The 13th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2016) Successfully Concludes
Edited by£ºzx Date:2016-10-21 17:05
The 13th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2016), hosted by EE College of Zhejiang University, came to a successful conculsion in Hangzhou, China this Thursday on Oct 20. Prof Shen Jianxin (FIET) from Zhejiang University, and Prof Z. Q. Zhu (FREng, FIEEE, FIET) from University of Sheffield, UK acted as general chair and co-chair of the Confernece. Prof C. C. Chan (FREng, FIEEE, FIET, FHKIE) from university of Hongkong, China acted as the honorary chair. As the sponsor of the Conference, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) representative, Prof Javier Gozalvez (IEEE VTS President), Prof Alain Bouscayrol (IEEE VTS VPPC Technical Committee Chair), and Prof Loic Boulon (IEEE VTS Vice President) attended the opening ceremony and delivered welcome speeches. The 13th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference started its opening ceremony on Oct 18,2016 in Hangzhou, China.
The VPPC 2016 has attracted about 250 participants from over 20 countries and regions including mainland China, Hongkong, Taiwan, France, Germany, UK and Canada. With over 18 parallel sessions, the Conference provided an opportunity for the discussion of a total of 249 high-quality papers accepted in the proceedings after peer reviews.
Besides technical sessions during the conference, 6 keynote speeches were impressively delivered by Prof C. C. Chan from Hongkong University, Prof Elena Lomonova from Eindhoven University of Technology of the Netherlands, Prof David Stone from the University of Sheffield of UK, and industrial elites like Dr Grzegorz Ombach who was vice president engineering of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies GmbH of Germany, Mr Kiminori Hamada, project grneral manager of Toyata Motor Corportation, and Dr Zhengwei Zhao, who was the assistant GM of FDG Electric Vehicle Ltd. The Conference meanwhile invited world renowned technical leaders in various field for tutorials, focusing respectively on the topic of “Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles”, “Modern Electrcial Machines Technologies for Electric Vehicle Applicatoins”, and “Will Hydrogen Fuel Cells Power Next Vehicle Generation?”
Dr Grzegorz Ombach delivered keynote speech "Current Status and Outlook of Stationary and Dynamic Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging" on Oct 18.
Due to its international impact, the VPPC2016 attracted as well its industrial partners to be actively engaged in industrial exhibition and technical discussion of the conference, among which were well known enterprises both at home and abroad like Qualcomm, Wolong Electric and Motor Design. VPPC is one of the global flagship conferences for advanced vehicles, with particular reference to electric transportation to promote green technologies. In order to promote clean technologies for future transportation systems, this conference aimed to provide a forum for sharing the state-of-the-art knowledge, experience and ideas in all aspects for vehicle power and propulsion, via keynote speeches, technical papers, tutorials and industry exhibitions. Following very successful VPPC2015 in Montreal, Canada, and VPPC2014 in Coimbra, Portugal, as well as ten earlier Conferences, it was timely to hold the VPPC in Hangzhou, China, particularly when electric vehicles are at an accelerated pace for development and commercialisation, with very strong support from the Chinese government.