A presentation of the BiH Electrical Engineering Journal was held at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The presenters were Mr. Edhem Bičakčić, President of BH K CIGRE Commitee and Ms. Sabina Dacić- Lepara, Deputy Editor in Chief of the BiH Electrical Engineering Journal.
The presenters introduced the attendees to the scope of work and history of the CIGRÉ National Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH K CIGRÉ). It is the largest professional organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina and since 1993 has been a regular member of the International Council on Large Electrical Systems - CIGRÉ Paris. BH K CIGRE is an organization that is trying to combine the experience from the industry and science in the field of production, transmission and distribution of electricity as well as the production of electrical equipment, especially in the field of power systems. This organization established BiH Electrical Engineering Journal in 1996, firstly publishing it in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language, but for the past few years, it has been published in English as well. BH K CIGRE has 16 scientific committees for different scientific fields, reviewing the submitted papers on double-blind peer review system. This is an open access journal, free of charge. It has indexed by EBSCO and INSPECT IET, with an aim to be indexed in SCOPUS as soon as possible. The journal is published two times a year, in July and December, and there is one special edition for distinguished topics each year. The speakers invited our professors to be part of the CIGRE Committee as a guest editor for the following journal edition.
Also, it was mentioned that CIGRE Committee is organizing a conference every two years. The conference is held in October in Neum, gathering many successful professors, experienced industry professionals, ministers, scientists, etc., and provides an opportunity for networking and collaboration on joint projects. The Conference procedures are published in the mentioned journal as well.
The purpose of this presentation was to establish collaboration with IUS and invite our academic staff as well as the students to submit papers and support the only Bosnian Electrical Engineering Journal. It is also possible to become a member of the CIGRE community and participate in all activities they organize. IUS Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Research, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanita Karađuzović-Hadžiabdić mentioned a possibility of joint publication of the IUS PEN Journal and BiH Electrical Engineering Journal or an opportunity to organize a joint conference.