8.00 – 9.00  
Registration - Atrio Sala Consiglio di Facoltà

9.00 – 9.45 
Plenary Welcome Address

  • M. Gradu - SAE International 2018 President
  • R. Vavassori - CLEPA President
  • A. Nervo – ANFIA President

9.45 – 11.00  
Plenary Opening Key Notes

  • Outlook for Future Powertrains for Significant CO2 Reductions
    T. Johnson - Corning Inc 
  • Connected and automated vehicles and advances in powertrain control to achieve unprecedented fuel economy gains 
    G. Rizzoni Ohio State University
  • Powertrains of the Future – in the Crossfire between Desire and Reality
    M. Bargende - Universitat Stuttgart

11.00 – 11.40
Networking Break

11.40 - 13.00

New Powertrain Developments

Aero & Rolling Resistance

Hybridization & Electrification

  • Improvement of Diesel Engine Emissions and Fuel Consumption by Thermal Management
    D. Queck, S. Visser, B. Van Moergastel  - DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH. C. Massano, M. Harada - DENSO Thermal Systems SpA
  • Potential of Porsche reference cars for aerodynamic development
    F. Cogotti, M. Pfadenhauer, T. Wiegand - Porsche AG
  • 3D Simulation and design space exploration for battery pack weight reduction
    M. Buonfiglioli – Siemens
  • The Key Role of Advanced, Flexible Fuel Injection Systems to Match the Future CO2 Targets in an Ultra - light Mid-size Diesel Engine
    A. Vassallo, F. Pesce - GM Global Propulsion Systems
    C. Beatrice, G. Di Blasio, G. Belgiorno - Istituto Motori A. Avolio - Continental Corp.
  • Effects on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Vehicles in Longitudinal Proximity Due to Changes in Style
    G. Le Good, M. Resnick, P. Boardman, B. Clough - Coventry University
  • Concept design of a scalable fully integrated electric power unit
    M. Pennese, A. Lega – Mecaprom
    L. Malafronte - Università di Salerno
  • Model-based combustion control for mission-dependent optimization of emissions and fuel consumption in diesel engines
    S. d'Ambrosio, R. Finesso, O. Marello, E. Spessa - Politecnico di Torino
    P. Biffali, G. Dellora, G. Hardy, A. Schoni - FPT Industrial


  • Application of adjoint methods on drag reduction of current production cars
    G. Francesconi - Politecnico di Torino
    L. Miretti - Centro Ricerche Fiat SCpA
    L. Lorefice, F. Pitillo, N. Paola - FCA ITALY S.p.A
  • Battery Stack Monitor Enhance Performances of Li-Ion Batteries in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
    C. Carriero, R. Zambon - Analog Devices
  • Fundamental Investigations, Potentials and Operating Strategies for Pre-Chamber Spark Plugs in SI Engines
    M. Sens - IAV GmbH
  • Robust Optimization for Real World CO2 Reduction
    J. Gargoloff, B. Duncan, E. Tate, A. Alajbegovic, A. Belanger, B. Paul - Exa Corporation
  • Structural Performance Analysis of vehicle equipment for the FABRIC dynamic power transfer system
    D. Parena, D. Muscogiuri - AMET
    V. Cirimele - Politecnico di Torino

13.00 – 14.30
Networking Lunch

14.30 - 15.30

New Powertrain Developments

Aero & Thermal Management

Alternative & E-Fuels

  • Techniques for CO2 Emission Reduction over a WLTC. A Numerical Comparison of Increased Compression Ratio, Cooled EGR and Water Injection
    F. Bozza - Univ. of Naples Federico II - Ist. Motori CNR
    V. De Bellis, L. Teodosio, D. Tufano, E. Malfi - Univ. of Naples Federico II
  • Underhood Airflow Management
    T. Yasuda - DENSO Corporation
  • Methanol, From Electrons to Engines
    G. Dolan, E. Dekker - Methanol Institute
  • Fundamental Investigations about Heated Fuel Injection on SI Engines
    M. Sens - IAV GmbH
  • Maximizing Coasting of 48V Vehicles with Cold-Storage Evaporator
    M. Özbek, S. Nishida, M. Biglia, V. Kohll, A. Inaba, T. Györög, M. Nishikawa - DENSO Corporation
  • Autogas LPG: A Low-Carbon Solution, Available Today and Ready for Tomorrow
    C. Nourigat – European LPG Association (AEGPL)
  • Real-World Fuel Saving Potential of VVA Functionalities for Light-Duty Diesel Engines
    T. Koerfer - FEV Group GmbH
  • A Comprehensive Approach for Estimation of Automotive Component Life Due To Thermal Effects
    A. El-Sharkawy - FCA US LLC
  • Influence of combustion efficiency on quasi-dimensional simulation of spark ignition engines fueled with methane and hydrogen
    A. Irimescu, F. Catapano, S. Di Iorio, P. Sementa - Istituto Motori

15.30 – 16.10 
Networking Break

16.10 – 17.30 
Plenary Session: Legislation Framework & Future Scenarios

  • A Model Based Definition of a Reference CO2 Emissions Value for Passenger Cars under Real World Conditions
    Z. C. Samaras, D. Tsokolis, A. Dimaratos, L. Ntziachristos, S. Doulgeris - Aristotle University of Thessaloníki
    N. Ligterink, W. Vonk, R. Cuelenaere - TNO Automotive


  • New WLTP CO2 Regulation Impact on Electrified Powertrain Components Characteristics and Vehicle Road Load Parameter Optimization
    L. Orofino - FCA ITALY S.p.A.
    A. Piu - Centro Ricerche Fiat SCpA
  • An integrated framework to deal with the gap between type-approval and in-use vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
    G. Fontaras, j. Pavlovic, B. Ciuffo - EU Commission Joint Research Centre
  • Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrain and Drivetrain Efficiency a VECTO-Based Evaluation for the Needs of Future European CO2 Targets Definition
    A. Tansini, B. Ciuffo, G. Fontaras, N. Zacharof - EU Commission Joint Research Centre

17.30 – 18.15 
Plenary Closing Keynotes

  • The CO2 Challenge: Off Cycle Credits Rules, Role and Impact - C. Malvicino  – FCA ITALY S.p.A.
  • Leveraging SMEs Automotive Competence for Supporting Mobility Evolution: the Regione Piemonte Approach - G. Cipolla – Ceipiemonte

Congress Dinner

“ESPERIA” Restaurant

Societa Canottieri

C.so Moncalieri, 2 - 10131 – Torino

Visit to Turin Auto Show Parco Valentino




8.30 – 9.30
Plenary Session: From Well to Wheels to Life Cycle Assessment

  • Zero-CO2 Powertrains and their Different Shades of Green
    C. Schernus - FEV Europe GmbH
  • CO2 mitigation through on-board capture from vehicle exhausts
    T. A. Hatton - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Economic and Climate Advantages of Secondary-Loop Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (MACs)
    S. Andersen, K. Taddonio, M. Soffer, N. Sherman - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
    T. Graig, L. Leitzel - Mahle
     J. Baker, S. Chowdhury - Mahle Behr Troy Inc.
    S. Kapoor, P.V. Nagarhalli, J. Meena - Tata Motors Ltd


9.30 - 11.10

Alternative & E-Fuels

Aero & Thermal Management


  • Vision 2050: how low carbon liquid fuels and efficient vehicles will contribute to the low emission mobility
    A. Bartelloni – FuelsEurope
  • Thermal management architectures virtual evaluation for HEV/PHEV
    W. Ferraris, M. Rostagno, F. Bettoja - Centro Ricerche Fiat SCpA
  • Take-home Messages from the Applications of Life Cycle Assessment on Lightweight Automotive Components
    M. Delogu, L. Zanchi, C. A. Dattilo, M. Pierini - Università di Firenze
    S. Maltese - Università di Bologna - Magneti Marelli S
    R. Riccomagno - Magneti Marelli SpA

  • The Eni approach to eco-sustainable solutions for mobility and environmental protection
    G. Tannoia - ENI
  • Reduced Model of a Vehicle Cabin for transient thermal Simulation
    D. Klemm, N. Widdecke, J. Wiedemann - FKFS
    W. Roessner - Daimler AG
  • Sustainable composites for lightweight car interior components
    P. Russo - CNR
  • Natural gas: a global answer to the transport system challenges
    A. Gerini - NVGA
  • A dynamic test bench for the cooling water pump characterization under real operating conditions
    R. Cipollone, D. Di Battista - Università dell’Aquila
    M. Borasso, M. Benincasa - Meccanotecnica Umbre S.p.A.
  • Lightweight plastic technologies to support weight saving for the automotive industry
    M. Terragni - ENGEL Italy
  • A Lean CNG Combustion for Highest Engine Efficiencies Above 43% Utilising an Ignition Chamber
    M. Weissner - Volkswagen AG
  • Virtual simulation for clutch thermal behavior prediction
    F. Tosi - Politecnico di Torino
    M. Gautero, L. Lorefice, N. Paola - FCA ITALY S.p.A.
  • Affordable Lightweight Automobiles ALLIANCE project: first results of environmental and economic assessment from a Life-Cycle perspective
    M. Delogu, F. Del Pero, L. Zanchi – Università di Firenze
    Ierides, V. Fernandez – Bax Innovation Consulting
    K. Seidel FKA mbH
    D. Thirunavukkarasu – RWTH Aachen University
    Bein Fraunhofer LBF
  • Achieving CO2 and Emissions Reduction with a Single Fuel – DME Global UpdateC. Kidder – International DME Association
  • Topology and Shade Optimization of Automotive Designs using Continuous Adjoint CFD
    F. Campos, E. de Villiers, G. Karpouzas – ENGYS Ltd, UK
    P. Geremia – ENGYS Srl, Italy
  • Extended Target Weighing Approach – Balancing CO2- Emissions, Costs and Mass during Product Development
    Albers, S. Revfi, M. Spadinger – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

11.10 – 11.40 
Networking Break

11.40 - 12.40

Hybridization & Electrification

Aero & Thermal Management


  • Conventional and Electrically Heated Diesel Oxidation Catalyst Physical Based Modeling
    P. Ferreri, G. Cerrelli, Y. Miao, S. Pellegrino - GM Global Propulsion Systems
    L. Bianchi - Powertech Engineering S.r.l.
  • Thermal Management of High Voltage Batteries
    J. Tissot, K. Azzouz, I. Traore, P. Leblay – Valeo Thermal Systems
  • Research and development of a light-weighted cross member for commercial vehicles
    S. Cecchel, D. Ferrario - Streparava S.p.A.
    G. Cornacchia, A. Panvini - Università di Brescia
  • Eco-driving Optimization Tool for Hybrid Vehicles with Low CO2 Emissions
    J. Macek, P. Steinbauer, P. Denk, Z. Sika, J. Morkus - Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Powertrain Thermal Management for CO2 Reduction
    T. Castiglione, F. Rovense, S. G. Bova - Università della Calabria
  • Application of Continuously Galvanized Steel in Europe: driving forces and game changers
    S. Koellerer - Voestalpine Steel Division
  • Transient EGR control with 48V E-boost simulation using integrated model based development
    J. Dalby – Ricardo UK Ltd
  • Total Thermal Management of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)
    S. Chowdhury, L. Leitzel, M. Zima, M. Santacesaria - Mahle Behr Troy Inc. G. Titov, J. Lustbader, J. Rugh, J. Winkler - National Renewable Energy Laboratory A. Khawaja, M. Govindarajalu - FCA US LLC
  • Challenges and opportunities in design of new lightweight vehicle components at the age of Industry 4.0 and Automotive 4.0
    G. Belingardi Politecnico di Torino
    G. Mastinu – Politecnico di Milano

12.40 – 13.30
Plenary Keynotes

  • The New FCA 3cyl and 4cyl Turbo Gasoline Engines
    M. G. Lisbona - Powertrain Engineering FCA EMEA
  • Redefine the Future of Mobility
    P. Antonioli - General Motors Global Propulsion Systems

13.30 – 14.30
Networking Lunch

14.30 - 15.50

Hybridization & Electrification

Aero & Rolling Resistance

New Powertrain Developments

  • Supercar Hybridization: A Synergic Path to Reduce Fuel Consumption and Improve Performance
    L. Rolando, F. Millo - Politecnico di Torino
    F. Pulvirenti, M. Medda – Ferrari SpA
  • FCA Full Scale Wind Tunnel: WLTP and coast down test performed with wind tunnel method
    M. Stellato, L. Betti - FCA ITALY S.p.A.
  • VirtualEngine Development Toward CO2 Emission Reduction: Downsized Turbocharged Engine with focus on Post-Oxidation and use of Alternative Fuels
    F. Cupo, M. Chiodi, H. J. Berner – FKFS
    M. Bargende - Universitat Stuttgart
  • Experimental investigation and modelling of a 1.5 kW axial turbine designed for waste heat recovery through a Rankine cycle
    O. Dumont, V. Lemort - University of Liège
    M. Diny – PSA Peugeot Citroen
  • Thermal Truck from Driving Dynamics to Predict Real Rolling Resistance
    J. Neubeck, W. Krantz, J. Wiedemann FKFS
  • Potentials of variable cross section compressor regarding surge line and compressor efficiency using engine test bench measurements and engine process simulation
    J. Flinte, P. Ellis - Technische Universität Braunschweig
    T. Sextro, J. Seume - Leibnitz Universität Hannover
  • 48V hybrid system technologies to develop the most efficient and cleanest Diesel
    R. Romanato, F. Duma, R. Fuso, F. Acquaviva, A. Tripodi - GM Global Propulsion Systems
    L. Passilly, M. Vieracker - Continental Automotive GmbH
  • Numerical analysis of aerodynamic impact on passenger vehicles during cornering
    E. Josefsson, R. Hagvall, M. Urquhart , S. Sebben - Chalmers University 

  • Using a Traffic Simulator to Evaluate and Minimize Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Conventional and Hybrid Electric Vehicles over Real World Emissions Tests
    T. Donateo, M. Giovinazzi, A. Tamborino – Università del Salento
  • Assessment of Waste Heat Recovery Potential in Heavy Duty Trucks
    F. Galuppo, T. Reiche, Volvo
    V. Lemort - University of Liège
  • Motorsport and CO2 Reduction: The Link Between Two Distant Worlds
    D. Zinelli - Dallara
  • Numerical Assessment of the CO2 Reduction Potential of Variable Valve Actuation on a Light Duty Diesel Engine
    A. Piano, F. Millo - Politecnico di Torino
    D. Di Nunno, A. Gallone - GM Global Propulsion Systems

15.50 – 16.30
Conference Closing Plenary Keynotes

  • CO2 Regulation in Europe and Its Consequences
    P. Dolejsi – ACEA
  • CO2 regulation: The EU and the future of mobility
    K.C. Scheel – VDA

16.30 – 16.45 
Conference Closing Remarks

End of Conference


9.00 – 13.00

Technical Tours: Maserati, General Motors, FCA wind tunnels

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