Call for Papers: SPEC- December 2017

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Full Paper Submission: 15 June 2017
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2017
Final Paper Submission: 30 August 2017


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 programme that also features tutorials and technical sessions on theory, analysis, design, testing and advances within the field of power electronics. The conference venue, Hotel Patag6nico, is situated in the vibrant city of Puerto Varas, one of the most touristic cities of CHILE. 

Conference delegates can anticipate a beautiful "clean & green" landscape with amazing views of some lakes and volcanos together with a social programme that includes exciting 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

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 5 pages double-column digest explaining the problem that will be addressed by the paper, author's contribution, how it is different from the closest existing literature, the major results that have been obtained and their significance. 



General Chair: 
Prof. Marco Rivera 

Technical Chair:
Prof. Samir Kouro 

Honorary Chair:
Prof. Jose Rodriguez


Mrs. Paola Poblete
Prof. Javier Munoz
Prof. Jose Espinoza
Prof. Braham Ferreira
Prof. Patrick Wheeler