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IEEE IAS Journal :: Special Section

Don’t miss the chance to submit your paper to the IEEE IAS special section on Magnetically levitated motor systems. Find all information in the call text.

ISMB 17, 2020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Postponed!)

For the first time in its history, the International Symposion on Magnetic Bearings will unite the members of the scientific and industrial magnetic bearings community in Brazil. The Symposium will be held from December 1st to 4th, at COPPE, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The symposium scope will again include the dominant technological areas of magnetical levitation systems. Further information can be found at the ISMB17 website.
PS: Don’t forget your beach gear!

InnoTrans 2020, Berlin, Germany

InnoTrans is considered the most important international trade fair for transport technologies. It takes place every two years in Berlin. Almost all relevant companies that also deal with maglev technologies are regularly represented at InnoTrans. All information about this major event including the conference & exhibition parts: InnoTrans2020

Maglev 2020 Conference, Changsha, China

The 25th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, MAGLEV 2020, will be held in Changsha, PR China on October 12-14, 2020. More information: maglev website.

 Past Events

AIM 2020, Moena, Italy

The Advances In Magnetics, one of the younger conference series in our field has increased its focus on magnetic levitation devices lately and is holding its third conference in the beautiful Italian Alps in the upcoming winter (March 11-13, 2020). All information can be found here: AIM 2020.
PS: If you ski, don’t forget to bring your equipment!

IEMDC 2019, San Diego, CA, USA

The next IEEE lead conference in the electric machines and drives domain will be held in San Diego, California in May 2019. Call for paper is out, digest submission ends on December 2nd. All information to be found IEMDC website.

PEDS 2019, Toulouse, France

Find all information on next year’s IEEE PEDS2019 which will be held in beautiful Toulouse, France in July 2019. The focus of the conference is traditionally power electronics but the conference always hosts multiple sessions on special electric machines.

 ISMB 16, 2018, Beijing, China

The flagship meeting of the magnetic bearing community, the International Symposion on Magnetic Bearings will be held from August 13th to 16th, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. The symposium scope embraces all significant components and technologies related to magnetic bearing systems. All information can be found at the ISMB16 website.

ECCE, 2018, Portland, Oregon, USA

The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on September 23 – 27, 2018. ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. This year, the conference will feature a special tutorial:Lose Your Bearings: an Introduction to Magnetically Suspended Shafts held by Eric Severson, Akira Chiba, Wolfgang Gruber and Rafal Jastrzebski. Don’t miss it if you are there and try to go there if you haven’t signed up yet!

AIM2018, La Thuile, Italy

Held for the second time, the Italian IEEE Chapter invites to the Advances In Magnetics – AIM – conference in the alpine skiing resort La Thuile from February 4-7, 2018. With topics ranging from magnetic material research to application in electric drives, magnetic bearings, etc. a very relevant portfolio is awaiting the visitors. Further information: AIM2018 website.

INTERMAG 2017, Dublin, Ireland

From April 24th to 28th, this year’s INTERMAG conference will be held in Dublin. The conference program includes a significant number of papers on magnetic bearings and bearingless drives. More information can be found at the INTERMAG website.

IEEE – IEMDC 2017, Miami,USA

The upcoming IEMDC will hold several special sessions related to our research field: Bearingless Motors, Optimization for Electrical Machines, High Speed Electrical Machines and Drives, and so on. The submission of a 5-page paper for review is due to December 4th, 2016. Further details are listed on the IEMDC2017 site.

MAGLEV 2016, Berlin, Germany

The MAGLEV 2016 conference will be held in Berlin from September 23-26th, 2016 in cooperation with InnoTrans Berlin 2016. The main theme of MAGLEV 2016 is ‘Maglev Solutions for People, Cities, and Regions’ and it is about all those transportation and energy solutions, especially innovative maglev ones, which could make everyday life easier and transport function smarter. Get more information at the website of the International Maglev Board.

International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings – ISMB15, 2016, Japan

After Austria, the ISMB symposium series will return to beautiful Japan: ISMB15 will be held in Kitakyushu, Japan on August 3-6, 2016. Find out more details on the symposium site.

Magnetic Bearing Seminar. Zurich, Switzerland

The Magnetic Bearing Seminar will be held by Delta JS AG in Zurich, Switzerland on June 9th and 10th, 2016. Find more information and the registration link here.

Advances in Magnetics (AIM) Conference 2016, Bormio, Italy

The scope of AIM is to represent a forum where researchers with different backgrounds and expertises may present, discuss, exchange ideas, methods and results about the open issues in magnetism. The session will cover all aspects of magnetic levitation and bearings such as active and passive bearings, bearingless drives, power electronics, modelling, simulation, rotor dynamics, control and industrial applications. Find all information at the AIM-website.


13th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. The conference will begin on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2016 and end on Friday afternoon, January 15, 2016. Members of the international scientific and engineering communities interested in recent developments in fundamental and applied magnetism are invited to attend the Conference and contribute to its technical sessions. Find more information at the conference website.

10th Workshop on Magnetic Bearing Technology 2015

We congratulate our friends in Zittau/Görlitz on their 10th anniversary! The Workshop was held in Zittau, Germany from August 31st to September 1st, 2015. The Workshop proceedings are available in our online repository!


The ICINCO 2015 Conference will be held from July 21-23, 2015 in conjunction with ICETE 2015, ICSOFT 2015, SIMULTECH 2015 and DATA 2015 in Colmar, France. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control, and Industrial Engineering, Production and Management.


The INTERMAG 2015 Conference will be held in Beijing, China, from May 11 to May 15, 2015. The Program consists of invited and contributed papers and selected papers from the conference will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

Magnetics 2015

The International Forum on Magnetic Applications, Technologies & Materials will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA from January 21-22, 2015. Find all details on the forum site.

22nd International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives – MAGLEV2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the long series of conferences since 1977, the 22nd meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from September 28th to October 1st, 2014. The conference scope covered everything around the topics of MagLev trains and linear motion. Find out more details on the conference site.

International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings – ISMB14, Linz, Austria

The 14th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings was hosted by the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) at Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria, from August 11-14th, 2014. You can find all details and photos at the symposium site.

Magnetic Bearing Seminar. Zurich, Switzerland

The Magnetic Bearing Seminar will be held by Delta JS AG in Zurich, Switzerland on June 4th and 5th, 2014. Find more information and the registration link here.

Brazilian Workshop on Magnetic Bearings, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In between the International Symposia, we are also happy to announce the 1st Brazilian Workshop in Rio de Janeiro was held on October 25-26, 2013. Find more details at the workshop website.

Workshop on Magnetic Bearing Technology, Zittau/Görlitz, Germany

This year’s workshop is the 9th edition of the workshop series on Magnetic Bearing Technology, held on September 2nd and 3rd in Zittau / Görlitz.