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Europe is a world leader in the field of Power Electronics, with well-known research and industrial companies and many large academic laboratories in all main European countries. Since 1985, the EPE Conference has grown to become the largest in this field, regularly attracting the foremost technical contributors from industry and academia worldwide. In 2011, EPE Association joined the IEEE-PELS society to jointly organise the EPE-ECCE Europe conference.

Power Electronics, as an enabling technology is becoming more and more important and is the basis for many industrial processes, for the rational use of energy, for new technologies in individual and mass transportation, areas that are rapidly growing requiring new concepts in order to fulfil cost, reliability, miniaturization as well as environmental requirements.
The improvements of Power Semiconductors together with new advanced topologies and embedded systems are pushing Power Electronics towards high switching frequency and smaller, cheaper, and more efficient realisations, opening possibilities for new applications. Due to the new rules published by the European Commission on the electrical energy production, transport and distribution, and also to the technical problems arising from the interconnection of different kinds of distributed energy production systems, high precision and reliable controllers are required.
One of the purposes of this Conference is to enable the presenta-tion and discussion of developments in the field of Power Electronics, with attendees coming from all over the world.


I POWER ELECTRONICS DEVICES AND CONVERTERS




Topic 1: DEVICES, PACKAGING AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION



1.a. Active components

1.b. New materials and active devices

1.c. Passive components

1.d. Power system integration, packaging & thermal management

1.e. Reliability


Topic 2: POWER CONVERTERS TOPOLOGIES AND DESIGN



2.a. Hard & soft switching techniques

2.b. Advanced power converter topologies

2.c. Power factor correction techniques


Topic 3: MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL



3.a. Standard and advanced control techniques for power converters

3.b. Application of control methods to electrical systems

3.c. Estimation and identification methods

3.d. Measurements techniques

3.e. Sensors


II POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS




Topic 4: ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND DRIVE SYSTEMS



4.a. Electrical Machines

4.b. Adjustable speed drives

4.c. High performance drives

4.d. Motion control, robotics, special drives


Topic 5: RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SYSTEMS



5.a. Wind energy systems

5.b. Solar energy systems

5.c. Other renewable energy systems

5.d. Energy storage systems


Topic 6: GRIDS & SMART GRIDS



6.a. Power electronics in transmission and distribution systems

6.b. HVDC & FACT´s

6.c. Micro-grids

6.d. Smart grids

6.e. Power quality issues (including HF phenomena)

6.f. Fault coordination and protection of DC grids


Topic 7: POWER SUPPLIES



7.a. Low voltage DC power supplies

7.b. High voltage DC power supplies

7.c. Distributed power supplies

7.d. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)

7.e. Electronic ballasts and solid state lighting

7.f. Contactless power supply


Topic 8: e-MOBILITY



8.a. Electric propulsion systems for electric vehicles

8.b. Power converters for electric vehicles

8.c. Batteries and Management Systems (BMS)

8.d. EV´s battery chargers: Contact and contactless

8.e. Standards and regulations


Topic 9: INDUSTRY SPECIFIC ENERGY CONVERSION AND CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGIES



9.a. Energy conversion and conditioning technologies in the industry (cement, steel, paper, textile, mining, etc…)

9.b. Power electronics in aerospace and space applications

9.c. Rail vehicles

9.d. Marine applications (offshore and ships)

9.e. Energy conversion and conditioning technologies in physics research and related applications


Topic 10: EDUCATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING



10.a. Education in electrical engineering

10.b. Education policy in Europe