April 15th

Special Session proposal Submissions Deadline has passed

May 24, 2024

Notification of acceptance

Call for Special Sessions

The 16th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2024) will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, from October 20 – 24, 2024. 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.
Please note that a paid full registration is required for each speaker in an accepted special session.

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.

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

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 2024 regionally oriented topics;
d) Collaborative cross-disciplinary topics or teams;
e) Creative formats that engage the audience, especially industry.

Potential topic areas include but are not limited to:

Energy Conversion Systems and Applications

► Transportation electrification, including EV, trucks, aircraft, UAV, drones, trains, ships
► Energy storage systems
► Charging stations and infrastructure; vehicle to grid
► Additive manufacturing
► Renewable energy integration
► Smart grids, microgrids, nanogrids
► 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
► Digital twins in energy conversion systems

Component, Converter & Subsystem

► Ultra wide-bandgap (U-WBG) semiconductor development
► 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 systems
► Reliability, diagnostics, prognostics, and health management


► Standards development
► Education and career development
► Entrepreneurship, technology transfer, business management
► Online education technology innovations

Proposal Submission and Review Process

All special session proposals must be submitted via the ECCE 2024 web portal under “Call for Special Sessions”. Please follow the Proposal Form/Template submission template. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts.

Special Session Proposal Template

Format: Maximum 5 pages. All pages are formatted to 8.5 x 11” or A4 paper with margins of one inch on every side. All texts use single space, Times New Roman, and a font size of 11 or 12. A Word® template will be posted on the official website under Call for Special Sessions.

Recommended Sections
  1. Special Session Title
  2. Proposed Session Format (Choose from “formal presentations”, “informal talks”, “full Q&A panel”, “debate”, or create own style – see Call For Proposal. Describe the format at a high level, and note any creative activities such as software/
    hardware demonstration, virtual tours, interactive audience polls, etc.)
  3. Proposed Timing (Choose “100 minutes” or “2×100 minutes”.)
  4. Session Organizers [List name(s), title(s), affiliation(s), and email(s).]
  5. Session Speakers/Panelists (List names, titles, and affiliations. Clearly note each speaker’s availability: choose “confirmed” or “tentative”; failure to do so will be treated as all tentative.)
  6. Abstract (No more than 500 words. Accepted abstract will be published through the conference website and program book.)
  7. Session Outline (Only list the proposed topics/titles/activities. No detailed descriptions necessary. Indicate time allocation and speaker breakdown, if possible.)
  8. Organizer Biography (No more than 200 words for each person. External website link can be included but may not be reviewed.)
  9. Speaker/Panelist Biography (No more than 200 words for each person. External website link can be included but may not be reviewed.)

Did You Know? Both PELS and IAS
Welcome Post-Conference Papers

Both PELS and IAS welcome post-conference papers sponsored by PELS and IAS to be submitted to our journals, including…

  • Transactions on Power Electronics
  • Open Journal of Power Electronics
  • Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Transactions on Industry Applications
Open Journal of Industry Applications
  • Transactions on Transportation Electrification

According to IEEE policy, the submitted journal manuscript should include the conference paper as a reference and clarify the new developments and contributions in the journal version.

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