Call for Papers

2005 SAE Future Transportation Technology Conference

Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 7-9, 2005

The 2005 SAE Future Transportation Technology Conference is scheduled for September 7-9 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. FTT will be co-located with the 2005 IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference. Registrants for either conference will be able to attend the technical sessions of both.

The FTT planning committee, under Technical Program Chair Prof. Mehrdad Ehsani, Texas A&M University, will conduct session in four technical tracks, and paper offers are invited on the following, or related, topics.

Global and Area Environment Studies
Emission regulations, international perspective, states' perspectives, federal perspective, oil industry perspective, OEM perspective, emission inventories, global warming, environmental sustainability

Advanced Engines and Systems
Advanced spark ignition engines, advanced compression ignition engines, fuel injection and combustion, diesel engines, variable valve actuation, after-treatment, heat transfer and heat exchangers, 42-volts, materials, vehicular body/safety, automobile chassis, ship propulsion, railway traction systems

Alternative Fuel Utilization
Low-sulfur diesel, hydrogen and hydrogen blends, bio-fuels, oxygenates, propane, natural gas, syn-gas, alcohols, fuel cell technology

Future Transportation Systems
Electric and hybrid electric vehicles, advanced battery technology, auxiliary power units (fuel cells, turbines, ICEs), advanced vehicular mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, microelectromechanical systems, nanoelectromechanical systems, nano technology in vehicles

Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length, present facts that are new and significant, and should include results achieved, if applicable. Abstracts, including paper title, author name(s), mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address, should be submitted no later than April 1, 2005. Abstracts should be submitted online. For questions on submitting your abstract, contact Kris Siddall at or 1-724-772-4006.


Abstracts deadline: April 15, 2005
Draft manuscripts deadline: June 1, 2005
Final manuscripts deadline: July 8, 2005

Details about the conference will be announced and updated on SAE's website
at as information becomes available.