Calls for papers


International Journal of Power Electronics
International Journal of Power Electronics


Special Issue on: "Power Electronics in Electric/Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Suresh Gopalakrishnan, GM R&D Center, USA
Dr. Chris Mi, University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA
Dr.S.Paramasivam, ESAB Engineering Services Limited, India

Power electronics have become an integral part of electric/hybrid electric vehicle applications. With the advent of technologies, automotive users started using power electronics in electric/hybrid electric vehicle applications. This special issue will focus on state-of-the-art research and development as well as future trends in the modelling, simulation, analysis design, control, and optimisation of advanced power and propulsion systems for automotive applications such as electric vehicles (EV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), fuel cell vehicles (FCV), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV).

This Call for Papers is open to all, but papers from the 5th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC'09) will be also be included.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following.
1. Vehicular Electric Power Systems and Loads:
  • Vehicle electrical architectures
  • High voltage power systems
  • Stability of automotive power systems
  • Electric power system protection
  • Automotive by-wire systems
  • Electric steering systems
  • Electric braking systems
  • Electric power management and load control
2. Vehicular Power Electronics and Motor Drives:
  • Converters, rectifiers, inverters, power electronic systems
  • High power density power converters
  • Starter/generator applications
  • Motor drives for start-stop applications
  • High power density electrical machines for propulsion applications
  • Novel magnetic materials
  • Advanced motor control
  • Power electronics cooling, electric motor cooling
  • Auxiliary motor drives
  • Sensorless control
  • EMI/ EMC issues in automotive environment
  • Packaging
  • low cost plug-in charging systems
  • Fault tolerant converter topologies
3. Power Electronic Devices and Passives:
  • High temperature power electronic devices
  • Advances in SiC/GaN devices
  • High temperature gate drives
  • Integrated sensor applications
  • New capacitor technologies, ultracapacitors
4. Energy Storage Components/Systems:
  • Advances in automotive high voltage batteries for propulsion applications
  • Advances in battery charge balancing and cooling, charge/energy management, ultrabatteries
  • Hybrid energy storage systems
  • Batteries for extended range electric vehicles
5. Modelling, Analysis and Control:
  • Modelling and analysis of interconnected power electronic systems
  • Stability analysis of interconnected systems
  • Energy and power management
  • Thermal modelling of power electronic systems
  • EMI/ EMC modelling and prediction in power electronic systems
  • CAD/ CAE applications for system design optimisation
  • Fault management in automotive electrical systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper due: 30 March, 2010

Acceptance notification: 30 May, 2010

Final paper version due: 30 June, 2010