PEDG 2024 is an international symposium sponsored by IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and is hosted by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) from June 23rd to 26th, 2024.

Bridging Latest Technology and Industry Expertise

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We welcome proposals for Special Sessions that focus on the latest technologies and industry-relevant topics. We particularly value sessions led by industry and government authorities. Guest speakers will be celebrated with an invitation on the day of their session. The best part? No written papers are required since the content shared in these Special Sessions won't be included in the conference proceedings. Moreover, you'll have the flexibility to choose between one or two 90-minute slots, perfectly tailored to integrate seamlessly into our conference program.
Join us in showcasing your expertise and distinct perspectives through our Special Sessions at PEDG 2024!

Electrification and Energy Integration in Distributed Grids

Consider a multitude of captivating topics when proposing a special session for PEDG 2024. Delve into the electrification of distribution grids, spanning electric vehicles, trucks, UAVs, drones, and trains. Explore the dynamic field of energy storage systems and their integration in distribution systems, as well as charging stations and infrastructure, including vehicle-to-grid technology. Additionally, delve into renewable energy integration, smart grids, microgrids, and nanogrids. Examine the resilience of distributed energy systems, explore smart and energy-efficient building solutions, and consider energy conversion for information technology. Moreover, topics such as big data and machine learning in energy conversion, cybersecurity in energy conversion systems, design automation, optimization, hardware-in-loop, and digital twins in distributed energy conversion systems all present compelling opportunities for special session proposals at PEDG 2024.

We also encourage exploring subjects like U-WBG semiconductor development, power semiconductor devices, conversion topologies, modeling, and control, electric machines, wireless power transfer, medium and high-voltage conversion, and reliability. Additionally, we’ll welcome special sessions dealing with standards development, education, entrepreneurship, and online education innovations. These sessions offer a comprehensive platform for engaging with the latest advancements, industry trends, and professional growth opportunities.


  • Industry Involvement: Proposals with substantial industry or government engagement are highly encouraged.
  • Industrial Application Focus: Emphasize industrial application-oriented sessions to address practical challenges and solutions.
  • Regional Relevance: Explore PEDG 2024 regionally oriented topics to connect with the Benelux/European context.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: Proposals featuring collaborative, cross-disciplinary topics or teams are welcomed.
  • Engaging Formats: Foster creative session formats that actively engage the audience, with a special emphasis on attracting industry participants.


  • Non-Emerging Topics: Avoid topics that are not considered emerging or cutting-edge.
  • Purely Academic Lectures: Proposals should steer clear of being purely academic lectures without practical applications.
  • Recent Repetition: Ensure your proposal doesn't overlap with similar topics and teams presented in the immediate past ECCE.
  • Product Solicitation: Avoid proposals that focus on soliciting a particular product, maintaining the educational and non-commercial focus of the special sessions.

Special Session Proposal Guidelines

  • Formatting Requirements: Ensure submissions are within 5 pages, utilizing either 8.5x11" or A4 paper with one-inch margins on all sides. Maintain single spacing, employ Times New Roman font, and adhere to font sizes of 11 or 12.
  • Submission Template: A Word template will be provided on the official website under "Call for Special Sessions" for your convenience.
  • Recommended Sections: Proposals should include the following sections:
  1. Special Session Title
  2. Proposed Session Format: Select from options like "formal presentations," "informal talks," "full Q&A panel," or "debate." Describe the format briefly and highlight any creative elements, such as software/hardware demonstrations or interactive audience polls.
  3. Proposed Timing: Choose between "100 minutes" or "2x100 minutes."
  4. Session Organizers: List names, titles, affiliations, and emails.
  5. Session Speakers/Panelists: Include names, titles, affiliations, and clearly indicate each speaker's availability as "confirmed" or "tentative."
  6. Abstract: Limit the abstract to 500 words; it will be published on the conference website and program book.
  7. Session Outline: Provide a list of proposed topics/titles/activities, indicating time allocation and speaker breakdown when possible.
  8. Organizer Biography: Offer brief biographies of no more than 200 words per person, optionally including external website links (though these may not be reviewed).
  9. Speaker/Panelist Biography: Provide concise biographies, also limited to 200 words per person, with the option to include external website links (which may not be reviewed).

Proposal Submission and Review Process

All special session proposals must be submitted by email to Please follow the Proposal Form on the website as a submission template.

Prospective organizers of special sessions should submit also their proposal by email to the General Co-Chair (Prof. Pedro Rodriguez

The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts.

Important Dates for Special Sessions

Special Proposal Due
(Extended deadline)

February 29, 2024 January 31, 2024

Notification of Acceptance    March 15, 2024


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