SPEC 2017

Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017
Puerto Varas

The 3rd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2017, offers an ideal opportunity for researchers, engineers, academics and students from all over the world to bring the latest technological advances and applications in Power Electronics to the Southern Hemisphere, as well as to network and promote the discipline.

Cutting-edge researchers in this field will present keynote speeches during a four-day program that also features tutorials and technical sessions on theory, analysis, design, testing and advances within the field of power electronics. The conference venue, Hotel Patagónico, is situated in the vibrant city of Puerto Varas, one of Chile’s most touristic cities.

Conference delegates can anticipate a beautiful “clean & green” landscape with amazing views of the surrounding lakes and volcanoes along with a lively social program that includes a diverse array of activities. All the papers presented at the conference will be included in the IEEEXplore Digital Library.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Wireless EV charging
  • Alternative capacitive and ultrasonic wireless power transfer technologies
  • Wireless EV charging: Magnetics
  • Energy harvesting and wireless power network
  • High power converters
  • AC-DC converters
  • AC-AC converters
  • DC-DC converters
  • Permanent magnet and reluctance machines: design, control and applications
  • AC machines: design, control and applications
  • Multilevel converters
  • Sensorless control and other advanced control methods for converters and electrical drives
  • Smart, AC, DC and micro/nano grids
  • Power electronics in HVDC, HVAC and FACTS
  • Power quality issues, harmonic problems and solutions
  • High-density power converters
  • Renewable energy sources: grid integration and stand-alone operation
  • Energy storage systems
  • Active and passive devices for power electronics
  • Fault-tolerant and diagnostic techniques and applications
  • Power electronics in mechatronics and robotics
  • Power electronics in transportation and mobility
  • Power electronics in bio-medical applications
  • Emerging topics in power electronics

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