Hilton Miami Downtown, Miami, FL. IEMDC is a venue for users, designers, manufacturers and analysts of electric machines and drives and their related power electronics and controls including all varieties and sizes of electric machinery. Practical applications, operations, maintenance, and the development and harmonizing of international standards related to electric machines and drives are also of interest. The conference is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy, Industrial Electronics, Industry Applications, and Power Electronics Societies. Several tutorials in the form of full-day and half-day short courses will be offered on May 3, 2009. The conference features papers and plenary presentations by industry experts who highlight aspects of electric machines and drives, such as automotive and renewable and alternative energy applications.