Technical Tracks and Expected Plenary Session Speakers

 T1: Power Systems and Electromagnetics.

Electric Circuits and Networks, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Materials, Components and Applications, EMC/EMI, Power Systems, Power
Quality, Electrical Apparatus, Transmission, High Voltage, Electric Arc, Plasma, Utility Applications, Safety and Reliability in Power Engineering.
Track chairs: Nathan Ida (USA), Mihai Cernat (Romania), Ioan Lager (Netherlands), Lale Tükenmez Ergene (Turkey).

T2: Electrical Machines, Industrial Drives and Control.

AC/DC Motor Drives, Motion and Drive Control, Sensorless Control, Electric Propulsion, Automotive Applications, Electrical Machines Design and Modelling, Thermal, Noise and Vibrations Issues, Electric Generators and their Control, Testing and Diagnostics.
Track chairs: Dan M. Ionel (USA), Volker Staudt (Germany), Ion Boldea (Romania), Eyüp Akpınar (Turkey).

T3: Power Electronics and Power Conversion.

Power Electronics Modelling, Simulation, Design, Control, DC/DC Conversion, AC/AC Converters, Rectifiers, Inverters, PWM Systems, Converters for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Power Electronic Devices and Systems, Semiconductors, UPS, Active and Hybrid Filtering, Power Line Conditioning, DSP and Microcontrollers for Power Electronics and Control.
Track chairs: Remus Teodorescu (Denmark), Dorin Neacsu (USA), Dorin Petreus (Romania), Ozan Keysan (Turkey).

T4: Renewable Electric Energy Conversion, Processing and Storage.

Wind Energy, Photovoltaics, Hydro/Micro-hydro Power, Battery Technologies, Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Storage, other Energy Storage Technologies, Distributed Generation Systems. SmartGrids, Intelligent Environment, Building Management.
Track chairs: Radu Bojoi (Italy), Corneliu Marinescu (Romania).

T5: Mechatronics, Industrial Automation and Control.

Mechatronics, Robotics, Human-Machine Interface Technology, Computer Vision, Process Automation, Factory Automation, Signal Processing, Modelling, Simulation, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, Control of Systems, Adaptive, Robust and Variable Structure Control.
Track chairs: Jan Vittek (Slovakia), Peter Korondi (Hungary), Calin Ciufudean (Romania), Florin Moldoveanu (Romania).

T6: Applied Electronics and System Integration.

Image Processing, Audio and Video Signal Processing, Multimedia Applications, Remote Sensing, Networking Applications, Measurements
and Data Acquisition, Communication Systems, Metrology, Microelectronics, HDL and High Level Language Hardware Design, System-on-chip Design, FPGAs, Embedded Systems.
Track chairs: Alin Tisan (UK), Florin Sandu (Romania), Silvia Cirstea (UK), Levent Eren (Turkey).

T7: Electrical Engineering Education and Emerging Technologies.

New Educational Tools, Methods and Materials, Distance Learning, Information and Communication Technologies in Laboratories, University-Industry Collaboration, Symbolic Approaches in Electronics, Novel
Holistic Systems Modelling (Modelica, System-C, etc.).
Track chairs: Luis Gomes (Portugal), Cristina Luca (UK), İlhami Çolak (Turkey), Frank O. March (Germany).

Special Sessions.

Industry news, Others (subject to proposals received).
Track chairs: Elena Helerea (Romania), Bülent Şarlıoğlu (USA), Muammer Ermiş (Turkey)

Expected Plenary Session Speakers:

Prof. Joachim Holtz (Germany): “Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Electric Drives”
Prof. Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, past President of IEEE PELS (Denmark): “Power Electronics Technology – Quo Vadis”
Prof. Ralph Kennel, University of Munich (Germany): “Encoderless Control of AC Drives Recent Achievements – Realistic and Unrealistic Expectations”
Prof. Ronghai Qu, IEEE Fellow (China):
Prof. Akira Chiba, Nikola Tesla award (Japan): “Bearingless and reluctance motor drives”
Dr. Christian von Albrichsfeld, Head of Continental’s Automotive Eng. (Romania)
Prof. Bucur Novac, Loughborough Univ. (UK) – “Energy Perspectives” .