International Testing Symposium for the Combined Charging System

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  • 2017-11-04: The registration period for the 7th International CCS & ISO 15118 Testing Symposium is now finally CLOSED. Thank you for your interest and positive response. We are providing further updates to all participants shortly.
  • 2017-10-06: Please visit us at the EVS30 conference in Stuttgart, Germany. We are presenting a poster on the Testing Symposium as part of the Dialogue Session DS1 (Vehicles & Transportation Systems) on 9th of October 2017. Please find a copy of the poster HERE.
  • 2017-10-06: There were few errors in the invitation for the upcoming Testing Symposium in Canada with respect to some of the organizational dates. Please find the corrected version HERE. All changes are limited to PDF page 3 and marked in orange. The changes do NOT have any impact on the running registration process or already submitted applications.

  • 2017-09-19: We just opened the registration system for the 7th International CCS & ISO 15118 Testing Symposium. Please find all instructions for registration in the invitation available HERE. Please note, registration is open until 2017-10-16 (EOD, CET). Seats are limited! Active participants participating with test equipment will take precedence over observers.
  • 2017-09-19: Please find the official invitation to the 7th International CCS & ISO 15118 Testing Symposium in the information section on this website. The registration system will open soon.
  • 2017-08-25: The 7th edition of the International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium will take place at CSA Group in Mississauga (Canada) on November 16-17, 2017. Please find the SAVE-THE-DATE Announcement in the information section on this website. Please check this website for any future updates and announcements.

  • 2017-06-28: CharIN e.V. - one of our main supporters - just released a press release about the 6th Testing Symposium in Versailles, France.
  • 2017-06-23: With more than 200 participants and about 90 participating companies from 17 countries, the 6th Testing Symposium has been a huge success and set a new participation record in the series of CCS Testing Symposia. 45 of the participating companies took part by testing their own testing equipment. Participation clearly shows commitment of the industry to the Combined Charging System (CCS).
  • 2017-05-16: Thank you to all interested participants for the tremendous response. We received a huge amount of applications and will contact all applicants with further steps soon. Registration is CLOSED.

  • 2017-04-11: Registration for the 6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium at VEDECOM in Versailles (France) on June 22-23, 2017 is now OPEN. Please find all information needed for registration in the official invitation.
  • 2017-04-10: The invitation for the 6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium at VEDECOM in Versailles (France) on June 22-23, 2017 is now available. Please check out the information section on this website for complete details.
  • 2017-02-03: We are pleased to announce the 6th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium at VEDECOM in Versailles (France) on June 22-23, 2017. The event will be organized by the Communication Networks Insitute (CNI) of TU Dortmund and is supported by ISO/IEC and CharIN e.V.. Please find the SAVE-THE-DATE Announcement in the information section on this website. Please keep visiting this website for any future event news and announcements.

  • 2016-12-21: The Communication Networks Institute of TU Dortmund published a short news update on the last Testing Syposium in Korea. You can find it here in German language.
  • 2016-11-16: CharIn e.V. just published a press release (PDF) on the 5th International CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium. In addition, the Korean magazine Automotive Electronics also released an article (PDF) in Korean language about the event.
  • 2016-11-14: The 5th CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium just concluded end of last week. We would like to take the opportunity to thank KSGI (the host of the last Testing Symposium), our supporters & sponsors and last but not least all participating companies who made this Interop Testing Event in Korea a success. We received very good feedback and plan to continue with a 6th edition in Europe in 2017. We will update this website as soon as more information becomes available.

  • 2016-11-10: The 5th Testing Symposium will kick-off today. We are more than happy to welcome ~40 companies and about 80 experts on Jeju Island to conduct charge communication interoperability and conformance tests and discuss latest trends in technology.
  • 2016-11-04: Late Registration concluded today. Participants will receive preparatory information shortly.
  • 2016-09-06: Registration for the 5th Testing Symposium is now OPEN. Please register until 23rd of September 2016 (end of day, PST).
  • 2016-09-02: The invitation for the Testing Symposium on Jeju Island in South Korea, November 10th - 11th 2016 is now AVAILABLE. Registration will open next week (CW36).

  • 2016-07-28: We are very pleased to announce another follow-up testing symposium co-located with the next ISO/IEC 15118 JWG1 meeting on Jeju Island, South Korea, November 10th - 11th 2016. The SAVE-THE-DATE Announcement is available HERE.

About the CCS Testing Symposium

Test Session

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Communication in the form of the Combined Charging System (CCS) is a core enabling technology for fast charging EVs as well as for future Smart Grid integration. Its interoperability is key for user acceptance and economies of scale, but at the same time a major technical challenge due to the huge amount of different implementations, individual use cases and requirements on a diverse global market.

Test Session

The ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium embraces this challenge and brings together companies from the Smart Charging community and their technology experts to conduct conformance & interoperability tests for Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructures or respective Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and Communication Controllers.

Rather than talking about interoperability, this is a hands-on event digging deep into implementing, supporting and testing interoperability. By participating at this event your company or organization benefits through unprecedented networking with international technology experts in the area of smart charging communication.

General Information

The Road to 7th Testing Symposium...

Announcement

NOW AVAILABLE

Invitation

NOW AVAILABLE

Registration

CLOSED

Preparation

ONGOING

Testing

History of CCS & ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium

Where we have been so far...

  • 6th International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium @ VEDECOM, Versailles, France
  • 5th International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium @ Korea Smart Grid Institute (KSGI), Jeju Island, South Korea
  • 4th International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium @ Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), San Diego, CA, USA
  • 3rd International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival @ Communication Networks Institute (CNI), Dortmund, Germany
  • 2nd International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival @ Japanese Automobile Research Institute (JARI), Tokyo, Japan
  • 1st International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival @ Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Chicago, IL, USA
  • National eNterop ISO/IEC 15118 Testival @ Communication Networks Institute (CNI), Dortmund, Germany
  • 22nd - 23rd June 2017 / Versailles, France

    6th International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium

    The sixth International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium was hosted at VEDECOM in Versailles, France. More details are available here.

    10th - 11th November 2016 / Jeju-Do, South Korea

    5th International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium

    The fifth International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium was hosted at the Korea Smart Grid Institute (KSGI) on Jeju Island South Korea. More details are available here.

    7th - 8th April 2016 / San Diego USA

    4th International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium

    For its fourth iteration, the test event was renamed to "International ISO/IEC 15118 Testing Symposium" and was held at the beginning of 2016 at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) in San Diago, CA, USA. More details are available here.

    12th - 13th November 2015 / Dortmund Germany

    3rd International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival

    At the end of 2015 the International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival came back to where it was incubated a year before. The Communication Networks Institute (CNI) of TU Dortmund in Germany welcomed 45 companies participanting with about 100 persons to the third International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival. More details are available here and here (both German).

    16th - 17th April 2015 / Tokyo Japan

    2nd International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival

    The second International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival was held at the beginning of 2015 at the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI) in Tokyo, Japan. More details are available here (Japanese in JSAE Magazine July 2015, Vol 69, page 122).

    13th - 14th November 2014 / Chicago USA

    1st International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival

    The first International ISO/IEC 15118 Testival was held at the end of 2014 at the Argonne National Lab (ANL) in Chicago, IL, USA. More details are available here.

    1st - 2nd October 2014 / Dortmund Germany

    German National eNterop Testival

    The very first ISO/IEC 15118 Testival was held as part of the German research project eNterop which was partly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and was hosted at the premises of the Communication Networks Insitute, TU Dortmund (eNterop consortium member). The test event covered tests of communication controllers (ECUs) of Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations against the test system that was developed as part of the eNterop research project. The eNterop project concluded at the end of 2014 and was at that time the main contributor for the conformance test specifactions of ISO/IEC 15118 (Part 4 & 5).

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    Otto-Hahn-Strasse 6, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

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    URL: www.cni.tu-dortmund.de
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