double-arrowConference Agenda At-a-Glance

Please note that all meals and snacks will take into consideration the dietary restrictions everyone shared with their registration.

We have also asked each vendor to list on menu item cards if the item may be vegetarian, vegan, MSG-free, etc. but if you have any concerns, please ask a server for the event or find Jennifer!

Please feel free to use Pfahl Hall 202 at any time as a quiet workspace, except for Monday, August 29, afternoon’s technical session (15:30-17:30)

Sunday, August 28

15:00-17:00 Registration open outside of The Blackwell Ballroom (2nd floor)
Coffee / tea and light snacks available at registration

17:00-19:00 Welcome BBQ Dinner in The Blackwell Ballroom (2nd floor)

SPONSORED BY: The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

Monday, August 29

*Registration and Information desk open from 7:00-17:00 in the lobby of The Blackwell Ballroom

7:00-09:00   Registration open outside of The Blackwell Ballroom (2nd floor)
Coffee / tea and continental breakfast available

SPONSORED BY BorgWarner

09:00             Opening Ceremony, featuring Giorgio Rizzoni, PhD, IFAC AAC Conference Host, Director, The Ohio State University Center for Automotive ResearchProfessor, The Ohio State University Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

09:30             PlenaryLars Nielsen, Linköping University, Sweden, “Force-Centric Perspectives on Autonomous Safety Maneuvers”, introduced by Giorgio Rizzoni

10:30             Coffee break
SPONSORED BY Honda North America

11:00             Technical Sessions – MoAT3 and MoAT4

13:00              Lunch and Keynote: Chen-Fang Chang, LGM, General Motors, USA,
“Vehicle Electrification at GM”, introduced by Marcello Canova
SPONSORED BY: General Motors

14:30              “A conversation about Future Area of Research Findings for our community”
Led by Giorgio Rizzoni, PhD

15:30              Technical Sessions – MoBt3, MoBT4, and MoBT5

17:30-20:30 Transportation to the evening’s social event at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

17:30-20:00 Social and Student Networking Event
The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research
930 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH  43212
SPONSORED BY: JobsOhio

Tuesday, August 30

*Registration and Information desk open from 7:30-17:00 in the lobby of The Blackwell Ballroom

7:30-08:30   Registration open outside of The Blackwell Ballroom (2nd floor)
Coffee / tea and light snacks available at registration
SPONSORED BY: PACCAR

08:30             Plenary: Anna Stefanopolou, PhDUniversity of Michigan, USA 
“Battery Lifetime Prediction and Management along with Safety and the Transition”, introduced by Marcello Canova

10:00             Technical Sessions – TuAT3 and TuAT4

12:00             Lunch and Keynote - Peter Kuechler, Ford Motor Company, USA 
“Propulsive Controls Architecture in an Evolving Automotive Industry”, introduced by Giorgio Rizzoni
SPONSORED BY: Schaeffler

13:30             Industry Perspective - Patrick Lindemann, Schaeffler (USA) 
"Automotive Industry Challenges for Drivetrain and Chassis Mechatronics", introduced by Matilde D’Arpino

14:30             Coffee break

15:00             Technical Sessions – TuBT3 and TuBT4

17:00-19:00  Free time  Please feel free to use Pfahl Hall 202 at any time, except Monday between 15:30-17:30, as a quiet workspace

18:45-19:00 Walk to Gate 7 of Ohio Stadium
Wheeled transportation available as needed - Please make prior arrangements at the registration and information desk by Tuesday, August 30 at noon.

19:00-22:00 IFAC AAC Gala
The Ohio Stadium – Northwest Loge Club Event Space
SPONSORED BY The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

Wednesday, August 31

*Registration and Information desk open from 8:00-17:00 in the lobby of The Blackwell Ballroom

8:00-09:00   Registration open outside of The Blackwell Ballroom (2nd floor)
Coffee / tea and light snacks available at registration

08:30             Plenary: Greg Shaver, Purdue University  
“Model-based Controls for Low Carbon Commercial Vehicle Engines and Powertrains”, introduced by Qadeer Ahmed

9:30                Coffee Break

10:00             Technical Sessions – WeAT3 and WeAT4

12:00             Lunch and Keynote: Gary Parker, Cummins 
“Cummins exponential controls innovation: Our battlefield view towards Destination Zero”, introduced by Carlos Guardiola
​​​​​​​SPONSORED BY: Cummins

13:30             Closing Ceremony: Carlos Guardiola, PhD, IFAC AAC Conference Chair, Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

14:00             Post-conference Workshops – WeWT2 and WeWT3

16:00-17:30 Networking and snacks!

For those staying to the very end, we will have light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in The Blackwell Ballroom Lobby Area, starting at the end of the workshops until approximately 17:30 p.m.