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Electrical energy generation and supply to users is on transition to distributed generation from traditional to renewable energy sources and development of Smart grids on “macro” “micro” and “nano” levels. Very fast research and development of smart DC grids is highly challenging and power electronics is the driving force of those new technologies. Power electronics in mechatronic and adaptronic systems, industrial robotics and wide range health care and biorobots with artificial intelligence are topics for further research. Also, increasing the efficiency of power supplies reduces electrical energy consumption and may be counted as another way to reach that goal. Power electronics is also becoming crucial in electric power system, as it includes various types of energy storage technologies. In response to all these challenges, novel topologies, control structures and power components are being introduced to improve performance of power electronics systems. Especially, new wide bandgap materials (SiC & GaN) are a serious chance for a big step forward in a broad range of applications.

A wide spectrum of topics will be addressed during the largest European conference in power electronics – EPE’18 ECCE Europe. Researchers, application engineers and experts from academia and industry will meet to discuss and exchange ideas.

I POWER ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS AND CONVERTERS
Topic 1: DEVICES, COMPONENTS, 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. Computational intelligence in control systems
3.e. Measurements techniques

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, AC & DC
6.a. Power electronics in transmission and distribution systems
6.b. HVDC & FACTS
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: ELECTRIC VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS AND THEIR ENERGY STORAGE

8.a. Electric propulsion systems for electric vehicles
8.b. Power converters for electric vehicles
8.c. Batteries, active and passive 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
9.f. Pulse applications, including passive components and transducers for power pulses