Vol. 2, January 2023, No. 1
Dear Power Electronics researchers and fans,
Huge greetings again from Novi Sad, Serbia!

I´m sure you have already started preparing your papers for the 22nd Int. Symposium on Power Electronics – Ee 2023. We are now slowly approaching our deadlines, so I would like to call you to propose special sessions and tutorial topics, as well.

In this issue of the Ee 2023 Newsletter, we will start our symposium history overview, which also (somehow) reflects the development of power electronics in Serbia.

Looking forward to seeing you in Novi Sad.

Prof. Vladimir Katic
Conference Chair

Prof. Vladimir Katic, Chair

22nd Int. Symp. on POWER ELECTRONICS – Ee 2023

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 50-year jubilee 22nd International Symposium on POWER ELECTRONICS Ee2023 (, which will be held from October 25th to 28th, 2023 in Novi Sad & Belgrade, Serbia.

The venue will be the Science & Technology Park in Novi Sad and the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade.

It is organized by the Power Electronics Society of Serbia, Novi Sad, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Institute “Nikola Tesla”, Belgrade, and the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad.

Short History of Power Electronics Symposiums - Ee

The Power Electronics Symposiums (Ee) began in Belgrade in 1973, as a national conference of experts and researchers from ex-Yugoslavia. It was organized out of the need to exchange experiences and solutions in the field of power electronics, which was in an exceptional development at that time. The initiative was made by Academician Prof. Dr. Petar Miljanić, Prof. Dr. Vladan Vučković, and Prof. Dr. Djordje Kalić, who was doing research at the Nikola Tesla Institute and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade, Serbia in collaboration with the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. It was named Power Electronics (Energetska elektronika, in Serbian), with a shortcut “Ee” and attached year (Ee 1973). The first conference gathered 47 papers from all research centers in ex-Yugoslavia. Around 60% were from industry, 32% from academia, and 8% from the collaboration between industry and academia. The main topics were related to DC/AC converters (inverters), uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), applications of power transistors and thyristors, and power quality-related problems. From today's perspective, the most interesting papers were “The tasks and perspectives of the Power Electronics” by Z. Plenković, “Battery discharger with the recuperation of energy” by P. Miljanić, and “Thyristor sub-synchronous cascades for automatic speed control of driving pumps of the city water supply” by Dj. Kalić, P. Miljanić, V. Vučković, and D. Rajković. The conference was a great success, and it was decided to continue in the following years.

Key Note lecturers and Invited speakers

Key Note Lectures:
Academician, Prof Leo Lorenz, ECPE/Infineon and German Academy of Sciences, Germany, “Power Semiconductor Development Trend - Challenges in Automotive and Railway Applications”
Academician, Prof. Ion Boldea, University Politechnica Timisoara and Romanian Academy, Romania, “MAGLEVs: an overview in 2023”

Academician Prof. Slobodan Vukosavić, University of Belgrade and Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia, “Power electronic solution to hardware and control issues of inverter-dominated power systems”

Prof. Ke Ma, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, “Mission profile emulation and reliability testing for power electronics”
Prof. Philippe Ladoux, University of Toulouse, France, “Railway traction Power Supply from the state of the art to future trends“

Invited Lecture:
Dr. Vladan Lazarević, ABB, Baden, Switzerland, “Steps towards Widespread Use of DC Microgrids: Opportunities and Challenges”

Invited Paper:
Darko Vračar, BRUSA Elektronik (München) GmbH, Munich, Germany, “Modern solution of inductive charging system for 800 V batteries of electric vehicles”

Academician Prof. Ion Boldea

Prof. Philippe Ladoux

Academician Prof. Dr. Leo Lorenz

Academician Slobodan Vukosavić

Prof. Ke Ma

Dr. Vladan Lazarević

Darko Vračar

Deadlines & Information

Submission of full paper: April 29, 2023
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2023
Receipt of full paper: Sept. 1, 2023

Submission of papers & Participation registration

Best paper awards

The outstanding papers will be considered for the best paper award, best Serbian author awards (3) and best student paper awards (3).


Accepted papers

Accepted papers will be available through IEEE Xplore, provided that they have been presented at the conference and passed the plagiarism checker (IEEE Cross Check/Ithenticate). Citation databases: Web of Science & Scopus.

Call for papers (pdf)


Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
Belgrade, Serbia

Science & Technology Park, Novi Sad,
Serbia (photo: Pintier Ivan, Phd)

Best Paper Awards

Dear paper authors of the Ee 2023,
The Organizing Committee is announcing a competition for the Ee 2023 Best Paper Awards!
  1. The Ee 2023 Best Paper Award, for the overall best paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Power Electronics - Ee 2023, awarded by the Power Electronics Society of Serbia, upon the decision of the International Scientific Awards Committee, and consisting of a certificate and 500 EUR.

  2. The ZF Award for Electric Future, for the outstanding paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Power Electronics - Ee 2023, awarded by the ZF Serbia (Diamond sponsor), upon the decision of the ZF Award Committee, and consisting of a certificate and 500 EUR.

  3. The Ee 2023 Best Student Paper Awards (three equal awards), for the three top-rated student papers presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Power Electronics - Ee 2023, consisting of a certificate and invitation for the Ee 2025 with waived registration fee.

  4. The Ee 2023 Best Serbian Paper Awards (three awards), for the three most significant papers coming from the research institutions of Serbia presented at the 22nd International Symposium on Power Electronics - Ee 2023, awarded by the Institute Nikola Tesla, Belgrade, consisting of a certificate and 250 EUR (1st place), 150 EUR (2nd place), and 100 EUR (3rd place).

Ee 2019 Cerificate

Conference topics

1. Power converters and devices
  • New technologies and future trends,
  • Wide-band devices (GaN, SiC, etc.) and drivers,
  • Development, realization, and application of rectifiers, inverters, choppers, and other converters,
  • Converters for DC and AC power supplies (DC/DC, UPS...), chargers for Accu-batteries, maintenance, etc.,
  • Multilevel converters, and MMC,
  • Analysis, modeling, and simulation of converters,
  • Converters in development.

2. Automotive and Industrial Electrical drives
  • Electrical vehicles (EV): drives and e-traction,
  • Battery chargers, G2V, V2G, and V2V systems,
  • Batteries for EVs, and battery management system,
  • Industrial electrical drives, multi-motor drives,
  • Analysis, modeling, and simulation of drives.

3. Electrical Machines
  • Electronic transformers, and SST,
  • Analysis, modeling, and simulation,
  • Construction, protection, supervision, and diagnostics,
  • Testing, exploitation, and repair.

4. Advanced Control Systems and Measurement
  • Digital control of power electronics converters and systems,
  • Electronic measurement systems and sensors,
  • Control of industrial processes,
  • Computer application (CAD, CAM…),
  • Communication systems, supervision, and diagnostics,
  • Modeling, simulation, estimation, and identification.
5. Smart Power Electronics, Smart Grids, and Energy Storage
  • Artificial intelligence in power electronics,
  • Deep learning applications,
  • Application of power electronics in Smart Grids and Low-inertia grids, Microgrids, and “Energy islands”
  • Energy storage systems
  • Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance,
  • Power electronics control structures in microgrids,
  • Self-aware and self-adaptable power electronics systems,
  • Power Electronics for the Smart Grids and Industry 4.0,
  • Role of power electronics in microgrids, hybrid grids, and distributed energy sources.

6. Power quality
  • Power electronic converters and power quality,
  • Electromagnetic compatibility, EMI, ecology,
  • Active filters, FACTS, DVRs, STATCOMs, and UPQCS,
  • Power quality characterizations and classification systems.

7. Renewable & distributed energy sources
  • Power electronics application in renewables (RES) and hybrid systems,
  • Power electronics devices in wind and solar plants,
  • Interaction of power electronics and grids,
  • “Clean” energy sources, and multi-energy transformations.

Technically Co-sponsored by*

*To be confirmed

IEEE Power Electronics Society,
IEEE Industrial Electronics Soc.,

IEEE Industry Application Soc.,

EPE Association,
Brussels, Belgium
Nuremberg, Germany

IEEE – Serbia and Montenegro Section, Belgrade, Serbia
IEEE –Joint Chapter IAS/IES/PELS,
Novi Sad, Serbia

PEMC Council,
Budapest, Hungary

Belgrade, Serbia

Organized by

Power Electronics Society of Serbia Novi Sad, Serbia

Serbian Academy of
Sciences and Arts,

Belgrade, Serbia

Institute "Nikola Tesla"
Belgrade, Serbia

University of Novi Sad,
Faculty of Technical Sciences
Novi Sad, Serbia

Supported by*

*To be confirmed

ZF Serbia,
Pancevo, Serbia

Tajfun HIL d.o.o.
Bajci Zilinskog bb,
Novi Sad, Serbia

Brose Belgrade, Serbia
Brose d.o.o.
Ratarska ulica 142,
Pancevo, Serbia

Continental Serbia,
Novi Sad, Serbia

Under auspices of*

*To be confirmed

Ministry of Science
Republic of Serbia, Belgrade

Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research Activity,
AP Vojvodina, Novi Sad

Matica srpska, Novi Sad


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