SAE 2013 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium - Technologies for High Efficiency & Fuel Economy

September 29-30, 2013

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Call for Papers

SAE 2013 Heavy Duty Vehicles Symposium -
Technologies for High Efficiency & Fuel Economy

September 29 & 30, 2013
Chicago, IL, USA

The SAE 2013 Heavy Duty Vehicle Symposium organizing committee invites you and your affiliation to participate in this event as a presenter, tabletop exhibitor, and/or sponsor. The event will offer manufacturers and their customers a unique opportunity to hear the latest heavy duty vehicle efficiency research from industry experts, discuss ideas, and network with colleagues, industry experts and others with similar technological interests.

This symposium will explore cost-effective technologies capable of delivering quantifiable improvements in vehicle efficiency - a critical priority for the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle industry in light of pending fuel economy/GHG regulations and the volatile cost of fuel. The meeting will be held Sunday, September 29 - Monday, September 30, 2013, in Rosemont, IL, at the David E. Stephens Convention Center, just before the start of SAE's 2013 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

The program will kick off with a high-level overview session exploring the regulatory outlook for fuel economy and GHG emissions of medium- and heavy-duty on- and off-highway vehicles. Presentations for the technical sessions could include (but may not be limited to) the following major topic areas:

  • Overview of Regulatory Issues: This session will include an overview of pending regulatory issues currently under consideration for both the on-road and off-road markets with a focus on increasing fuel efficiency and minimizing GHG emissions for medium and heavy duty vehicle applications. May also include manufacturer and end-user perspectives.

  • Hybrids (Electric and Hydraulic): Technologies addressed by this session will include both electric and hydraulic technologies for increasing fuel economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Topics could address energy recuperation, hybrid powertrain and transmission architectures, control systems, supplemental combustion strategies, battery energy storage, hydraulic accumulator storage, system integration and more.

  • IC Engine System Technologies: This session will address IC Engine System technologies in use and under development for increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing GHG emissions for heavy duty applications. Technologies could include but are not limited to engine downsizing, intake charge preparation, low temperature combustion, waste heat recovery, flexible valve systems, advanced fuel systems, friction reduction and other developing technologies.

  • Modeling & Simulation: This session will address modeling and simulation technologies for both on- and off-road heavy duty vehicles with a view toward improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Topics could include simulation of combustion and emissions, aerodynamics, thermodynamics and cooling systems, and system-level models for vehicle fuel economy and emissions predictions as well as chassis, suspension, tires, and dynamics.

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems: This session will explore the growing importance of intelligent transportation technologies for on-road and off-road markets in helping to improve heavy duty vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions. Topics could include road infrastructure, efficient movement of freight, wireless communications, navigation technologies and much more. Off-road submissions are also welcome, including technology for off-road automation and drone-type applications, as well as autonomous operations for mining, agriculture and construction, and more.

  • Efficiency-Enhancing Technologies for On-Road Applications: Presentations in this session could address technologies that can help to improve heavy duty vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions specifically for on-road applications. Topics could include vehicle aerodynamics, the latest tire technologies, idle reduction, integration of components, and much more. May also include programs such as those being funded by the DOE Super Truck Program.

  • Efficiency-Enhancing Technologies for Off-Road Applications: Presentations in this session could address technologies that can help to improve heavy duty vehicle efficiency and reduce emissions specifically for off-road applications. Topics could include idle reduction, integration of components, off-road navigation technologies, drone and autonomous applications and much more.

Plan now to join the discussion with peers and industry experts at this unique symposium addressing new and emerging technologies to increase HD vehicle efficiency and decrease emissions for a wide range of vehicle applications. Offers for presentation will be considered from experts from OEMs, suppliers, universities, research facilities and government agencies. Speakers selected to take part in the program will be required to provide their presentation three weeks in advance of the event so they can be made available electronically to all paid registrants.

If you are interested in being considered to make a presentation at this event, you may submit a 400- to 800-word abstract ONLINE for review and consideration by the Organizing Committee.
Abstract deadline of May 3, 2013.

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the by the following individuals, who are organizing the technical program for this event:

Craig Puetz, John Deere Product Engineering Center
David Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Robert Wagner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ashok Nedungadi, Southwest Research Institute
Jeff Seeger, Cummins

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