Call for Papers

The 4th IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference , SPEC 2018, as an initiative of serving power electronics conferences society to southern hemisphere and relatively underserved part of the world will be held in Singapore from 10-13 December 2018. SPEC 2018 will cooperate with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE) to bring together the world leading experts to present emerging topics on energy, power, and transportation electrification. Papers of practical importance are solicited in the following areas.

Special Session Topics: 

  1. Electric Transportation, Motor Drives
  2. Microgrid
  3. Multi level inverters
  4. Wireless Power
Extension to 15 August 2018 Deadline for submission of Full Paper (Regular Paper)
15 August  2018 Deadline for submission of Full Paper (Special Session)
15 September 2018 Full Paper Acceptance Notification (Regular Paper)
20 September 2018 Full Paper Acceptance Notification (Special Session)
15 October 2018 Full Paper Manuscripts Deadline

We are pleased to inform that there will be Student Travel Grant for foreign student authors coming from IEEE PELS  Region 8 and Region 10.  The grant will be allocated only to students who present their paper to the conference.

Application for the Travel Grant must be received by 1 October 2018 and grant recipients will need to respond within a week of notification, otherwise the grant shall be assigned to other students.

Please download the Application Form HERE (MS Word) and email the completed form to SPEC 2018 Secretariat 

Accepted and presented manuscripts at the conference, will be indexed in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.  Please allow up to 2 months (from end date of conference) for manuscripts to be made available in IEEE Xplore.

Best Papers Awards will be given out on 12 December 2018.

All Authors presenting the papers shall receive a Certificate of Participation.

Preparation of Full Paper: Prospective authors of technical papers are asked to submit a full paper of their planned presentation.

Authors are requested to register for an account at the Submission Portal to upload the full paper (in PDF format). Please include details of the primary contact and presenter.

Full Paper template links:  Word format – A4 , US Letter

All authors should obtain company and governmental clearance prior to submission of the Full Paper. Full Papers will be sent to multiple reviewers; therefore, “Confidential” and “Proprietary” information should be omitted. Please note that papers presented at SPEC 2018 must be original material and not have been presented at previous conferences or previously published. Manuscripts not received by the deadline above may not be published in the Proceedings and will not be presented at the conference. Finished manuscripts should not exceed eight (8) pages. Click HERE to read about manuscript best practices, provided by IEEE.

A peer review process will be used to evaluate all papers submitted for consideration. Anyone interested in becoming a reviewer is encouraged to email  The principal criterion in reviewing papers for acceptance will be the usefulness of the presentation to the practicing power engineering professional. The reviewers value evidence of completed experimental work.

For more information, contact:

Secretariat, SPEC 2018