Summer School Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (SAMM) on

Energy Based Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Complex Physical Systems

Technische Universität Berlin, April 4-6, 2016, Germany

Location

The summer school will take place at the Technische Universität Berlin, 4.-6. April 2016. The registration fee is 25 Euro and must be paid on-site on the first day of the school. Following the summer school, there will be a workshop (April 7 and 8, TU Berlin) on the same topic and all the participants of the school are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop as well.

Important Information

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 12, 2016 (extended)
Notification of Scholars: February 19, 2016
Registration Deadline: February 29, 2016
Registration Fee: 25 Euro
Summer School: April 4-6, 2016

Aims and Scope

The intention of the summer school is to provide an introduction to energy based modeling, simulation, and control of complex physical systems with particular emphasis on port-Hamiltonian systems. Port-Hamiltonian systems provide an extension of a classical Hamiltonian system by offering internal ports (resistive and storage) and external ports (control and interaction) to account for exchange of energy. The ports are connected via a Dirac structure. Such a general concept allows for an efficient modeling of a complete network and offers the possibility to include controllers as systems themselves. Besides the nice modeling aspects, the framework of port-Hamiltonian systems comes with nice mathematical properties, which will also be discussed in the summer school.

The lectures of the summer school will be given by Arjan van der Schaft (University of Groningen) and Peter Breedveld (University of Twente). Both are distinguished experts in the topic of the summer school and will provide theoretical and practical aspects of energy based modeling. The participants will get an introduction to the software 20-sim and apply their knowledge in complementary exercises.

Arjan van der Schaft

University of Groningen

Prof. Dr. Arjan van der Schaft is a full professor in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research activies include but are not limited to nonlinear systems and control theory with special emphasis on port-Hamiltonian systems. He is (co-)author of several books (e.g., 'Port-Hamiltonian Systems Theory: An Introductory Overview', 2014, with D. Jeltsema) and has (co-)authored more than 120 journal publications.

Peter Breedveld

University of Twente

Dr. Ir. Peter Breedveld is an associate professor in the Control Laboratory at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His research is mainly devoted to the modeling and simulation of complex physical systems, in particular in connection with electrical networks and electromechanic systems.

Organization

Andres Gonzalez (UP. Valencia)
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
Agnieszka Miedlar (Univ. of Minnesota)
Philipp Schulze (TU Berlin)
Andreas Steinbrecher (TU Berlin)
Benjamin Unger (TU Berlin)

Sponsors

SAMM GAMM SFB 1029 TU Berlin

Schedule

There are four lectures each day and a joint dinner on Tuesday night. We also plan a short excursion prior to the dinner. The costs for the excursion and the dinner are not included in the registration fee. The registration is located in the math building in room MA 315. The lectures and exercises take place on the same floor in MA 313.

Monday, April 4 Tuesday, April 5 Wednesday, April 6
8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening Remarks
9.15 Lecture Lecture Lecture
10.15 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
10.45 Lecture Lecture Lecture
11.45 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
14.15 Lecture/Exercise Lecture/Exercise Lecture/Exercise
15.15 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
15.45 Lecture/Exercise Lecture/Exercise Lecture/Exercise
17.00 Excursion and Dinner


Note that the summer school is followed by a workshop (April 7 and 8, TU Berlin) on the same topic and participants of the school are strongly encouraged to participate in the workshop.

Scholarship

With a generous support of our sponsors, we are able to offer 10 financial scholarships for participants of the summer school to reduce the cost to a minimum. Each scholarship contains a waiver of the registration fee and up to 150 Euro for travel and accommodation costs. If the participant plans to attend the subsequent workshop, then the workshop fee will also be covered by the scholarship. Eligible for the scholarship are all graduate students (master and PhD) that live more than 100km away from Berlin.

To apply for the scholarship, candidates must submit a CV, a letter of motivation that indicates how port-Hamiltonian systems or energy based modeling is related to their research project (master or PhD thesis) and the research advisor's recommendation letter.

Scholarship Committee

Peter Breedveld (Univ. of Twente)
Volker Mehrmann (TU Berlin)
Agnieszka Miedlar (Univ. of Minnesota)
Arjan van der Schaft (Univ. of Groningen)

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 12, 2016
phschool2016@math.tu-berlin.de

Registration for the Summer School

Registration is open until February 29, 2016. The registration fee is 25 Euro and must be paid on the first day of the summer school.

The registration is closed

Travel and Accommodation

Travel Instructions

The summer school will take place at Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juli 136, 10623 Berlin, Germany. The lecture rooms are located in the Math Buidling (MA), see the map on the right. The nearest airport is the airport Berlin Tegel (TXL). The nearest train station is Zoologischer Garten, the nearest U-Bahn (subway) station is Ernst-Reuter Platz, and the nearest S-Bahn station is Tiergarten. For all described routes that include public transportation you need a regular ticket for the zone AB (zone ABC for Airport Berlin Schönefeld), which costs 2.70 Euro (3.30 Euro).
Train connections and also local transport information can be obtained from the travel service of the Deutsche Bahn. You may use Ernst-Reuter-Platz (U), Berlin or Berlin-Tiergarten as destination.

Arrival via Airport Berlin Tegel

Take the Bus X9 towards S+U Zoologischer Garten to Ernst-Reuter-Platz (approx. 25 min).

Arrival via Airport Berlin Schönefeld

Attention: You need an ABC ticket for this route (3.30 Euro). Walk to the S-Bahn station Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld Bhf (about 5min) and take the S9 towards S+U Pankow or Landsberger Allee. Switch at station Ostkreuz (9 stops, approx. 25 min) to S7 towards Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. Get off the train at Tiergarten (9 stops, approx. 20 min) and walk to the Math building. Alternatively, you can ride one station further to Zoologischer Garten. For instructions, see Arrival via Zoologischer Garten.

Map of the campus of TU Berlin (from openstreetmap.org)

Arrival via Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)

Take a walk to platform 16 (upper level) and take any of the following trains: S5 towards S Spandau Bhf, S7 towards S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof, or S75 towards S Westkreuz. Get off at station Tiergarten (2 stations) and take a walk to the Math building (approx. 7 min). Alternatively, you can ride one station further to Zoologischer Garten. For instructions see the next point.

Arrivial via Zoologischer Garten (Train)

You can either walk directly to the Math building (approx. 12 min) or take the subway U2 in direction Ruhleben or Theodor-Heuss-Platz to Ernst-Reuter-Platz (only one station).

Arrivial via ZOB (Fernbus)

Walk (approx. 6 min) to U Kaiserdamm and take U12 towards S+U Warschauer Str. to Ernst-Reuter-Platz (four stops, 6 min).

Accommodation

Berlin offers a large variety of possible accommodations. The following list provides only a short selection. Prices are approximate and not guaranteed. Please make your own reservation sufficiently early because hotels in the university area fill up really fast.

If you are willing to share a room with other participants please check the suitable option box during the registration process. By selecting this option please be aware that your name and email data will be forwarded to the other participants.

less than 40 Euro

Name of the hotel Address Distance to TU Berlin
aletto Kudamm Hotel & Hostel Hardenbergstraße 31, 10623 Berlin 1.0km
Hotel-Pension Cortina Kantstr. 140, 10623 Berlin 1.3km
Smart Stay Berlin City Wilmersdorfer Straße 148, 10585 Berlin 1.7km
Hostel City Bed Lietzenburger Strasse 56, 10719 Berlin 1.9km
Happy Go Lucky Hotel & Hostel Stuttgarter Platz 17, 10627 Berlin 2.4km

40 Euro - 60 Euro

Name of the hotel Address Distance to TU Berlin
Arktur City Hotel Otto-Suhr-Allee 74, 10585 Berlin 1.2km
Aparthotel VEGA Uhlandstr. 185/186, 10623 Berlin 1.3km
Abendstern Hotel Stuttgarter Platz 8, 10627 Berlin 2.2km

more than 60 Euro

Name of the hotel Address Distance to TU Berlin
Novotel Berlin am Tiergarten Strasse des 17 Juni 106-108, 10623 Berlin 0.6km
Novum Hotel Gates Knesebeckstr. 8-9, 10623 Berlin 0.7km
Hotel Otto Knesebeckstr. 10, 10623 Berlin 0.7km
Wyndham Berlin Excelsior Hardenbergstrasse 14, 10623 Berlin 0.9km
Hotel Carmer 16 Carmerstr. 16, 10623 Berlin 1.1km
ibis Styles Berlin an der Oper Hotel Bismarckstrasse 100, 10625 Berlin 1.1km
Motel One Berlin-Ku'Damm Kantstraße 10, 10623 Berlin 1.4km
Berlin Plaza Hotel Knesebeckstr. 63, 10719 Berlin 1.6km
Leonardo Hotel Berlin Wilmersdorfer Straße 32, 10585 Berlin 1.6km

We are happy to announce that the summer school will be followed by a workshop on

Energy Based Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Complex Physical Systems

which will take place at TU Berlin on April 7-8, 2016.

The workshop fosters the opportunity that the young researchers participating in the summer school can learn about current research directions in the field of energy based modeling, simulation, and control. Equipped with the solid theoretical and pratical background provided in the summer school, the participants get in contact with leading experts and can discuss their research ideas. The lecturers of the summer school are also invited speakers of the workshop such that there is a smooth transition for the participants.

Invited Speakers

Arjan van der Schaft

University of Groningen

Peter Breedveld

University of Twente

Carsten Hartmann

Freie Universität Berlin

Hector Ramirez

University of Franche-Comté

Detailed information are available on the workshop website.