The Speedam Symposia
The general Chairmen prof. A. Binder, A. Del Pizzo and I. Miki are pleased to invite all interested researchers to attend the next SPEEDAM 2018.
In recent years there is still a growing interest in energy conversion, in the static conversion of electric energy and in their control issues. Renewable energy, sustainable mobility and pollution reduction are top priority themes all over the world. Power electronics and electrical drives are more and more permeating industrial processes, systems for distributed electric generation, propulsion systems for road, railways, marine and other kinds of vehicles, on-board apparatuses for main or ancillary services, energy storage systems, robotics, household appliances and so on. Integration of technologies and smarter components and systems are some of the most relevant trends in the last decades.
For a long time the above mentioned topics have been the central themes of SPEEDAM Symposia, started in early ‘70s (even if the name “SPEEDAM” was introduced at the beginning of ‘90s). We are pleased to note that the arguments are still very relevant and worldwide studied, also because in many of the mentioned fields the market is still expanding. This justifies the effort in organizing our SPEEDAM international conference every two years, trying to focus attention to the emerging topics and to renew the traditional ones. In the age of “virtual” communication, the technical and scientific conferences can play an important role in facilitating the interaction between industrial and academic worlds and among people coming from several countries. The long life of the Symposium is due to an established cooperation of experts and scientists in different fields coming from industry, universities and research centers. Newcomers with relevant background have been always welcome and invited to cooperate, whether they are coming from traditional high-tech countries or from fast-developing ones. The participation in a scientific conference is particularly fruitful for young researchers who have possibility to compare results and followed methodologies with those of other teams. This traditionally occurs in the SPEEDAM Symposia, thanks also to a friendly context and a soft atmosphere in pleasant environments.
SPEEDAM 2018 will be held in Amalfi, a delightful town on the homonymous spectacular and fascinating coastline, continuing the long established tradition of a venue in Italian places. This characteristic does not reduce the international impact of our symposium, as demonstrated by a large participation of delegates coming from about 50 countries.