The 4th International Conference on Power
Systems Transients – IPST'2001 offers an international forum for the
exchange of scientific and technical information related to the latest
developments in the field of electromagnetic transients. This includes,
but is not limited to, computer simulations, transient network analyser
and other real time simulation studies, field measurements, application
IPST is a biennial event and the 2001 session will be
hosted by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Information about the history of IPST conferences, are available at
the IPST permanent home page: http://www.ipst.org/
The Conference will be held at the Hotel Gloria, Rua do
Russel, 632, Rio de Janeiro, Telephone 55-21- 555-7272.
Hotel Gloria is a very traditional European style Hotel and is
situated on a priviledged location near the City Center, overlooking the
Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf.
Rio de Janeiro is a cosmopolitan
center and delegates will be able to see that there is much more to it
than beaches and Carnival. As former capital of Brazil, the city has many
museums, interesting buildings, libraries and innumerable art galeries.
The National Park 'Floresta da Tijuca' is one of the largest urban parks
in the world and hiking along its many trails is an increasing popular
activity. Prospective participants are requested to check for the links
provided at the IPST'01 Home Page: http://www.dee.ufrj.br/ipst/ipst.html
The links have been added to assist delegates in planning for the trip
to Rio and other parts of Brazil and will be constantly updated.
Rio de Janeiro is situated just north of the Tropic of
Capricorn and being in the Southern Hemisphere June 21st is the
first day of the Winter. The climate is normally mild and dry, but showers
may also occur. Daytime temperatures range from 18oC to
28oC and it is thus very pleasant. Delegates planning to
participate in the visit to Itaipu and Iguassu Falls are however adivised
to bring a warm overcoat as winter temperatures in that southern location
can drop to 0oC overnight.
Participants are advised to reserve rooms at the
Conference Hotel Gloria. The special conference rates quoted below are for
a limited number of rooms. Additionaly the official Conference Agency
has blocked a number of rooms in hotels situated near the Hotel Gloria and
in Copacabana. Public transport is available and a taxi ride from
Copacabana to Hotel Gloria costs around US$ 5 to 8 depending on traffic
Standard (Annex building)
Standard (Main building)
Superior (Main building)
Luxury (Main building)
The above prices are quoted in Brazilian Reais per room
per night and include a full buffet breakfast. A service charge of 5% is
applied to the final bill, as well as tourism tax of US$ 1,00 per night.
The rate of exchange is currently R$ 2,00 per US$ and is naturally subject
to financial market fluctuations.
Hotel Reservations should be made through Blumar on the
Reservation Form that will be available at:
will be confirmed on line on a first come first served basis.
To register, please complete the Registration Form which
will be available in the IPST'2001 Home Page, and mail or fax it to the
address provided in the form.
In order to save time and money, please
return the registration form and fee payment before May 15, 2001.
Before 15th May
After 15th May
Full Time Research Students
The registration fee includes attendance to all technical
sessions, the Conference Proceedings, four lunches and all coffee breaks
during the conference. It also includes participation on social
activities: welcome reception and half day excursion and conference dinner
The special fee for full-time research students includes
attendance to all technical sessions, coffee breaks during the conference,
as well as participation on social activities: welcome reception and half
day excursion and conference dinner.
The fee for accompanying persons
includes the welcome reception and the half-day excursion with conference
Please check at the Blumar Home Page for the alternative
methods of payment.
IPST'01 Technical Program will comprise the presentation
of papers on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the field of
Electromagnetic Transients including simulation methods and theory, model
development and validation, application studies and so on. For the first
time in IPST history, pre-conference short courses will be offered, please
refer to the outline below.
The conference format includes plenary
sessions in which papers of broad interest will be presented to all
attendees, and parallel paper sessions emphasizing specialized topics.
Sessions will include time for extended discussion between audience and
The IPST'01 Technical Committee is co-chaired by Professors
Bernd R. Oswald (University of Hannover, Germany) and Carlo Alberto Nucci
(University of Bolonha, Italy). More than 200 abstracts have been
submmitted to IPST'01. A list of accepted abstracts is available at the
IPST'01 Home Page and a list of accepted papers will be made available as
soon as the paper review procedure is complete: http://www.dee.ufrj.br/ipst/ipst.html
IPST'2001 is cooperating with the University of Wisconsin in offering
two tutorial courses preceeding the conference. Each will be presented on
Friday, June 22 and Saturday morning, June 23, at CEPEL
Transportation from the Conference Hotel will be
provided. The tuition fees will include coffee breaks and Friday lunch. A
Saturday after-class Feijoada, a very traditional meal of Brazil, will be
available at an extra charge.
Principles of Insulation
Coordination will be taught by Professor Hermann Dommel, University of
British Columbia; Douglas L. Mader, Entergy Corporation; and Dr. Luis
Marti, Ontario Hydro. Principal course topics include modeling and
analysis of lightning overvoltages, statistical vs. deterministic
analysis, corona attenuation and distortion, substation equipment and
transformers, the insulation coordination process, performance criteria,
models for cable studies, sheath voltages and currents in cross-bonded
cables, sheath arrester selection, voltage profiles in overhead lines and
underground cables, and case studies.
Power Electronic Models for
FACTS Controllers will be taught by Dennis Woodford, Manitoba HVDC
Research Centre; Professor Brian Johnson, University of Idaho; and
Professor Willis Long, University of Wisconsin. The course includes access
to web-based EMTP models and the text Understanding FACTS: Concepts and
Technology of Flexible AC Transmission Systems, by Narain G. Hingorani and
Laszlo Gyugyi. Principal topics include a brief review of FACTS
controllers, followed by modeling, control loops, and performance features
for the FACTS family of devices. These would include the static shunt
compensator, the static series compensator, the unified power flow
controller, the interline power flow controller, and interactions among
The tuition fees for the short-courses are:
FACTS (includes Book)
The number of attendants for the two courses is limited and
registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Please
contact the Local Organization Committee by phone 55 21 260-5010 or
562-8025 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, before
registration to confirm the availability of places.. The ultimate
deadline for registration is June 1st, 2001.
To Register: Please use the Short Course
A welcome reception will be held on Sunday, June 24,
from 6 to 8 pm, a special location, yet to be anounced, is being reserved
for this purpose.
On Wednesday, June 27 the already traditional IPST
afternoon excursion and dinner will take delegates and accompanying
persons to the city of
PetrópolisThis city is situated some
65 km north of Rio in the mountain region where the National Park Serra
dos Orgãos is located. The trip follows a scenic route and on arrival a
visit will be provided to the Museu Imperial, former summer residence of
the Brazilian Imperial family during the 19th century .
Depending on timing and, wheather permiting, the visit will be extended to
the Cristal Palace and to the neogothic Cathedral dedicated to São Pedro
Post-Conference Technical Visit to Itaipu and
Iguassu Falls.A trip to
Itaipu and the wonderful Iguassu Falls is being planned as an added
opportunity for delegates to extend their visit to South America. The
Itaipu Binational Company, the Brazilian – Paraguaian venture that has
been instituted to manage the construction and operation of the Itaipu
Hydroelectric Project, will host the technical visit. The Itaipu Plant is
currently the biggest Hydroelectric Generating Station in operation in the
world. The visit will tour parts of the plant that are not accessible to
the general public, and will include the HVDC Converter Station.
Friday June 29, morning – Departure from Rio de
Janeiro to Foz de Iguaçu.
Transfer to Hotel. Visit to Iguassu Falls in
the afternoon, Brazilian side.
Saturday 30th June – Technical visit
to the plant and converter station.
Sunday 31st June – Free for further
visits in the morning. Transfer to airport in the afternoon for return
flight to Rio.
For prices and flight time tables please check the
Blumar Home Page (http://www.blumar.com.br/events/ipst).
All inclusive packages are offered, as well as alternative packages for
accomodation or air fare only are provided. Delegates are advised to check
with their Travel Agents for the possibility of extending their tickets to
Iguassu Falls. The Brazilian Airline Company VARIG has an AirPass that can
only be purchased outside Brazil.
Several tourist programs will be made available for
participants and accompanying persons through Blumar, the official agency
of the conference. Rio Tourist Board – Riotur (http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/riotur)
has organized a Tourist Bus that can be boarded en route and has stops
nearby the main attractions. Delegates are invited to visit the home pages
of IPST'01 for links to tourist attractions in Rio and elsewhere in
Brazil, as well as the Blumar home page to plan their cultural activities
Prof. Sandoval Carneiro Jr.
do Rio de Janeiro
Departamento de Engenharia Elétrica
CEP 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro, RJ