September 22-27, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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International SDEWES 2013 Summer School on

Integration of Electric Vehicles into Energy Systems with a high share of Renewable Energy Sources

September 17-27, 2013
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Organized by University of Zagreb in cooperation with
Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Aalborg University

Supported by Croatian Science Foundation and SDEWES Centre

Notice! The summer school/course fee does not cover the conference fee, or vise versa.

(upon registration approval, summer school organizers will inform eligible students for reduced fee)

10% discount is awarded to all participants that will settle their fee by June 28th.

Applications and payments for this event are extended until September 9th.
After applying download the registration form and follow the instructions inside.



Due to the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources (RES), the related energy systems need to include significant backup in terms of traditional energy sources or a significant electric storage capacity. This increases the cost of electrical energy and the overall energy system and hinders the RES proliferation. The growing presence of electric vehicles (EV) including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) brings a substantial amount of distributed and fast-response battery storage capacity that is connected to the grid during long vehicle-parking intervals, thereby opening new opportunities for the RES integration. This relates to appropriate time-distributing EV-battery charging (so-called smart charging) aimed at the grid load leveling including absorption of excess production from the RES, as well as to the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies associated with bidirectional charging for grid regulation and spinning reserve purposes. However, the overall transport and energy system (TES) becomes more complex and it can be optimally managed only by way of a widespread involvement of information and communication technologies (ICT) in (i) TES modeling, simulation and optimization processes; (ii) EV fleet modeling based on realistic EV energy management control strategies and naturalistic driving cycles; (iii) energy system strategic planning; and (iv) supporting services such as those related to smart charging.

Main objective

The summer school is targeted to early stage researchers and professionals who are interested in gaining the knowledge and competence in different types of electric vehicles and their integration into modern energy systems. The main objective is to provide an educational platform and a forum for disseminating and discussing recent R&D efforts in the propulsive area of integration of electrified transport into future greener energy systems.


The summer school will be organized in two parts: the course itself and participation at the SDEWES conference including a Special Session of Integration of electric vehicles into grid systems. The course will include lectures and practical examples of computer-aided modeling, design, and optimization of electric vehicles and related smart grid systems. The students who complete the whole program will be awarded by ECTS credits.

17/09/2013 Electric and Hybrid-electric Vehicles: Configurations, Modeling, Optimization, and Control
Prof. Francis Assadian, Cranfield University
Prof. Joško Deur, University of Zagreb, Croatia
18/09/2013 Synthesis of Naturalistic Driving Cycles and Modeling of Electric Vehicle Fleets
Dr. Tae-Kyung Lee, Ford Motor Company, USA
Rashid A. Waraich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
19/09/2013 Integration of Electric Vehicles into Grid Systems and Smart Charging
Prof. Joao Peças Lopes, FEUP – University of Porto, Portugal
Rashid A. Waraich, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
20/09/2013 Energy System Planning including Vehicle-to-Grid Aspects
Prof. David Connolly, Aalborg University
Prof. Neven Duić and Dr. Goran Krajačić, University of Zagreb
21/09/2013 Energy Storage Systems
Prof. Ingo Stadler, Cologne University of Applied Science
Dr. David Dallinger, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
22/09/2013 Round Table (in the morning)
City Tour (in the afternoon)
23-27/09/2013 SDEWES Conference including
Special Session on Integration of Electric Vehicles into Grid Systems