EVS31
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Welcome Message

Leading a smart society with new mobility

It is our great pleasure and honor to host the 31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 31) and International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018 (EVTeC 2018). We are very pleased to welcome all of you to Kobe, which has a long history as a flourishing international port city that welcomes people from around the world, presenting a unique combination of the West and East.

At this EVS 31 & EVTeC 2018, the Organizing Committee plans to provide diverse scientific programs, such as:

  1. Plenary Sessions to introduce perspectives of a smart society driven by future electric vehicles (EVs), supported by artificial intelligence (AI) and connected technologies
  2. Technical Sessions organized by JSAE and APE to invite high level and state-of-the-art technologies
  3. Exhibition of EV and related technologies, showcasing the world-class technologies of Japanese and overseas automobile manufacturers and “Ride & Drive,” which offers opportunities to drive the latest machines

We welcome your participation and would like you to share your latest research and experiment results with colleagues in Japan and abroad.

We are very much looking forward to seeing all of you in Kobe in 2018.

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EVS 31 Highlights

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Countries around the world are pinning much hope on EVs and are investing much effort in popularizing them, as a means of dealing with global warming problems, extricating themselves from their dependence on oil, and addressing energy conservation. As part of this, along with innovations in batteries and other component technologies, the evolution of EVs is being steadily promoted. Furthermore, in recent years, in addition to partnerships with electric power systems, we have also begun exploring the potential to create value and provide services based on new perspectives such as “intelligence,” and “connectivity” on the back of advances in information technology. It is our hope, therefore, that EVS 31 will serve as a forum for international discussions on topics of “new mobility” in the form of next-generation EVs, and a “smart society”—a new futuristic society carved out around this new mobility.

EVS 31 Overview

Meeting Title The 31st International Electric Vehicles Symposium & Exhibition (EVS 31)
& International Electric Vehicle Technology Conference 2018 (EVTeC 2018)
Date September 30 – October 3, 2018
Venue Kobe Convention Center
Theme Leading a smart society with new mobility
Official Language English
Host Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)
Co-hosts Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP)
World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA)
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)
Supporters Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Japan)
Ministry of the Environment (Japan)
Hyogo Prefecture
Kobe City
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.(JAMA)
etc.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract > Dec. 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance > Apr. 15, 2018
Deadline for final manuscript > Jun. 30, 2018

Registration

Deadline for speakers registration > Jun. 30, 2018
Deadline for early-bird registration > Aug. 20, 2018
Deadline for advance registration > Sept. 20, 2018

Organization

Host

Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)JARI

Co-hosts

Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP)EVAAP

World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA)WEVA

Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)JSAE

Supporters

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Japan)
Ministry of the Environment (Japan)
Hyogo Prefecture
Kobe City
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.(JAMA) ecc.

Organizing Committee

Chair

Hideyuki Sakamoto Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.

Members

Takashi Odaira ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
Toshiaki Hasuike SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
Yasunori Nakawaki Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Shizuo Abe TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Tetsuo Hasegawa NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
Shin Endo Hino Motors, Ltd.
Atsuyoshi Nishizawa SUBARU CORPORATION
Hiroshi Takemura Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Shin Okamoto Mazda Motor Corporation
Tateo Kume MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
Keiji Watanabe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Toshiaki Onoyama TOYOTA AUTO BODY CO.,LTD.
Kenji Kobayashi Japan Automobile Importers Association
Toru Umebayashi The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated
Toshio Waku JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Naoyuki Takano TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION
Moriyuki Fujimoto Iwatani Corporation
Akira Osada Battery Association of Japan
Minoru Sakurai Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center (NeV)
Makoto Yoshida CHAdeMO Association
Tatsuya Mukai Electric Vehicle Power Supply System Association
Tadashi Tateuchi Japan EV Club
Junichiro Yamabe Kyushu University
Mitsuru Shouga Hyogo Prefecture
Atsuhiko Isobe Kobe City
Yoichi Hori President, WEVA / The University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Fujimoto Chair, Program Committee / The University of Tokyo
Masao Nagai Japan Automobile Research Institute
Akihiko Kido Japan Automobile Research Institute

Advisors

Shoji Tange University of Yamanashi
Kazuo Shimizu TECHNOMEDIA INC./ Automotive Journalist

Venue & Access

Venue

Kobe Convention Center
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Kobe International Conference Center

6-9-1 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan

Kobe International Exhibition Hall

6-11-1 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Japan

Session Room Floor Bldg
Plenary Session Convention Hall 1F No.2 Bldg. of Kobe International Exhibition Hall
Special Session Meeting Rooms
Special (Oral)
3-5F Kobe International Conference Center
Technical Session
(Oral)
Meeting rooms 3-5F Kobe International Conference Center
Technical Session
(Poster)
Exhibition Hall 2F No.1 Bldg. of Kobe International Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Exhibition Hall 1F No.1 & 3 Bldgs. of Kobe International Exhibition Hall
Ride & Drive Public street in front of Kobe International Exhibition Hall

Access

Access to Kobe

As a port city, built on a history of transportation, with its own airport and Shinkansen (bullet train) station “Shin-Kobe,” Kobe offers easy access for both domestic and overseas travelers. Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the closest international gateway to Kobe and is located on an island in Osaka Bay, close to a fast coastal highway.

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To transfer from KIX to Kobe:
-Transfer by Taxi: About 70 mins.
-Transfer by Limousine Bus: 65 mins.
-Transfer by Bay Shuttle Ferry: 30 mins.

About Kobe

Kobe, located almost in the center of Japan, is known for its unique style and exotic atmosphere. Kobe has been influenced by foreign cultures and has flourished as an international port since the old days. The city is close to Mount Rokko and is richly endowed with nature. It has flourished also because of the hot springs at Arima Onsen. Kobe is well known for its gourmet food like Kobe beef, Nada Japanese sake, wines, and sweets, as well as for being a fashionable city, with a sophisticated image.

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