1st IEEE International Conference STPEC 2020 Organized Virtually

Pradyumn Chaturvedi, Chair for IEEE PELS/IES Bombay Joint Chapter

The 1st IEEE International Conference on Smart Technologies for Power, Energy and Control (STPEC2020) was hosted by the Department of Electrical Engineering, VNIT, Nagpur, India during 25th and 26th September 2020. This conference was financially sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society and technically sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society; jointly organized by IEEE PELS-IES Bombay Joint Chapter and EED, VNIT Nagpur. Total number of papers received, accepted & presented were 324, 152 & 141 respectively from 9 countries. Six keynote talks were delivered by Jih-Sheng Lai, Mangesh Borage, Sushil Soonee, Subhashish Bhattacharya, Alberto Borghetti and Frede Blaabjerg. Prof. Georges Zissis, President of IEEE IAS, informed that 20% of the papers from STPEC2020 are eligible for consideration in IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications. General Chairs for the conference were Jih-Sheng Lai, Akshay Rathore, Hiralal Suryawanshi and Mohan Aware; General Co-Chairs were Suryanarayana Doolla, Arvind Kumar, Vijay Borghate, and Madhuri Chaudhari; and Organizing Secretaries were Pradyumn Chaturvedi and Arghya Mitra.