EPE'23 ECCE Europe: List of Topics

Electrification of society is progressing fast, also pushed by the recent demands at the environmental level, both in terms of reduction of CO2 emissions and energy-production sustainability. Novel battery systems are being developed not only for drones, passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicle applications, but also for stationary storage applications. For vehicle applications, high-power charging stations are being developed to reduce charging time. Bi-directional V2X charging systems allow for better grid management and, when combined with smart charging, for an increased share of renewables in the electricity mix. Power electronics interfaces, with their emerging wide bandgap (WBG) technologies, such as SiC and GaN, are a key element in these developments towards high energy-efficiency systems. The reliability aspect has become more and more crucial in these and many other applications. Alternatives to fossil fuels are being planned in Power-to-X plants where 100’s of MW power electronic systems are needed for running the plants. All the above challenges lead to a complex scenario, where expertise at different levels, from materials to management and optimization, are heavily demanded.

On top of the tutorials, lecture and dialogue sessions and technical visits, the organising committees will propose several discussion sessions within the industrial forums as well as special sessions of power electronics related trends. The conference will specifically focus on the following challenging topics:

Tuesday, September 5th: Battery Systems
(BMS, Balancing Circuits, Control Units,…)

Wednesday, September 6th: Transportation Electrification
(Charging Systems, V2X, Energy Management,…)

Thursday, September 7th: Reliability of Power Electronic Systems and Components
(Failure Mechanisms, Predictive Algorithms,…)

I POWER ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS AND CONVERTERS

Topic 1: DEVICES, COMPONENTS, PACKAGING AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION

1.a.
1.b.
1.c.
1.d.
1.e.
1.f.

Passive Components
Active Devices and Components (Si)
Active Devices and Components (Wide Bandgap and other new materials)
Components and Devices for Specific Applications, including for Pulsed Power
System Integration, Packaging & Thermal Management
Reliability & Life-Time

Topic 2: POWER CONVERTERS TOPOLOGIES

2.a.
2.b.
2.c.
2.d.
2.e.
2.f.

Modular Multilevel Converters
Solid State Transformers
Grid Connected Converters
Resonant Converters
HF Power Converters
Wide-Band Gap Power Electronics

Topic 3: CONVERTER MODELLING, DESIGN AND LOW-LEVEL CONTROL

3.a.
3.b.
3.c.

Converter Design and Optimisation
Converter Modelling and Low-level Control, including Gate-Drives
EMI/EMC in Power Electronics including HF Phenomena

Topic 4: MEASUREMENT, SUPERVISION AND CONTROL FOR POWER CONVERTERS

4.a.
4.b.
4.c.
4.d.
4.e.

Standard and Advanced Modulation Techniques
Standard and Advanced Current / Voltage / Synchronization Control Techniques
Estimation, Identification and Optimisation Methods
Measurement Techniques, Sensors and State Observers
Condition Monitoring and Life-Time Prediction

II POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS

Topic 5: ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND DRIVE SYSTEMS

5.a.
5.b.
5.c.
5.d.

Electrical Machines and Actuators
Adjustable-Speed Drives and Converter-Machine Interactions
Design, Optimisation and Control of Electric Drives
Condition Monitoring and Life-Time Prediction

Topic 6: RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SYSTEMS

6.a.
6.b.
6.c.
6.d.
6.e.
6.f.
6.g.

Wind-Energy Systems
Solar-Energy Systems
Energy Storage Systems for Renewable Energy
Energy Management Systems
Energy Harvesting
Power to Gas to Grid
Other Renewable-Energy Systems

Topic 7: POWER ELECTRONICS IN TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

7.a.
7.b.
7.c.
7.d.
7.e.
7.f.
7.g.
7.h.

HVDC, FACTS, Solid State Transformers and Hybrid Circuit Breakers
Smart Grids
AC and DC Distribution and Micro Grids, including Fault Coordination and Protection
Power Quality Issues and Power Factor Correction Techniques
Charging Power Stations, Bidirectional V2G
Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage Systems and Renewable Diurnal and Seasonality Issues
Smart and Energy Efficient Buildings
Real-Time Simulation and Hardware in the Loop

Topic 8: E-MOBILITY

8.a.
8.b.
8.c.
8.d.
8.e.
8.f.
8.g.
8.h.
8.i.
8.j.

Electric Drive Trains for passenger and light duty Vehicles
Electric Drive Trains for heavy duty Vehicles and buses
Electric Drive Trains for Rail Vehicles
Electric Drive Trains for Aerospace Applications (Aircrafts, Drones)
Electric Drive Trains for Marine Applications (Offshore, Subsea and Ships)
On-Board Power Converters, WBG technology as well as on-board DC-voltage networks
Vehicle Battery Chargers: On-Board (Wired and Inductive) and Stationary (Ultra) Fast Chargers
Smart Charging and Vehicle to Grid Interaction
Batteries: Management Systems (BMS), Monitoring and Life-Time Prediction
Fuel Cells: Converters, Control, Diagnostics and System Integration

Topic 9: POWER SUPPLIES AND INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

9.a.
9.b.
9.c.
9.d.
9.e.
9.f.
9.g.
9.h.
9.i.

Low Voltage DC Power Supplies
High Voltage DC Power Supplies
Distributed Power Supplies
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
Lighting: Solid-State Lighting and Electronic ballasts
Contactless (Wireless) Power Supply
Industry-Specific Applications (Cement, Steel, Paper, Textile, Mining, etc…)
Applications in Physics Research and Related Areas
Applications in Green Hydrogen Synthesis and Storage

Topic 10: DATA ANALYSIS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND COMMUNICATION

10.a.
10.b.
10.c.
10.d.
10.e.
10.f.
10.g.

Data Analysis applied to Power Electronics and Drive Systems
Application of Artificial Intelligence to Power Electronics and Drive Systems
Communication for Power Electronics and Drive Systems
Wireless Control of Power Electronics Systems
Diagnostics of Power Electronics Systems
Digital Twin of Power Electronic Converters and Systems
Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Energy Conversion

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