Welcome to IEEE ICDL 2014

June 29 – July 3 2014 in Bled, Slovenia.

It is our great pleasure and honour to invite all researchers, specialists, students and professionals interested in R&D of Liquid Dielectrics to join us in the 18th IEEE International Conference on Dielectric Liquids to be held from June 29th to July 3 2014 at Bled, Slovenia. 

The Conference is being organized by Electric Power Research Institute Milan Vidmar and endorsed by IEEE DEIS.


The conference ICDL 2014 is a sequel in the series of conferences intended to provide a forum for professionals, engineers and researchers dealing with liquid dielectrics to present and share their research results, obtained knowledge and experience and in this way to spread progressive ideas. Traditionally this conference attracts in first place all those who are deeply involved in study of behaviour of known materials, developing and introducing of new materials as well as implementing of dielectric liquids in high voltage equipment and devices in general. A steadily increasing interest in the research of environmental impact of dielectric liquids was noticed in some outstanding papers presented to the participants of last conferences.
A keynote lecture entitled Liquids in High Voltage Equipment, homage to Hans Tropper, will be given from Professor Ernst Gockenbach.
Corrosive sulphur as a still more difficult and worrying problem in power transformers will be presented and discussed in a special lecture given during the conference by convenor of the CIGRÉ WG A2.40.
The Conference will provide an opportunity for the participants to make new acquaintances and strengthen friendship.

I am looking forward to welcoming you at the ICL 2014 Conference in Bled, a jewel of Slovenia’s nature.

Very truly yours,

Maks Babuder

Chairman of the ICDL 2014 Organizing Committee

Conference topics

1. Fundmental studies and new materials
(Dielectric properties of liquids and liquid crystals, photo-conductivity,
behaviour of insulating liquids under direct-voltage stress,…)
2. Electro-hydrodynamics
(Dielectrical phenomena and fluid mechanics, streaming
current, electro-thermo-convection, electro-hydrodynamic
pump, applications, …)
3. Electrical discharges
(Streamer propagation, creeping discharges, pulsed
streamers, pre-breakdown and breakdown studies,
4. Measurement, modelling and diagnostics in high
voltage equipment
5. Applications and performance of liquids in high
voltage equipment (liquid based high voltage insulation
systems, power apparatus insulation, aging, electrostric-
tion pump, cryogenic liquids)

All papers presented at the conference will be indexed in the IEEE Xplore database, furthermore a selection of papers in extended paper format will be published in the October 2015 Special Edition of IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation.