Introduction

In 1883, at the time of Nicolas Tesla and Thomas Edison, Erasmus Kittler founded the world’s first Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Darmstadt. More than 140 years later, we are all the more pleased and excited to welcome experts in power electronics from industry and science to ECCE Europe 2024 in the “City of Science” Darmstadt.

The energy system is being restructured worldwide in order to limit the accumulating greenhouse effect and to make sure we can use the remaining natural gas and oil reserves for higher-value products such as plastics and medicines in the future. Electrical energy, its generation from renewable sources and conversion, play a key role for some decades now, with a massive increase into further sectors such as transportation, construction, manufacturing and heating and cooling. We are in the midst of an electric age.

"Our" power electronics provides a fascinating, versatile and efficient technology for the conversion and transmission of electrical energy. We can be proud and satisfied that we can and may actively contribute to prosperity and well-being of mankind with our technology.

We look forward to exciting discussions, insights and experiences at ECCE Europe 2024!

 

Committee

Steering Committee

Industry
Dr. Francisco Canales, ABB Switzerland Corporate Research
Dr. Ilknur Colak, Schneider Electric
Dr. Shiori Idaka, Mitsubishi Electric Europe
Dr. Philip C. Kjaer, Vestas Wind Systems
Prof. Leo Lorenz, ECPE
Dr. Markus Pfeifer, Siemens

Academia
Prof. José Antonio Cobos, Technical University of Madrid
Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, Aalborg University
Prof. Mario Pacas, University of Siegen
Prof. Jean-Luc Schanen, Grenoble Institute of Technology
Prof. Jian Sun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Prof. Pat Wheeler, University of Nottingham

Call for paper

Important date

2024-02-26
Draft paper submission deadline

Major topics include

I. Components

 

1. Power Devices, Components and Packaging

a)Passive Components

b)Active Devices and Components (Si)

c)Active Devices and Components (Wide Bandgap and other New Materials)

d)Components and Devices for Specific Applications

e)System Integration, Packaging & Thermal Management

f)Gate Drives

 

2. Power Converters Topologies

a)Modular Multilevel Converters

b)Solid State Transformers

c)Grid-Tie Converters

d)Resonant Converters

e)HF Power Converters

f)Wide-Band Gap Power Electronics

g)EMI/EMC including HF Phenomena

 

3. Converter Modelling, Simulation and Design

a)Converter Design and Optimization

b)Converter Modelling

c)Standardized Data Model for Components / Electronic Data Sheets

 

4. Measurement, Supervision and Control for Power Converters

a)Advanced Modulation Techniques

b)Advanced Current / Voltage / Synchronization and Control Techniques

c)Estimation, Identification and Optimization Methods

d)Measurement Techniques, Sensors, and State Observers

 

5. Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Communication

a)Data Analysis Applied to Power Electronics and Drive Systems

b)Application of Artificial Intelligence to Power Electronics and Drive Systems

c)Communication for Power Electronics and Drive Systems

d)Wireless Control of Power Electronics Systems

e)Diagnostics of Power Electronics Systems

f)Digital Twin of Power Electronic Converters and Systems

g)Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Energy Conversion

 

6. Sustainability of Power Converters

a)Energy and Carbon Footprint Estimation of Converter Manufacturing and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

b)Estimation of Efficiency and Power Losses during Operation

c)Recycling Capability and Methods

d)Efficient of Use of Material, esp. Rare Materials

e)Circular Economy

f)Condition Monitoring, Reliability & Life-Time Prediction

 

II. Applications

 

7. Electrical Machines and Drive Systems

a)Electrical Machines and Actuators

b)Adjustable-Speed Drives and Converter-Machine Interactions (dv/dt, Bearing Currents)

c)Design, Optimization and Control of Electrical Drives

d)Condition Monitoring and Life-Time Prediction of Drives

 

8. Renewable Energy Power Systems

a)Wind Energy Systems

b)Solar Energy Systems

c)Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Energy

d)Energy Management Systems

e)Energy Harvesting

f)Power-to-X

g)Other Renewable Energy Systems

 

9. Power Electronics in Transmission and Distribution Systems

a)HVDC, FACTS, Solid State Transformers and Hybrid Circuit Breakers

b)Grid Supporting and Grid Forming Converters

c)Smart Grids

d)AC and DC Distribution and Micro Grids, including Fault Coordination and Protection

e)Power Quality Issues and Power Factor Correction

f)Stationary Charging Power Stations and Stationary (Ultra) Fast Chargers, Bidirectional V2G

g)Smart and Energy Efficient Buildings

h)Real-Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop

 

10. E-Mobility and Propulsion Systems

a)Electric Drive Trains for Passenger and Light Duty Vehicles

b)Electric Drive Trains for Heavy Duty Vehicles and Buses

c)Electric Drive Trains for Rail Vehicles

d)Electric Drive Trains for Aerospace Applications (Aircrafts, Drones)

e)Electric Drive Trains for Marine Applications (Offshore, Subsea and Ships)

f)On-Board Chargers (wired)

g)Wireless Power Transfer Systems

h)On-Board DC-Voltage Networks

i)Smart Charging and Vehicle to X (Home, Load) Interaction

j)Batteries: Management Systems (BMS), Monitoring and Lifetime Prediction (SOC, SOH)

k)Fuel Cells: Converters, Control, Diagnostics and System Integration

l)Power Electronics for Vehicle-Integrated PV (VIPV)

 

11. Power Supplies and Industry-Specific Applications

a)Stationary Battery Systems, Electrolyzer and Fuel Cells

b)DC Power Supplies

c)Distributed Power Supplies

d)Data Centers

e)Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

f)Solid-State Lighting and Electronic Ballasts

g)Industry-Specific Applications (Cement, Steel, Paper, Textile, Mining, etc.)

h)Applications in Physics Research and Related Areas

i)Home Appliances (Inductive Heating, HVAC and Heat Pumps)

j)Biomedical Applications

k)DC-Grids in Industrial Applications

l)Pulsed Power for Manufacturing

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Important Date
  • Conference Date

    Sep 02

    2024

    to

    Sep 06

    2024

  • Feb 26 2024

    Draft paper submission deadline

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