Midlands Energy Group Travel Grant Conference Summary

Midlands Energy Group Travel Grant Conference Summary
International Power Electronics and Motion Control – ECCE ASIA
Harbin, China 2nd, June – 5th, June, 2012
Yu Duan
University of Nottingham
The International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC) were initiated
by China Electrotechnical Society in 1994. It has been held every three years. This
conference was growing steadily and developed into one of the major international
conference in the field of power electronics and motion control. The 7th International Power
Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC2012) was held during June 2-5, 2012 in
Harbin, China. It was sponsored by China Electrotechnical Society (CES), IEEE Power
Electronics Society (PELS) and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). IPEMC2012
is hosted by Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
A summary of the conference’s focus and aims:
IPEMC conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers and practitioners throughout
the world to present and discuss the latest technology advancement and achievement as well
as further trends and needs in power electronics and motion control. Conference scope covers
all aspects of the theory, design and applications in these areas.
Key outcomes of the event
This well organized international conference provides an excellent environment for the
conference participates. The conference program covered keynote speech, industrial
exhibitions, workshops, tutorials, oral presentation, and poster presentation in the field of
power electronics and drives. Many famous local and international VIPs all attended in this
event. During the conference, many advanced issues, topics, ideas, suggestions were
discussed especially the feedback from the experienced academics and industrial people.
The level and nature of industrial/non-academic involvement:
There were many exhibition stands during conference and the exhibition was last for three
days. The exhibition attendees were: Siemens, Fuji motor, PLECS, Macmic, Mitsubishi
motor, Gree electric, Huasheng Yuantong, Eagtop, Step, JZE. I have talk to some of
representatives for their products and they passed their business cards to me so that we can
have a long term contact between OEMs and university of Nottingham.
Your analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the conference:
The strengths include: the large scale industrial involvement, the keynote speakers, characters
involved, networking flexibility, topics covered. The only weakness from my point of view is
that the photographers disturbed the presentation sessions and tutorials using the flash lights.
Specific benefits obtained from attending the conference:
Overall about 900 participates have attended the IPEMC conference. There were 600
academic papers have been published in this international conference. I was lucky to meet
and talk to some of well known people during the conference such as Prof. Robert Lorenz,
Prof. Ralph Kennel, Prof. Sul Seung-Ki, Prof. Boroyevich Dushan, Prof. Yongdong Li, and
Prof. Thomas Lipo. I really enjoyed chatting with them and I have obtained many useful
suggestions on my PhD research projects. I believe my project will make more progress and
my project can step forward when they gave me their point of view on my project. I also
talked to some industrial people about the principle between the concepts to the products. I
have learned the long term process will be carried out and the safety concern is really
important in industrial manufactory. . The conference provided a fantastic technical
environment for young researchers and also opportunities for the contact between university
academics and OEMs. The next conference of IPEMC will be held next year in Japan and
this is a really good recommendation for PhD students and researchers who are going to
publish their papers in the power electronics and motion control fields. We expect “power
electronics are leading a low carbon life. “