All special sessions will be held in person only. There will be no streaming or recording

All special sessions will be held in person only. There will be no streaming or recording

Special Sessions Proposal Submission is closed

Important Dates & Documents

Proposal submission deadline: April 1, 2022 April 15 (firm), 2022
Notification of session acceptance: May 20, 2022
Final session plan submission deadline: July 1, 2022


Call for Special Sessions 2022The 14th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2022) will be held in Detroit, Michigan, USA, from October 9 to October 13, 2022. Special Sessions are solicited focusing on emerging technologies and industry-oriented topics. Industry and government organizers or speakers are of particular interest. Guest speakers will be invited on the day their session is scheduled. No written papers are required. Materials presented in the Special Sessions will not be included in the conference proceedings. Each session will be assigned either one or two 100-minute slot(s), subject to conference program scheduling.

Different session formats are solicited: 1) Formal presentations; 2) Informal talks with or without slides; 3) Full Q&A panel; 4) Debate; 5) Other creative or hybrid styles.

One or more of the following elements are strongly encouraged in the special session proposals: A) Significant industry or government involvement; B) Industrial application-oriented; C) ECCE 2022 regionally oriented topics; D) Collaborative cross-disciplinary topics or teams; E) Creative formats that engage the audience, especially industry.

Factors considered as less attractive to the audience are: a) Non-emerging topics; b) Academic lectures; c) Similar teams with similar topics from the immediate past ECCE; d) Solicitation of a particular product or service; e) Unclear plans including unconfirmed speakers.

Potential topic areas include but are not limited to:

Energy Conversion Systems and Applications

  • Transportation electrification, including EV, trucks, aircraft, UAV, trains, ships
  • Energy storage systems, including real or virtual storage
  • Charging stations, vehicle to grid
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Smart grids, micro-grids, nano-grids
  • Resiliency in energy systems
  • Smart and energy efficient buildings
  • Energy conversion for information technology
  • Big data and machine learning in energy conversion
  • Cybersecurity in energy conversion
  • Design automation and optimization

Component, Converter and Subsystem

  • Power semiconductor devices, magnetics, capacitances
  • Power conversion topologies, modeling, and control
  • Electric machines and drives
  • Packaging, integration, and advanced manufacturing
  • EMI and EMC
  • Thermal management, advanced cooling technologies
  • Wireless power transfer
  • High voltage power conversion, including insulation technologies
  • Reliability, diagnostics, prognostics, and health management


  • Advanced testing and validation, including demo
  • Standards development
  • Education and career development
  • Entrepreneurship, technology transfer, business management
  • Post-COVID technology innovations
Sponsors ECCE 2022Conference | ECCE 2022 Detroit, Michigan Oct. 9–13, 2022