Important Dates

May 1, 2011 Author notification of acceptance or rejection

June 10, 2011 Student Travel Program Application deadline

June 27, 2011 Deadline for receipt of final manuscript


ECCE 2011 CONFERENCE PROGRAM -Tentative Agenda

Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona

Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona, host city for the third IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition® to be held 17-22 September 2011. Metropolitan Phoenix resides in the Valley of the Sun in the American Southwest tucked midway between the Sonoran desert to the South and the deep canyons of the Colorado plateau and Grand Canyon to the North. Some key Arizona attractions include Sedona, Apache Trail, US Route 66, Meteor Crater and many others that are within two or so hour’s drive from Phoenix. Phoenix is the capital and largest city in Arizona, it’s the fifth most populated city in the U.S. with 4.3 million people in the metropolitan area. Downtown Phoenix is rich in cultural, culinary, economic, financial services and industry and also a major transportation hub in North America. Photovoltaic enterprises are prominent in the Phoenix area and a source of jobs. It also has one of the hottest climates of any major city in the United States with an average high temperature over 100°F (37.8°C) for three months of the year (July – September) but very low humidity because of its desert climate. The conference hotel, Hyatt-Regency Phoenix, is only 15 minutes by metro-rail from Sky Harbor airport just East of downtown and situated adjacent to Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus. There are several other major hotels within walking distance of the Hyatt-Regency and Phoenix Convention Center. The Hyatt-Regency Phoenix hotel has 712 guest rooms, 33 meeting rooms, high speed T1 internet and the Phoenix Convention Center is where exhibits, industry sessions and poster sessions will be held.

An Invitation to Exhibition

ECCE2011 provides an opportunity for authors to present and attend high quality technical presentations and tutorials. The program is replete with distinguished plenary speakers, tutorials given by experts from industry and academia, panels of experts in rap session, and ample opportunity to network and make new acquaintances in the energy conversion field. Technical sessions fall into two major categories of Energy Conversion Systems and Components and Subsystems with a host of topical areas in each ranging from alternative and renewable energy to grid ancillary services, power electronic enabled applications, lighting, electrified transportation systems, energy storage and more. ECCE2011 combines the activities of past Energy Conversion Congress and Expositions that merged the previous IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference with technical sessions of the IEEE Industry Applications Society Industrial Power Converter Committee and Power Electronic Devices and Components Committee. This event also integrates the successful IEEE Energy 2030 conference that was initiated to foster energy conversion technology, policy and economic framework directed at the creation of a sustainable, global, energy infrastructure by 2030.

The approximately 600 high-quality technical papers to be presented in oral and poster sessions will take the attendee into the practical and theoretical underpinnings of all aspects of energy conversion technology. Attendees will take away a deeper appreciation for emerging systems and applications having electric power processing at their core, efficiency and sustainability as their goal, and mandate to tackle energy sustainability head-on through conservation, overall carbon emissions reductions, and with environmental and policy changes to anchor to. Besides the regular paper and poster sessions this ECCE will feature industry seminars and over 50 exhibits to educate and to showcase state-of-art energy conversion systems and apparatus. The 8 high quality tutorials provide opportunity for attendees to learn about emerging and business relevant products, solutions, services and other sustainable technologies.

Please plan to join us in Phoenix in 2011 to learn more about this critically important facet of society in the 21st century – energy and its sustainability. More details can be found on the conference website: or contact Dr. John M. Miller, General Chair, at or Dr. Uday Deshpande, co-General Chair, at