EMR'24, "Modelling and control using EMR, application to HEVs and others"

Joint Summer School of Amity University Uttar Pradesh (Noida) and University of Lille, France, 26-28 Amrch 2024

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EMR, definition and interest

Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) is a graphical formalism for the organization of models and controls of energy conversion systems. EMR is based on the interaction principle of Systemics and the causality principle of Energy. EMR leads to control schemes (blue) by a systematic inversion of the model organization (orange).


EMR in academia or industry

EMR is taught in Canada (Univ. Sherbrook, Univ. Quebec Trois-Riviere), China (Harbin Inst.Tech., Tsinghua Univ.), Vietnam (Hanoi Univ. of Science & Tech.y),  Swizerland (Univ. of Applied Sience of Valais-Wallis, CERN), Portugal (INES Coimbria), Spain (Univ. Polytec. Catalyuna, Univ. Oviedo), Austria (Tech. Univ. Graz), Colombia (Santander Univ.), Romania (Cluj-Napoca) and many French universities, etc. In industry, EMR is used by ALSTOM, SIEMENS, SNCF, PSA, VALEO, RENAULT, Sherpa Engineering, TYPHOON, etc.

EMR, brief history

EMR has been introduced in 2000 for research development in complex electromechanical drives. EMR has been extended to any energy conversion systems in 2010. EMR pictograms are developed in various sofwares to facilitate its usage (MATLAB-Simulink, AMESIM, PSIM, TYPHOON HiL, etc.).

Summer schools are regularly organized to show the help provided by EMR for the control development of complex systems in all physical domains, particularly in the field of electrified systems (electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, trains, etc.). These summer schools started since 2006 in Lille (France, 2006), then, Harbin (China, 2008), Trois-Rivières (Canada, 2009), Lausanne (Switzerland, 2011), Madrid (Spain, 2012), Lille (France, 2013), Coimbra (Portugal, 2014), Lille (France, 2015), Montréal (Canada, 2016), Lille (France, 2017), Hanoi (Vietnam, 2018) and Lille (France 2019). The edition 2020 (Oviedo, Spain) has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Then EMR came back to a regular organisation Lille (France, 2021), Sion (Switzerland, 2022) and Lille (France, 2023). The next edition will be in 2024 in Delhi (India). These Summer School are dedicated to Master and PhD students, engineers and scientists, from both academia and industry, which have to model and control new multi-physical systems such as industrial multi-drive systems, traction and propulsion systems, hybrid electric vehicles, or renewable energy generation systems.

EMR in European projects

EMR is also used in the European PANDA project (panda flyer). This project is based on the EMR formalism to organize all the simulation models (https://project-panda.eu/). This project is coordinated by Prof. Alain Bouscayrol (University of Lille).


Alain BOUSCAYROL, Alain.Bouscayroluniv-lillefr
L2EP / University of Lille - 59 655 Villeneuve d'Asq cedex, France
Tel : +33 3 20 43 42 35 | Fax : +33 3 20 43 69 67


Ryan O’BERRIEL & Alain BOUSCAYROL (L2EP, Univ. Lille – France)