When: October 23, 2014 – 8:30 am to 5 pm

Where: UTBM, Belfort, France

Who: Open to anyone.  Registration is required.

Tentative schedule

8:30 Welcome

  • P. Brochet, Director of UTBM
  • D. Hissel, President of IEEE VTS France chapter
  • G. Montavon, Director of IRTES
9:00 J. Schuette, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

“From driverless people movers to unmanned subways: commonalities and differences”

9:45 J. Gozalvez, University Miguel Hernandez, Spain

“Cooperative vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and networking protocols”

10:30 Break
11:00 S. Allano, PSA Peugeot-Citroën

“PSA and Hybrid/Electric Vehicles”

11:45 G. Gruosso, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

“New approach of vehicle electrification: Analysis of performance and implementation issue”

12:30 Lunch break
13:30 A. Tonello, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

“Electrifying communications: data networks through power lines”

14:15 D. Fodorean, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

“State-of-the-art of electrical machines for hybrid electric vehicles”

15:00 Break
15:15 A. Djerdir, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

“MobyPost: Fuel cell powertrain for hybrid electric vehicles for postal delivery”

16:00 S. Gomes, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France

“A decade of electric/hybrid vehicles design and development at UTBM”

16:45 Closing
17:00 UTBM lab visits


Dr. Joerg Schuette – Dresden University of Technology, Gemany – IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer
“From Driverless People Movers to Unmanned Subways: Commonalities and Differences”
Joerg Schuette, born in Detmold/Germany in 1958, received after high school and physics studies his diploma and PhD in physics from the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg. After two more years with Harvard University (high energy physics detector electronics) he joined the railway supply industry (Siemens Germany/ Siemens France), where he was responsible for worldwide automation/electronic controls projects as group manager and division manager. In 2000 he was nominated full professor for Transportation Systems Engineering at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Prof. Schuette’s research and teaching interests focus since 23 years on systems developments for the migration and implementation of advanced train control systems such as the first ummanned subway system in Paris, the first radio based train control system in New York City, or, currently, the conversion of conventional control systems into driverless operation in Helsinki. Also, larger European transportation safety and security research projects and computational tool developments for the European Train Control Systems are complementing classic curricula in electronics developments and system design. Prof. Schuette is fluent in English, German and French and member of multiple professional organisations and associations (fellow member IEEE-VTS).
Dr. Javier Gozalvez – University Miguel Hernandez, Spain – IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer
“Cooperative Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication and Networking Protocols”
Prof. Dr. Javier Gozalvez received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. He is currently with the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain, where he is an Associate Professor and Director of the UWICORE laboratory. At UWICORE, he leads research activities in the areas of vehicular networks, multi-hop cellular networks, resource management and heterogeneous networks, and wireless industrial communications. He has published over 110 papers in international conferences and journals. He is an elected member to the Board of Governors (2011-2017) and Executive Vice President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He currently serves as Mobile Radio Senior Editor of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and previously served as AE of IEEE Communication Letters. He is the General Co-Chair for the IEEE VTC-Spring 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK), and was General Co-Chair of the ACM VANET 2013, ACM VANET 2012 and 3rd ISWCS 2006. He also was TPC Co-Chair for 2011 IEEE VTC-Fall and 2009 IEEE VTC-Spring. He is also the founder and General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular communications (WiVeC) in its 2007, 2008, and 2010 editions.
Dr. Andrea Tonello – University of Klagenfurt, Austria – IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer
“Electrifying communications: data networks through power lines”

Andrea M. Tonello received the Doctor of Engineering degree (1996) and the Doctor of Research degree (2003) in electronics and telecommunications, from the University of Padova, Italy. On February 1997, he joined as a Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs – Lucent Technologies, where he worked on cellular communications, firstly in Holmdel, NJ, and then within the Philips/Lucent Consumer Products Division in Piscataway, NJ. From September 1997 to December 2002, he was with the Bell Labs Advanced Wireless Technology Laboratory, Whippany, NJ. He was promoted in 2002 to Technical Manager and he was appointed Managing Director of Bell Labs, Italy. In January 2003, he joined the University of Udine, Italy, where he is an Associate Professor and where he founded the Wireless and Power Line Communication Lab. He also founded WiTiKee, a spin-off company that develops telecom solutions for the smart grid. From September 2014, he will be chairing the Embedded Communication System Group at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. His research focuses on next generation wireless systems, infomobility, vehicular networks and power line communications. Dr. Tonello received the Lucent Bell Labs Recognition of Excellence award (2003), the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (2010), the IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer Award (2012-2015), and the Italian Full Professor Habilitation (2013). He also received six best papers awards. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2007-2013), the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Access. He was the General Chair of IEEE ISPLC 2011, and he is the General Co-Chair of IEEE SmartGridComm 2014. He is is the Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Power Line Communications.

Dr.  Giambattista Gruosso – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
“New Approach of Vehicle electrification: Analysis of Performance and Implementation Issue”
Prof. Giambattista Gruosso, Senior Member IEEE, was born in Potenza Italy in 1973. He obtained his Master’s degree and PhD in electrical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. Since 2002, he has held former Research and latter Associate Professor position at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Prof Gruosso’s recent research and consulting work has been focused in the field of electrical systems modeling, with an emphasis on automotive systems. In this field, he has been involved in the analysis and design of innovative electromechanical components for transportation and in the development of control software for both terrestrial and aerospace electronic equipment. Additionally, Giambattista has been working on the development of architecture models for terrestrial and aeronautical power management systems, focusing his attention on the simulation and comparison of performance of different Vehicle architecture. He is member of SAE, IEEE IES Technical Committee on Automotive Technologies, Editor of IEEE transportation electrification newsletter, member of the National Committee of IEVC 2014.
Dr.  Sylvain Allano – PSA Peugeot Citroën, France
“PSA and Hybrid/Electric Vehicles”
Sylvain Allano is the Scientific Director for future technologies at PSA Peugeot Citroën.
Dr.  Daniel Fodorean – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
“State-of-the-art of electrical machines for hybrid electric vehicles”

Daniel Fodorean is a lecturer at UTCN, at the Electrical Machines and Drives Department. He received his PhD Eng. degree in 2005, from University of Technology from Belfort-Montbéliard. His research interest is oriented to the design, numerical analysis of EMs; the optimization of EMs based on gradient and evolutionary algorithms; the design and construction of static converters; the control of EMD via microcontrollers or DSP and the energy management for electric vehicles and embedded applications. He has served as the project manager for 3 national research contracts and 2 industrial international contracts. He is the author/co-author of 4 books, 14 article journals (10 indexed in ISI Thomson Reuters) and other scientific contributions. He is a reviewer for the journals: IEEE Transactions of Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

Dr.  Abdesslem Djerdir – IRTES-SET, UTBM, France
“MobyPost: Fuel Cell Powertrain for Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Postal Delivery”
Abdesslem Djerdir received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Electrical Engineering in Bejaia, Algeria, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Franche Comté in Belfort, France, in 1999. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Research Institute on Transportation, Energy and Society, at the University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard, France. He has been habilited to supervise scientific research since December 2007. His research interests include modelling and design of electric vehicle systems (electrical machines, energy storage devices, and power converters). Since 2005, he has focused his research on the availability and high efficiency of electric drive trains for transportation applications, by combining experimental and theoretical approaches. He is the vehicle referent for the Mobypost European project aiming to build and to test 10 fuel cell electrical vehicles (FCEV) for postal delivery.
Dr.  Samuel Gomes – IRTES-M3M, UTBM, France
“A decade of electric/hybrid vehicles design and development at UTBM”
Prof. Samuel Gomes is currently the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of UTBM (422 engineering students and 38 staff members). He is also Deputy Director of the IRTES-M3M Laboratory (61 members). Over the last three years, he has built up a new research team in ‘Advanced Digital Engineering for Integrated Design of Mechanical Systems – INCIS’ inside the IRTES-M3M laboratory at UTBM. His research team is focused on the original domain of “Highly Productive Design” and “Advanced engineering methods and tools” applied to transportation and energy issues. As coordinator of INCIS research team, he manages 26 researchers, including 6 PhD Students. As a member of the Design Society, his research interests include Product Lifecycle Management, Collaborative Engineering, DFX methods and tools, and Product-Process Knowledge-Based Engineering for High Productive Design and Innovation.
Biographies will be completed when more information is available.