IEEE DEIS Conferences and Meetings

Following are IEEE DEIS Conferences with links to the specific conference sites and local meeting notices. Fully sponsored IEEE DEIS conferences will be noted with the DEIS logo on conference website in which a DEIS member discount will apply.

Upcoming 2018 DEIS Conferences:

Note: Fully sponsored conferences are marked with an (FS);  technically sponsored conferences are denoted as (TC).

International Conference on High Voltage Engineering (ICHVE): September 10-13, 2018 – Athens, Greece (FS)

Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis (CMD): September 23-26, 2018 – Perth, Australia (TC)

International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV): September 23-28, 2018 – Greifswald, Germany (TC)

Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP): October 21-24, 2018 – Cancun, Mexico (FS)

Please refer to conference websites direction for additional information on submission deadlines, hotel information, and points of contact. Conference summaries can be found below.

Other conference organizations that may be of interest include:


DEIS Fully Sponsored Conferences


DEIS sponsors a series of international conferences to provide a forum for members and non-members to participate and share research results, new developments, and practical experience in the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation fields. Some conferences are held annually, while others are bi-annual or even every 3 years. The following is a listing of these events with a description, frequency, and next venue. Be sure to mark your calendars for the events of interest to you and look for announcements from the organizing committees.

(CEIDP) Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena:

CEIDP is an annual research-oriented conference usually based in the Americas, providing an international forum for the discussion of current research on electrical insulation, dielectric phenomena and related topics. Some of the topics of interest include biodielectrics, aging, high-frequency dielectric phenomena, surface flashover and treeing, outdoor insulation, polarization phenomena.

(EIC) Electrical Insulation Conference:

EIC is an annual applied conference on liquid, solid and gaseous materials based in the Americas. Every other year there are Exhibitors at this conference. The papers present practical applications of electrical insulating systems and materials and diagnostics, for all types of electrical and electronic equipment.

Some topics of interest have included: Rotating machines, Variable speed drives, Transformers, Cables, Outdoor insulation (including live line work), Aerospace, Switchgear (including arresters), and Capacitors.

(ICD) International Conference on Dielectrics:

After eleven successful International Conferences on Solid Dielectrics (ICSD) that were held around Europe since its inauguration in Toulouse, France in 1983 as the International Conference on Conduction and Breakdown in Solid Dielectrics, the “S” of Solid disappears, opening the door to liquid and gaseous dielectrics to give birth to the International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD). This remains a mainly research-oriented conference with a broader scope in recognition of the fact that many breakthroughs in science occur at the interface between different areas and that the solid, liquid and gaseous dielectrics communities will benefit from more interaction. ICD will continue to be based in Europe every two years. Topics of interest include conduction, polarization, and breakdown; space charge and related effects; aging, degradation, and failure; materials and insulation systems; multi-functional materials; diagnostics and experiments; treeing; new materials for active and passive components; nanodielectrics; electro-active polymers and their application; microelectronics and photonics; eco-friendly dielectrics and recycling; biodielectrics; electro-hydrodynamics.

(IPMHVC) International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference:

Based in the Americas every two years, this is an applied and research-oriented conference on repetitive pulsed power, power modulator, and pertaining to high voltage theory, components, diagnostics, subsystems. Some specific topics include: Power Conditioning and Pulse Shaping, High Energy Systems, Energy Storage Devices and Components, Rotating Machines and Energy Converters, High Voltage Testing and Diagnostics, High Rep-Rate Systems and Thermal Management, High Voltage Design and Analysis, High Power Microwaves, Radiating Structures, and Electromagnetic Propagation, Prime Power and Power Systems

(ICHVE) International Conference on High Voltage Engineering:

DEIS has technically co-sponsored this conference since its inception in 2008. As of the 2016 conference, ICHVE is a fully sponsored DEIS event held every 2 years – once in China and once elsewhere in the world. The current demands for a large amount of electrical energy are resulting in new strategies for developing high voltage power systems, transmission lines, substations, and appropriate equipment. In many countries, the new energy strategies require the planning and construction of UHV ac and dc transmission systems. ICHVE provides an excellent opportunity for high voltage engineering scientists, researchers, faculty, industrial representatives and students to share their state-of-the-art research on topics such as electromagnetic fields; grounding systems; high voltage insulation systems; aging, space charge, and industrial applications; high voltage measurement techniques and instrumentation.

(ICDL) International Conference on Dielectric Liquids:

Research-oriented conference on dielectric liquids, based in Europe every three years. Examples of relevant topics are: Basic properties (ionization, conductivity, interfacial effects, space charge), Modeling and theory, Prebreakdown and breakdown phenomena, Biophysics and related phenomena (aqueous liquids), Radiation-induced processes, detectors and application, Measuring techniques (material characterization, diagnostics), Materials (insulation, molten polymers, water, liquid crystals, new liquids, emulsions etc.), Electro-hydrodynamics (charge-induced flow, electrocoalescence, electrorheology, Applications (electrical insulation, static electrification, EHD pumps).

(ISE) International Symposium on Electrets:

Research-oriented conference on electret materials held anywhere in the world every three years. Some topics of interest include: Charge injection, transport & trapping; Thermally stimulated current & dielectric relaxation; Nanoscale measurements of electrostatic phenomena; Ferroelectric, piezoelectric & pyroelectric phenomena; Ferroelectret & photoelectret; Electrostatic & dielectric phenomena in life science: bioelectric; Non-linear electrical & optical effects; Application of thin film ferroelectric; Electrets in organic electronics; Soft actuators & sensors.

(ICEMPE) International Conference on Electrical Materials and Power Equipment:

Conference on applications of electrical insulation and dielectric materials to be held every two years in China. Some topics of interest will include: Dielectric Physics related to Conduction, polarization and breakdown (Trees); Space charge, Molecular simulation and calculation; Insulating Materials related to: performance, composition and structure, Nanocomposite, Eco-friendly dielectrics, Biodielectrics; Power Equipment related: fabrication, detection, operation and assessment, Cable, Motor, Transformer, GIS, HVDC Insulating materials and phenomena related to Superconductivity, Arcing, Gas Discharge, Surface Discharge, Structural Optimization of Electrical Insulation; Electrical Insulation Techniques under extreme conditions, High temperature, Electrical insulation in space.

(ICPADM) International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials:

ICPADM is a conference combining research and application practice in dielectrics covering the general areas of electrical insulation in power equipment and cables, outdoor insulators and bushings, monitoring and diagnosis of insulation degradation, insulation for HVDC systems, ageing and life expectancy of insulation, dielectric phenomena and applications, partial discharges, electrical and water treeing and surface tracking, electrical conduction and breakdown in dielectrics, surface and interfacial phenomena, nano-technology and nano-dielectrics, space charge and its effects, new and functional dielectrics, dielectric materials for electronics and photonics, eco-friendly dielectrics, bio-dielectrics, dielectrics for superconducting applications, new diagnostic applications.


Technically Sponsored Conferences


These are conferences in which the IEEE DEIS participates. The papers meeting IEEE standards may be available via IEEE Xplore.

(ISDEIV) International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum:

ISDEIV covers a wide range of scientific and technical areas including vacuum breakdown and flashover, vacuum arc physics, pulse power physics and technology, vacuum interrupters and other applications. The six-day Symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for both formal presentation and informal discussion to Symposium participants.

(CMD) Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis:

CMD covers a broad range of areas such as: Evaluation of failure and degradation of power equipment based on CMD; Advanced sensors and diagnosis techniques for Smart Grid; Strategy planning and asset management for power equipment; Fusion of Big Data and Smart Grid Control with CMD techniques for power equipment; Insulation structure design and lifetime assessment for HVDC system; Degradation and lifetime assessment of new energy devices for power generation and storage.