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Special Session #6: IEEE VTS MOTOR VEHICLES CHALLENGE 2021 - VPPC 2021

IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021
Energy Management of a Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive Electric Vehicle

Chair: Dr. Bảo-Huy Nguyễn, University of Sherbrooke (Canada)
Co-chair: Prof. João Pedro F. Trovão, University of Sherbrooke (Canada)
Co-chair: Dr. Thanh Vo-Duy, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam)

Call For Papers

Dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) is an advanced traction configuration being developed in both academic and industrial sectors. In industry, for example, Tesla Model 3 is equipped with an interior permanent magnet motor in the rear and an induction motor in the front axle. For academic research, a front- and rear-wheel independent drive (FRID) EV prototype has been developed with high performances of dynamical behaviors and fault-tolerance ability. Recently, the impacts of different efficiency characteristics of the front and rear electrical drives (EDs) have been investigated. Nevertheless, the number of works on energy management strategy (EMS) of this configuration is still limited.

This special session, following the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2021, focuses on energy management of dual-motor all-wheel drive electric vehicles. Not only the participants of the Challenge but also the interested researchers on the related topics are welcome to submit their works to the special session.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Electric vehicles (EV)
  • Energy management strategy (EMS)
  • Multi-motor systems
  • Four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Modeling and control for electrified transportation system

All special session digests must be prepared and submitted in the same way as those for the conference regular tracks, except that the corresponding special session should be identified during submission.


Bảo-Huy Nguyễn Bio: Bảo-Huy Nguyễn (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Université de Lille, Lille, France, and the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, within a France–Québec Collaboration Program, in 2019.

From 2013 to 2019, he was a Researcher with the Centre for Technology Innovation, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. Since then, he has been with the Control Techniques and Innovation (CTI) Laboratory for Electric Vehicles (EVs), School of Electrical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology. He has also been a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Université de Sherbrooke since 2019. His research interests include control engineering, power electronics, machine drives, and their applications for electric and hybrid vehicles.


João Pedro F. Trovão Bio: João Pedro F. Trovão (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 2013.

Since 2014, he has been a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, where he holds the Canadian Research Chair position in Efficient Electric Vehicles with Hybridized Energy Storage Systems. He is an author/coauthor of over 130 journal and conference papers. His research interests cover the areas of electric vehicles, hybridized energy storage systems, energy management and rotating electrical machines.

Dr. Trovão was the General Chair of the 2018 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, US. He was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue of IET Electrical Systems in Transportation on Energy Storage and Electric Power Sub-Systems for Advanced Vehicles. He was a Guest Editor for the Special Issues of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology on Electric Powertrains for Future Vehicles and on Advanced Vehicle Power Propulsion Systems. He is a founding member and the director of the electric-Transport, Energy Storage and Conversion (e-TESC) Lab of the University of Sherbrooke. He is a Senior Editor for the Automotive Electronics topic of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.


Thanh Vo-Duy Bio:  Thanh Vo-Duy (Member, IEEE) received M.S. degree in Automation Engineering and Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Automation from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Hanoi, Vietnam in 2007 and 2019, respectively.

From 2005 to 2006, he was a researcher on robotics with Meijo University, Japan. Since 2006, he has been a lecturer with Department of Industrial Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, HUST. He has also worked as a researcher with Control Techniques and Innovation (CTI) Laboratory for Electric Vehicles (EVs) since 2009. He was the chair of Conference Office and the coordinator of the IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Recently, he is a member of VPP Technical Committee. His research interests include embedded systems, control of electric vehicles, control of power electronics and electric drives, system modeling and simulation.

Dr. Vo-Duy was a recipient of the Best Paper Award of the IEEE VPPC 2018 in Chicago, IL, USA. He also was a recipient of Contribution Recognition in organizing IEEE VPPC 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Submission Deadline: 10 May 2021
Acceptance notification: 5 July 2021
Final paper submission deadline: 2 August 2021

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