Darnell's Power Forum

Darnell's Power Forum - Call for Papers

Darnell's Power Forum

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Darnell's Power Forum will feature six primary areas of focus: Advanced Components, Digital Power, Energy Harvesting, High-Efficiency Power Conversion, Innovation for the Smart Grid and Portable Power. Within each of these broad areas will be multiple topics and application areas.

Call for Papers - Submission Guidelines

Advanced Components:

Topics may include: Latest developments in power conversion components to support advanced designs such as, semiconductor devices, advanced packaging, interconnect, thermal management, magnetic devices, capacitors, batteries, ultracapacitors, sensors, new materials, integrated passives, and so on.

Digital Power:

Topics may include: Technology-focused discussions including software-defined power architectures, controllers and control loops, communications, power management, stability analysis, efficiency optimization, design tools, simulation and modeling, topologies, system partitioning between analog and digital, power quality and EMC, and so on.

Energy Harvesting:

Topics may include: energy harvesting technologies, thin-film batteries, long-life secondary batteries, energy storage, advanced power conversion, micro fuel cells, optimizing system energy efficiencies, mesh networks, wireless sensor and control systems, industrial/building automation, system integration issues, RF powering considerations, system architectures, and so on.

High-Efficiency Power Conversion:

Topics may include: High-frequency power conversion, high-temperature operation, power system-in-chip solutions, power system-in-package solutions, high-density packaging developments, optimizing converter efficiencies, new topologies, advanced (analog or digital) control techniques, parasitics, EMI/EMC considerations, and so on.

Innovations for the Smart Grid:

Topics may include: Integration of distributed generation resources, micro grids, power systems communications, power quality, instrumentation and monitoring, enabling demand side management, supporting plug-in hybrid vehicles, large scale energy storage, advanced metering infrastructure, visualization technologies, real-time cointrol methods, and so on.

Portable Power:

Topics may include: next-generation rechargeable battery systems, dynamic power management, maximizing runtimes, advanced battery management, integration of micro fuel cells and energy harvesting, optimizing dc-dc converter efficiencies, subsystem power issues, wireless charging technologies, advanced architectures and efficient energy utilization, battery fuel gauging, high-performance thermal management, and so on.


Topics may include: miniaturization and integration of passive components, advances in high-frequency power conversion, new topologies and architectures, develpoments in packaging, multi-Megahertz switching, efficiency optimization, and so on.

In each case, the types of papers being sought include:

  • Case studies/industry examples
  • Design techniques and tools
  • Technology developments

Submission Guidelines

By submitting a paper proposal or abstract for this event, you acknowledge that you will pay a registration fee to attend the conference and present the paper. For specific information about the fees for speakers, you can email DPF@darnell.com. You can find the registration form for speakers, including early registration and other discounts by clicking here.

Note: Proposals and submissions will be accepted only electronically by e-mail. Send your proposal as an attachment to your e-mail to Traci Shepard.

The Proposal:

  • Abstract of proposed presentation
  • Proposed format of presentation
  • Brief description of the presentation for the conference program (100 words)

Presentation Format Options:

  • Individual paper from industry
  • Collaborative industry/academic paper
  • Lead a panel discussion

Presenter's Profile:

  • Contact information: name, company, title, address, office phone & fax, e-mail and website (if applicable)

Deadline for Proposals: Please contact Traci Shepard for more information.

Notification and Acceptance Requirements:

Acceptance will not be complete until at least one of the authors has registered to attend the conference and present the paper.

Final Submission:

The formal presentation will be included in the proceedings and consist of a maximum of six pages in a two-column format, and/or a maximum of 24 pages of PowerPoint slides (one slide per page).

Deadline for Final Submissions: August 24, 2015

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