ICD is proud to announce that in Budapest two IEEE awardees will be honored: The 2018 IEEE Eric O. Forster Memorial lecture will be given by Professor Gian Carlo Montanari. The title of his presentation is “A contribution to unravel the mysteries of electrical aging under DC electrical stress: where we are and where we need to go”

The 2018 IEEE Thomas Dakin Distinguished Technical Contributions awardee, Professor Leonard Dissado will give a presentation titled: “The Theory of Everything in the Electrical Breakdown of Polymeric Dielectrics – Maybe”

The Sunday tutorial will be given by Peter Morshuis and Thomas Andritsch titled Electrical and thermal properties of interfaces.
Regardless in which application insulation systems and dielectrics are being used, interfaces are always present and need to be considered. This tutorial will outline a number of examples on interfaces of different orders of magnitude, and how they affect the overall design of devices and systems. Attendees are encouraged to participate and report on their own experiences.

After eleven successful meetings since the inauguration in Toulouse, France in 1983, the International Conference on Conduction and Breakdown in Solid Dielectrics (ICSD) has opened the door to liquid and gaseous dielectrics to give birth to the International Conference on Dielectrics (ICD) in 2016. The widening of the scope is in recognition of the fact that many breakthroughs in science occur at the interface between different areas and that the solid, liquid and gaseous dielectrics communities will benefit from more interaction.

The second edition of a series of biennial International Conferences on Dielectrics, fully sponsored by IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from Sunday 1st until Thursday 5th July 2018.

The ICD is an interdisciplinary forum that provides a unique opportunity for researchers from industry, academia and research centers to come together to review their research activities.

We warmly invite you to attend and to contribute to the 2nd International Conference on Dielectrics to be held in Budapest, Hungary. The conference will run for four full days and one half day. A tutorial session will be held on the first day of the conference. Papers are invited in all areas of solid, liquid and gas dielectrics. Special attention is given to topics focusing on the interfaces between solids, liquids and gases.


Participants can book accommodation
at Hotel Hélia (meeting venue)
following this link

Deadline for booking at negotiated prices: May 25, 2018
Certain room types are still available!


Deadline for abstract submission:
10 November, 2017
extended to 10 January, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance:
Deadline for manuscript submission:
11 March, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance:
27 April, 2018
Advance registration deadline:
11 May, 2018


including but not limited to:

Conduction, polarization and breakdown