• Venue:

    International Conference Center
    Hiroshima, Japan

  • Dates:

    November 19 to 21, 2019
    Technical visit on November 18

  • Due Dates:

    February 28, 2019
    Draft manuscripts:
    April 30, 2019
    Final manuscripts:
    July 31, 2019

What's New?

Nov 17 2019
Final Program is available.
Plenary Session Materials are also available.
Oct 05 2019
Session timetable was updated.
Preliminary Program Ver.2 is available.
Sep 10 2019
Session timetable (tentative) is available.
Aug 01 2019
Registration is available.
Two sites prepared. One is for Conference Registration. The other is for Technical Visits & Accommodation. If you hope to join Technical Visits, please complete Conference Registration first.
Aug 01 2019
To Authors : Presentation Template was modified. Please use new template when making your presentation material.


Since its first event in 1989, Small Engine Technology Conference (SETC) continues to be the international technology conference for small powertrains and related products. SETC is jointly held each year by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. (JSAE) and SAE International.

JSAE is pleased to host the 25th SETC at International Conference Center Hiroshima from November 19 through 21, 2019 with the cooperation of Japan Land Engine Manufacturers Association (LEMA).

Right in the middle of the once-in-a-century transformation, aiming for delightful and sustainable low-carbon society with harmony among various small powertrains, JSAE has chosen the theme of this conference for the year ― “Small Powertrains – Innovating for Their Future Role.”


Product Categories focused in this conference include;

Vehicles with motor such as ATV, Motorcycle, Scooter, Personal Mobility Vehicle, Watercraft, Outboard motor, Snowmobile, Recreational Vehicle, Utility Vehicle, Power Assist Device, Assisted Bicycle and Unmanned Vehicle.

Machineries with motor such as Snow Plow/Blower, Portable Power Generator, Agricultural Machine, Gardening Apparatuses, Hand Tools and Powered Exoskeleton, Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power Systems.

Technologies applicable for the products above are to be presented. Please be sure Automobiles, Large Vessels, Large Aircraft, Locomotives and Spaceships are out of the subject.

Technological Areas focused in this conference include;

Combustion Engines such as 4 stroke Engine, 2 stroke Engine, Spark Ignition Engine, Diesel Engine, HCCI Engine, Unconventional Engine and Competition Engine.

New Energy Sources such as Hybrid Drive, Electric Drive, Fuel Cells and Solar Cells.

Components such as Chassis, Suspensions, Brakes, Transmissions, Drivetrains, Electrical Systems, Electronic Systems, Fuel Supply Systems and Wheels & Tires.

Development Technologies such as Numerical Simulations, Model Based Development (MBD), Measurements and Production Technologies.

Fuels, Lubricants and Tribology such as Alternative Fuels, Fuel Reformations, Additives, Friction Loss and Wear.

Vehicle Technologies such as Dynamics, Drivability, Safety Technology, Functional Safety and Human Factors & Ergonomics.

Environmental Impacts such as Noise, Vibration, Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, After-treatment and Life Cycle Management & Recyclability.

Materials such as Composites, Metal Alloys, Heat & Surface Treatment, New Material and Material Processing



1. LANGUAGE: English

No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

2. Submission of Abstract

We kindly ask prospective researchers and engineers in a diversified field of technologies and products with power source to submit electronic abstracts of 300 to 500 words on-line via SETC website (URL: http://www.setc-jsae.com/) linked to JSAE Paper Entry System. You will receive a reply upon your submission.
The abstract should include:

  • Tentative paper title
  • Author's full names (Main and Co-author(s)), together with affiliation name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone (and fax) numbers
  • The abstract should clearly state:
  • The main issues and conclusions
  • The process by which the conclusions were reached
  • The significance of the work to progress of the relevant engineering area
  • Abstract is to be received on-line from December 2018

3. Paper and Presentation

The paper should be written and presented at the conference, which should be applications oriented. No paper will be accepted without a presentation.

  • The paper should be described using hard metric (SI) units.
  • Material of a purely product introductive nature or containing commercialism should be omitted.
  • Final manuscripts should make a contribution to the state-of-the-art technology or present a comprehensive review, be of high technical quality with conclusions supported by technical data.
  • A presenting author, when his/her final manuscript is accepted, is asked to make on-line advanced registration via SETC website linked to the registration system. A presenting author should bring his/her own PC for presentation to the venue.
  • Excellent papers and presentations will be awarded prizes.
  • Your technical paper could be eligible for SAE Journal if qualified.

4. Exhibition and Poster Session

OEMs, suppliers and academia will be given an opportunity to exhibit their products and technical information during the conference at the venue. Poster session in conjunction with technical session will be also provided to graduate and undergraduate university students, and their researchers. Excellent poster will be awarded a prize.

5. Advertisements and Sponsorship

The chance to post your company's advertisement banner and/or advertisement on the preliminary and the final program will be offered. Furthermore, conference sponsorship program for the Welcome Reception and other events will be planned. Information will be available at the SETC website in the autumn of 2018.


Hiroshima City

Hiroshima is a beautiful city blessed with a rich natural environment, nestled between lush green mountains and the tranquil Seto Inland Sea, with six rivers flowing through its center. For beautiful city landscapes that coexist harmoniously with nature, look no further than Hiroshima!

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Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. E-mail: SETC2019@jsae.or.jp