By Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)

Workshop participants
Workshop participants

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter has successfully organised a Workshop on “How to Write Papers for IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (TDEI)” on 31st March 2016 in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (KL Campus). The workshop was also supported by Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) and University of Malaya High Voltage Research Group (UMHVRG).

The lead facilitator of the workshop was Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias, from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, who is the current Head of UMHVRG. The workshop was attended by 15 participants, whom majority of them consists of postgraduate students and a small number of academic staffs and from industry.

The objectives of the workshop were:

1. To understand the requirements and scope of IEEE TDEI
2. To learn the skills of writing winning IEEE TDEI papers
3. To encourage authors to start writing papers for IEEE TDEI

In this workshop, participants were briefed about IEEE TDEI aims and scope, criteria of acceptable papers and how to write a paper title, abstract, introduction section, methodology, results, discussion, conclusions and references. Participants were also trained on how to write a paper title and an abstract based on their research work through hands-on sessions.

From this workshop, it is hoped that many papers from institutions in Malaysia could be submitted to IEEE TDEI and accepted for publication.