IEEE DEIS Conferences and Meetings


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

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.  An up-to-date listing of conferences is also available at the DEIS website:


(CEIDP) Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena: 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.  Information on CEIDP can be found on the conference website:

  • October 18-21, 2015 – Sheraton, Ann Arbor, MI; General Conference Chair: Michel Frechette,; Local Arrangements Chair: Huseyin Hiziroglu, Kettering University,
  • October 16-19, 2016 – Eaton Chelsea, Toronto, Canada; Local Arrangements Chair: Greg Stone, Qualitrol-Iris Power,

(EIC) Electrical Insulation Conference: 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.

Additional information and details, including calls for papers, can be found at the conference website

 (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. 

  • September 2016: Chongqing, China; Conference Chair: Jian Li, Chongqing University,

NEW! (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

  • April 2017, Xi’an
  • 2019, Guangzhou

(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).  

  • Next conference will be held in 2017 in Manchester, UK. Conference Chair: Dr. Zhongdong Wang,

 (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: bioelectret; Non-linear electrical & optical effects; Application of thin film ferroelectric; Electrets in organic electronics; Soft actuators & sensors.

(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.

  • July 2018, Xi’an, China



Technically Sponsored Conferences

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

(CATCON) December 2015: International Conference on Condition Assessment Techniques in Electrical Systems.  Bangalore, India; Conference Chair: Sivaji Chakravorti, Jadavpur University;


Other Related Conferences

September 6-11, 2015 – CIGRE Study Committee A1 “Rotating Electrical Machines”, Madrid, Spain.  Website:

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