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Special Session #5: Modeling and Control of Intelligent Vehicles and Infrastructure - VPPC 2022

Special Session #5: Modeling and Control of Intelligent Vehicles and Infrastructure

Co-Organizer: Hicham Chaoui, Carleton University, Canda
Co-Organizer: Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
Co-Organizer: Hamid Gualous, Université de Caen Normandie, France

Call for Papers

Transportation systems are one of the most complex physical dynamic systems, which can be substantive by sets of differential and algebraic equations. Their complexity not only emanates from the large number of equations describing the system’s dynamic behavior, but also from unpredictable factors originating from the complex interaction between humans, vehicles, and the physical infrastructure. This special issue focuses on the design, modeling, and control of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Modeling and control of nonlinear dynamic systems is an active field of research and we welcome in this special issue latest developments in design, modeling, and control as applied to transportation systems.


Hicham Chaoui

Bio:  Hicham Chaoui (S’01-M’12-SM’13) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (with honors) from the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada, in 2011. His career has spanned both academia and industry in the field of control and energy systems. From 2007 to 2014, he held various engineering and management positions in the Canadian industry. He is currently an Associate Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at Tennessee Technological University, TN, USA. His research interests include adaptive and nonlinear control theory, intelligent control, robotics, electric motor drives, and energy conversion and storage systems. His scholarly work has resulted in over 150 journal and conference publications. Dr. Chaoui is a senior member of IEEE and a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario. He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and several other journals. Dr. Chaoui is a recipient of the Best Thesis Award and the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal Award. He is also a recipient of the Top Editor Award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Sousso Kelouwani

Bio: Sousso Kelouwani (M’00-SM’17) is a holder of the Canada Research Chair in Energy Optimization of Intelligent Transport Systems and the Noovelia Research Chair in Intelligent Navigation of Autonomous Industrial Vehicles. Dr. Kelouwani received his Ph.D. in robotics systems from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 2011 and completed a postdoctoral internship on fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in 2012. He developed expertise in the optimization and the intelligent control of vehicular applications. In 2019, his team received the 1st Innovation Prize in partnership with DIVEL, awarded by the Association des Manufacturiers de la Mauricie et Center-du-Québec for the development of an autonomous and natural navigation system. In 2017, he received the Environment Prize at the Gala des Grands Prix d’excellence en transport from the Association qu\’eb\’ecoise du Transport (AQTr) for the development of hydrogen range extenders for electric vehicles.

Full Professor of Mechatronics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2017 and member of the Hydrogen Research Institute, he holds 4 patents in the United States and Canada, in addition to having published more than 100 scientific articles. Prof. Kelouwani was co-president and president of the technical committee of the IEEE International Conferences on Vehicular Power and Propulsion in Chicago (USA, 2018) and in Hanoi (Vietnam, 2019). His research interests focus on optimizing energy systems for vehicle applications, advanced driver assistance techniques, and intelligent vehicle navigation taking into account Canadian climatic conditions. Winner of the Canada General Governor Gold Medal in 2003, he is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec.

Hamid Gualous

Bio: Hamid Gualous (M’14) received the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the university Paris XI Orsay, France, in 1994. From 1996 to 2009, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Franche-Comte in FEMTO-ST laboratory, France. Since then, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Caen-Basse Normandie and the director of LUSAC laboratory. His main research activities include energy storage device, marine renewable energies, and energy management systems for smart grids.


Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 30 May 2022
Acceptance notification: 11 July 2022
Final paper submission deadline: 8 August 2022

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