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Varigonda, Subbarao UTRC
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 16:52:17 -0400
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Dear Colleagues,


This is a CALL FOR PAPERS for an Invited Session on "Life Extending Control of Electrochemical Energy Systems" to be proposed at the 2012 American Control Conference, June 27-29, Montreal, Canada. 


Electrochemical energy systems such as batteries and fuel cells are becoming increasingly critical in modern high efficiency, high performance solutions for transportation and stationary energy needs. Examples include electric and hybrid vehicles, distributed power systems and smart grids with integrated renewables and energy storage. There have been (and continue to be) substantial and excellent research contributions from the dynamical systems and  controls community over the years addressing optimized design and energy management aspects of such systems. The longer term durability of  electrochemical energy systems under real-world operation is not well-understood and presents a significant barrier for increased commercial acceptance.  


The goal of this invited session is to address opportunities and challenges specifically in the areas of understanding the fundamentals and improving the long term durability of electrochemical energy systems using control-oriented techniques. The session is intended to complement other sessions where the focus may be on optimizing system design and energy management strategies for transient performance.


The organizers invite contributions from all those interested. If you are interested in contributing a paper to this session proposal, please contact Dr. Subbarao Varigonda or Prof. Hosam Fathy with a title and abstract by September 2. Contact information is provided below. 


Important Conference Dates


Proposals Due: Sept. 15, 2011 

Submissions Due: Sept. 15, 2011 

Acceptance/Rejection: Jan. 31, 2012 

Final Submissions Due: Mar. 15, 2012 




Dr. Subbarao Varigonda, United Technologies Research Center, [log in to unmask]

Prof. Hosam Fathy, Pennsylvania State University, [log in to unmask]

Ms. Kelsey Bridget Hatzell, Pennsylvania State University, [log in to unmask]

Mr. Ryan McGee, Ford Motor Company, [log in to unmask]

Dr. Kandler Smith, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [log in to unmask]

Prof. Anna Stefanopoulou, University of Michigan, [log in to unmask]