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. A key characteristic of previous WEMDCD conferences has been an increasingly strong industrial participation, which allows for enhanced exchanges between academia and industry.

Historically, Nottingham is most famous for being the home of the legendary Robin Hood and his adversary, the Sheriff of Nottingham.  Today Nottingham is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, with thriving industrial and creative industries and home to two world class universities.  WEMDCD 2017 will offer excellent opportunities to meet with other experts in this research field, revisiting old friendships and making new connections. Nottingham boasts an extraordinary variety of social venues including the oldest pub in the country, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, where great minds can share ideas over a pint.

Nottingham is located in the heart of England with excellent travel connections. East Midlands Airport is just a 20 minute drive from the University of Nottingham whilst Birmingham International Airport is 45 minutes away.  Nottingham train station has direct links to many UK cities including Birmingham, London, Manchester and Bristol and to Paris, Lille and Brussels via Eurostar in 4 hours.

We invite you to come to Nottingham, to explore and admire a truly remarkable, forward-looking city. Nottingham - a vibrant city that offers a magnificent backdrop to the meeting and exchanging of ideas at the unique, international event of WEMDCD 2017.

Chris Gerada