Doležel, I. (2014), "Selected papers from ISTET 2013", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 33 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-09-2014-0227
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Selected papers from ISTET 2013
Article Type: Guest editorial From: COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Volume 33, Issue 6.
The history of the ISTET Conference (International Symposium on Theoretical Electrical Engineering) aimed at recent achievements in theoretical and experimental electromagnetics, began in 1981 in Bratislava, Slovakia; since then 16 more editions have been held regularly in two-year intervals.
The latest development in the domain is connected with the continuing improvement of methods for numerical modeling of not only single electromagnetic fields, but also coupled problems characterized by nonlinear interactions of several different physical fields, optimization techniques, methods of sensitivity analysis, new experimental methods for electromagnetic nondestructive testing, utilization of new materials, research of complex physical phenomena, etc. All these advancements are important for designing more efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and robust devices in a wide spectrum of human activities.
Summary: during the conference, 96 papers were presented by participants from 14 different countries. That is why this issue of COMPEL can provide nothing more than just an imperfect overview of the topics discussed in particular sessions of the conference. Even so, the selected papers cover many sub-disciplines from the area. I can mention goal-oriented algorithms for optimization of electrical devices and their structural parts or for the placement and sizing of active power filters, application of numerical differential and integral methods in solving several different tasks, a new approach to nondestructive electromagnetic testing and some others.
I do hope that (based on these papers) readers can obtain a good idea how the field of modern electromagnetics is wide and challenging, and my wish is that the papers presented motivate them to a deeper interest in the problems solved.
Professor Ivo Doleel
Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Czech Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Praha, Czech Republic and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Thermomechanics, v.v.i. Department of Electrophysics, Praha, Czech Republic