On behalf of the SDEMPED 2019 Organizing Committee, I would like to welcome you to Toulouse, the « pink city » in the sunny south-west part of France, for the 12th edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED 2019).


It is a great honor and a pleasure to have the privilege to host SDEMPED for the first time in Toulouse. This is the 22th year since the first SDEMPED was established as the only international symposium entirely devoted to the diagnostics of electrical machines, power electronics and drives. SDEMPED is now a regular biennial event mainly organized in Europe. Since it was created in 1997 by Professors Gérard-André Capolino and Professor Giuseppe Buja, very successful editions have been held during the past 10 years in Cargèse (France) in 2009, Bologna (Italy) in 2011, Valencia (Spain) in 2013, Guarda (Portugal) in 2015 and Tinos (Greece) in 2017. For this edition, SDEMPED 2019 obtained the co-sponsorship of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the IEEE Industry Applications Society and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.


This edition of SDEMPED will be held in the historically-rich city of Toulouse, the largest city in southern France and appealing by its historical background but also exceptional scenic location, centrally located between the Mediterranean sea, Atlantic ocean and Pyrenees mountains. It can be easily accessed by plane from any major European city and is well connected to the train and highway networks. In the middle of an agricultural area, the development of Toulouse is strongly linked to airplane and space industries, which have driven the creation of several high level schools and have conferred to the city some intellectual and cultural attractiveness.


The SDEMPED 2019 Organizing Committee, LAPLACE and INP-ENSEEIHT wish you a very successful, pleasant and outstanding Symposium. We hope you will enjoy your visit and your stay. Let’s make this an enjoyable and rewarding event.


P. Maussion, General Chair of Sdemped’2019



SDEMPED secretariat

6 allée Emile Monso - BP 34038

31029 Toulouse Cedex 4


05 34 32 31 19