Conference Topics
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Electrical machines:
  • Fault diagnosis and condition monitoring of rotating and linear electrical machines
  • Identification and characterization of signatures in vibration, stray flux, current etc.. signals
  • Electrical, mechanical and thermal models for machine reliability and fault analysis
  • Fault tolerant / reliable electric machine designs
2. Power electronics:
  • Condition monitoring tools for Si and WBG power devices, capacitors and magnetic components, batteries etc.  
  • Failure mechanism and failure modes,  identification and characterization of fault precursors, accelerated aging techniques
  • Fault tolerant inverters/converters and control schemes
  • Lifetime modelling and RUL estimation tools, life extension techniques 
3. Adjustable speed drives :
  • Fault diagnosis and condition monitoring of motor drives, power converters and drive sensors,
  • Fault tolerant drives and control schemes
  • Drive integrated, in-circuit and stand alone monitoring tools
  • IoT solutions, sensor data transfer and on-chip/cloud data processing
4. Methods and tools for diagnostic and prognostic: 
  • Data analytics and information fusion for condition monitoring   
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning assisted solutions for fault detection, diagnosis and prognosis
  • Data-light and computationally light machine learning tools
  • System/parameter identification tools, signal processing techniques, observers…
5. Materials for electrical machines:
  • Degradation monitoring of insulating and magnetic materials 
  • Electric conduction mechanisms, space and surface charge dynamics
  • Aging and lifetime prediction
6. Tests, sensors and instrumentation for diagnostics and predictive maintenance
7. Reliability and condition monitoring advancements in various applications: Transportation, grid-tied systems, renewable energy systems etc..   
Regular Paper Submission
Authors are kindly requested to submit the final papers in English and with a limitation of 7 pages, including paper title, authors and affiliations, figures and references (maximum size 2 MB). To prepare the manuscripts authors must use the provided template, according to the IEEE two-column format. All papers must be checked/converted using the IEEE PDF eXpressTM according to the provided instructions. Only submissions in electronic form will be accepted. Accepted and presented papers will be published in IEEE Xplore® and the authors are encouraged to submit improved versions of the  papers to the transactions of the IEEE sponsoring societies.
All papers registered and presented during SDEMPED 2021 will be potential candidates to be included in the IEEEXplore database if compliant with the IEEE checking system.
Please download the template below:
PDF eXpress instructions:
IEEE PDF eXpress Instructions
​Please submit the full papers online through the IEEE SDEMPED 2021 Manuscript Submission System below:
IEEE SDEMPED 2021 Manuscript Submission System
Special Sessions:
Special Session 1:  Condition Monitoring of Permanent Magnet Machines for Renewables

Special Session 2:  Self-Healing and Fault-Tolerance Technologies for Smart Converters

Special Session 3:  Artificial Intelligence for Condition Monitoring of Power Electronic System

Important Dates

Tutorial and Special Session Proposal Deadline:

Manuscripts Submission Deadline:

Final Acceptance Notification:

Final Draft Submissions:

February 15, 2021

March 30, 2021

May 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Call for Special Sessions 
Do you want to propose and organize a Special Session?

Proposals for Special Sessions are more than welcome. A Special Session is a group of five papers, organized on the initiative of any volunteer proposing no more than one paper each. Special Session topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Examination of potential future technologies in fault diagnostics, condition monitoring and reliability
  • Deep-dive narrow examination of particularly difficult problems and solutions
  • Introduction of technologies that are not usually covered in the conference scope  
The proposal must include the title, scope, impact, duration and number of papers expected under the session. A one-page description containing this information is the typical template.
To be formed, special sessions shall contain at least five papers within its scope, with at least two of which coming from authors not involved in the session’s organization. If this minimum number is not reached, the Special Session may not be allowed to proceed.
Papers shall be submitted directly to the Special Session organizers who will manage the review of these papers. Once the papers are accepted, then the organizers will direct the authors to submit the papers through the submission system and then the  Technical Program Chairs will process the acceptance.
Special Sessions will be reviewed and accepted until the Special Session deadline.
Important dates for Special Session proposal submissions

Proposal acceptance notification: February 15, 2021
Final draft submission: June 15, 2021
Please submit your Special Session proposal to: and
Call for Tutorials
SDEMPED welcomes tutorials regarding the practical aspects of the reliability, diagnosis and condition monitoring of energy conversion systems. The tutorials typically cover in‐depth discussions regarding essential topics presented by practicing engineers or researchers. Each tutorial combines practical experiences with theory to educate the engineers, students and other professionals which can range from broad to narrow in scope, and can vary from introductory to advanced in technical level.
Preparation of Proposals
The tutorial proposal should be maximum 2 pages and include the followings:
  • Contact information for presenting speaker(s): name, affiliation and email address. The corresponding presenter must be clearly highlighted.
  • Description explaining the intent and goal of the tutorial and projected duration. It should be highlighted whether the tutorial will cover in‐depth technical discussions or more of a survey together with the intended audience (entry level, intermediate, or advanced). 
  • A short biography and resume of each speaker.
Important dates for Tutorial proposal submissions

Proposal acceptance notification: February 15, 2021
Final presentation file submission: June 15, 2021
Please submit your Special Session proposal to: