Special Issue "Smart Power Electronics—Selected Papers from the 21st International Symposium on Power Electronics (Ee2021)"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Grids and Microgrids".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jelena Popovic
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: energy access; decentralized renewable energy solutions; appropriate technology and socio-technical integration
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Prof. Dr. Huai Wang
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Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K, 9220 Aalborg Øst, Denmark
Interests: energy; power electronics; renewable energy; reliability of power electronics; electronics
Prof. Dr. Slobodan N. Vukosavic
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Kralja Aleksandra 56, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: power electronics devices and controls, reducing the emission and pollution of power plants, the energy efficiency and advanced drive concepts
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Katic
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Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 6, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Interests: power electronics converters, power quality, renewable energy sources, and electric vehicles and charging infrastructure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Power electronics converters are key devices in the modern transition to the digital economy in many fields, especially in electrical and electronics engineering, transportation, renewable energy, environment, etc. They are providing a flexible, efficient, reliable, and cost-effective power conversion line (interface) between different electrical systems or devices. They have many applications in industry, electric vehicles and trains, electric power systems, airplanes, home devices, mobile devices, etc., but they also enable efficient use of clean energy and energy storage. With the increasing use of remote sensors, microelectronics processors, FPGA, wireless communications lines and the internet and the application of fuzzy logic, neural networks, and artificial intelligence (AI) in general, power electronics are becoming smarter, and their systems are gaining independence in their operation, interconnection, and work in complex systems. However, advanced, state-of-the-art solutions are still required in the fields of smart grids, microgrids, DC power systems, distributed generation, transportation electrification, energy storage, Industry 4.0, power quality, smart cities, Internet of Things, and others.

This Special Issue is devoted to the 21st International Symposium on Power Electronics, held in Novi Sad, 27–30 October 2021 (Ee 2021), which is one of the conferences with the longest tradition in Southeast Europe. It started back in 1973 as a gathering of industry experts and academics of ex-Yugoslavia. In 2001, it turned into an international event, and since 2017, it has been cosponsored by IEEE, with all papers included into the IEEE Xplore database, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Today, the symposium is a top international conference with participation from well-known scientists and researchers. Topics of interest are:

- Power converters and devices (new technologies and future trends; wide-band devices (GaN, SiC, etc.) and drivers; development, realization, and application of rectifiers; inverters, choppers, and other converters; converters for DC and AC power supplies (DC/DC, UPS, etc.); maintenance of accu-batteries, etc.; converters for compensation of reactive power, machine excitation, etc.; analysis, modeling, and simulation of converters, converters in development);

- Automotive and industrial electrical drives (development and realization of electrical drives; drives for electrical vehicles and traction; multimotor drives; analysis, modeling, and simulation of drives; industrial drive applications; electric vehicle drive systems; control and management);

- Electrical machines (analysis, modeling and simulation, construction, protection, supervision and diagnostics, testing, exploitation and repair, special electrical machines);

- Control and measurement (control of converters and systems, digital control in power electronics, electronic measurement systems, control of industrial processes, computer application (CAD, CAM, etc.), communication systems, supervision and diagnostics, modeling and simulation of industrial processes, estimation and identification);

- Smart power electronics (artificial intelligence in power electronics, deep learning applications, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, power electronics control structures in microgrids, self-aware and self-adaptable power electronics systems, power electronics in smart grids and Industry 4.0);

- Power quality (power electronic converters and power quality, electromagnetic compatibility, EMI, ecology, harmonic compensation and power factor improvement, analysis, modeling and simulation, power quality characterizations and classification systems);

- Renewable and distributed energy sources (power electronics application in RES and hybrid systems, power electronics devices in wind and solar plants, systems for energy storage (batteries, flywheel etc.), role of power electronics in microgrids and distributed energy sources, interaction of power electronics and grids).

The Special issue will select top papers from the ones presented at the symposium. Do note, however, that submission to the Special Issue is different from the proceedings and should contain at least 50% new material compared with the previous conference version. The Ee 2021 symposium (http://www.dee.uns.ac.rs) invites researchers from academia, industry, research institutes, and developing agencies to present their latest findings and state-of-the-art solutions. It aims to provide an unbiased and scientifically sound overview of the recent research and technology developments in this exciting field of smart power electronics.

Prof. Dr. Jelena Popovic
Prof. Dr. Huai Wang
Prof. Dr. Slobodan N. Vukosavic
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Katic
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Wide-band devices
  • Advanced digital control systems
  • Electric machines
  • Superb power quality
  • Power electronics and artificial intelligence
  • Microgrid and DC system operation
  • Smart EV electric drives and charging solution
  • Power electronics environmental solutions
  • Renewable and distributed energy sources

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