Post-Conference Publication
Extended versions (with >50% extension) of papers presented at the IEEE-VPPC2016 can be submitted to either of the following Special Sections for possible journal publication. Peer-review will be applied to each submission. Click the special section title to download the CFP. Contact the guest editor for inquiry.
(1) Special Section of “Design, modeling and control of electric drives for transportation applications” at the IET journal of Electrical Systems in Transportation. The deadline is extended to 15 March, 2017.
(2) Special Section of “Electrified systems for future vehicles” at the IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology.
Click the links above to download the CFP of each special section.
Pre-Conference Announcement
The 13th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) will be organized by Zhejiang University and held in Hangzhou, China on Oct. 17-20, 2016. In order to promote clean technologies for future transportation systems, this conference aims to provide a forum for sharing knowledge, experience and ideas in vehicle power and propulsion. Technical papers, tutorials and industry participations are all welcome. Proposals of special sessions are also gratefully expected.
All presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings and transferred to the database of IEEExplore and EI Compendex, and can be submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology for peer review
(note, mandatory extension of >50% is required, and the peer review will be managed by the VPPC-related guester editors).
Key Dates
Special Session Proposal Due             Feb. 25, 2016  Mar. 6, 2016
Digest Submission Deadline               Mar. 31, 2016  Apr. 30, 2016
Submission for Recent Results track  Since April 30, 2016
Tutorial Proposal Due                        May 1, 2016
Notification of Acceptance                May 15, 2016  Since June 1, 2016
Full Paper Submission Deadline         July 15, 2016  July 31, 2016
Early Bird Registration Due                Aug. 15, 2016 
Regular track #1
Energy Storage and generation. Components and Systems
Battery technology; advanced battery; battery management systems; charge/discharge units; voltage, SoC & thermal balancing systems; new capacitor technology; ultra-capacitors; flywheels; hybrid energy storage topologies; fuel cell systems; auxiliary power units; packaging of the energy sources; diagnosis and prognosis; SoC and SoH estimation, Solar vehicles. Applications to land, sea, air, and space vehicles.

Regular track #2
Power Electronics, Motor Drives and Electric Power Systems
Converters; rectifiers; inverters; power electronics systems; electric machines; motor drives (design and/or control); power semiconductors; EMI/EMC; starters; generators; integrated starter/alternators; novel power modules; auxiliary motor drives; drive trains; diagnosis and prognosis; electro-magnetic compatibility; Power system architectures; 42V PowerNet; higher voltage power systems; X-by-wire; electric power steering; hydraulic powertrain. Applications to land, sea, air, and space vehicles.

Regular track #3
Vehicular electronics and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Active suspension; automatic cruise controls; remote sensing; wireless sensors and controls; sensor network; Wireless Communications and Vehicular Networking; Cooperative Driving; Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles; active and passive safety systems; embedded operation system; vehicular signal processing; micro-electromechanical systems; driver assistance driving systems; virtual/digital system. Applications to land, sea, air, and space vehicles.

Regular track #4
Control and energy management of transportation systems
Power split in HEV; Intelligent control and energy management systems; Hardware-in-the-Loop; Fault tolerance control and management; off line & on line optimization; route based energy management; driving pattern recognition; online parameter identification & driver modelling for energy management; shifting control & management. Applications to land, sea, air, and space vehicles.

Regular track #5
Modeling, analysis and simulation of transportation systems
Modeling, simulation, analysis, design, dynamics, and stability of vehicular systems/components; CAD/CAE; virtual prototyping; Vehicular architecture; real world testing; fleet measurement; driving cycle design; ecodriving; well-to-wheels and tank-to-wheels analysis; life cycle analysis. Applications to land, sea, air, and space vehicles.

Regular track #6
Charging systems and infrastructures
Chargers; EV Electrical Infrastructure and V2X; on board battery chargers; AC & DC charging infrastructure; fast & superfast charging; wireless charging; conductive charging; charging management; Smart Grid; smart charging; harmonics and power quality. Applications to land, sea, air, and space vehicles.
Special Sessions
Manuscripts to the following special sessions are welcome. Call for Papers of each special session can be downloaded by clicking the link after the session title. It is recommended to contact the special session chair(s) before submitting a digest.
SS1. Dependability of Energy Storage Systems  SS1-CFP.pdf
Chair: Prof. Amine Lahyani, University of Carthage, Tunisia
Co-chair :Pr Pascal Venet, University of Lyon 1, France
SS2. Contactless Charging for Electric Vehicles  SS2-CFP.pdf
Chair: Dr. Chunhua Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Co-chair: Dr. Zhen Zhang, Tianjing University, China
Co-chair: Dr. Praveen Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, India
SS3. EMC Issues in Electric Vehicles  SS3-CFP.pdf
Chairs: Dr. Henglin Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Co-chair: Dr. Osama A. Mohammed, Florida International University, USA
Co-chair: Dr. Sergio A. Pignari, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
SS4. Reliability and Durability Improvement of the Fuel Cell Systems in FCEV  SS4-CFP.pdf
Chair: Dr Zhongliang Li, FEMTO-ST/FCLAB, France
Co-chair: Dr Dongdong Zhao, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
SS5. Energy Management of Electrical Hybrid Energy Sources for Zero Emission Vehicles  SS5-CFP.pdf
Chair: Dr Ronan German, University of Lille / MEGEVH Network, France
Co-chair : Prof. João Pedro Trovão, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
SS6. EMR and Other Graphical Descriptions  SS6-CFP.pdf
Chair: Dr. Clément Mayet, University of Lille 1 / MEGEVH Network, France
Co-chair: Prof. Minh C. Ta, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

SS7. Higher Education for Electric Vehicles and its Power and Propulsion  SS7-CFP.pdf
Chair: Prof. Paulo Pereirinha, Polytechnic of Coimbra and INESC Coimbra, Portugal
Co-chair: Prof. Qianfan Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
SS8. Active-Bridge Converters for On-Board Battery Charging Applications  SS8-CFP.pdf
Chair: Asst. Prof. Dr. J. Everts, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Co-chair: Dr. Baljit Riar, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
SS9. Integrated Multilevel Power Conversion and Energy Storage  SS9-CFP.pdf
Chair: Dr. Jorge Duarte, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Co-chair : Dr. Fei Wang, Shanghai University, China
Special Session Rules
1. Each special session (SS) should have two organizers, who are from different countries/regions.
2. The SS organizers are responsible for inviting digests/papers and arranging the peer-review for their own SS, via the VPPC2016 official submission and review platform which is the same as that for the regular tracks. The SS organizers will receive a guide of using the review platform. The digest submission deadline is March 31, 2016.
3. The SS organizers should make sure that the authors who register for all the papers in their SS should be from 3 or more countries/regions in order to make the conference and SS as international as possible. Otherwise, the SS will be finally cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular tracks.
4. The SS organizers should ensure a proper number (5 or 6) of papers finally accepted in their SS. In case there are only 4 or even fewer papers finally accepted by the peer-review, the SS will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to the regular tracks.
5. It is the SS organizers' duty to inform their invitees of the above rules in advance.
A proposal (i.e., a draft of the SS Call for Papers) should be raised by those who are interested in organizing an SS. The proposal should be prepared using the template, and be sent to the VPPC TPC chairs via As the proposal is sent to the TPC chairs, it means that the organizers agree to follow all the rules above.
A written (via email) approval from the TPC chairs is mandatorily required before officially calling for papers for the SS.