Call for Papers: Special Session on ERS solutions at ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017

onsdag, februari 8, 2017

2017 IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC Asia-Pacific 2017), August 2-5, 2017, Harbin, China

Special Session on


organized and co-chaired by:
Dr Francisco J. Marquez-Fernandez, Lund University & Swedish Electromobility Centre, Sweden,
Prof Mats Alaküla, Lund University & Swedish Electromobility Centre, Sweden,

Call for Papers
Electric Road Systems (ERS) allow to transfer electric power to the vehicles while they are moving, both for propulsion and to charge the battery dynamically. Power can be transferred to the vehicle either through a physical electrical connection to the ERS (conductive) or wirelessly, through a magnetic coupled circuit (inductive).

With ERS, the battery size can be substantially reduced and the driving range becomes unlimited as long as the power supply is available. In turn, a reduction of the battery size has a significant impact on the cost of the vehicle, and even from a societal perspective ERS solutions are economically competitive with the more traditional static charging alternatives. Moreover, ERS appear as a very promising solution to electrify heavy long-haul vehicles which will otherwise require an enormous amount of batteries, making them impractical both from a cost and volume/weight perspective.

This special session aims to discuss different aspects related to ERS, either conductive or inductive, both at an overall system level and down to the technical details.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ERS concept optimization with respect to performance, cost, efficiency, etc.
  • Societal cost assessment of ERS compared to static opportunity and overnight charging solutions
  • EMC and safety considerations with inductive ERS
  • Chassis potential management strategies with conductive ERS
  • Electromagnetic and thermal design approaches for ERS components
  • Traction system isolation requirements for vehicles adapted to conductive ERS
  • Solutions for the interface between the ERS and the utility grid

Submission of papers:
Final Deadline is March 15, 2017
All the instructions are included in the conference website: