The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 31) & International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018 (EVTeC 2018)
Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions Technical Sessions

At technical sessions, researchers from universities or companies around the world will present scientific lectures on a variety of themes, such as EV-related technologies or smart society. (Jointly organized with EVTeC 2018 hosted by JSAE)
* Registration Ticket required


Special Session & Regular Session (Oral)

Time & Date:
 Oct. 1(Mon)10:30-12:30 / 13:20-15:20
 Oct. 2(Tue)10:30-12:30 / 14:20-16:20
 Oct. 3(Wed)10:30-12:30 / 13:20-15:20
Venue: 3rd, 4th and 5th floor, Conference Center

Dialogue Session (Poster)

Time & Date:
 Oct. 1(Mon)15:30-17:00
 Oct. 2(Tue)12:40-14:10
Venue: 2nd floor, Exhibition Hall 1

WEVA Journal WEVA Journal

Selected paper from EVS31 Technical Session will be invited to publish on World Electric Vehicle Journal free of charge for the authors.
For details, please refer to the WEVA Journal Site >>>

World Electric Vehicle Journal (ISSN 2032-6653) is the first peer-reviewed international journal about electric vehicles. It is the official journal of The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and it is published quarterly online by MDPI from Volume 9, Issue 1 (2018).

Presentation Guideline

Presentation Guidelines for Chairs

for Special / Regular (Oral) Session Chairpersons

・ Please be seated in the Chairperson’s seats located at the front right of your session room at least 10 minutes prior to your session starts.
・ Please receive the score sheets at the registration desk and grade the presentations of YIA awardee candidates. Score sheets should be handed to venue staff after the sessions.

for Dialogue (Poster) Session Chairpersons

・ Please stay at the front of your dialogue session poster panels at least 10 minutes prior to your session starts. 
・ Please receive the score sheets at the registration desk and grade the presentations of YIA awardee candidates. Score sheets should be handed to venue staff after the sessions.

Presentation Guidelines for Speakers

for Special / Regular (Oral) Session Presenters

Presentation guidelines

Official language of the symposium is English. Please prepare your PowerPoint presentation slides in English.
Each presentation has 20 minutes slot: 15 minutes for the speaker’s introduction and presentation, and 5 minutes for Q&A. Please make sure to keep the allotted time for presentation.
All speakers must bring their presentation data on a portable memory drive (i.e. USB memory stick) or your own PC with pre-installed your presentation data.
Presentation data must be checked if it works or not beforehand by the AV operator at your session room. Please be assured to come to the room at least 15 mins prior to your session starts. Follow the data check time frame shown below.

Session Data Check Time Frame
Speakers for A1-A7 9:40-10:10, Oct. 1
Speakers for B1-B7 12:30-13:00, Oct. 1
Speakers for C1-C7 9:40-10:10, Oct. 2
Speakers for D1-D7 13:30-14:00, Oct. 2
Speakers for E1-E7 9:40-10:10, Oct. 3
Speakers for F1-F7 12:30-13:00, Oct. 3
Presentation with your own PC

Presenters can bring their own PC for presentation. Please provide it to the AV operator at the operation desk in your session room. If the presentation file is prepared with Macintosh, please bring your own computer to present.
Please bring your presentation data in USB or CD-R for back up.
Please make sure to bring your AC adapter with you. 
The following types of connectors are prepared (left: D-sub 15 pin/right: HDMI). Please bring your own adapter if your PC does not have an output port for these types.
The resolution of the LCD projector is XGA (1024 x 768). If your computer requires a resolution setting to be changed, please change this setting beforehand.

Presentation with the secretariat PC

Presentation data must be provided to the AV operator in your session room. The secretariat’s PC is pre-equipped with OS Microsoft 10 with PowerPoint 2013 / 2016.
Please follow the below rule to name your presentation file:
i.e. if John Smith is the first speaker in session A1, the file should be named: A1-1_SmithJ.pptx.
If your presentation data is linked to other files (i.e. still or movie files, graphs, etc.), those linked files should also be stored in the same folder, and the links to be checked beforehand.
If your presentation contains movie files, please embed the movie file into the PowerPoint file. Make sure that you check the operation of the movie image beforehand. DVD players or Video Decks are not prepared by the secretariat.

During Your Presentation

You have a TFT monitor, mouse and USB keyboard on the podium to operate your presentation.
There will be an electronic timer at the podium. A yellow light will come on when you have one minutes remaining for your talk, and at that time you should wind-up your presentation. When the red light comes on the Session Chair will proceed to accept questions from the audience.

After Your Presentation

If you bring your own laptop PC, the AV operator will return your computer at the operation desk. Please come to the operation desk promptly to collect it.
All presentation files are deleted at the end of the conference by Secretariat.

for Dialogue (Poster) Session Presenters

The dialogue presentations are poster-based sessions intended to be an efficient visual presentation for specialist technical scientific papers. They offer an interactive forum for expert discussion, demonstration of results and networking with fellow intellectuals from worldwide.


Poster size
A0 (A zero) portrait format (H1189mm x W841mm)
Poster panel size
(H2100mm x W900mm) *see above image
* Poster numbers will be provided by the Secretariat.
* You may include Title, Name and Affiliation in your poster, instead of preparing a separate sheet for Title, Name and Affiliation.
A limited number of suitable pins will be provided, free of charge.
Poster(s) is/are should be prepared in English.


The title should be the same as in the submitted final manuscript.
At the top of the poster include the title of the presentation, the name of the authors and the institution where the work was completed.


48 point is suggested – 60 point maximum.
Title Case Headings such as “Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results”, “Discussions” and “Conclusions” are useful.


The poster should be easily readable from a distance of one meter. Avoid the use of all-capital text as it is difficult to read. Use 24-28 point 32 maximum.
The text should be brief throughout.
Any description of methods should be simple and concise.
The message that your poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. Methods should be presented simply and concisely.
Do not crowd your poster with text – include photos, graphs, text and white space.


Poster Presentations are a free discussion style. Each presenter(s) need(s) to stand by their poster(s) 10 minutes prior to the allocated discussion time. Please remain near the poster until the designated time is over. Participants will be free to view the posters and to discuss with presenters during the allocated time.


2nd floor, Kobe International Exhibition Hall 1

Session Set up Presentation Removal
DS1-DS5 by 15:00
Monday, Oct. 1
15:30 – 17:00, Monday, Oct. 1 by 18:00
Tuesday, Oct.2
DS6-DS11 by 12:00
Tuesday, Oct. 2
12:40 – 14:10, Tuesday, Oct. 2

Posters not removed by 18:00 Tuesday, Oct. 2 will be discarded by Secretariat.

Young Investigator Awards

The EVS 31 Program Committee chose the following presenters as Young Investigators Award winners:

A3-6: Characterization and Concept Validation of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Automotive Applications by Load Spectrum Analysis

Tanja Gewald Technical University of Munich, Germany

A6-2: Suitability of Commercial V2G CHAdeMO Chargers for Grid Services V2G hardware tests with local and remote control setup: assessing the performance for quality grid services

Mattia Marinelli Technical University of Denmark

B1-6: Newly Developed Motor Cooling Method using Refrigerant

Hidemasa Fujita Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan

C1-6: Electric safety challenges with a conductive Electric Road System – Chassis potential modeling and measurement –

Francisco J. Márquez-Fernández Lund University, Sweden

C2-1: Development of High Voltage Insulation for the Driving Motor in Electric Vehicles


E2-1: Auxiliary power supply system for Electric Power Steering (EPS) and High heat-resistant Lithium-ion capacitor

Takumi Mio JTEKT Corporation, Japan

F6-6: Identifying Heterogeneous Electric Vehicle Charging Behavior – Mixed usage of L1, L2, DC fast chargers at different locations-

Jae Hyun Lee University of California, Davis, USA

DS1-3: Auto Parking System – with Vision based parking lot detection system and Multi-steps control system

Tse Lin Lee Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan

DS7-4: Autonomous Vehicles as a Service Critical Review – Can Autonomous Vehicles as a Service Compete with Future Transport Solutions and What Demands do these Place on Existing Infrastructure –

Richard Merrett Mentor, A Siemens Business, USA

DS11-5: SiC based Onboard Charger using Peak Current Mode Control