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Vol. 2, No. 2, February 2023
Dear Power Electronics researchers and fans,

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. Meanwhile, two more invited speakers have joined the conference.

In this issue of the Ee 2023 Newsletter, we continue 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.

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 Lectures:
Dr Vladan Lazarević, ABB, Baden, Switzerland, “Steps towards Widespread Use of DC Microgrids: Opportunities and Challenges”
dr Goran Mišković, Silicon Austria Labs, Graz, Austria, “Next-generation enabling technology for advanced packaging solutions in power electronics ”

Invited Papers:
Darko Vračar, BRUSA Elektronik (München) GmbH, Munich, Germany, “Modern solution of inductive charging system for 800 V batteries of electric vehicles”
Dr Alex Pacini, Infineon Technologies Austria AG, IFAT PSS SIS ILB OPT, Graz, Austria, “Next level of power density in on-board charger systems with bi-directional GaN switches”

Academician Prof. Ion Boldea

Prof. Philippe Ladoux

Dr Goran Mišković

Dr Alex Pacini

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

Short History of Power Electronics Symposiums - Ee

Ee 1975 and beyond:
After the great success of the first conference, the organizing committee decided to continue the event in the coming years. The next conference was scheduled for the 10-12 Nov. 1975 in Belgrade, again. It was devoted to the 120th birthday of Nikola Tesla and gathered 50 papers from all research centers in ex-Yugoslavia. Around 52% were from industry, 40% from academia, and 8% from the collaboration between industry and academia. An overview paper, “Current problems of Power Electronics” was presented by Z. Plenković, and Z. Benčić highlighting the main topics and trends of research. D Šrajber and P. Miljanić proposed a “Three-phase Inverter with Digital Pulse Width Modulation” as an advanced converter solution, while R. Cajhen et all, discussed “Switching on problems with DC/AC converters for supplying induction motors”. The conference showed that there were several R&D teams in ex-Yugoslavia, that worked intensively in this field, mainly from the industry. Therefore, in 1978 the Yugoslav Coordination Committee has been established to organize the following conferences. The committee members were Izet Benca, Zvonko Benčić, Tomo Bosanac, Rafael Cajhen, Ahmet Gavranović, Mesud Ibrahimpašić, Petar Miljanić, Zvonko Plenković, Jože Pukl, Ljubiša Šipetić, Ilija Volčkov and Vladan Vučković, a mix of experts from industry and academia. They decided to spread the conference hosting from Belgrade to the other cities of Yugoslavia, so it became truly national.

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

PEMC Council,
Budapest, Hungary

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

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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