Message from the Conference Chairs

Dear participants to the OPTIM-ACEMP Joint Conference,

It is our pleasure and honour to welcome you to the second edition of our joint conference, which, since September 2015, has combined two conferences with a long history: Optimization of Electrical & Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) and Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP). This edition is hosted by Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, between 25th - 27th of May 2017. The conference is expected to be technically co-sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) through two of its societies: Industrial Electronics (IES) and Industrial Applications (IAS).
We should be most grateful if you can support our coming edition of this joint biannual event, the 2017 OPTIM-ACEMP conference, with the aim of creating a strong, long-lasting and prestigious international conference in Eastern Europe. Our joint conference aims to be an enjoyable opportunity for all of us (and our teams) to meet every two years, together with other professionals and a range of well-selected prestigious keynote speakers, to communicate our professional achievements in an affordable forum, backed by strong international recognition of professional bodies of high reputation, while also having a good time and making or renewing our friendships.
Past editions were attended by world calibre personalities, as keynote address speakers and/or Honorary Chairmen, such as: Prof. Thomas Lipo (USA), Prof. Joachim Holtz (Germany), Prof. Dietrich Naunin (Germany), Prof. Dierk Schröder (Germany), Prof. Robert Lorenz (USA), Prof. Michel Poloujadoff (France), Prof. Rik de Doncker (Germany), Prof. Fred C. Lee (USA), Prof. Hirofumi Akagi (Japan), Prof. Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark), Prof. Dushan Boroyevich (USA), Prof. Kay Hameyer (Germany), Prof. Marian Kazmierkowski (Poland), Prof. Ralph Kennel (Germany), Prof. Bogdan M. Wilamowski (USA), Prof. Andreas Steimel (Germany), Prof. Kouhei Ohnishi, (Japan), Prof. Eric Monmasson (France), Prof. Remus Teodorescu (Denmark), Dr. Philip Carne Kjaer (Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark), Dr. Dan Ionel (A.O. Smith Company, USA), Dr. Michael Merkle (Robert Bosch Automotive, Germany) and other representatives of major international companies
The conference is being held at Cheile Gradistei Holiday Complex (www.cheilegradistei.ro), situated in the splendid and vibrant mountain village of Moieciu (altitude of 900m), 7 km from Bran ("Dracula's") Castle and 30 km from Brasov city. This offers amazing sceneries in Transylvania's countryside, along with excellent conference facilities. A special acknowledgement is due to the local organising committee as well as to Mr. Garbacea, manager of the Cheile Gradistei resort, for their work towards providing a great venue, conference facilities and support.
We gratefully praise and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the technical committee, including many officers and volunteers of the IEEE and the co-organising universities, as well as the invaluable contribution from the invited speakers, track chairs and reviewers, who all make this conference possible. We express our gratitude for their enthusiastic, hard and excellent work. Together with the sponsor and technical co-sponsors, they welcome you to the conference with wonderful surroundings, interesting menus and well equipped rooms, to complement an interesting and attractive technical program and six plenary invited presentations from prestigious speakers. On this edition they are:
  • Prof. Jose Rodriguez, Univ. Andres Bello (Chile) - Predictive Control
  • Dr. Mahesh Swamy, Yaskawa (USA) - Energy Efficient Drive Systems
  • Prof. Shankar Madathil, Sheffield Univ. & Rolls Royce (UK) - Power Devices
  • Dr. Grzegorz Iwanski, Warsaw Univ. (PL) - Converter Controlled Power Generation Systems
  • Prof. Merlyne De Souza, Sheffield University (UK) - Circuit-Device Interactions in GaN
  • Prof. Ralph Kennel, Technical University of Munich, (DE) - Hardware in the Loop
  • Dr. Mircea Popescu, Motor Design Ltd. (UK) - Electric Machine Design for Automotive Applications
  • Prof. Ion G. Boldea University Politechnica of Timisoara, Romania - Electric motors and generator systems: recent progress and prospective
  • Prof. Marco Liserre, Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel (DE), Reliability of Modular Power Converters
The medium size and duration of the Conference has traditionally sparked lively discussions and led to new professional and friendly relationships. The attendance of many PhD students is another characteristic of our conference. The cultural program in the third day, with visits to carefully preserved medieval sites such Bran Castle and the cities of Brasov, Sibiu and Sighisoara, a dedicated Organon Concert in the world's famous Black Church of Brasov, together with mountain hiking trips, add educational enjoyment for participants and their spouses. All participants will be given transportation by Minibus (3.5 hours driving) from/to the Bucharest International Airport, which may be easily reached from anywhere in the world. We should also mention that all costs related to the Conference are moderate and represent very good value for money.
We are confident that you will enjoy the conference and venue, where you will meet old friends and colleagues, find new ones and attend many high-quality technical activities as well as very enjoyable social ones. All conference committees and volunteers have been working hard and will keep doing their best to make this conference a remarkable and unforgettable event.
Finally, many thanks for reading this message. It is clear that the success of our conference rests on the enthusiastic support and participation of committed colleagues like you.

We look forward to welcoming you to OPTIM-ACEMP in May 2017, in the beautiful mountains of Romania. Thanks with anticipation for supporting our joint conference.

Conference Chairs: Marcian CIRSTEA and Bülent ERTAN

Conference Vice-Chairs: Ion BOLDEA and Bülent SARLIOGLU

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Address from the Technical Program Chairs

On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, we welcome you to the 2017 edition of the OPTIM-ACEMP Joint Conference. This long established conference provides an international forum for expert discussions on the latest research and development in electrical, electronic and industrial technologies. The core themes of the conference are reflected in the seven main technical tracks. They cover the topics of power electronics in connection with power electrical engineering for electric machines and technological processes, control to save energy and increase productivity, electric energy control in modern power systems with ever increasing renewable energy input, industrial drives, automation and mechatronics, applied electronics, micro- and nano-electronics and system integration, electrical engineering education and emerging technologies.
Whilst research is a fascinating subject in its own right, we must remember that the main aim of our activity is that of technology transfer, wealth creation and the benefiting of both present and future society. It is therefore appropriate that these themes are also covered and that appropriate contributions are expected from industrial participants.
In order to keep the scientific high quality, the following have been confirmed for:
  • IEEE Copyright Form and OPTIM-ACEMP Statement of Originality will be received for each paper;
  • an On-line Conference Paper Submission System is continued;
  • each paper will be reviewed by at least 3 referees;
  • topics are arranged in tracks, each one having at least two co-chairs to manage the reviewing process;
  • Special Sessions will be organized as appropriate;
  • all presented papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore data base.
You are strongly encouraged to participate and submit papers to OPTIM-ACEMP Joint Conference. Potential Authors and other interested participants are most welcome to visit the OPTIM-ACEMP Joint Conference site www.info-optim.ro, and take note of our deadlines, though we urge you to up-load you paper as early as possible.
We very much hope that you find the Technical Program enjoyable, stimulating and precipitous of discussion. On behalf of the Program Committee, we like to thank you all for attending and supporting OPTIM-ACEMP Joint Conference and helping to make it a success. We hope you have a fulfilling and enjoyable time in Romania and will take away fond memories of both the conference and your stay in this remarkable countryside in Transylvania.

Conference Program Chair: Carmen GERIGAN

Conference Program Vice-Chairs: Mihai CERNAT and Ozan KEYSAN

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