“PEMD provides an international forum for hundreds of power electronics, machines and drives specialists to share experiences, new ideas, and developments in design, operation, analysis, and practical application and optimisation of electric machines, drive systems and components.

“PEMD 2016 saw a record number of both high quality papers presented and conference attendees, and our aim is to supercede this in 2018.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to present your work to the world experts in motor drive systems from both industry and academia.

“I look forward to receiving your submissions and greeting you in 2018 to the City of Liverpool – a city of culture, heritage and people.”

Maamar Benarous

Chief Engineer -Motors and Drives, Goodrich Actuation Systems and PEMD 2018 Conference Chair



If you would like to join power electronics, machines and drives specialists at an international knowledge-sharing forum, PEMD is for you! This is the number one conference for Power Electronics, Machines and Drives experts to meet, share their very latest work and research and hear the advances and practical innovations others are making too.


Why submit an abstract?


The Call for Papers is your chance to present your current research results, pioneering application or operational advances to a 450-strong audience of international experts from both industry and academia. Plus you will receive a whole host of unparalleled author benefits if you are successful, including:

  • A slot in the conference programme
  • Your paper published by the IET in the conference proceedings
  • Indexing on IET Inspec and the IET Digital Library
  • Submitted for indexing on IEEE Xplore


Technical scope


The conference scope has been refreshed for the 2018 conference and the main themes re-aligned to meet the industry’s needs and based around five key themes:


Power Electronics

Including new power semiconductor devices and their practical application, novel converter topologies and applications, and power converter control and drive circuits



Including induction machines, permanent magnet machines, manufacturing processes


Drives and Control

Including drive system modelling and efficiency, advanced and sensorless machine control, sensors and condition monitoring



Including automotive systems (incl. electric, fuel cell, hybrid), aerospace systems, rail transportation systems


Energy Systems

Including renewable energy systems, HVDC, power electronic converters for transmission and distribution


How to submit your abstract


Submit your 2-page abstract online at www.theiet.org/pemd by 14 July 2017.