On behalf of the SDEMPED 2015 Organizing Committee, I would like to welcome you all to Guarda (Portugal) for the 10th edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED 2015).

It is really a great honor and a pleasure as well, to have the privilege to host SDEMPED for the first time in Portugal. SDEMPED has been established as the only international symposium entirely devoted to the diagnostics of electrical machines, power electronics and drives. Started in 1997 in Carry-le-Rouet (France), under the leadership of Professor Gérard-André Capolino and Professor Giuseppe Buja, SDEMPED is now a regular biennial event mainly organized in Europe. Very successful recent editions have been held in Vienna (Austria) in 2005, Cracow (Poland) in 2007, Cargèse (France) in 2009, Bologna (Italy) in 2011, and Valencia (Spain) in 2013.

For the 2015 edition, SDEMPED has received the financial co-sponsorship of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the IEEE Industry Applications Society and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Portugal has been chosen for the 2015 edition of the symposium, and CISE - The Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre (http://www.cise.ubi.pt/en/index.html) is in charge for its organization. The SDEMPED 2015 Organizing Committee wishes you a very successful symposium.

Enjoy Portugal, enjoy SDEMPED 2015 and join us to make SDEMPED 2015 a memorable event!

Antonio J. Marques Cardoso

General Chair