Winter School

Modelling, Estimation, and Control using Set-Based Methods:

Theory and Applications

13-16 Feb. 2024


The objective of this winter school is to provide a comprehensive introduction to set-based methods, particularly interval-based approaches, spanning from theoretical foundations to their applications in various problem domains such as parameter identification, state estimation, and robust control.

The aim is to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to apply set-based methods effectively in their research, engineering, or scientific work, while also promoting these methods as valuable tools in addressing complex and uncertain systems.

The training will be led by researchers actively involved in this field, who will bring their own academic and industrial expertise. The format of the training will be intentionally diverse, combining both lectures and practical workshops where participants will have the opportunity to use open-source tools to solve real-world problems.

Target Audience

The school is mainly intended for PhD students and young researchers demonstrating an interest in the field of set-based methods. They must submit a scientific CV that shows an academic background enabling them to follow the content of the event.

Provisional schedule

Tuesday February 13, 2024

08:30 – 09:00 CET Welcome and Introduction of the winter school ( Ifqir Sara, Andreas Rauhand, Rohou Simon )
09:00 – 12:00 CET Session 1: Fundamentals and Software 1

CAPD library and its applications to study dynamics of continuous-time systems (part 1; 60 min) – Wilczak Daniel

Concepts for combining random and interval-based measurement uncertainties for reliable positioning – Schön Steffen

Interval analysis with application to robust control of linear systems (90 min) – Jaulin Luc

14:00 – 17:00 CET Session 2: State Estimation

Essential Time Aspects in Interval Observer Design for Discrete-Time System (90 min) – Dinh Thach Ngoc

The Interval Impulsive Observer : A Framework for Robust State Estimation with Aperiodic Sampling (part 1, 90 min) – Ramdani Nacim 

Wednesday February 14, 2024

9:00 – 12:00 CET Session 3: Fundamentals and Software 2

Recent aspects in Bayesian Model updating with Hybrid Uncertainties (90 min) – Broggi Matteo

CAPD library and its applications to study dynamics of continuous-time systems (part 2; 60 min) – Wilczak Daniel

14:00 – 17:00 CET Session 4: State Estimation and Reachability

The Interval Impulsive Observer : A Framework for Robust State Estimation with Aperiodic Sampling (part 2, 90 min) – Ramdani Nacim 

Reachability analyzes for the verification of controlled systems (90min) – Putot Sylvie

Thursday February 15, 2024

9:00 – 12:00 CET Session 5 : Verification and Fault Tolerance

Rigorous Numerics and Verification of Hybrid Systems with Ariadne (part 1, 60 min) – Collins Pieter

Set-based approaches for diagnosis and fault-tolerant control (90 min) – Puig Vicenç

14:00 – 17:00 CET Session 6: Control and Identification 1

Application of the Codac library for set-membership state estimation. (90 min) – Rohou Simon

Exact and Approximate Set-based Parameter Estimation for Nonlinear Systems (120 min) – Paulen Radoslav

Friday February 16, 2024

9:00 – 12:00 CET

Session 7: Fundamentals and Software 3

Rigorous Numerics and Verification of Hybrid Systems with Ariadne (part 2, 60 min) – Collins Pieter

The IEEE 1788-2015 standard for interval arithmetic: relevant features for control theory (90 min) – Revol Nathalie

14:00 – 17:00 CET

Session 8: Control and Identification 2

Interval State Estimation for LPV Systems: Automotive Applications – Ifqir Sara

Set-based methods for a consistent framework of modeling, design and verification  of controllers – Rauh Andreas

Practical information

The winter school takes place in Centrale Lille – Cité Scientifique 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq – France.

All the courses will be presented in English.

All participants are responsible for planning and paying for their stay in Lille. Lunch may be offered but this remains to be confirmed


Participation at the winter school is free of charge but with a mandatory registration. A preregistration, by sending your CV, is required before the 31st of December 2023, where a scientific committee will select the candidates based on their CVs. Notifications on acceptance/rejection will be given by January 8, 2024. The number of participants is limited to 50.

Organization team

Sara Ifqir received the M.Sc. degree in electronics, electrical energy and automatic control, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from the University of Paris-Saclay, Paris-Saclay, France, in 2016 and 2019, respectively. From November 2019 to August 2021, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Bordeaux – Campus Talence, Talence, France. Since September 2021, she joined Centrale Lille Institute as associate professor. Her current research interests include nonlinear, switched and multi-agents systems, robust control, set-membership estimation and fault diagnosis for complex physical systems with special focus on the fields of intelligent vehicles.
Andreas RAUH
Andreas RAUH
Andreas Rauh received his diploma degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, in 2001, his PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) from the University of Ulm, Germany, in 2008, and his habilitation (Dr.-Ing. habil.) in Measurement Technology and Automatic Control from the University of Rostock, Germany, in 2017. After a research stay at ENSTA Bretagne (Brest, France), Andreas was appointed Full Professor at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany, where he is heading the group « Distributed Control in Interconnected Systems » since October 2021. His research interests include modeling, control, as well as state and parameter estimation for systems with stochastic and set-valued uncertainty.
Simon Rohou is Associate Professor at ENSTA Bretagne (Lab-STICC, Brest, France). He defended a Franco-British PhD in Robotics (ENSTA Bretagne, University of Sheffield), in 2017. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher on constraint propagation techniques for dynamical systems at IMT Atlantique (LS2N, Nantes, France). His work focuses on robotics and especially set-membership localization methods for autonomous underwater robots. His research interests include constraint propagation and interval methods for state estimation.

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