European Power Electronics and Drives (EPE) association has the aim to promote the field of power electronics at large in education, industry and research.
One of the main means to reach this goal is the EPE-ECCE Europe Conference, organized commonly by EPE and IEEE-PELS every year.
Power electronics is suffering from a not well defined identity. Description of power electronics as a field should be diffused largely to remove the today lack of visibility and stature. This will be the way to attract students, to form more engineers, to influence university and public policy, to acquire fund.
Application of power electronics systems need a multi-disciplinary approach. This is a basic reason to develop avision that can inspire and motivate the field. The central role of power electronics has to be emphasized.