Michael Ruderman, University of Agder, Norway
    • Zhenwei Cao, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  7. Power Electronics and Energy Conversion.
  8. Power Electronics Modelling, Simulation, Design, Control, DC/DC Conversion, AC/AC Converters, Rectifiers, Inverters, PWM Systems.
    • Haitham Abu Rub, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
    • Seddik Bacha, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
    • Marco Liserre, Kiel University, Germany
  9. Renewable Electric Energy Conversion, Processing and Storage.
  10. Wind Energy, Photovoltaics, Hydro-Power, Battery Technologies, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Technologies.
    • Carlo Cecati, University of L'Aquila, Italy
    • Stan Valtchev, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
    • Fuwen Yang, Griffith University, Australia
  11. Mechatronics and Robotics.
  12. Mechatronics, Robotics, Human-Machine Interface Technology, Control of Linear and Non-linear Systems, Adaptive, Robust and Variable Structure Control.
    • Peter Korondi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  13. Distributed and Networked Control Systems for Industrial Applications.
  14. Distributed Event-Triggered Filtering and Control, Communication Protocol and Control, Distributed Network-Based Leader-Following Consensus, Network-Based Tracking Control, Sampled-Data Control and Filtering.
    • Wangli He, East China University of Science and Technology, China
  15. Industrial Informatics and Cloud Computing.
  16. Industrial Control and Computing Paradigms, Artificial Intelligence Applications, Industrial Network Design, Cloud Computing, Cyber and Network Security.
    • Paulo Leitao, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
    • Mikael Gidlund, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
    • Valeriy Vyatkin, Aalto University, Finland
  17. Factory Automation and Industrial Informatics.
  18. Remote Sensing, Process Automation, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Industrial Agents, Factory Automation, Safety and Reliability.
    • Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy
    • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Walldorf, Germany
    • Thilo Sauter, Danube University Krems, Austria
  19. Electronic Systems‐on‐Chip & Embedded Systems.
  20. Microelectronics, HDL or High Level Language Hardware Design, System-on-chip Design, FPGAs, Embedded Systems.
    • Eric Monmasson, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
    • Ray Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, China
  21. Computational Intelligence.
  22. Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, Image Processing.
    • Xiaohua (Jamie) Ge, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  23. Sensors, Actuators and Micro‐/Nanotechnology.
  24. Sensors, Signal/, Audio / Video Applications, Networking Applications, Communication Systems, Measurements & Data Acquisition, Nanoelectronics, MEMS.
    • Yasutaka Fujimoto, Yokohama National University, Japan
    • Peter Xu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Aleksander Malinowski, Bradley University, Peoria (IL), USA
  25. Advanced Transportation Technologies.
  26. Electric Propulsion, Automotive Applications, Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
    • Dongpu Cao, University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Victor Huang, Sage Technology Resources, USA
  27. Building Automation, Control and Management.
  28. Intelligent Environment, Building Management, Building Automation.
    • Jan Haase, University of Lübeck, Germany
    • Joern Phoennigs, IBM, Ireland
  29. Engineering Education.
  30. Educational Tools, Continuous Learning, Educational Materials and Methods, Distance Learning, Information and Communication Technologies in Laboratories, University-Industry Collaboration.
    • Oscar Lucia, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  31. Entrepreneurship and Management – Challenges for Industrial Electronics
    • Michael Condry, Intel Corporation (retired), USA
    • Robert Bierwolf, MBBI bv, The Netherlands
  32. Industrial Cyber‐Physical Systems.
    • Huiping Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China