Welcome Message from General Co-Chairman

       The 8th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS 2009) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan for the first time, in November 2-5, 2009. The conference is a biennial event and is recognized as one in a series of major conferences on power electronics and drive systems organized in Asia. PEDS 2009 will continue to retain its tradition of high quality as a conference which provides a forum for academics and industrial professionals worldwide to exchange state of the art knowledge of power electronics and drive technologies and applications.

        While the main theme is Power Electronics and Drive Systems, the conference does encourage works and applications devoted to alleviate today’s energy crisis. Power electronics engineering, the merger of power, electronic and unnamed control engineering, features high efficiency electrical power processing and agility of electronics and controls. Therefore, it is one of the most appropriate engineering disciplines to cope with the energy crisis.

       The Technical Program Committee invites and welcomes extended summary submissions from different countries and regions. Please submit your extended summary online before April 10, 2009.

        It is my pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the Committees of PEDS 2009, to be one of our special guests to convene in Taipei for the 8th PEDS conference during the 2nd to 5th of November 2009. We will do our best to arrange a warm welcome and an unforgettable meeting in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. This is a city with many tourist attractions, where historic sites, modern skyscrapers and people from different cultures reside in harmony. The four-day program will feature tutorials, technical paper presentations and exhibitions of power electronics equipment and drive systems.

Sheng-Nian Yeh
General Co-Chairman