Important Dates

Tutorial Proposal Submission: February 12, 2021  February 19, 2021 (firm)
Notification of acceptance: April 2, 2021
Full Tutorial materials due: June 30, 2021

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Tutorial Proposal Submission is now Closed

Call for Tutorials ECCE 2021The 13th 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 is a pivotal international event on energy conversion. A diverse portfolio of tutorials are solicited: 1) Basic knowledge in a particular subfield of power electronics or energy conversion, from components to systems; 2) Emerging technology in either fundamental breakthroughs or new applications; 3) Industry skillsets or tools with knowledge beyond textbooks or academic papers. All tutorials are held on Sunday, October 10, 2021, either morning or afternoon. Each tutorial is 3 hours long, excluding break times. Each accepted tutorial will receive one conference registration together with an honorarium of $1,000.
Note that publication of a technical paper will still require a paid full registration. All tutorial proposals should be submitted via the ECCE 2021 web portal under “Call for Tutorials”. Please follow the Tutorial Proposal Form on the website as a submission template. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts.

One or more of the following elements are strongly encouraged in the tutorial proposals:

A) Industry led or co-hosted lectures;
B) Interactive instructor-audience approaches, including hands-on;
C) ECCE 2021 regionally oriented topics;
D) Collaborative cross-disciplinary topics or teams;
E) Other creative topics or formats that engage the audience.

Factors considered as less attractive to the audience are:

a) Narrowly focused topics;
b) Theory heavy lectures;
c) Similar tutorial topics or teams from the immediate past ECCE or other major PELS conferences;
d) Solicitation of a particular product or service.

Potential topic areas include but are not limited to:

Energy Conversion Systems and Applications

  • Renewable energy, including under-represented ocean-wave, tidal, geothermal
  • Smart grids, micro-grids, nano-grids
  • Electrical energy storage, including real physics or controlled virtual storage
  • Energy conversion for information technology and communication systems
  • Energy harvesting and conversion
  • Smart and energy efficient buildings
  • Energy efficiency for advanced manufacturing
  • Big data and machine learning in energy conversion
  • Cybersecurity in power electronics based systems
  • Transportation electrification, including aircraft and urban aerial mobility
  • Battery charging technologies
  • Resiliency in energy systems

Component, Converter and Subsystem Technologies

  • Power electronic devices
  • Power conversion topologies, modeling, and control
  • Electric machines and drives
  • Passive components, magnetics, and materials
  • Packaging, integration, and advanced manufacturing
  • EMI and EMC
  • Thermal management, advanced cooling technologies
  • Wireless power transfer
  • High voltage power conversion, including insulation technologies
  • Design automation or optimization
  • Reliability, diagnostics, prognostics, and health management
  • Fault-tolerant converters and systems


  • Schematic and PCB layout designs
  • Pedagogy for undergraduate learning or under-represented groups
  • Post-COVID technology innovations
  • Entrepreneurship, technology transfer, business management
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