9 Essay competition: "Power Electronics for Sustainable Growth"
10 Registration Information
11 Social Programme
Concert and reception
11 Accompanying persons programme
12 Pre-conference tours
12 Tourist information in Norway
24 Discussion sessions (Workshops)
26 Post-Conference technical visits
27 Technical programme: Lecture sessions
31 Technical programme: Dialogue sessions of Monday 8 September 1997
37 Technical programme: Dialogue sessions of Tuesday 9 September 1997
44 Technical programme: Dialogue sessions of Wednesday 10 September 1997
Message from the Conference Chairman
"Power Electronics for Sustainable Growth"
The EPE Conference in Trondheim is the seventh of the series. Even after
the success of Brussels, Grenoble, Aachen, Florence, Brighton and Sevilla,
this EPE conference will offer you more. A record number of synopses have
The city of Trondheim
Trondheim was founded by King Olav Tryggvason in 997 A.D. It was the
country's first capital city (until 1217). Trondheim is located by one of
the largest fjords of Norway with the salmon river Nidelven running through
Today the city has close to 150000 inhabitants and its total area is 342
square km. The city is an administration, business and technology centre in
a rich agricultural area surrounding the Trondheim fjord. It is a
university city and has Norway's most advanced research community in
science and technology.
During the whole millenium year of 1997, there will be numerous special
events such as The World Ski Championships in February/March, and the
combined 60th birthday celebration of our King and Queen in June, where
royalty from most of the European royal families will attend.
A map of the city is enclosed. References to places shown on the map are
put in the text. One cm on this map is about 140 m.
Normally the weather is pleasant in Trondheim in September. The
temperature may vary between 10-15 degrees C. Rainy days may occur, and we
recommend appropriate shoes and clothing, since some events in the social
programme will take place outdoors.
There are frequent domestic flights between Trondheim and the international
airports in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger. Flying time between Oslo and
Trondheim is 45 minutes. There are approximately 27 departures from Oslo to
Trondheim daily. There are two daily direct flights between Copenhagen and
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines Systems) is the official carrier of the
congress. Please state the reference number "NO 9701" when you make your
flight reservation at a SAS travel agency, and you will obtain a discount
Travelling by train within Norway gives an excellent opportunity for
sightseeing, and Norwegian trains are of a high standard. The train
journey over the mountains from Oslo to Trondheim takes approximately 7
hours. There are four departures from Oslo to Trondheim daily.
An interesting alternative is to travel by coastal express boat from Bergen
to Trondheim, a journey of approximately 30 hours along the rugged
Norwegian coastline (see pre-conference tours). Your travel agent, or any
SAS travel agency, can supply you with full details on travel to Trondheim.
An APEX air ticket allows transfer to one city in a country, for instance
Bergen, and return from another city in the same country, for instance
Trondheim or Oslo.
The Conference Secretariat has made reservations at several good hotels
within various price categories. All hotels are situated in the city centre
of Trondheim and within approximately 15 minutes walk from the conference
The number of rooms within each category is limited. For reservations,
please fill in the necesssary information on the registration form. The
Royal Garden Hotel is probably the best hotel, it also offers the largest
number of rooms and the largest conference discount.
Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We therefore
strongly recommend you to register as early as possible. Reservations have
been made for the conference period. If you would like to extend your
reservation we will do our best to help you. Please note: The registration
deadline for hotel reservations is 1 JULY 1997. After this date we are
only able to confirm hotel accommodation on an availability basis due to
the special situation in Trondheim with the millennium celebrations. We
therefore strongly recommend you to register as early as possible. Please
note that we cannot guarantee hotel accommodation after this deadline.
Reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. In case of no show etc.
without prior notice to the Secretariat, you will be charged for one night.
Further information will be enclosed with the letter of confirmation of the
The conference will take place at the Nidarøhallen Convention Centre (map:
20). Nidarøhallen is situated close to the riverbanks of Nidelven, about 15
minutes walking distance from the city centre and the major hotels.
English will be used in all printed documents and during the lecture sessions.
Proceedings will be published by the EPE Association, Brussels, and handed
out to the participants at the conference. Proceedings are included in the
full registration fee.
If a personal invitation to attend the conference is required, please contact the Conference Secretariat.
Lunches will be served each day at the times shown in the programme. One
lunch ticket for each day is included in the full registration fee. Tickets
will be provided at registration and must be presented for service. Please
mark on the registration form if vegetarian food is required.
During the EPE'97 Conference, a commercial exhibition will be organised.
This is a unique opportunity to see and/or show products and have prolonged
discussions with fellow specialists in the field of Power Electronics and
The aim of the exhibition is to promote technical discussions and business
contacts between specialists in the field. The exhibition will be ideally
situated in the middle of the Conference site, where the coffee will be
served during the breaks and the afternoons. On Sunday 7 September evening,
there will be an informal meal, special products presentations followed by
the official opening of the exhibition.
This year, next to the regular topics, special attention will be devoted to