Webinar Writing Quality Technical Papers March 2015

IEEE Power & Energy Society Publications Webinar Series

How to Write a Quality Technical Paper and Where to Publish Within IEEE

March 3, 2015  2:00 pm eastern

Presented by Saifur Rahman
Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech


In this presentation Prof. Saifur Rahman will highlight issues with paper structure, conference vs. journal papers, ethics, where to publish, open access, impact factor, etc. With input from the IEEE Client Services staff he will also highlight the IEEE publications business, the value and quality of IEEE publications, and the broad topical areas IEEE publications cover. 


The Presenter:


Saifur Rahman (S'75-M'78-SM'83-F'98) is the director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA, USA, where he is the Joseph Loring Professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment at the university. In 2014 he is serving as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine. Prof. Rahman served as the chair of the U.S. National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. In 2006 he served as the vice president of the IEEE Publications Board, and a member of the IEEE Board of Governors. He is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE PES, and has published in the areas of smart grid, energy efficiency, conventional and renewable energy systems, load forecasting, uncertainty evaluation, and infrastructure planning.

The study should assess different communication technologies and architectures on the basis of: (1) coverage; (2) operational performance; (3) cost; (4) compliance with standards and regulatory agencies; and (5) security.  Consultants/engineers vary in their choice of different tools and methodologies to assess these items – with each leading to different degrees of accuracy in the analysis.  How can you ensure you take the right approach to telecom planning, and ensure the success of your Smart Grid project?