International experts gather to discuss industrial electronics

Published: 25 June 2008 at 14:17

Over 400 electronics experts from all over the world will debate the technical insights of how research and technology can be used for wealth creation in modern society.

A major long established annual conference on industrial electronics is taking place this year at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, from 30 June to 2 July 2008. This provides an international forum for expert discussions on the latest research and development in electrical and electronic industrial technologies. The main aim of the work presented is that of technology transfer, wealth creation and the benefiting of society.  The themes of the invited distinguished speakers, Sir Robin Saxby, a past-president of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), and Professor Gehan Aramatunga from Cambridge University, are aligned to this subject.

The Industrial Electronics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is the main sponsor of these annual conferences.  This year’s technical sponsors include Anglia Ruskin University, the University of L’Aquila from Italy and the Institution of Engineering & Technology, UK.

The purpose of this International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE08) is to provide a forum for the discussion of six main topic areas embracing power electronics and power converters; electrical machines and drives; control systems, artificial intelligence, instrumentation, signal and image processing; mechatronics, robotics and telecommunications; power systems and renewable energy; and system integration and industrial informatics.

The conference will also include special sessions on particular themes within the main topic areas and tutorials by subject specialists. The Student Forum on Wednesday 2nd July will be an opportunity for current students or recent graduates to present their work and to attend dedicated tutorials. There is a prize available for the best student paper.

Professor Marcian Cirstea, Head of Department of Digital Sciences & Technology of the Faculty of Science & Technology is general co-chairman for the conference. He said,

“This will be a high profile event, with local employers involved and specialists from all over the world attending to present their papers.  It offers the enviable opportunity for our staff and students to present their work within this prestigious international forum.” 

Further information about the conference is available on the website: or from Professor Cirstea ( or Ann Woolley (