Advancing the adoption of electric vehicles and the power grid infrastructure needed to create more energy-efficient transportation systems will require developing and integrating diverse technologies, as well as adopting policies and standards needed to fully deploy these systems. To serve as a catalyst, the world's leading technical professional association — IEEE — has organized the first technology conference solely dedicated to advancing these efforts in an interdisciplinary manner.
Scheduled for March 4-8, 2012 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C., the inaugural IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference (IEVC) will provide a unique interdisciplinary forum for engineers, researchers, government officials and professionals from fields as diverse as electric utilities, semiconductors, battery technology, automotive engineering, computers and urban planning to come together to discuss, debate and demonstrate noteworthy developments critical to making progress in this emerging area.
The 2012 IEVC will facilitate the exchange of information on global trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment among industrial, academic and regulatory thought-leaders for the rapidly emerging worldwide electric vehicle ecosystem. Among the program highlights (all times EST/GMT -5):
Plenary Sessions (Monday, March 5 – 8am)
Dr. Gordon Day, IEEE president – "Positioning IEEE as the Key Driving Force for Vehicle Electrification & the Creation of the Associated Infrastructure."
Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, 2012 IEEE IEVC Technical Program chair and professor at Texas A&M University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering – "Overview of the Technical Program, Review Process, and Statistics."
Pat Davis, US Department of Energy program manager of the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program Office – "Transformation of the Nation's Energy System from a Transportation Point of View - The Role of the Electric Vehicle."
Dr. John Kelly, Clemson University's Mission vice president for Economic Development – "Clemson University's Role in Implementing New Economic Development Models in Clean Transportation & Clean Energy Infrastructure."
Opening Plenary Session Keynote Panel (Monday, March 5 – 10am) – moderated by Dr. Russ Lefevre, IEEE Electric Vehicle Committee chair and adjunct professor Physics & Electrical Engineering, University of North Dakota:
Dr. Julian Weber, head of Innovation Projects e-Mobility, BMW Group's Project I – "BMW Group's Approach to Sustainable Individual Mobility."
Jay Iyengar, Chrysler Group LLC, global director, head of Electrified Propulsion Systems – "Diverse & Dynamic Automotive Propulsion Landscape & Impacts on Adoptions of Electric Vehicles."
Dr. Andrew Brown. Delphi's executive director and chief technologist – "New Energy Vehicle Market & Technology Opportunities & Challenges."
Jean-Luc Di-Paola-Galloni, Valeo's Corporate vice president Sustainable Development – "Valeo's View on Scalability of an EV Component Platform."
Jake Ring, GE Energy Management's chief marketing officer – "GE's View on EV Infrastructure."
Dinner Speakers (Monday, March 5 – 7:30pm)
Frank O. Klegon, SAE International president – "The Role of SAE in the EV Standardization & Collaboration with IEEE."
Brian Wynne, Electric Drive Transport Association president – "Steering Electric Drive into the Mainstream."