Tutorials will be given on August 3, 2021
Main Program: August 4-6, 2021

Sponsored by: IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS)
Technical Sponsor: IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC)

The ESTS 2021 will focus on emerging electric ship technologies in the following major technical areas:

  • Model-based systems engineering: ship and system-level models, methods and guidelines, including digital twin development
  • Model-based systems engineering: subsystem-level, converter, & component models, methods and guidelines
  • Electric propulsion and generation (machines, variable speed drives, propulsors)
  • Electrical power conversion for DC distribution, including active current limitation
  • Energy storage and pulsating loads: integration, control, and impact on system performance
  • Power distribution, cabling, superconducting DC systems, and dielectric challenges at medium voltage
  • Electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic compatibility, grounding, and common-mode behavior
  • Protection, reconfiguration, and survivability
  • Power system control methods and architectures
  • Cyber-physical system considerations for shipboard platforms

The ESTS 2021 conference seeks two-hour tutorial proposals, which should provide instructional materials on relevant topics within the scope of the above major technical areas. There is no cost to attend the tutorial sessions and attendance is open to the public. Accepted tutorials will be recorded, appear on IEEE Xplore, and may be posted on the ESTS website.

Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

IEEE and the ESTS 2021 organizing committee are carefully monitoring the developing COVID-19 outbreak. The ESTS 2021 leadership is committed to supporting conference participants who may be unable to travel to Arlington, VA, USA from affected regions. If an attendee has an accepted paper but does not wish to travel because of COVID concerns, or has concerns with obtaining a VISA, the committee will provide an opportunity for remote presentation during the associated presentation time slot.

Submission of Tutorial Proposals

Proposals should concisely describe the relevance of the tutorial to electric ship technologies and contain the following sections: Title, Outline, Speaker(s) and the topics they will cover, and Brief CVs (less than 300 words per speaker).

The instructor(s) should indicate any presentation requirements (e.g. multimedia) and any plans to provide case studies, practical examples, or hands-on activities. Submitted tutorial proposals should not exceed four pages and should be sent to the Tutorials Chair in a single PDF file at The deadline for submissions is March 19, 2021. Organizational approvals for any material being presented must be completed by June 4, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Tutorials Chair.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:  March 19, 2021
Acceptance notification:  May 21, 2021
Receipt of final tutorial material:  June 4, 2021

ESTS 2021 Tutorials Chair

John Stevens, Annapolis, Maryland
(410) 293-6152


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