2023 ITEC BATTERY STATE OF CHARGE ESTIMATION STUDENT CHALLENGE
InformationThe IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC) invites you to participate in the 2023 ITEC Battery State of Charge Estimation Student Challenge. With the huge growth of battery applications, state estimation is becoming an ever more important skill for engineers. The contest is a great opportunity to develop new skills – last year’s winning team had no prior experience in state of charge estimation – or to showcase the quality of algorithms you have already developed and published. Winning teams will receive a cash award and have the opportunity to showcase their results at ITEC 2023!
Challenge:Competitors will be challenged to create the best performing electric vehicle battery state of charge estimation algorithm. Teams will be provided with a high-quality dataset consisting of Li-ion battery characterization and drive cycle test data over a wide range of temperatures. Teams will submit their algorithms in MATLAB script format via an electronic portal. Algorithms will be tested automatically using a set of data which the competitors are blind to, and the error for each test case will be reported back. This blinded SOC estimation development approach allows for a fair comparison of the submitted algorithms. The winner will be selected primarily based on quantitative performance metrics. Algorithms do not need to be new or unique. Teams are encouraged to use algorithms from their current or prior research and from the literature, as much of the effort is in the algorithm implementation & tuning/training.
Eligibility:Each student can only be on one team. Conference registration is not needed to participate.
Teams can consist of the following: -Undergraduate students
-Combined undergrad and graduate students
Contest sign up form (open till April 30, 2023): https://forms.office.com/r/tMPb7HCCvd
Teams submit requests for information / clarification: Continuously, but no later than May 31, 2023
Teams submit final SOC estimators and brief summary report no later than June 14, 2023
Winning teams announced at ITEC 2023, June 21-23, 2023
Prize – Sponsored by MathWorks:
1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250
Each winning team will also have the opportunity to present a poster and receive one free registration if they would like to attend the conference
ITEC 2023 Student Attendance Grants
The Power Electronics Society (PELS) has sponsored a travel reimbursement program for students who present a paper at PELS-sponsored conferences and workshops. The objective of student travel grants is to increase student participation at IEEE conferences and workshops.
Eligibility: To be eligible, students must have a paper accepted and present the paper, be an IEEE Student Member, and be a PELS member. Preference will be given to students who are the first author on a paper and with more than one accepted paper.
Selection of Recipients: Travel support recipients will be chosen so that students from as many countries as possible receive support. In case there are more applicants than available funds for travel reimbursement, preference will be given to the best papers according to the review rating and to students who have not previously been part of the program.
Reimbursement: All Travel Support reimbursements are at the discretion of the Committee. Any decisions made by the Committee are final and cannot be appealed or debated. Reimbursement of costs will be done after the conference has concluded and students have sent in the necessary reimbursement forms and receipts.
Deadline for applications: April 3rd
Dates for notification of acceptance: April 12th