Whether is it power converters, motor / motor drives, renewable energy, devices, controls, LED lighting, smart grid or the countless other technical sub-fields related to electrical energy conversion – we are in a period of immense opportunity for our industry. Since the start of the ECCE conference series, there has been a tremendous growth in the numbers of technical papers submitted and attendees to the conference. We are pleased that you consider ECCE to be a flagship conference and worthy of your time as an author and attendee.
Full Disclosure of the Review Process:
The peer-review process and final paper selection is now complete! This year we have received 1715 digests – more than a 10% increase over the previous record set in 2015. To answer this record-breaking interest, we added an additional parallel track. ECCE 2016 will have a massive technical program with 16 parallel technical sessions and one special session throughout the week. In addition, there will be three (3) poster presentation sessions.
All submitted digests underwent a rigorous and fair peer review process by subject domain experts. Each paper received a minimum of three (3) reviews with the average of approximately 4.2 reviews per digest. The review process is managed by the Technical Program Committee, which is comprised of the Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Topic Chairs. Each reviewer was assigned up to ten (10) digests to review. Each Reviewer made his/her recommendation to the Topic Chair responsible for that technical sub-track, which then made a recommendation to the Vice Chair responsible for track, which in-turn made a recommendation to the Chairs. This means that each digest was read by a minimum of: 3 Reviewers + 1 Topic Chair + 1 Vice Chair = 5 members of the technical community. In most cases, this number ranges from 6 to 8.
This year, the TPC Chairs accepted all of the recommendations of the Vice Chairs without subsequent unilateral action. This was a bottom-up process driven by YOUR subject-domain peers. Nevertheless, the TPC Chairs were actively engaged by constantly monitoring the review process and communicating with the Vice Chairs to ensure a uniform acceptance standard across all the tracks.
Once each paper was reviewed, and decision letters sent to the authors, the TPC began to assemble the technical program. Again, the TPC Chairs accepted the recommendations of the technical track Vice-Chairs with regard to format (oral / poster) selection and session groupings. In a limited number of cases, the TPC Chairs did make decisions subsequent to the Vice-Chair recommendations as needed to balance the overall technical program.
All Papers are EQUAL:
It is the official policy of the TPC that all accepted papers are considered to be of equal technical quality and merit, irrespective of whether selected for oral or poster session. Other than for programmatic identification, there will be no distinction made between papers presented in an oral or poster session. Papers will be uploaded to IEEE Explore Digital Library without any differentiation.
Please reference this official conference policy if your institution requires conference attendance justification.
Welcome to ECCE in Milwaukee:
On behalf of the entire Organizing Committee, we firmly believe that you will consider 2016 to be the best ECCE yet. We look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee. Once again, we wanted to thank all of you who have contributed to ECCE2016 as an author, reviewer, or TPC member.
Robert S. Balog, Texas A&M University
Avoki Omekanda, General Motors – R&D Center
Maryam Saeedifard, Georgia Institute of Technology
ECCE 2016 Technical Program Chairs
Updated on July 14, 2016