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PCIM Asia Conference 2020 to present the best of power electronics research and practice

28 Jul 2020

PCIM Asia, one of the most significant business events for power electronics in Asia, will take place from 16 – 18 November 2020 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Held concurrently with the three-day trade fair is the reputable PCIM Asia Conference, which will once again bring together the brightest minds, foremost innovations and hottest trends in the areas of power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management from around the world. For the first time, the conference will be hosted online and offline simultaneously.

Thought-provoking and practical, the PCIM Asia Conference is recognised as one of Asia’s most influential conferences in the field of power electronics. As an integral part of PCIM Asia, the conference aims to provide a professional, effective platform that enables leading individuals from the sector of power electronics to exchange ideas and progress technologies that drive the industry forward. The conference will once again gather top-notch academics from all over the world in Shanghai, to share ground-breaking research and innovations, as well as insights on the trends and future development of the industry.

Online conference to be held concurrently with the offline conference 
PCIM Europe, the sister fair of PCIM Asia, successfully moved its international exhibition and conference online from 7 – 8 July 2020. Following the success of PCIM Europe, the PCIM Asia Conference will take place both online and offline for the first time, which allows attendees from all over the world to join this not-to-be-missed annual event.

Strong lineup of speakers to cover a wide range of hot topics
E-Mobility and Infrastructure will be the highlighted topic of this year’s conference — four poster sessions will focus on Advanced Power Devices, whilst eight oral sessions will cover the below topics:

·         High Power Density Converters

·         AC/DC Converters

·         High Power Devices

·         Intelligent Gate Drives

·         Fast Switching Devices

·         Advanced Packaging Technologies

·         Advanced Power Converters Design

·         DC/DC Converters

This year, a total of 69 conference papers, including 36 oral presentations and 33 posters, will be presented at the conference. The authors come from various countries and regions, including China, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Japan, South Korea, the US, the UK and Taiwan. Below are some of the highlights:

·         Keynote 1: Communication-less Coordinative Control of Distributed Energy Source Converters
          Speaker: Prof Jinjun Liu & Prof Zeng Liu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

·         Keynote 2 The Latest Technical Trends of Power Devices for E-mobility
          Speaker: Dr Masahito Otsuki, Fuji Electric, Japan

·         Keynote 3: Compact and Reliable Isolated DC/DC and SiC Gate Drivers for Automotive Applications
          Speaker: Dr Baoxing Chen, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), USA

Special sessions
·         Topic: High-Speed Railway Power Traction
          Chairperson: Prof Yongdong Li, Tsinghua University, China

·         Title 1: Power Conversion Technologies (PCT) in Electrification of Transportation of China
          Speaker: Prof Yongdong Li, Tsinghua University, China

·         Title 2: Discussion on Reactive Power Regulation of On-Board Converters of Locomotives
          Speaker: Mr Zhixue Zhang, CRRC Zhuzhou Institute, China

·         Title 3: Control in Flux-Weakening Region of PMSM for Rail Transit
          Speaker: Prof Chenchen Wang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

·         Title 4: Sensorless Control of Induction Motors for Electric Locomotive Traction Systems
          Speaker: Mr Guofeng Yuan, North China University of Technology, China


·         Title: Modular Multilevel Converters – Operating Principles and Applications
          Speaker: Prof Drazen Dujic & Prof Stefan Milovanovic, Power Electronics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland

Virtual trade platform to connect businesses across the world
In addition to the online conference, PCIM Asia will be launching a digital trade platform that complements the traditional face-to-face exhibition. Simple, fast and free, the online platform will offer:

·         Free access to detailed product catalogues with search functionality

·         Real time live chats between exhibitors and visitors

·         Interactive educational programming

·         Dynamic 3D or virtual reality (VR) showrooms for exhibitors to showcase their products and services

Online registration for the PCIM Asia Conference 2020 is now open. Interested parties can register here:

PCIM Asia is jointly organised by Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition Corp, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

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