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It is possible to consider the task of setting PID-type controllers as an optimization problem. Typically, this is done by carrying out the optimization of a performance index (also known as a cost function or design objective). However, it could happen that the optimal solution found does not satisfy the exchange of benefits of all the control requirements. This workshop addresses this optimization problem from a multi-objective approach, where a set of Pareto-optimal solutions are calculated. The foregoing provides the engineer with alternatives for the selection of the solution most suited to their needs, following a process of multi-criteria analysis of the exchange of benefits between conflicting objectives.

Objectives: The participant will understand the design process through multi-objective optimization as a holistic design technique for engineering, where the definition of the multi-objective problem, the multi-objective optimization phase and decision making converge. This technique will be used for the adjustment of PID type controllers.
Required skills: management and programming of Matlab (elementary).

Required knowledge: Optimization (elementary), PID controllers (elementary).

In the workshop, contents of the book: G. Reynoso Meza, et al. “Controller Tuning with Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization.” (2017). Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation series. Editorial Springer, will be covered.

Also will be covered referential content from the book (in edition): G. Reynoso Meza. “A gentle introduction to engineering design with multiobjective optimization.”


PhD. Gilberto Reynoso Meza – Escola Politécnica, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Brasil

Gilberto Reynoso Meza received his PhD (2014) in Automation, Robotics and Industrial Computing from the Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), and the titles of master of science with a specialization in automation (2005) and mechanical engineer administrator (2001) from Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). He is affiliated to the Postgraduate Program in Engenharia de Produção e Sistemas (PPGEPS), of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil. He is currently developing his research in the development of multi-objective optimization techniques for engineering design and machine learning for industrial processes. His main research interests are computational intelligence, intelligent control, multi-objective optimization, multi-criterion decision making, evolutionary algorithms and machine learning.


The participants in this workshop will get a panoramic view of the data centers, that is, the technological infrastructure that supports cloud computing. Cloud computing is defined as a model that offers on-demand computing services, such as:

  1. SaaS (Software as a service), model that provides software applications for end users via the Internet: e-mail, office automation, storage, etc.

  2. PaaS (Platform as a service), a model that provides platforms for the development of software via the Internet as programming languages ​​and libraries.

  3. IaaS (Infrastructure as a service), a model that provides the physical infrastructure that in turn allows PaaS and SaaS to be supported, such as servers, networks and computer laboratories via the internet, supported in Data Centers.

Finally, the IEEE Cloud Computing initiative is addressed, as well as industry trends in data centers and the main industry standards. At present, ICT graduates find employment in data centers and network operations centers in telecommunications suppliers.


Prof. José Ignacio Castillo Velázquez – Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM)

J. Ignacio Castillo has been working for 19 years in IT&C industries [Datacenter Dynamics, RedUno-TELMEX, IFE, DICINET], as well as in private and public universities as professor [UDEFA, UACM, BUAP, UPAEP, UTM]. He has participated in more than 40 national and international projects as a team member, or leader on technical and management positions. Castillo is an IEEE Senior Member. He participates with ISO/IEC 27000 committee, Mexican NB. As professor he has lectured more than 100 undergraduate and graduate courses, he wrote journal and conference papers, one book, technical reports and is referee for magazines and conferences; he organized national and international conferences and seminars. He had offered more than 60 keynote, invited talks and webinars, but also he wrote more than 100 divulgation articles for magazines and newspapers.
Since 2008 Castillo is a tenured Professor at Electronics & Telecommunications Dep. with Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México UACM (Autonomous University of Mexico City). He received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Sciences (95), completed with honors, and his M.Sc. degree in Semiconductor Devices (98) both from the Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico.


There is currently a great concern about the differences between fuel consumption and actual emissions shown by vehicles and those reported by manufacturers. These differences generate important errors in emissions inventories and in the formulation of public policies for the control of vehicle emissions.
This workshop will illustrate how energy and environmental performance of vehicles is evaluated for regulatory purposes. Subsequently, the existing tools to estimate the energy consumption and emissions of vehicles under particular conditions of a region of interest will be shown. Finally, these tools will be used to estimate the number of batteries required in electric vehicles.


PhD. José Ignacio Huertas Cardozo – Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

Dr. José Ignacio Huertas is a tenured professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey and a researcher at the research group on energy and climate change. He graduated as Mechanical Engineer at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (1988). Also he obtained a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes (1990) and from the University of Washington, St. Louis, USA (1994). He holds a Doctor of Science from the University of Washington (1997). He belongs to the CONACYT National System of researchers, level 1, in Mexico, and is also a senior researcher at COLCIENCIAS in Colombia. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He led the Energy Research Group (GICOM) of the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia from 1998 to 2002. In 2004 he founded the Automotive Mechatronics Research Center (CIMA) of Tecnológico de Monterrey and led it until 2015. He has published 3 books, 6 book chapters and more than 50 articles in indexed magazines related to energy and air pollution. He has a patent granted and also a copyright. He has completed more than 90 research and technological development projects financed by companies and government entities in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, France, USA. He has graduated 89 Masters and 6 PhDs. Research areas: Energy, combustion, vehicular emissions and air pollution.


What makes new technological products to have better benefits, to be more competitive, and still continue to be attractive and effective in the market? New products are generally planned from the concept, and parametric and functional specifications are then defined according to the behavior and maturity of the target market niche as well as its segmentation. These problems are usually addressed at a managerial and industrial engineering level, but today they may be also aproached from the mechatronic engineering perspective. In this context, this workshop will address the essential aspects that influence the definition, generation and selection of the concept as a basis for new competitive products, particularly from the closed loop mechatronic design paradigm. This paradigm seeks to establish the causality of each and every one of the design and functionality elements that define and prioritize prototype features, and how they evolve towards a competitive product in the market. We will deepen in technical aspects of functional definition of the product, as well as the techniques of concept, modeling, design, sensors, actuators (and their control), protocol tests, project management, up to the product cycle. We present several case studies, and organized in teams, we will develop design proposals for a mechatronic product, in a hypothetical but realistic environment.


Dr. Vicente Parra Vega – Research Center for Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), México

Dr. Parra-Vega has developed extensive research, teaching and academic-administrative experience at graduate level in the field of robotics, mechatronics and control, as well as founder and co-founder of two graduate programs, all within Cinvestav. After graduating from University of Tokyo in 1995, he has received extensive international training, including a research stay at the National Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering of Japan and the Robotics Lab of Ritsumeikan Univ. both in 1998, postdoctoral leave at German Aerospace Center in 2000, and a sabbatical leave in Univ. of Texas in 2011, as well as over additional other 10 international research stays. He has advised 36 graduate theses, among them 10 PhD, and has published over 230 original research peer-review articles in journals, book chapters, and in prestigious international conferences (collecting +1000 citations, of which +225 are type A cites). Dr. Parra has attracted funds for 15 research projects with national and international agencies, 11 as PI. His research areas are robot control theory (passivity-based, adaptive, sliding modes, fractional, and neurofuzzy), multirobot systems (teleoperation, cooperative, and robotic hands), human physical interaction (brain robot interfaces, haptic interfaces and cognitive load assessment), and non-inertial robot (aerial, submarine and mobile), and closed-loop mechatronics. Over the years, he has directed research and development of over 30 experimental robotic prototypes. Dr. Parra is member of SNI of Mexico since 1990, and Regular Member of the National Academy of Science of Mexico since 2003.


The proposed workshop comprise the study and analysis of different topologies of three-phase converters used in electric traction systems. The first part contemplates a complete revision of the topologies of converters with VSI voltage source, CSI current and with impedance networks (Z, Qzsi). All these topologies are contemplated for their implementation in electric traction systems. The second part of the workshop deals with the use of silicon carbide (SiC) devices in the topologies named above. The use of SiC devices allows to work with higher switching frequency, greater operating temperature range and reduced power losses, which means an increase in the inverter system efficiency. The main objective in this second topic is to show the advantages and disadvantages of using this technology in this type of converters and how it is possible to get an optimization in size, weight and efficiency. This has undoubtedly generated expectation among manufacturers and research groups dedicated to electric traction. Within the whole subject, different modulation techniques used in the present are analyzed, and also specific control topics used for these topologies of inverters and electric motors are discussed.


PhD. Efrén Fernández Palomeque – Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador

He is a specialist in electric traction systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. He got a degree in Electronic Engineering at Universidad del Azuay, has a specialization in Autotronics from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Control and Automation from ESPOL, and is also a PhD in Electronic Engineering in the area of electric traction systems from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain). He has served as a professor at Universidad Espíritu Santo, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador and Universidad Politécnica Salesiana at its headquarters in Cuenca. He is currently a professor at Universidad del Azuay and a collaborator of the Motion Control and Industrial Applications Research Group (MCIA) of Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña where he collaborates with technology transfer projects. In addition, he is Technical Trainer of Cise Electronics (United States), Technical Advisor of EAATA Company (Barcelona, Spain) and founder of the Ecuadorian brand Dr. Ecus Solutions. He has represented Ecuador in different international congresses and has several publications in journals related to the area of electric mobility and topology optimization of converters in electric traction. He has 10 years of experience in the development and implementation of projects focused on electronic systems in automobiles and optimization in the conversion of conventional automotive systems to electric ones.

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