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Special Session #13: EMR and Other Graphical Descriptions - VPPC 2022

Special Session #13: EMR and Other Graphical Descriptions
Within the framework of MEGEVH, French network on xEVs.

Co-Organizer: David Ramsey, Université de Lille, France
Co-Organizer: Nassim Noura, MITACS, Canada

Call for Papers:

The design and control of complex systems, composed of several energy sources and subsystems, such as Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), are challenging tasks. The model-based control design approach provides an efficient means to tackle these challenges. The general steps in this approach are:
1. system modelling,
2. organization of models,
3. control analysis and tuning,
4. system and control simulation,
5. emulation and experimental validations,
6. and control deployment.

At the organization step, several graphic formalisms can be used, such as Bond Graph, Power Oriented Graph (POG), and Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) ( These formalisms highlight different properties of multi-physical systems. As an energy-based graphical tool, EMR respects the principle of integral causality and highlights the energetic properties of power components (i.e., energy source, energy conversion, energy accumulation, and energy distribution). Thus, EMR provides a global energetic view of systems and facilitates the development of control structures.
The aim of this special session is to present different graphical descriptions, including EMR, applied to EVs and/or HEVs, to solve complex design and control problems.


David Ramsey

Bio: David Ramsey received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lille and from the University of Quebec à Trois-Rivières, Canada, in 2021. He is currently a research engineer at the Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics (L2EP) of the University of Lille. His research interests include the modelling of electrified mobility.



Nassim Noura

Bio: Nassim Noura is currently a PhD student at the Hydrogen Research Institute of Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Nassim does research in Control Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fuel cell systems and Automotive Engineering.


Submission Deadline EXTENDED: 30 May 2022
Acceptance notification: 11 July 2022
Final paper submission deadline: 8 August 2022

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