Welcome to X Anniversary International Conference on Electrical Power Drive Systems that will be held in Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University (NPI) on October 3-6, 2018.

18th of September 2018

Final program (updated 01/10/2018) is now available (click to open).


14th of March 2018

Many authors have requested extra time to finish their paper proposal: the paper submission deadline is postponed to 1st of April 2018 (no further extension is possible). 

01th of January 2018

Call for Papers is now available.

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For Call for Papers in Russian click here.

Russian paper template is available.

Important Dates

2018-04-01 Full paper submission for review

2018-05-15 Notification of acceptance

2018-07-01 Final paper submission

2018-07-01 Fee transfer deadline

2018-09-15 Conference program available.

Keynote Speakers

Lassi Aarniovuori: Energy Efficiency of Motor Drives – Current State and Future Perspectives

Lassi Aarniovuori received M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Lappeenranta, Finland, in 2005 and 2010, respectively.

He is currently a Marie Curie Fellow with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, UK. After graduation, Dr. Aarniovuori has worked seven years as a full time researcher in various university-industry collaboration projects in the field of electric motor drives at LUT and has held three years an Academy of Finland Research Post as Postdoctoral Researcher.

He is author of more than 30 IEEE papers.

His current research interests include the field of electric motor drives, especially wide band-gap power switches, modulation methods, simulation of electric drives, efficiency measurements, and calorimetric measurement systems.


Fernando Briz: Pushing the limits of synchronous current regulators for AC drives

Received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oviedo, in 1990 and 1996, respectively. Currently Full Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, University of Oviedo, where is vice-director and coordinator of the PhD program on Energy and Process Control. He is author/co-author of >60 journal papers and >120 conference papers, mostly within IEEE in the field of electric drives and power conversion. He has been technical project manager of >50 projects, both public funding (European, national and regional) and industry funding, including project “Design of advanced control and modulation strategies for loss minimization of AC drives”, conducted at National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University and funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. He is recipient of nine IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) and IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) prize paper awards and one IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications Prize Paper Award. He has been an Officer of IEEE Industry Applications Society – Industrial Drives Committee since 2011, being Chair of this Committee for the period 2017-2018. He has been Vice-chair for Industrial Drives at IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition Conferences ECCE’12 to ECCE’15 and ECCE’18. He has also served at Steering & Technical Committees of several international conferences, including ICEM, IEMDC, ICEMS and SLED. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Industry Applications Society and Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.
His research interests include control systems, electronic power converters and ac drives, smart grids, diagnostics of electric machines and digital signal processing.

Ryszard Strzelecki

Loránd Szabó: Advancements in Electrical Machines Design Brought by the Modular Construction

Loránd Szabó was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1960. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in electrical engineering in 1985 and 1995, respectively.

He joined in 1990 the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) as a research & design engineer. Since October 1999 he is with the Department of Electrical Machines and Drives of the same university, where he was a lecturer, associate professor, and by now is full professor. He is also director of Centre of Applied Researches in Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Development (CAREESD) in the frame of the same university.

Prof. Szabó’s current research interests include linear electrical machines, variable reluctance electrical machines, fault tolerant designs, fault detection and condition monitoring of electrical machines, etc. He published more than 260 papers in these fields. He received the 2015 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Electric Power Applications. He is member of IEEE since 2005. In 2017 he was elevated to Senior member.

Prof. Szabó’s home page is:

Paper Submission

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Novocherkassk  is a city in Rostov Region, Russia, located near the confluence of the Tuzlov River and Aksay River, the latter a distributary of the Don River. Novocherkassk is best known as the cultural capital of the Cossacks, and as the official capital of the Don Cossacks. Novocherkassk was founded in 1805 by Lieutenant-General Matvei Platov, the Ataman of the Don Cossacks, as the administrative center of the Province of the Don Cossack Host. The city’s  population is 168,766 (2017).

Ascension military Patriarchal Cathedral

The main church of the Don Cossacks, was founded on the foundation of Novocherkassk on May 18 (30), 1805, then was built about a century. The Ascension Cathedrall is the third largest Orthodox church in Russia (height 74.6 m) after the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow and St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

Museum of history of Don Cossacks

The Museum of history of Don Cossacks is a museum of art, culture and history of Don Cossacks in Novocherkassk, Rostov oblast, Russia. The oldest museum in Southern Russia, it was founded in 1886. Its collections, of which only 151,000 items is on permanent display, comprise over 200,000 items. The collections occupy a complex of four historic buildings in Novocherkassk: the main building on Atamanskaya street, Memorial House-Museum of painter Ivan Krylov, Memorial House-Museum of painter Mitrofan Grekov and the Ataman palace.

Ataman Palace

The Ataman Palace (Russian: Атаманский дворец) is an architectural monument in the city of Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia, that was built in 1863. It was the official residence of the Ataman of Don Host Oblast and was visited by Alexander II, Nicholas I and Alexander III. It is also officially declared as an object of cultural heritage of Russia.

Triumphal arches

Novocherkassk Triumphal arches are monuments of Russian classicism. The monumental complex consists of two triumphal arches – western and northern, located respectively in the south-west and north of Novocherkassk. Arches were built in 1817 in honor of the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812, they symbolize the greatness of the contribution of the Don Cossacks in the struggle against Napoleon. Triumphal gates are objects of cultural heritage of federal significance.

Monuments of M.I. Platov

Bronze monument of M.I. Platov on horseback, was installed in Novocherkassk on the central avenue named after him in front of the Ascension Cathedral.

Historically, the first sculptural monument in Novocherkassk was the monument to Matvei Ivanovich Platov, situated in the city center in front of the Ataman Palace in Ataman Square.

Yermak Monument

Yermak Monument in Novocherkassk ― a sculptural work in honor of Yermak Timofeevich, a Cossack Ataman who began Russia’s conquest of Siberia. The monument is considered to be an object of cultural heritage of federal importance.