INTELEC® The International Communications Energy Conference

INTELEC® is an international annual technical conference which, for the past thirty-nine years, has been the premier forum for the science and engineering of energy systems for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Research and technical papers explore the needs and trends in the subject areas of power conversion, energy storage, and high-reliability and mission-critical powering infrastructure. Topics include DC power plants, powering architectures, converters, inverters, batteries, fuel cells, grounding, physical and thermal designs, building and equipment cooling systems.

The 2018 conference will be held in Torino, Italy at the Lingotto Conference Centre.

Theme of the conference will be: 40 years of Inspiration, Research and Exploration in Power and Energy for ICT

For more information on the history and scope of INTELEC®, visit






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Via Gozzano 14, 10073 Ciriè (Torino) - Italy

Phone +390119211467 - Fax +390119224992

View of the Medieval Village from the river Po

The conference program will include keynote and invited speakers' plenary lectures, parallel sessions with oral communications, poster presentations, workshops and tutorials.

The conference theme is:

40 years of Inspiration, Research and Exploration in Power and Energy for ICT


Preliminary agenda

Sunday, October 7

- tutorials

- welcome cocktail reception


Monday, October 8

- opening ceremony

- plenary and parallel conference sessions

- exhibition welcome cocktail reception


Tuesday, October 9

- plenary and parallel conference sessions (morning)

- half-day tours (afternoon)


Wednesday, October 10

- plenary and parallel conference sessions

- gala dinner


Thursday, October 11

- plenary and parallel conference sessions

- closing ceremony

Night view of Piazza Castello square (Royal Palace)


The scope of the conference will include but not be limited to the following energy system topics:


Power Systems for ICT

Hybrid and renewable energy generation

Power systems (high and/or low voltage DC and AC) for communication equipment and data centres

400V DC power systems

Power distribution architectures for ICT equipment

Power infrastructures for IoT systems

Power infrastructure for 5G networks

Outside plant power systems

Wireless power transfer for communication devices


Energy Storage for Communications Systems

Architectures for energy storage

Innovative chemical, mechanical and thermal energy storage systems

Battery technology, modelling, monitoring and life-cycle cost analysis

Flow battery technology

Energy management techniques

Modelling and simulation of energy storage systems


Power Conversion for Communications Equipment

Circuit topologies and control techniques for AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC power converters

New devices based power converters and systems

Inverters for ICT systems

AC and DC UPS for ICT

High efficiency and high power-density supplies


Site Support Systems

Disaster recovery and mitigation

Non grid power sources for ICT equipment

Physical and thermal design

Grounding and EMC

Codes, standards, and specifications


Electrical and thermal energy management and monitoring

Energy management for ICT offices and data centres

Energy management systems in building and facilities

Equipment and Building cooling systems

Energy systems modelling and simulation


A digest that accurately reflects the content of the proposed technical paper must be submitted no later than 15th April 2018

The digest must include all the information considered necessary to evaluate the technical merit of the paper and should be a minimum of 500 words, not to exceeding 1500 words. Reference author contact information and the topic area of the paper should be included in the submission.

Digests are to be submitted electronically via the conference submission system using the digest template (DOWNLOAD)

Acceptance letters will be emailed to authors by 3 May, 2018 and accepted manuscripts are due no later than 12 July, 2018.

The accepted manuscripts will be included in the conference proceedings that will be available at the conference. The length of the final papers must not exceed eight single-spaced, double-column typewritten papers, tables and figures included. Specific instructions regarding manuscript formatting will be made available to those authors whose digests have been selected.

Papers will not be accepted if they include commercial advertising or product endorsements. Official language of the conference (digests, manuscripts, oral and poster presentations) will be English. All the accepted papers will be presented in oral or poster sessions. Authors are required to register for the conference and present their work in the assigned session. Special student sessions will be organized by the conference to encourage students to present their work.

(DOWNLOAD) the abstract template



Abstract submission: 15th April, 2018

Notification of acceptance: 20th May, 2018

Final paper submission: 29th July, 2018



INTELEC 2018 is also accepting proposals for workshop or special session on specific topics within the scope of the conference. 
Special sessions are organized at the initiative of one or more individuals.
The proposal for a special session must include:
• Title
• A brief (approx. 100 words) description
• Names and contact info of special session organizers.
• List of potential authors and their affiliations
Deadline for proposal submission: 15th April, 2018
Send your special session proposal to

The baroque façade of the wonderful Palazzo Carignano

Information on registration procedure and fees will be published as soon as available.

How to get to Torino

Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.

By air

Caselle International Airport (, 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.

Moreover Malpensa International Airport (, one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Torino.

By train

Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.

Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.

More info at

By car

Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.

The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station

Detailed information on public transport lines and timetables in Torino can be obtained at

Torino Metro line service usually runs from 5.30 until 00.30 except at weekends (until 01.00) and on Mondays (until 22.00).

Taxi are readily available at the taxi stops or calling 0115730-0115737.

The Lingotto Conference Centre can be reached from the city centre in a few minutes by subway (Lingotto metro station). Ticket cost: € 1,50.

Torino's modern subway line

About Torino

Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.

Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.


Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.


Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.


Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather, which is usually mild in late summer and beginning of autumn. Average temperatures range from 14°C to 23°C in October.

This is Torino (video)

More info on Turin at

A spectacular night view of Torino with some of its most famous symbols: the river Po, the Mole Antonelliana tower and the snowy mountains

To find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy, see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at  or check with your local Italian Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.

The Organizing Secretariat will select some of the best 3 and 4-star hotels in town. INTELEC attendees will have the possibility to book their rooms via an online reservation system. All selected hotels will be either at walking distance from the conference venue or located in the city centre, from where the conference venue is easily reachable in a few minutes by subway.

More information on selected hotels and prices will be published as soon as available.

Exhibition guide

Attracting about 500 international scientists, engineers, enterprisers, researchers and project managers from all over the world, INTELEC will provide an important forum for companies to showcase their latest technologies, products and services.

Supporting opportunities

The conference supporting opportunities include various levels of support and diverse promotional solutions for all budgets. You will have a rare opportunity to showcase your organization to some of the most influential individuals in the field. INTELEC provides an excellent forum for your company's marketing and educational needs.  


Exhibition spaces at the Lingotto Conference Centre

We have an exciting social program planned for INTELEC 2018. You will discover stunnig venues, taste the famous food and wines of Piedmont and meet old and new colleagues in a nice, relaxing atmosphere. 

The social program will include a welcome cocktail reception to be held on Sunday October 7 (venue to be communicated) and the exhibition welcome reception on Monday October 8 at the conference venue.

The social dinner will be held on Wednesday October 10 at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (National Car Museum), a fascinating, interactive museum which was recently renovated with a modern, innovative design. A real architectural work of art. A jewel for all car lovers. This social event will be a fantastic occasion to discover one of Torino's most interesting cultural and touristic sites and enjoy the well-known Turin food and wine tradition.


Accompanying persons’ program

Accompanying persons will have the opportunity to attend all the conference social events as well as choose among various half-day tours to discover Turin's enchanting royal residences, baroque and liberty palaces and world-renown museums.


More info on social and accompanying persons' programs as well as participation fees will be published as soon as available.

Torino's amazing National Car Museum

The Lingotto Conference Centre

The Lingotto Complex, located at only 3 km from the city centre, is a prestigious international centre for exhibitions and conference business. Renzo Piano’s design has made a modern centre of the building that once was Fiat’s first major car factory.

In short “Lingotto” means:

• Conference and Exhibition Centre

• 3 high-quality hotels

• 8 Gallery, a shopping centre with 90 shops, 20 restaurants and bars

• multiplex cinema with 11 theatres

• “Pinacoteca Agnelli”, an art gallery on the roof of the building with 25 masterpieces once belonged to the Agnelli’s family.

In particular, the Lingotto Conference Centre offers a wide range of technical and logistical facilities.

11 modern and comfortable meeting rooms from 50 to 1,900 seats plus several smaller meeting and board-style rooms, 1,070 sqm exhibition surface, adequate catering spaces, permanent secretariat desks and cloakrooms. Advanced AV equipment is available in every room.

The conference centre can be easily reached in a few minutes from the city centre by subway. An internal car parking space with thousands of places is also available.

The room 500 of the Lingotto Conference centre




The organizing institution



Abstract submission: 15th April, 2018

Notification of acceptance: 20th May, 2018

Final paper submission: 29th July, 2018


Proposal submission deadline: 15th April, 2018



This is Torino (video)