• Call for papers for the 2019 General Meeting and PIESA-IERE South Africa Forum

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      Lucy Straker

      IFRF Administration & Communication Coordinator

Main theme: Electricity & the 4th Industrial Revolution – an Africa perspective

The 4th Industrial Revolution is the advancement and emergence of new technologies that is ushering in a new era that sees a greater impact of digitisation on our lives, in ways that are new and unanticipated.

As a quote from an article on the World economic forum website, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution can be described as the advent of “cyber-physical systems” involving entirely new capabilities for people and machines. While these capabilities are reliant on the technologies and infrastructure of the Third Industrial Revolution, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents entirely new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies and even our human bodies.”

With emerging technologies moving at a rate of knots, the question then is, what do we want these technologies to do for us and what impact will it have on all of us?

As the novelist William Gibson famously said: “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” Indeed, it is time to see an even distribution of this potential. It is time for Africa!

When and where?

The event will take place between 28th – 31st October 2019 at Sun City Conference Centre, South Africa. Details about suitable hotels can be found here.

Who should attend?

The Forum is intended for experts actively involved in the selected themes, from IERE members and non-members, as well as all those interested in the evolution of the electrical power industry and the technology development and business development opportunities associated to this evolution. IERE will invite prominent speakers for keynote speeches.

Call for papers

You are invited to submit abstracts for the Oral Session or Poster Session for the 2019 South Africa Forum by e-mail. The abstract template can be downloaded here. The deadline for submitting your abstract is 15th July 2019.

Session themes Submit to
Session 1: Evolving 4IR technologies and its effect on the customer Email: register@iere.jp

IERE Central Office
2-11-1 Iwado Kita, Komae-shi,
Tokyo 201-8511, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5438-1717
Fax: +81-3-3488-5100

Session 2: 4IR’s impact on revenue collection and non-technical losses
Session 3: Asset Management – let’s get smart about it
Session 4: Advanced distribution automation in the 4IR era
Session 5: Distributed Renewable Energy Technologies: Are we ready?

Full details about the event can be found here.