As well known, requirements on automotive systems in different and often conflicting terms are continuously increasing and being met by more complex hardware and software solutions. In this situation the design of a control system which exploits the available degrees of freedom is becoming the longer the more complicated.
Against this background, there has been an increasing trend to use advanced modelbased control design methods also for automotive applications, even though they were developed and first established outside the specific scheme. Several successful results have been reported, often with excellent results. Still, they are more an exception than a rule, the main problem being the lack of a sufficient number of people able to integrate the methodological and technical background with real automotive problems.
The summer school intends to provide PhD students with a combination of generic methodological information, specific engine and vehicle knowledge and a practical automotive application, in order to allow seeing the full development process needed for such an integrated approach.
It is organized with four elements: methodological overviews, system overviews, reported applications and practical applications in labs.