Dear Colleagues,

It is an immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all the academic scholars, professors, industry experts, managers, and business partners to the Annual IEEE Industrial Electronics Society’s 18th International Conf. on Industrial Technology (ICIT). 2017 will be held in North America’s 3rd largest city, Toronto, which lies within the Province of Ontario, Canada. The conference is scheduled to take place from March 22-25, 2017, and will be held in the heart of the city, at the Hilton Toronto, located in downtown Toronto.

The objective of ICIT 2017, as seen in the previous editions, is bringing together researchers, inventers, and experts from academia and industry, working in varied areas of industrial technology. ICIT 2017 will consist of keynote lectures, tutorials, workshops, and oral presentations on all aspects of state-of-the-art and innovative developments in the areas of industrial electronics applications and technologies.

On behalf of the Industrial Electronics Society (IES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the main sponsor of this prestigious international event, and on behalf of the conference’s various committees, it is my pleasure and honour to invite and welcome you as a participant in IEEE ICIT 2017. The ICIT 2017 technical program consists of 8 Keynote Talks, a 2-day Industry Forum, an Educational Boot Camp (6 Half-Day Short Courses and 4 Half-Day Tutorials, 32 technical sessions in 12 tracks, 24 or more special sessions, 2 industrial workshops, and 2 technical tours.

We are expecting more than 850 papers and 1000+ participants from over 125 countries. This will, by far, be the largest edition of ICIT in its serviceable history. Toronto is ranked at #2 in the world’s top-10 smart cities list. It is by far Canada’s largest city and the 3rd largest in North America, after New York and Los Angeles. Toronto is home to a diverse population of over 9.0 million people. It is a global center for business, finance, arts, and culture, and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities.

We look forward to welcoming you at ICIT 2017, and wish you a fruitful and enjoyable stay in Toronto.

Best regards,

Sheldon Williamson
General Chair, IEEE ICIT 2017

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