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Top Industrial Electronics Thinkers Head to Melbourne

More than 800 of the world’s foremost thinkers on industrial electronics will descend on Melbourne next week for the 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2011), to be held at the Crown Conference Centre from 7-10 November, 2011.

The Conference, which was secured for Melbourne by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau, has attracted delegates and more than 1,100 papers from the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Latin America, with topics for discussion to include future challenges in energy and the latest technology in electronic and hybrid vehicles.

Professor Xinghuo Yu, Director of RMIT University’s Platform Technologies Research Institute, who will chair the Conference, said it would take on a truly global perspective.

“IECON 2011 offers the world’s industry, researchers and academia access to the latest research and developments in the key areas relating to industrial technology applications,” Professor Yu said.

“Conference participants will also have the opportunity to meet the industry’s leading thinkers and forge international collaborations and friendships.”

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanityand is this year celebrating its 60th anniversary. It has 350,000 members worldwide.