5th IEEE Workshop on Electrical Machine Design, Control and Diagnostics, 8-9 APRIL 2021

In light of the current health situation related to the Covid 19, the WEMDCD Steering Committee and Local Organizing Committee, in order to prioritize health and safety of our community, made the decision that the 2021 edition of WEMDCD (supposed to be organized in Modena, Italy 8-9 April 2021) will be held as a virtual conference, i.e. all presentations will be carried out remotely.
  • Following the success of the previous Workshops on Electrical Machines Design, Control and Diagnosis (WEMDCD) in Paris (2013), Turin (2015), Nottingham (2017) and Athens (2019), The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – UniMoRe and MUNER – The Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna are proud to be hosting WEMDCD 2021 in Modena, Italy.

    • WEMDCD has now set the tradition of an international workshop where up-to-date research activities in electrical machines and drives are presented. WEMDCD 2021 will include a significant number of invited contributions from researchers working in academia and in R&D in the industry sector. These will include papers related, but not limited, to the following topics:

      • Electrical Machines Design and Modeling

          Electrical Drives and their Control

            Electrical Drives Reliability and Monitoring

            • Industrial and Transport Applications of Machines and Drives

Latest Updates

07-01-2021 WEMDCD 2021 has been moved to a virtual event. READ MORE

31-12-2020 Submission deadline has been postponed to 10 February 2021. READ MORE

13-12-2020 Keynote speakers list has been published. READ MORE


Key Dates:

Submission of papers opens: 7 September 2020

Submission of papers closes: 31 December 2020 10 February 2021

Notification of acceptance:  14 February 2021 28 February 2021

Deadline for uploading final full papers and conference forms: 7 March 2021 14 March 2021

Message from the General Chair

WEMDCD has now set the tradition of an international workshop where up-to-date research activities in electrical machines and drives are presented. As the automobile world is rapidly electrifying, the 2021 edition will bring cutting edge technologies to the heart of the automotive industry, allowing forenhanced exchanges between academia and industrial partners.

Modena is located in the centre of Emilia-Romagna region and it is world-renowned for its automotive industry, since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are located in the area. Here is where the history of the four and two wheels was written and innovation continues, thanks to thriving and creative industries and four world class universities, merged together in MUNER – The Motorvehicle University of Emilia-Romagna – to drive the transportation electrical revolution. 

This conference will offer excellent opportunities to meet other experts in this research field and making new connections. Modena boasts an extraordinary variety of social venues and fine restaurants, where meet and share ideas tasting the delicious traditional cuisine and ingredients of the region, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto.

Modena is just a 30 minutes drive from Bologna “G. Marconi” International airport, whilst high speed train “Mediopadana” station has direct links to many Italian cities including Milan, Turin, Florence and to Rome in less than 3 hours.

We invite you to come to Modena, to discover a territory rich of culture and charm. 

Modena – a city where tradition meets innovation, a magnificent backdrop to the meeting and exchanging of ideas at the unique, international event of WEMDCD 2021.

Davide Barater and Giovanni Franceschini



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