About ICEPDS 2020

Program ICEPDS 2020 / 04 – 07 Oct 2020 / Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The ICEPDS Steering Committee has confirmed that ICEPDS 2020 will take place as a VIRTUAL EVENT on 5-6 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.

The virtual event will take place in ZOOM application.

2020 XI International Conference on Electrical Power Drive Systems (ICEPDS) is one of the major events in the field of Electric Drives in Russia. Its history started in 1930 and it is held every two years in different cities of the Russian Federation.
ICEPDS attracts scientists and researchers from all over Russia and abroad to share their research experience. Since 2016, the conference has been held in the English language in order to further expand international scientific cooperation supported by the wider international scientific committee including technical support from IEEE

The event is technically supported by IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society and IEEE Russia Section IE/PE/PEL/IA Joint Chapter.

All the accepted papers and presented at oral or poster sessions will be submitted to IEEE Xplore database to be cross-referred in SCOPUS and Web of Science.

20% of the papers presented on the conference will be eligible for further review for having the possibility of publication in the IAS Transactions or Magazine.

Keynote Speakers

Frede Blaabjerg

Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Title: Wind Power – A technology enabled by power electronics


Mariusz Malinowski

Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

Title: Fault tolerant smart transformer in distributed energy systems – opportunities and challenges


Vadim Utkin

The Ohio State University, Columbus
Ohio, USA

Title: Sliding mode control of induction motors and power converters


Viktor Bondarenko

State Research Center of the Russian Federation –
Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC,

Title: Development of a 6-axis Robotic Manipulator for Stereotactic Surgery



Valentin Khomyak

Krylov State Research Centre –

Title: The state and development prospects of the rowing facilities electric drive (in Russian)


Valentin Tomasov

ITMO University, Research and Development Center “Precision Electromechanics” –

Title: Electric drives for high-precision optical measurements. Problems and solutions (in Russian)


05 October 2020, Monday
  • Registration
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote speakers
  • Sessions

06 October 2020, Tuesday
  • Keynote speakers
  • Sessions

07 October 2020, Wednesday
  • Discussions

Technical Tracks

The conference topics include (but are not limited to):

1. Advances in Theory, Analysis and Design of Electric Drives;
2. Power Electronic Converters;
3. Control Systems in Power Electronics;
4. Energy Managements in Power Systems;
5. Applications of Electric Drives in Industry and Transportation;
6. Advanced Hardware, Software and Control of Electric Drive Systems;
7. Manufacturing, Economics and Marketing of Electrical Power Drive Systems;
8. Engineering Education and Training in Electrical Power Drive Systems.

Important Dates

2020-03-22 2020-07-01 Full paper submission for review

2020-08-07  Notification of acceptance

2020-03-22 2020-09-01 Final paper submission

2020-03-22 2020-10-01 Fee transfer deadline

04 - 07 Oct 2020: ICEPDS 2020


16 Nov 2020
The papers presented at the ICEPDS 2020 are already available
on IEEE Xplore, at the following link:
29 Sep 2020
Program ICEPDS2020 are available!
05 Sept 2020
The ICEPDS Steering Committee has confirmed that ICEPDS 2020 will take place as a VIRTUAL EVENT on 5-6 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation.
The virtual event will take place in ZOOM application. The preliminary program will be available after 15 September 2020. The fee transfer deadline postponed to 21 September 2020.
21 Aug 2020
Final Paper submission instructions are available!
19 March 2020
The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality papers.
For this reason, ICEPDS 2020 deadline extension to 01 July 2020 – FINAL DEADLINE!
02 March 2020
 Coronavirus information is available
25 Feb 2020
Due to many requests, the submission deadline has been extended
01 Feb 2020
The paper submission system is open!


Galina Demidova, Publication chair
e-mail: info@icepds.ru

Please include “ICEPDS 2020” into the E-mail subject.

197101, Russia, St.-Petersburg,
Kronverkskiy pr., 49

Places of Interest

ITMO University is a national research university founded in 1900. The main campus is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, steps away from the Peter and Paul Fortress. ITMO University is one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia, providing training and research in advanced science, humanities, engineering, and technology. The main focus areas are IT, Photonics, Optics, Mechatronics, Robotics, Smart Technologies, Art & Science, and Urban Studies. The University provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate (PhD) programs.


General information

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