Welcome to The 1st IEEE Workshop on Electric Vehicle Networks for Smart Grid Applications (EVN-SGA 2013)

The number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road is increasing at a fast pace. These vehicles require frequent charging, thus straining the power grid that needs to adapt to these extra loads. A smart grid needs to be able to accommodate seamlessly the extra power demand generated by such vehicles. Hence, there is a pressing need to develop novel vehicular protocols and communication networks to provide information regarding the placement of closest charging stations to the vehicles, availability of charging slots and other services offered in real time. Further, they can be employed for vehicle monitoring, for providing data for detailed usage analysis, remote management, as well as to improve reliability, and even to help decide whether vehicles should be charged at on- or off-peak times.

To accomplish these tasks and in addition to monitor dynamic pricing, offer flexible billing smart devices need to be developed and integrated in the network. On the supply side, operators should optimize grid operations and offer energy efficiency programs to reduce consumption and help smooth demand. Smart grid technology would enable utility companies to efficiently manage large number of electric vehicles; such technologies would integrate sensors, advanced meters, smart transformers, automatic energy distribution, load monitoring, and intelligent energy management to minimize operational problems and maximize efficiency of the power grid

Finally, there is need for infrastructure that would provide up to date maps of locations and services of charging stations, or for battery switching and swapping. For electric vehicles to become a viable large scale transportation option, a reliable, ubiquitous recharging network is needed and the associated information, communications and control infrastructure needs to be developed.

The 1st IEEE Workshop on Electric Vehicle Networks for Smart Grid Applications (EVN-SGA 2013) will serve as a forum for researchers from industry and academia, standard developers, professionals, policy makers and practitioners to share their state-of-the-art research and development results.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, techniques and applications, best practices, awareness and experiences as well as future trends and needs, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard forums or in industry consortia.

Important Dates

Call for papers:

August 3, 2012

Paper submission :

December 7, 2012 (Extended Deadline)

Notification of acceptance:

January 30, 2013

Final Submission:

February 21, 2013

Workshop Date:

June 2, 2013


Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

•Communication protocols and algorithms for Electric Vehicle networks.
•Vehicle-to-Grid networks (V2G) and interconnection of electric vehicles
•Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Electric Vehicle networks
•Electric Vehicle System Architectures and infrastructures
•Electric Vehicle Services and utilities
•Electric Vehicle Modeling, Simulation and Testing
•Electric Vehicle Network Components
•Electric Vehicle Monitoring
•Electric Vehicle pricing and billing
•Electric Vehicle Mobility Services and Customer Experience
•Power Grid Challenges for Electric Vehicle Charging/Discharging



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