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EMR'12 Presentation

EMR'12, " Modelling and control using EMR"

Joint Summer School (3 ECTS)

University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)

25-27 June 2012















Photos of EMR'12, Madrid, Spain


EMR'12 has been successfully organized by University Carlos III of Madrid. There were 45 attendees from 8 countries (France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Ukrainia, Romania and China); about half of attendees were Master or PhD Students, 5 lectures on concepts, 14 lectures on applications, 2 simulations sessions, 1 round table plus the PhD works. The next EMR summer school will be held in Lille en September 2013.


This joint summer school was co-organized by Dr. Lucia GAUCHIA (University Carlos III of Madrid) and Prof. A. BOUSCAYROL (Université Lille1). The program have been composed of 3 lectures on EMR concepts, several lectures on various applications and 3 simulation sessions (Electric Vehicle, Wind turbine, Photovoltaic System).

This workshop was focused on the Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) methodology for modelling and control of complex energetic systems.

This Summer School was dedicated to Master and PhD students, Engineers and scientists, both from academy and industry, who have to model and control new electromechanical systems such as industrial multi-drive systems, traction and propulsion systems, hybrid electric vehicles, or renewable energy generation systems.

EMR is a graphical modelling tool, which has been introduced in 2000 to describe complex electromechanical systems; and it has been extended to other energetic systems . EMR is based on the action-reaction principle to organize the interconnection of sub-systems according to the physical causality (i.e. integral). This description highlights energetic properties of the system (energy accumulation, conversion and distribution). Moreover, an inversion-based control can be systematically deduced from EMR using specific inversion rules.

Compared with other causal modelling tools such as Bond Graphs or Causal Ordering Graph (COG), EMR has a more global energetic view and contributes to system’s control design. Differing from non-causal modelling tools such as Physic Modelling Language (PML) using Object-Oriented Modelling Language (which makes its libraries to be coupled in the same way as physical units), EMR is focused on the system function but not only on the system structure. EMR gives insights into the real energy operation of systems and allows a deep understanding of its potentialities from a dynamic point of view.

In short, the distinct features of EMR lie in its clarity of physical concepts, as well as their physical causality, and its functional modelling rather than a structural modelling, hence contribute significantly to the design of the control and to energy management of systems.

EMR is taught in various universities in France since 2000, at University of Québec à Trois Rivières since 2002 and at EPF Lausanne (Switzerland) since 2005. University of Tsinghua (China), Uiversity Carlos III of Madrid (Spain) University of Barcelona (Spain), Graz Unversity of Technology (Austria).... The first international EMR workshops were held in Lille (France) in June 2006. The previous EMR summer schools took place in Harbin (China, EMR'08) in September 2008, in Trois-Rivières (Canada, EMR'09) in September 2009, and in Lausanne (Switzerland, EMR'11) in July 2011.

General Chair of EMR'12
(University Carlos III of Madrid,
Power Electric Engineering Department,Spain)

General Co-Chair of EMR'12
(University Lille1, Sciences and Technology,
L2EP Lille, MEGEVH network, France)

Organizing Committee

-- General Chairs --

Dr. Lucia GAUCHIA (University of Carlos III of Madrid, Power Electric Engineering Depertment, Spain)

Prof. Alain BOUSCAYROL (Université Lille1, Sciences et Technologies, L2EP, MEGEVH network, France)

-- Organizing committee --

Dr. Philippe BARRADE (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, LEI, Switzerland)

Dr. Loic BOULON (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, IRH, Canada)

Ms Sandra CASTANO (University of Carlos III of Madrid , Spain)

Prof. Daniel HISSEL (Université de Franche Comté, FEMTO-ST, MEGEVH network, France)

Prof. Betty LEMAIRE-SEMAIL (Université Lille1, Sciences et Technologies, L2EP, France)

Dr. Walter LHOMME (Université Lille1, Sciences et Technologies, L2EP, MEGEVH, network, France)

Prof. Javier SANZ  (University of Carlos III of Madrid , Spain)

Dr. Rochdi TRIGUI (IFSTTAR, LTE, MEGEVH network, France)



University Carlos III

Université Lille1, Sciences et Technologies
(Lille, France)

Laboratoire d'Électrotechnique et d'Électronique de Puissance de Lille - L2EP Lille
(Lille, France)

EPE Association
(Control chapter of the European Power Electronics Association)

(Institure of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

(French scientific network on EVs and HEVs)

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