29 June–1 July
The focus is on clinical evaluation and promoting interaction among engineers, clinicians, and therapists. The conference includes sessions on standardization of rehabilitation robots, technology transfer, and assessment tools, as well as patient and caregiver testimonials. Other topics include assistive robotics, robotic wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics, and diagnostic and therapeutic robotics.
SPONSORS: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Rio de Janeiro
Covers analog signal processing, computer-aided network design, circuits and systems for sustainable environments, nanotechnology, sensor arrays, mobile processing, and energy-efficient systems.
SPONSOR: IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Kansas City, Mo.
Topics include radar systems, applications, phenomenology, modeling, and signal processing. This year's theme, "In the Eye of the Storm," focuses on the conference's tornado-prone location and the use of radar for severe weather analysis and tracking.
SPONSORS: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, and the IEEE Kansas City Section
30 May–3 June
Presentations cover power semiconductor devices and packaging, modeling, simulation, and electromagnetic interference. Other topics include reliability, machines, actuators, sensors, and motor controls and drives.
SPONSOR: IEEE Power Electronics Society
Sessions focus on changes in the field, maintenance, safety practices, standards and codes, and equipment upgrades in manufacturing plants.
SPONSOR: IEEE Industry Applications Society
Covers all aspects of photovoltaic technologies. Topics include crystalline silicon technologies and thin-film solar cells made of copper indium gallium selenide, cadmium telluride, and related materials.
SPONSORS: IEEE Electron Devices Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, and IEEE Photonics Society
The focus is on human, machine, and computer haptics. Tutorials and sessions cover the design of haptic interfaces, tactile displays and sensors, haptic rendering and virtual environments, and haptic cognition.
SPONSOR: IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
Covers mechatronics, robotics, automation, and related areas. Topics include actuators, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, cognitive telemanipulation, data storage systems, and electronics packaging.
SPONSORS: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, and ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division