The 16th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2021) will be held during 1-4 August 2021, in Chengdu, China. The Conference is organized by IEEE Industrial Electronics Chapter of Singapore, Southwest Jiaotong University, and IEEE Singapore Section. IEEE Industrial Electronics Society is the financial and technical sponsor. The proceedings of past ICIEA have been included in the IEEE Xplore database and indexed by EI Compendex.

ICIEA 2021 marks the 16th Anniversary of the ICIEA conferences. As a premier conference, ICIEA provides an excellent forum for scientists, researchers, engineers and industrial practitioners throughout the world to present and discuss the latest technology advancement as well as future directions and trends in Industrial Electronics.

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International Advisory Committee (to be confirmed)

  • Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, USA
  • Bimal K. Bose, Univ. of Tennessee, USA
  • Clarence de Silva, Univ. British Columbia, Canada
  • David Hill, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Frank Lewis, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • John Y. Hung, Auburn University, USA
  • Jun Wang, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Miroslav Krstic, Univ. of California, San Diego, USA
  • Nam Ling, Santa Clara Univ., USA
  • Peter B. Luh, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Qunjing Wang , Anhui Univ., China
  • Wen Gao, Peking Univ., China
  • Xinghuo Yu, RMIT University, Australia
  • Zhong-Ping Jiang, Polytechnic Inst. of NYU,USA
  • Zongxia Jiao, Beihang University, China
  • Zhengyou He, Southwest Jiaotong University

Organizing Committee

  • Honorary Chairs
    • Dan Yang (China) )
    • Qingquan Qian (China)
  • General Chairs
    • Wenxiang Xie (Singapore))
    • Shibin Gao (China)
    • Xiaoqiong He (China)
  • Secretaries
    • Fanglin Luo(Singapore)
    • Lan Ma (China)
  • Financial Chairs
    • Jingbing Zhang (Singapore)
    • Liping Zhao (China)
  • Keynote Speeches Chairs
    • Changyun Wen (Singapore)
    • Jianping Xu (China)
  • Publication Chairs
    • Lijun Jiang (Singapore)
    • Zeliang Shu (China)
  • Best Paper Award Chairs
    • Xing Zhu (Singapore)
    • Jingjing Huang (China)
    • Weirong Chen (China)
    • Lei Ma (China)
  • Publicity Chairs
    • Wenjian Cai (Singapore)
    • Deqing Huang (China)
    • Jin Xiao (China)
  • Invited and Special Sessions Chairs
    • Weihai Chen (China)
    • Wensheng Song (China)
    • Qi Li (China)
    • Cungang Hu (China)
    • Zhengguo Li (Singapore)
    • Qianwen Xu (Sweden)
  • Invited and Special Sessions Chairs
    • Weihai Chen (China)
    • Wensheng Song (China)
    • Qi Li (China)
    • Cungang Hu (China)
    • Zhengguo Li (Singapore)
    • Qianwen Xu (Sweden)
  • Industry Exhibition Chair
    • Song Wang (China)
  • Local Arrangement Chairs
    • Xiaoyun Feng (China)
    • Kai Liao (China)
    • Li Xie (China)
    • Bingbing Fan (China)
    • Jingying Lin (China)
  • Workshop Chairs
    • Wenjian Cai (Singapore)
    • Haitao Hu (China)

Technical Program Committee

  • Chairs
    • Xing Zhu (Singapore)
    • Jingjing Huang (China)
    • Weirong Chen (China)
    • Lei Ma (China)
  • Control and Systems
    • Wen Chen (USA)
    • Huijin Fan (China)
    • Chujia Guo (China)
    • Peng Li (China)
    • Xinghua Liu (China)
    • Wei Wang (China)
    • Guo Xie (China)
    • Jun Yang (China)
  • Cyber-physical Systems
    • Claudia-Melania Chitu (Germany)
    • Yuan Li (China)
    • Zhiyun Lin (China)
    • Shoulie Xie (Singapore)
  • Energy and Environment
    • Mi Dong (China)
    • Xiaochao Hou (China)
    • Weixiang Shen (Australia)
    • Shoujun Song (China)
    • Xinli Wang (China)
    • Jianfang Xiao (China)
    • Jianhua Zhang (China)
  • Industrial Informatics and Computational Intelligence
    • Jie Ding (China)
    • Ketai He(China)
    • Mu-Chun Su (Taiwan, China)
    • Gang Xiong (China)
    • Chao Zhang (China)
  • Robotics
    • Zhenwei Cao (Australia)
    • Yan Jin (UK)
    • Qinyuan Ren (China)
    • Mao Shan (Australia)
    • Miaolong Yuan (Singapore)
  • Network and Communication Technologies
    • Jin-Shyan Lee (Taiwan, China)
    • Hui Ma (Australia)
    • Wendong Xiao (China)
  • Power Electronics
    • Fanghong Guo(China)
    • Patrick Hu (New Zealand)
    • Chaoqiang Jiang (UK)
    • Jing Lyu (China)
    • Bor-Ren Lin (Taiwan, China)
    • Dylan Lu (Australia)
    • Zhixun Ma (China)
    • Qianwen Xu (Sweden)
    • Benfei Wang (China)
    • Chien-Ming Wang (Taiwan, China)
    • Jinyu Wang (China)
    • Yan Xing (China)
    • Lei Yang (China)
    • Wenli Yao (China)
    • Shaoru Zhang (China)
    • Miao Zhu (China)
  • Signal and Information Processing
    • Yuefang Du (China)
    • Wei Hong (China)
    • Huiqi Li (China)
    • Haiyan Shu (Singapore)
    • JKar-Ann Toh (Korea)
    • Shiqian Wu (China)
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Zhenghua Chen (Singapore)
    • Yuchao Dai (China)
    • Lei Zhang (China)
Call for paper

Prospective authors are invited to electronically submit full regular papers of their work using the link above. English is the working language of the conference. Regular and Special Session papers are limited to six (6) pages of A4 or letter format. An additional 2 pages can be included at extra fee.

Authors must adhere to the IEEE Conference paper format. Draft version of papers should be submitted for review before the submission deadline (see important dates).

IEEE is strict about the requirements for PDF files for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. It is strongly recommended to use the set of templates in MS Word and LaTeX formats provided by IEEE . Please use them to create your paper (please do not modify the style or the format). To learn more about formatting of papers for IEEE IES's conferences, please visit this page . We will be checking pdf compliance internally through our software, so please go ahead with submitting of your manuscript.

We strongly recommend using IEEE PDF eXpress® site to check your final version of the paper. IEEE PDF eXpress will be ready only in final paper submission.

Please make sure that only original work is being submitted (not previously published/copyrighted). The conference will be using the CrossCheck automated screening system to verify the originality of papers. IEEE takes disciplinary actions when violations are detected.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference. The final manuscript must be accompanied by a registration form and a full registration fee payment proof. Accepted papers duly presented during the conference will be submitted to inclusion in IEEE xplore online digital library and EI Compendex database. 

Submission Topics

Conference Tracks
Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research work in areas including, but not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence: Natural language processing & interaction, Text, image & video analysis, Speech recognition, Object recognition, Gesture recognition, Machine learning, Knowledge representation, Reasoning, Statistical learning, Deep learning, Neural networks, Design for AI chip and systems, AI applications.

Control and Systems: Adaptive and intelligent control, Hybrid control, Digital control theory and development, Robust control, Nonlinear systems and control, Process control, Networked control, Cooperative control, Bio-control.

Cyber-physical Systems: Smart grid, Intelligent transportation systems, Internet of things, Mobile healthcare, Distributed computing, Infrastructure simulations, Security and privacy, Data integration and visualization, New sensing platform and senses computing.

Energy and Environment: Energy management and control systems, Energy distribution, storage and recovery, Alternative and green energy, Waste management, Waste treatment and recycling, Water network and security, Sensor technologies, Intelligent micro-grids, Renewable energy, Demand side management, Solar photovoltaic and wind system, Energy meteorology, Green battery, Offshore systems.

Industrial Informatics and Computational Intelligence: Human-machine interactions, Diagnosis and prognosis, Intelligent automation, Networked embedded controllers, Machine-to-machine, Condition based maintenance, Multi-agent systems, Fuzzy systems, Genetic algorithm, Evolutionary computing, Data mining.

Robotics: Autonomous mobile robot, ROS2, Interoperable robotics, Multimodal perception, Human-robot collaboration, SLAM, LIDAR, Video analytics for robot, Robotic vision, Visual servoing, Visual servoing simulation, 5G for robotics, Motion planning and control, Remote operation, 3D simulation, AI for robotics, Industrial application case study.

Network and Communication Technologies: Network protocols, Mobile computing, Mobile ad hoc networks, Mobile agents, Network architectures, Quality of services, Cross-layer design/optimization, Design and performance evaluation, Traffic control, Wireless systems, MU-MIMO systems, Optoelectronics and Optical Communication.

Power Electronics: Power devices and components, Electrical machines and Industrial drives, Power quality control, FACTS, PFC, STATCOM, Harmonic analysis and compensations, Switching circuits and power converters, Motors and drives, Smart grid, Distribution generation and electrical vehicles, Wireless power transmission, Energy harvesting.

Signal and Information Processing: Image processing, Computer vision, Bio-image processing, Audio/video processing, Data processing, Estimation and identification, Remote sensing, Information fusion, Brain computer interface, Signal transforming and filtering, Digital system design and structures, Optimization techniques.

*Invited and Special Sessions: The Technical Program Committee is soliciting proposals for invited and special sessions focusing on topics relevant to the theme of the conference. Prospective organizers should submit proposals by using this template, to the Invited Session Chairs, Prof. Weihai Chen (, Dr Zhengguo Li (, Prof. Qiwen Xu (, Prof. Cungang Hu (, Prof. Wensheng Song ( or Prof. Qi Li ( by the date listed in “Important Dates”.

*Workshop: Topics to be determined. Proposals should be submitted to Workshop Chairs for review.

*Best Paper Award: The best paper award will be presented at the conference. The winner will be selected based on both technical content and presentation by the Best Paper Award Committee in consultation with the International Advisory Committee.


Please submit full papers to the conference website at All submitted papers should be in the form of .pdf or .ps file and are to be limited to a maximum length of 6 pages (Letter size, single space, Times Roman of font size 10, two columns format), including figures, tables and references. Please use the template which is available from the website. Upon acceptance, authors will be required to register and present their papers. Papers will be published in the conference proceedings only if at least one of the authors is officially registered. Each registration covers a maximum of two papers.

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    Aug 01



    Aug 04


  • Aug 04 2021

    Registration deadline

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Southwest Jiaotong University
IEEE Singapore Section
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