The 13th Seminar on Power Electronics and Control will take place in Santa Maria, RS, from 15 to 18 May, 2021. In this year, it is organized by the IEEE Organizational Units from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). The seminar’s objective is to provide interaction among academia and industry to discuss the latest cutting-edge technologies on Power Electronics and Control and their applications. In 2020, the conference is themed on Photovoltaic Energy and Distributed Generation. The event is open to the national and international community, being a great opportunity for technical discussions and bringing together researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and students.

1. Join a team
(3 to 10 members)

2. Submit your paper for evaluation

3. The 5 best teams per category will present and test the prototype at INRI Laboratory during the event.

Important Dates

December 6, 2020

Paper Submission

February 7, 2021

Paper Acceptance

February 28, 2021

Final Paper

May 15, 2021


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December 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to postpone the seminar to May 2021. Therefore, the dates for submitting articles have been extended.

  • SEPOC 2020: May 15-18th, 2021
  • Submission deadline: December 6th, 2020
  • Paper Acceptance: February 7th, 2021
  • Final Paper: February 28th, 2021

We are happy to inform that the first SEPOC Converter Challenge is CONFIRMED. The dates for the Challenge are:

  • Eliminatory stage - paper evaluation: December 6th, 2020
  • Final state - prototype presentation and testing: during SEPOC event May 15-18th 2021