Important Dates & Documents

Proposal submission deadline: March 31, 2021
Notification of session acceptance: May 1, 2021
Final session plan submission deadline: June 1, 2021

ECCE 2021 Special Sessions Proposal Template (Word Document)

Call for Special Sessions ECCE 2021

The Thirteenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2021) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from October 10 to October 14, 2021. ECCE 2021 will bring together practicing engineers, researchers, and other energy conversion professionals for interactive and multidisciplinary discussions on the latest advances in the areas related to energy conversion.

Special Sessions are solicited focusing on emerging technologies and industry-oriented topics, featuring diversified formats including oral presentations, open panel discussions, debates, virtual factory tour and demo, etc. Industry hosted or co-hosted sessions are of particular interest, and audience participation is strongly encouraged. Note that commercialization content should be avoided, and no written papers are required for Special Session presentations. Materials presented in the Special Sessions are not subject to peer review and will not be made available in the conference proceedings. However, presenters are encouraged to distribute their presentations to the audience. Potential topic areas include but are not limited to:

Components and Converters

  • Wide bandgap devices and their emerging applications in power electronics
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) aided converter control and design
  • Thermal management, and advanced cooling technologies
  • Reliability, diagnostics, and prognostics of components and modular systems
  • Electric machine design and motor drives
  • Advanced technologies for power electronics such as materials, 3-D printing, magnets, magnetic devices, capacitors, switching devices, EMI/EMC, etc.

Power Electronics Intensive Energy Conversion Systems

  • Renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, and
    their integration into modern electric grids
  • AC, DC, and hybrid micro-grids and nano-grids
  • Power electronic based grid infrastructures: technologies, trend, and grid integration
  • Resiliency enhancement and active stabilization of power electronics-based power systems
  • Transportation electrification, including electric vehicles, aircraft, ships, drones, etc.
  • Cybersecurity in power electronic inverters and inverter dominated energy systems


  • Advanced testing and validation, including controller/power hardware-in-the-loop testing, etc.
  • Standard development for power electronics systems/products
  • Power electronics education and research for under-represented groups
  • COVID-related innovations with power electronics technologies
IEEE-ECCE 2021 Sponsors