Welcome to IEEE IECON 2016!

The 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

October 24-27, 2016

Palazzo dei Congressi

Piazza Adua, 1 - Firenze (Florence), Italy



Dear Participants of IECON 2016,

IECON 2016 is the 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence.

The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology, and fellowship.  IECON 2016 will be held concurrently with the IEEE IES Industry Forum and with the IEEE IES Students' Forum.

On behalf of the Industrial Electronics Society (IES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the main sponsor of this prestigious international event and on behalf of the conference’s various committees it is our pleasure and honour to invite and welcome you as a participant in IEEE-IECON 2016. IECON series is the premier and flagship conference of the Industrial Electronics Society of IEEE.


A few challenges are facing our world today such as climate change, energy and food shortages. The conference committee saw fit to address some of the globally challenging problem through this edition of IECON by responding to the current world’s concerns. Therefore, IECON technical program covers a broad range of relevant technical areas. This is to enable the exposition of a high standard scientific and industrial work from wide-spectrum areas.


As you probably know, the city of Firenze (Florence) is the home to many of the world’s masterpieces of art and architecture. Also it is within reach of many other attractions in Italy and Europe. The conference committee is working hard on making your participation in IECON 2016 and your visit to Florence unforgettable and uniquely pleasant experience.


This conference is also designed not only to be intellectually stimulating but also socially enjoyable. The social activities of this conference are designed to allow for adequate delegates interaction to meet old friends and make new ones. We trust you will be inspired by not only the standard of the technical program but also by the hospitality prepared for you in the beautiful city of Florence.


We look forward to welcome you in IECON 2016 and wish you a fruitful and enjoyable stay in Florence.


Carlo Cecati, Yousef Ibrahim and Bogdan M. Wilamowski

IEEE IECON2016 General Chairmen

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