IEEE Design Automation for Power Electronics (DAPE) Workshop

IEEE PELS and IEEE CEDA will hold the second “Design Automation for Power Electronics - DAPE” workshop on Friday 6th of September 2019. The day after and in the same venue as IEEE ECCE Europe 2019 in Genova, Italy. The location is Centro Congressi at the Porto Antico di Genova

Registration fee is €100. DAPE Flyer

The purpose of this workshop is to understand the problems of Design Automation in Power Electronics, identify methodologies that have been used so far by academia and industry and identify the tools that have been developed to resolve the issues during design. The focus of the workshop is to bring together the experts in both Power Electronics and Design Automation and have them presenting their perspectives on the emerging needs.

The expected results are:
  • A clear identification of the common ground and synergy between Power Electronics and Design Automation
  • An understanding where the limits of the current technology and tools are in Design Automation for Power Electronics
  • A description of the needs for future work

DAPE has become of strategic importance for the Power Electronics Society as modern designs (especially in highly integrated systems) are dealing with multi-physics problems, shorter design time and multivariable optimization to obtain higher efficiencies and more compact designs. The target audience for this workshop is all who wish to learn how to leverage design automation techniques to optimize their power electronics system (in efficiency, size, thermal performance etc.), how to identify and understand the design limits imposed by the currently available technology and to learn which tools are suitable for design optimization and automation.

The workshop content is especially suitable for:
  • DESIGNERS in the field of power electronics, packaging, and systems.
  • PROVIDERS of design automation tools for all aspects including modeling and simulation software, physical design tools, design for reliability, etc.
  • MANUFACTURERS of test and characterization equipment for high-power, high-voltage systems.
  • ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS in universities and research labs working on power electronics design automation.

The workshop is organized as a single-track event with two technical lecture sessions and one world café discussion session. The organization of the lecture sessions will contain talks from academia speakers and industry representatives. Afternoon sessions will be devided into groups to work on questions which are of interest for the community. By each group one set of questions is answered for 20 minutes and documented by the table-host. After the first round the groups are mixed and the participants are working in another group on another set of questions for ten minutes before the moderator/table-host of the questions shows the results of the first group. Detail program schedules will be announced later.