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25th Nordic Insulation Symposium
on Materials, Components and Diagnostics
Västerås, Sweden, 19—21 June 2017

photo © Leon Grimaldi, Västerås & Co.

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Welcome! You are cordially invited to participate in the 25th Nordic Insulation Symposium on Materials, Components and Diagnostics (NORD-IS 17), which will be held in Västerås, Sweden, Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st of June, 2017.


2017-04-21Submission of complete paper
2017-05-06Notification of acceptance, and of choice of oral/poster presentation
2017-06-19First day of Symposium  registration 8--9am, dinner in evening
2017-06-20Second day of Symposium
2017-06-21Study visit (ABB Transformers, Ludvika)


The early-registration fee is 3900 SEK. From the start of Monday 15th May, the fee will be 4400 SEK.

The Registration Site is open, as of 6th April.

Whichever payment method you choose, you should register on the above site, in order to provide your contact details and indicate which parts of the symposium you will attend.

Payments by card can be made directly, on the registration site.

Alternatively, payments can be made by IBAN/PG/BG directly to KTH, or can be invoiced.
Note that the quoted prices are without VAT; Swedish businesses, and private-persons from any country, should add 25% VAT, as described on the registration site.

Be sure to provide a message to let us identify the payment: use "EES/EI NORD-IS xxxx@xxxxx" where xxxx@xxxxx is the email address you used for your registration.
Our account details are IBAN "SE0595000099603400156539", BIC/Swift "NDEASESS", Plusgiro "15653-9", Bankgiro "895-9223".


Based on the received abstracts, the following session titles are provisionally scheduled. They will be finalized when decisions about poster and oral presentations are made after submission of full papers.

The invited lecture will be given by Professor Alun Vaughan, University of Southampton.

The Symposium Dinner will be held in the evening of Monday, June 19th, on board the newly renovated boat M/S Havsörnen. Departure will be at 19:00 from Västerås harbour. The buffét dinner will be served during a tour of some of the lake Mälaren around Västerås.

The main study visit will be on Wednesday, June 21st. A bus will be provided from Västerås to the town of Ludvika where several major types of HV power equipment are produced. We will visit ABB's transformer factory and hope also to visit the recent UHV testing laboratory. After the visit, buses will be provided back to Västerås (arriving around 16:00) and on to Arlanda airport (arriving around 17:00).


NORD-IS 17 will be held at the Aros Congress Center at Munkgatan 7, Västerås, close to the central railway station.


Rooms at a price of 1250 SEK/night have been reserved at Hotel Plaza, very close to the Aros Congress Center. To obtain this price you should book directly with the hotel, before 17th May, using the code "Nord-IS". This is a guaranteed rate for a limited number of places for a limited time: it is not necessarily cheaper than is obtainable for early bookings or through other hotel-booking sites.

Scope and Audience

Papers at the Symposium present results of recent activities on all topics within its scope, which includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

The Symposium provides an opportunity for researchers, PhD students and engineers working at research institutes, academia, power industry and power utilities to meet, exchange ideas, research results and practical experience on insulating materials, components, models and diagnostic methods, besides related topics such as apparatus and measurement techniques.

The Symposium language is English. Participants from within and beyond the Nordic countries are welcome. PhD students and young engineers are particularly encouraged to present their work.

Call for Papers

Submitted abstracts and papers undergo a review process. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of NORD-IS 17, and made available in an open-access database. Presentation at the Symposium will be either oral or by poster: this choice will be agreed with the authors between the acceptance of abstract and submission of complete paper.

Abstracts were submitted up to 31st January.

The full papers from authors with accepted abstracts should be submitted by 21st April.

Submission is by email to
The submitted file should be in PDF format, up to six pages, A4 size, without page numbers, and with all fonts embedded.
No other format needs to be submitted, but if you have trouble making the PDF you can send another format that we will try to convert and send as PDF for your approval.

Template: the formatting of the papers is described in each of the following files, which can be used as templates for ms-word (and some other word-processors) or latex.


Organizing Committee

Hans EdinKTH (SE) Chairman
Joachim HolbøllDTU (DK)
Kari LahtiTUT (FI)
Frank MausethNTNU (NO)
Nathaniel TaylorKTH (SE) Secretary

Advisory Council

Jörgen BlennowChalmers (SE)
Henrik HilborgABB Corporate Research (SE)
Sverre HvidstenSintef Energy Research (NO)
Bjørn SandenUniTech Power Systems (NO)
Per ChristensenNKT Cables (DK)
Claus Leth BakAalborg University (DK)
Petri HyvönenAalto university (FI)
Harri SuonpääGE Grid Solutions (FI)
Juha LaakkoTerichem Tervakoski (FI)


Communications about the conference can be made by email to, or by post to the Chairman or Secretary (see personal webpages, above).

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