IEEE R8 Flagship Conferences
Region 8 itself hosts and financially co-sponsors several conferences which are part of a series (the flagship conferences).
- EUROCON – held in a European Section
- MELECON – held in one of the Mediterranean Sections
- AFRICON – held in an African Section
- HISTELCON – about history of electrical technologies, held anywhere in R8
- ENERGYCON – about energy topics, held anywhere in R8
IEEE R8 Technically Co-Sponsored Conferences
Apart from the Flaghip Conferences Region 8 technically co-sponsors many conferences in several locations in the area of R8. A list can be found in the IEEE R8 calendar.
The location of recent and upcoming R8 Flagship Conferences
… can be looked up here.
Topics of Flagship Conferences
Information and Communication Technology: Internet Services and Applications, Future Internet, Wireless and Mobile Communications, Network Convergence, Multimedia Communication Systems, Quality of Service and Quality of Experience, High Performance Networking, Optical Systems and Networks, Network Design and Optimization of Communication Systems, Network Performance Evaluation, Multiagent Systems, Intelligent Systems, Sensor Networks, Distributed Embedded Systems, Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Security
Circuits and Systems for Signal Processing: Analog and Mixed Circuits, RF Circuits, Low Power Circuits, VLSI Circuits and Systems, Device and Circuit Modeling, Design for Testability, Distributed Circuits, Reconfigurable Architectures, High Level Synthesis, Hardware and Software Co-design, Signal, Image and Video Processing and Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Multimedia, Distance Learning, Sensors and Transducers, MEMS, Biomedical Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Robotics, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic
Power Resources and Systems: Power System Planning and Management, Power System Modeling and Simulation, Control Methods and Real Time Operation, Power System Operation and Control, Modern Technology and Computation Techniques, Transmission and Distribution systems, High Voltage Engineering, Distributed Generation, Smart Grid Policies, Regulatory Issues and Standards, Renewable Energy Sources and Technologies, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Energy Carriers and Storage, Deregulation and Electric Power Market, Power Quality, Electric Machines and Electric Vehicles, Electricity Demand, Smart Grid and Smart Energy Systems, Energy and Environment, Sustainable Development, Transition Towards a Low Carbon Energy System, Smart Cities and Energy in Buildings: From Efficient Buildings to Smart Cities, Integrated Heating, Cooling and Electricity Systems, Energy and Economy, National Energy Systems and Energy Policy, Energy Planning Tools, Electricity Market Policies, Structures and Rules, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Systems, End-use Customers, Demand-Side Management, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Engineering Education
MELECON is a major international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies. MELECON is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Region 8 with participants from all over the world. The purpose of this conference is serve as catalyst for the technical exchange between researchers and practitioners from different technological fields including Control Systems, Communication and Information Technology, Mechatronics, Nano- & Micro-Electronics, Electrical Power Systems, and Signal & Image Processing. The technical program includes plenary sessions, regular technical sessions, special sessions, poster sessions and tutorials.
AFRICON is an IEEE Region 8 flagship conference on the African continent. Topics cover the full area of IEEE, e.g., Communications, Networks, Electronics, Energy, Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing, Software, Engineering, Nanotechnology, and E-learning
HISTELCON aims to increase the understanding of the origins and of the early developments of electrical technologies – in particular of telecommunications. Original and innovative contributions are invited in areas including, but not restricted to:
- Origins and early developments of electro-technologies
- Milestones in different fields of electro-technology, both early and modern
- Scientists and Technologists involved in the above
- Museum items and educational methods illustrating the above
ENERGYCON is a flagship event of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) held every two years in a different Country. ENERGYCON is an international forum for the exchange of ideas and innovative technologies on Sustainable Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Conversion and Utilization of Electrical Energy. It is also the premier IEEE Region 8 forum for the application of Electronics, Instrumentation, Information and Communication Technology in the Electrical Energy Industry.