APEC is interested in papers and presentations related to any area of power electronics.

To facilitate the review process it is necessary that prospective authors and speakers identify their work with one of the following areas of technical interest. This list is comprehensive but if there is any doubt simply choose the area most closely associated with your work.

  1. AC-DC Converters
    • Single-Phase and Three-Phase Input
    • Power Factor Correction: CCM, DCM, CRM/BCM Control, Bridgeless
    • Embedded AC-DC Power Supplies
    • External AC-DC Adapters
    • Bidirectional AC-DC Converters
  2. DC-DC Converters
    • Hard- and Soft-Switched
    • Resonant Converters
    • Point-of-Load (POL) and Multi-Phase Converters
    • Voltage Regulator Modules (VRM)
    • Bidirectional DC-DC Converters
  3. DC-AC Inverters
    • Single and Multi-Phase Inverters
    • Multilevel Inverters
    • PWM Strategies
    • Power Quality and EMI
  4. Devices and Components
    • Power Silicon MOSFETs, BJTs, IGBTs, etc.
    • GaN and SiC Devices and Modules
    • Ultra-Wide Bandgap Devices
    • Capacitors, Supercapacitors
    • Interconnects, Busbars and Fuses
  5. Magnetics
    • Advanced Magnetic Materials and Geometries
    • Winding Techniques
    • High-Frequency Magnetics
    • Additive Manufacturing for Magnetic Materials
    • Magnetics Modeling and Simulations
  6. Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing
    • Power Electronics Packaging
    • Power Modules / High Density Design
    • Thermal Management
    • Quality and System Reliability Including EMI/EMC
    • Embedded Technologies, 3D Packaging, and Additive Manufacturing
    • Production Processes and Design for Manufacturability
  7. Control
    • Control of Power Electronic Converters
    • Current-Mode and Voltage-Mode Control
    • Digital Control-MCUs, DSPs, FPGAs, ASICs
    • Sensor and Sensor-less Control
    • Gate Drive Circuits and Fault Protection
    • Control ICs
  8. Modeling and Simulation
    • Circuits and Systems
    • Device and Component Modeling
    • Parasitics Extraction and Optimization
    • Software Tools
    • Hardware-in-the-Loop and Rapid Prototyping
  9. Motor Drives (split from Motor Drives and Inverters Track)
    • AC, DC, BLDC Motor Drives
    • Actuators
    • Integrated Motor Drives
    • Modeling and Control Techniques for Motor Drives
    • Power Quality and EMI for Motor Drives
    • Sensor Integration
  10. Power Electronics for Utility Interface (Applications)
    • FACTs Devices and HVDC
    • Solid-State Transformers (new sub-topic)
    • Energy Storage Systems (moved from the Renewable Energy System Track)
    • Distributed Energy Systems
    • Microgrid Systems
    • Power Quality, UPS, Active Power Filters
    • Smart Grid and Metering
  11. Renewable Energy Systems
    • Photovoltaic (PV) Inverters and Micro Inverters
    • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
    • Wind Energy Conversion Systems
    • Fuel Cells and Other Emerging Renewable Energy Systems
  12. Transportation Power Electronics
    • Vehicular Power Electronic Circuits and Systems
    • Power Electronics for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
    • On-board and Off-board Charging Systems
    • Power Electronics for Aerospace
    • Power Electronics for Shipboard and Other Transportation Applications
  13. Wireless Power Transfer
    • Wireless Charging
    • Safety and Reliability
    • Power for IoT
    • Non-contact Sensors for Power Electronics
  14. Power Electronics Applications
    • Datacenter/Telecom Power Architecture and System Considerations
    • Solid State and Hybrid Circuit Breakers
    • Defense and Military Power Electronics
    • AC-DC-AC Applications and Matrix Converters
    • Lamp Ballasts and LED Lighting
    • Portable Power
    • Energy Harvesting