It irdiazs a great pleasure to invite colleagues and experts from all over the world to take part in the 20th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from August 28 to September 01, 2017.

High voltage engineering is extremely important for the reliable design and safe manufacture of equipment, apparatus and electric power systems. ISH 2017 will provide an excellent forum to present results, advances and discussions among scientists and engineers, and share ideas, knowledge and expertise on high voltage engineering. ISH is held every two years and this is the first time it will take place in South America, organized by the National University of Tucuman.

Argentina is a continental country with large rivers and seacoasts, high mountains, wide plains, and important fossil, renewable and nuclear energy resources, scattered across its vast territory. The country has an enormous potential for the development of large electric systems in EHV/UHV and AC/DC. The diversity of climates and environmental zones combined with long distances between energy sources and population centers make it necessary to apply the full spectrum of knowledge in high voltage engineering.

Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city, renowned by a rich architecture and history resulting from the varied origin of its inhabitants. Guests may enjoy a very ample cultural offer that makes Buenos Aires a well-known Cultural Capital in Latin America.

ISH series was born in the Technical University of Munich on 1972 with the purpose of encouraging young researchers, stimulating education in universities and promoting modern trends in high voltage engineering. One of the goals of ISH 2017 still is to foster enthusiasm and work of young scientists and experts to share their findings and knowledge. Join us in Buenos Aires so that your research on high voltage finds an enabling environment for growth.

Prof. Ricardo Díaz

Chairman of the Organizing Committee ISH 2017




Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza-Pistarini) is a 30 minutes drive from the city center, Aeroparque (Newbery) is the domestic airport 5 km away from downtown. Buenos Aires can be reached by direct flights from Rome, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and many other major cities. The Symposium will take place at the Convention Centre (South access) of the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Av. Alicia M. de Justo 1680, in the heart of the trendy district known as Puerto Madero, right in the downtown section, conveniently located within walking distance of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. An important number of rooms, with a large range of prices, are available in the surrounding of the convention center. Buenos Aires is a pleasant and cosmopolitan city characterized by an architecture that combines the past and the vanguard. The Capital City of Argentina encourages those who walk along its large boulevards, parks and squares to try different proposals all along the week. Try Argentine top-level cuisine, taste its wines and grilled meats, learn about the history, culture and language of the country. Enjoy the night life, the neighborhoods with a typical soul, sport events, music and tango, the fashion and commercial circuits of the city. Latitude and longitude of Buenos Aires are about 34°S and 58°W, the city is located beside Rio de la Plata, its weather is mild and in late August the temperatures and humidity are moderate.

Past ISH Venues


1st ISH 1972 – Munich (DE)      Germany-Flag-iconChairman: Hans PRINZ

2nd ISH 1975 – Zurich (CH)
Chairman: Walter ZAENGL

Italy-Flag-icon3rd ISH 1979 – Milan (IT)
Chairman: Giuseppe ZINGALES

4th ISH 1983 – Athens (EL)

Germany-Flag-icon5th ISH 1987 – Braunschweig (DE)
Chairman: Hermann KÄRNER

United-States-Flag-icon6th ISH 1989 – New Orleans (US)
Chairman: Paul B. JACOB

Germany-Flag-icon7th ISH 1991 – Dresden (DE)
Chairman: Wolfgang MOSCH

Japan-Flag-icon8th ISH 1993 – Yokohama (JP)
Chairman: Tatsuo KAWAMURA

9th ISH 1995 – Graz (AT)
Chairman: Michael MUHR

10th ISH 1997 – Montreal (CA)
Chairman: Farouk A.M. RIZK

United-Kingdom-flag-icon11th ISH 1999 – London (UK)
Chairman: Ronald T. WATERS

India-Flag-icon12th ISH 2001 – Bangalore (IN)

Netherlands-Flag-icon13th ISH 2003 – Delft (NL)
Chairman: Johan J. SMIT

China-Flag-icon14th ISH 2005 – Beijing (CN)
Chairman: Zhicheng GUAN

Slovenia-Flag-icon15th ISH 2007 – Ljubljana (SI)
Chairman: Maks BABUDER

South-Africa-Flag-icon16th ISH 2009 – Cape Town (ZA)
Chairman: Jan P. REYNDERS

Germany-Flag-icon17th ISH 2011- Hannover (DE)
Chairman: Ernst GOCKENBACH

Korea-Flag-icon18th ISH 2013 – Seoul (KR)
Chairman: Ja-Yoon KOO

Czech-Republic-Flag-icon19th ISH 2015 – Pilsen (CZ)
Chairman: Rainer HALLER




The National University of Tucuman (UNT) was founded in 1914 as the first university in Northern Argentina and the fifth in the country. The Faculty of Exact Sciences and Technology is contemporary of the university that has created the first university laboratory in high voltage in 1960, now become the Institute of High Voltage and Power Transmission “Prof. G. Gotter”. Nowadays, UNT has approximately 65.000 students and thirteen faculties spread over the city of San Miguel de Tucuman. It is the most important city in the North Argentina, located 1200 km away from Buenos Aires, and was founded in the sixteen century under the Spanish dominance.

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