International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
The 2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC) will
be held 16-19 August, 2004 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in
The IECEC provides a forum to present and discuss engineering aspects of
energy conversion technology, advanced energy and power systems, and devices
for energy systems and aerospace applications. Papers on all engineering
aspects and disciplines of power generation and storage are welcome and
The IECEC builds on 37 years of heritage from the Intersociety Energy
Conversion Engineering Conference. Last year, the IECEC was completely
restructured, and was renamed the "International" Energy Conversion
Engineering Conference (replacing "Intersociety"), to reflect the
increasingly global nature of energy conversion technology and applications.
For additional information, please call 800/639-2422 or 703/264-7500
(outside the U.S.).
Inquiries concerning the program, format, or policies of the conference and
suggestions for special high-interest informational presentations should be
directed to the Conference General Chair:
Douglas M. Allen
11588 Sweet Potato Ridge Rd
Brookville, OH 45309
Inquiries relating to the technical program should be directed to the
Conference Technical Program Chair:
Dr. Ashwani K. Gupta
University of Maryland
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College Park, MD 20742
Department of Defense Approval
On reviewing the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
proposal, the Department of Defense finds this event meets the minimum
regulatory standards for attendance by DoD employees. This finding does not
constitute blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Individual DoD
component commands or organizations are responsible for approving attendance
of its DoD employees based on mission requirements and DoD regulations.
The exhibits will be held 17-18 August 2004.
Exhibit hours are:
Tuesday, 17 August 1000-1600 hrs
Wednesday, 18 August 1000-1600 hrs
For more information about exhibiting, contact Howard O'Brien Jr. at
800/739-4424 or 703/264-7535.
The IECEC is sponsored by "Sponsoring Societies" and "Participating
Organizations," under the guidelines of the conference Charter and Bylaws.
The Sponsoring Societies are the primary sponsors and have a voting
membership on the conference Steering Committee. The Participating
Organizations help organize and advertise the conference and their members
receive the member registration rates at the conference. Participating
Organizations have a non-voting membership on the conference Steering
Currently, there is one IECEC Sponsoring Society, the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The AIAA, and its predecessors, has been the principal professional society
of the aerospace engineer and scientist for more than 70 years. Two AIAA
technical committees lead the IECEC sponsorship, the Aerospace Power Systems
Technical Committee and the Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee.
Both of these technical committees meet during the IECEC and they also
present awards annually at the IECEC awards luncheon.
There are currently three IECEC Participating Organizations. They are the
Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG), the Advanced Energy Conversion
Group of the Heat Transfer Society of Japan (HTSJ), and the IEEE Aerospace &
Electric Systems Society (AESS).
Established in 1958, the IAPG is a federal membership organization that
facilitates the exchange and transfer of information to increase
effectiveness of the interagency power program and to avoid duplicating
research efforts in fields of advanced power. IAPG is currently jointly
sponsored by these United States federal agencies:
- Air Force
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The IAPG involves customers for advanced energy conversion research and
development in the IECEC, and they assist with organization of the
conference and specifically the Plenary sessions.
The HTSJ is a unique nonprofit association in Japan. It is composed of
people engaged in Advanced Energy Conversion, and various engineering
aspects related to energy and heat transfer. The Society now holds some
1,500 members, widely covering scientists and engineers in various
disciplines. The HTSJ has served, and continues to serve, as an organization
representing Japan in the international heat transfer community. The
Advanced Energy Conversion group of the HTSJ is the lead organization for
HTSJ's participation in IECEC.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a scientific
and educational organization, directed toward the advancement of the theory
and practice of electrical engineering, electronics, radio, and the allied
branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences. Technical
activities within the IEEE are conducted through its Societies operating in
distinct technical areas. Members of the Aerospace & Electronic Systems
Society (AESS) of the IEEE are interested in the design, integration, test,
and analysis of large, complex systems consisting of major subsystems that
contain dissimilar electronic devices.