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Dear Colleagues,

The Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the twenty-second International Vacuum Electronics Conference, IVEC 2021, organized and sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) with the technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS). The conference will be held virtually on 27 to 30 April 2021.

IVEC was originally created in 2000 by merging the US Power Tubes conferences and the European Space Agency TWTA Workshops, and has now expanded to a fully international conference.
In view of current events, the 2021 edition of IVEC will be held on a virtual platform. This ensures that all interested persons will be able to participate, regardless of their individual travel situation. You can learn more about IVEC by visiting VacuumElectronics.org, the IEEE EDS Vacuum Electronics Technical Committee website.

IVEC 2021 aims at being an international forum of information and technical discussion between the various players in the field of vacuum electronics: designers, researchers, young and experienced engineers, scientists, device users, manufacturers, operators, government/institutions, academics and of course, our valuable students.

We invite you to submit papers with the results of your latest work and experiences in the field of vacuum electronics. Submissions from all groups are highly encouraged and appreciated. IVEC 2021 will provide a unique place for the exchange of scientific and technical information and will foster collaboration and cooperation in the vacuum electronics domain both at European and worldwide level.

A special highlight of IVEC 2021 will be the introduction of a new topic, focused on nano-vacuum electronics. IVEC 2021 is the ideal forum to present and discuss the promising research from this field with the wider vacuum electronics community.

Even in the absence of the traditional social event, the John R. Pierce Award for Excellence in Vacuum Electronics, the Vacuum Electronics Young Scientist Award and the Best Student Paper Award will be presented.

More details about the modalities of the virtual conference system will be posted on the IVEC 2021 website in the months to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to IVEC 2021!


The IVEC 2021 Committee


IVEC 2021 Virtual Concept & Virtual platform

We are working on creating a virtual environment that will offer a user-friendly opportunity to attend this conference's and paper presentations, discover exhibitors and network with all the actors of the vacuum electronics field.

For further information on the innovative IVEC 2021 concept, please have a look at the Preliminary Programme page.

IVEC 2021 will be hosted on the online platform “Let’s Get Digital”.

It is a fully browser-based online tool that does not require any software installation from participants or speakers.

Please check the website & specific guidelines to have a look to all the facilities offered by this tool.

Preferred browser for optimal experience of the Let’s Get Digital platform is Google Chrome. Connection to VPN may cause delay in connection.


Call for papers



  • Who are the 6 Best Student Paper Award Finalists?
  • IEEE EDS Student Fee Grants, check this page
  • Preliminary Programme now available!  
  • IVEC 2021 is transferred to a 100% virtual event  
  • Abstract submission deadline extended until 15 January 2021, 12:00 CET

New Deadlines