European Conference on Nanoelectronics and Embedded Systems for Electric Mobility

The worldwide energy consumption is rising dramatically. In the next 20 years energy consumption will double and CO2 emissions will rise accordingly. The consequence will be a dramatically escalating price for energy and difficult challenges for ensuring Europe’s energy supply. Energy issues will become highly significant for competitiveness of the European economy and the quality of life in Europe.


The zero emission capability of the electric vehicle and the replacement of oil in the energy mix by using renewable energy sources is a challenging environmental task for the present as well as future generations.

Electric vehicles are one transportation means that contribute to reduce pollution in the future smart cities. Electric vehicles could be delivered when drivers need the cars, rather than have cars sitting parking lots waiting for a driver. These new technology transportation systems incorporate new batteries and battery management systems, new electric motors, GPS, computers, navigation and search technologies to deliver a new driving experience.

In this context we have to consider the electric vehicles as part of an ecosystem where smart grids, are allowing renewable generation, electric vehicles charging, storage, demand response, grid balancing, while the new transportation systems becomes smarter, less polluting and more efficient.

The electric vehicles technologies are currently facing several challenges amongst which are: limited driving range, high cost and overall limited efficiency. For the most part of these issues, solutions may be found on the level of the subsystems for energy storage/battery technology, power conversion, electric power train, energy management and connection to the power grid.


To provide input in this essential discussion, the Conference will be focusing on the nanoelectronics and embedded systems technologies for electric mobility applications and their impact on the future of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.

Who will attend?

The objective of the European Conference on Nanoelectronics and Embedded Systems for Electric Mobility – eMotion in Smart Cities (NESEM 2012) is to bring together experts from the fields of nanoelectronics semiconductor, mechatronic and embedded systems to present the recent advances made in the area, discuss the future research directions, and exchange application experience with respect to the developments in the electric mobility applications.

This event is designed to bring together the public authorities, government policy makers and the technical experts from different European countries working in the field of the nanoelectronics and embedded systems, communications, automotive and electric energy utilities to address the technological, industrial, infrastructure and market challenges for electric mobility applications.

Experts from several European research and development projects with a total budget of over 200 M€ (ARTEMIS-POLLUX, ARTEMIS-IoE, ENIAC-E2SG, ENIAC-MotorBrain, ARTEMIS-eDIANA, ENIAC-E3Car, FP7-CASTOR) addressing the electrical vehicle technologies will report about first-hand experiences and latest developments:

• Nanoelectronics technologies, devices, circuit architectures and modules for electric vehicles.

• Constraints on and drivers of electrification to assess the future of EV and HEV.

• Electric vehicle architectures. EV system architecture concepts for passenger, service and utility vehicles Distributed architectures and real time embedded systems platforms.

• Internet of Energy Architecture

• Innovations in EV component design

• EV motor drives and controllers

• Innovations in EV energy storage solutions (e.g. battery chemistry, ultra capacitor, fuel cell, battery management system). Battery management systems and integration with the uni- and bi- directional charging modules

• EV systems modeling, simulation and testing

• AC and DC conductive charging, wireless charging, smart charging, fast charging, bidirectional charging

• Power grid and renewable energy resource interfacing

• Communication platforms and energy broker integration for electric mobility.

• Information Technology and Communication services for the EV ecosystem. Vehicle integration with information and communication technologies

   o Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V)

   o Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I)

   o Vehicle to Grid and Internet Connection (V2G+I)

• Global standards development for EVs and their impact on EV deployment, R&D and manufacturing

• Trends and roadmaps in EV technology  

This year event is co-sponsored by:



University of Bologna