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IEEE Power Electronics Society Long Range Planning Report. Tom Habetler Chair, Long Range Planning Committee PELS Meeting Series – APEC 2013, Long Beach CA, USA Friday, March 22, 2013. Strategic Plan. Strategic Planning Retreat held September 14-15 in Duck, NC USA.

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Ieee power electronics society long range planning report

IEEEPower Electronics SocietyLong Range Planning Report

Tom Habetler

Chair, Long Range Planning Committee

PELS Meeting Series –

APEC 2013, Long Beach CA, USA

Friday, March 22, 2013

Strategic plan
Strategic Plan

  • Strategic Planning Retreat held September 14-15 in Duck, NC USA.

  • Strategic Plan document was generated as a result and released on October 11, 2012.

  • Part of the strategic plan involves report and action at each Adcom, and a retreat every other year.

Executive summary
Executive Summary

Initiative areas:

  • Improving the value of PELS to industry practitioners and employers. Particular actions include:

    • The creation of a new magazine geared at practitioners.

    • The creation of an industry advisory board.

    • Increasing remote access capability

    • Restructuring the PELS Standards organization

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Executive Summary

  • Education initiatives for both students and practitioners, including:

    • Technical committees being responsible for Webinars

    • An on-line teachers forum

  • Organization and Structure

    • Developing a governing structure for each of our Technical committees (including leadership succession), budgets, and goals.

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Executive Summary

  • Conferences and Publication Improvements, including,

    • Increasing globalism by adding a main conference in Region 9.

    • Holding society-level activities at each of the large regional conferences.

    • Seeking out new technical topic interest areas that are not sufficiently served by our publications

    • Continuing to build our Journal portfolio base

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Executive Summary

  • Community Collaboration and Providing Members a Home

    • Identifying new communities and leveraging existing ones

    • Ensuring that volunteers and the AdCom create an environment for all of our conferences to successfully co-exist.

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Executive Summary

  • Advocacy and Outreach

    • Taking advantage of the 25th anniversary to facilitate the dissemination of our mission and purpose.

    • Organizing our members to interact with the public through newspapers, government, and digital media.

    • Creating a global relations committee and “Regional Director” positions.

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Executive Summary

  • Membership initiatives include,

    • Improving student retention

    • Creating an improved experience for women members.

Core values
Core Values

  • PELS believes in:

    • Inclusiveness – Embracing diversity of members and their careers, globally. Respecting each other’s needs and values with honesty and transparency.

    • Networking - Creating and sustaining an engaged, interactive international community of power electronics professionals.

    • Professionalism – Maintaining the highest level of professional and ethical standards.

    • Excellence – Disseminating high quality power electronics information in a timely, equitable and objective manner.

    • Volunteerism - The driving force of the organization. Providing Volunteer opportunities that are rewarding to members and their employers.

    • Advocacy – promoting power electronics to engineers, government, and society.

Overarching goals
Overarching Goals

  • PELS should be:

    • essential to the global power electronics community, and serve as the home for power electronics professionals.

    • the place where innovators and practitioners meet.

    • recognized globally, as the leading organization for forming new knowledge communities, delivering quality information and supporting power electronics professionals.

    • the preferred place to go for timely, relevant power electronics information.

    • the place to go to seek innovation and new ideas for energy advances.


  • Develop a plan for a new practitioner-focussed magazine with paid content editor(s) within the next 6 months with the goal of our first publication by 2014.

  • Education Committee will create the Distinguished Tutorials Program and provide CEUs for one of the courses within the next 3 years.


  • Digital Media Editor will form the Social Media Committee within the 6 months.

  • President to establish and appoint members to the Industry Advisory Board by the end of 2013.

  • The TC Chairs will appoint a Standards Chair for their respective committee in 2013.


  • The VP-Ops will create a business plan initiating webinars organized by the TCs by EOY 2013

  • The Education Committee to plan and implement appropriate teaching forums and consider the global coordination of regular university classesby EOY 2014.


  • Meetings Committee to create business plan for a conference in Region 9, and implement if feasible. It will also pursue a change in the current ECCE schedule. The plan should be developed by 2013 and implemented by 2015 or 2016.

  • The EICs will ensure that there is proper TC representation within their AE and reviewer pool, and report to the AdCom.


  • FEPPCON General Chair to summarize conclusions about future directions and create a journal paper.

  • The Products Committee will create and report on a strategy and guidelines for collaboration on publications during 2013 and actively pursue sponsorship on publications that overlap with our FOI.


  • President will invite new constituencies that need a home and identify and assign volunteer positions. This should be done continuously with President reporting on it every year.

  • PELS General Chairs will be instructed to invite speakers from new constituencies for our conferences. This will be added to the steering committee charter. The VP of Meetings will report on this yearly at an Administrative Committee Meeting.


  • The President will encourage AdCom and other volunteers to participate at our ECCEs around the world.

  • Leverage our own communities such as INTELEC to bring new members from the energy storage communities. The INTELEC Technical Committee Chair to organize sessions at an ECCE by 2013.


  • The Academic Affairs Committee to create a travel grant program for students to attend any PELS Conference by the end of 2014.

  • The President will foster and report on the exchange between the AdCom, ECCE- USA, and ECCE- EPE.

  • General chair to arrange a high level welcome and invitation at IEMDC, a Sister Society Sponsored conference when possible. Outcome to be reported at next AdCom Meeting.


  • PELS publicity Chair to work with staff to promote our mission by creating giveaways and banners to advertise the 25thAnniversary.

  • Reinstitution of the Global Relations Committee by the VP-Ops with a focus on our relationship with EPE during 2013.

  • The President will promote our Regional Liaisons to “Regional Directors.”


  • Technical Committees to develop governance documents by the end of 2013.

  • Academic Affairs Chair to task the committee with creating content for students at least once per year.

  • The WIE-PELS Chair to implement the programs as stated above within the next 2 – 3 years.