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Focusing on the fundamental aspects of control, observation and electrical systems, the research-oriented summer school ACES 2024 is a strong 60-hour training programme that will offer top scientific lectures, seminars and meetings with leading researchers in the fields of automatic control and electrical systems, as well as an introduction to research through a supervised project. The quality of the work undertaken and your scientific potential will be assessed.

Particular emphasis will be laid on innovative applications such as electrical and hybrid vehicles, renewable energy systems, autonomous vehicles, robotics and smart systems, capable of inventing and developing new breakthroughs and technological developments.

  • ACES Scientific Programme
  • 34 hScientific Lectures, Workshops & Visits
  •  6 h Scientific Research Project
  •  3 h Introduction to the French-Speaking World
  •  13 h Cultural Visits & Social Events
  •  1 h Haut-de-France: A dynamic environment for researchers
  •  3 h Welcome & closing sessions


#advanced modelling methods, advanced control methods, hybrid and electric vehicles, electro-mobility, artificial intelligence, energetic macroscopic representation, innovative energy storage systems, high-efficiency electrical machines, system identification, parameters estimation.

Programme At A Glance

Please note: this programme may be subject to minor modifications.

Scientific Research Project

Designed to facilitate your acculturation to research in France, the Scientific Research Project will require both personal and teamwork. It will include sessions of tutorials or free discussion with researchers and PhD students from the CRIStAL and L2EP laboratories.

The project will involve the analysis of articles, bibliographical summaries, a presentation of state-of-the-art trends in the chosen research topic, simulations when appropriate and a final project defence in front of the scientific board.

You will have every opportunity to contact teachers/researchers with a view to identify a research project; assistance will be provided in maintaining contact in order to finalise the project up to potential enrolment in the doctoral or postdoctoral position.


1. C. C. Chan, A. Bouscayrol, K. Chen, “Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Architectures and Modeling”, IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 589-598, February 2010 – 2013 best land transportation paper award of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (common paper of L2EP Lille and Honk-Kong University).
2. Y. Cheng, R. Trigui, C. Espanet, A. Bouscayrol, S. Cui, “Analysis of Technical Requirements from the Toyota Prius II for the Design of a PM-EVT”, IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 4106-4114, November 2011 (common paper L2EP Lille, LTE-INRETS, FEMTO-ST and Harbin Institute of Technology, within MEGEVH, French network on HEVs).
3. T. Letrouvé, W. Lhomme, A. Bouscayrol, N. Dollinger, “Control validation of Peugeot 3?8 Hybrid4 vehicle using a reduced-scale power HIL simulation”, Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, no. 5, September 2013, pp. 1227-1233 (common paper of L2EP Lille, and PSA Peugeot Citroën within MEGEVH, French network on HEVs, extended version of the Award Paper Prize of IEEE-VPPC 2012).
4. C. Mayet, J. Pouget, A. Bouscayrol, W. Lhomme, “Influence of an energy storage system on the energy consumption of a diesel-electric locomotive”, IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 63, no. 3, March 2014, pp. 1032-1040 (common paper of L2EP Lille and SNCF, within MEGEVH, French network on HEVs).
5. L. Horrein, A. Bouscayrol, Y. Cheng, C. Dumand, G. Colin, Y. Chamaillard, “Influence of the heating system on the fuel consumption of a hybrid electric vehicle”, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 129, December 2016, pp.250–261 (common paper of L2EP Lille, PSA Peugeot Citroën, PRISME Lab within MEGEVH, French network on HEVs).
6. W. Lhomme, A. Bouscayrol, S.A. Syed, S. Roy, F. Gailly, O. Pape, “Energy Savings of a Hybrid Truck using a Ravigneaux Gear Train”, IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no.10, October 2017, pp. 8682 – 8692, (common paper of L2EP Lille and Nexter systems within MEGEVH, French network on HEVs).
7. A. Desrevaux, A. Bouscayrol, R. Trigui, E. Castex, J. Klein, “Impact of the Velocity Profile on Energy Consumption of Electric Vehicles”, IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 68, no.8, December 2019, pp. 11420-11426.
8. K. Li, A. Bouscayrol, C. Cui, Y. Cheng, “A Hybrid Modular Cascade Machines System for Electric Vehicles using Induction Machine and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine”, IEEE transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol.70, no.1, pp 273-281.
9. C. Mayet, J. Welles, A. Bouscayrol, T. Hofman, B. Lemaire-Semail, “Influence of a CVT on the Fuel Consumption of a Parallel Medium-Duty Electric Hybrid Truck”, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Vol. 158, April 2019, pp. 120-129, (common paper by L2EP and Tech. Univ. Eindhoven, within the CE2I programme).
10. L. Hetel, C. Fiter, H. Omran, A. Seuret, E. Fridman, J.-P. Richard, S. I. Niculescu, “Recent developments on the stability of systems with aperiodic sampling: an overview”, Automatica, 76: 309-335, 2017 – Survey paper.
11. J. Wang, D. Efimov, S. Aranovskiy, A. A. Bobtsov, “Fixed-time estimation of parameters for non-persistent excitation”, European Journal of Control, 2019.
12. M. Daher, J. Al Hage, M. E. El Najjar, A. Diab, M. Khalil, F. Charpillet, “Towards High Integrity Personal Localisation System Based on Informational Formalism”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, January 2019.
13. M. Dawood, C. Cappelle, M. E. El Najjar, J. Peng, M. Khalil, D. Pomorski, “Virtual 3D city model as a priori information source of vehicle ego-localization system”, Journal of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Elsevier Publisher 2016.
NB: Minor modifications to the scientific programme may occur.

Cultural Programme


Gain a richer perspective on the Hauts-de-France region!


The Hauts-de-France region is typified by its maritime and Flemish borders, agrarian economy, ancient trade fairs tradition, former textile and mine industries steeped in the Catholic values of its captains and vivid memory of wounds inflicted by two world wars. France’s youngest region is now renowned for its competitiveness, dynamic cultural and social life, and a unique mix of Flemish cheerfulness and French elegance.

  1. OLD LILLE: Guided tour of streets, squares and monuments of the old town and its beautiful ancient architecture.
  2. CH’TI EVENING: Local cuisine in a traditional restaurant and introduction to the Ch’ti linguistic and cultural specificity.
  3. BRUGES, BELGIUM: Free time in the charming old Flemish city, also known as “the Venice of the North” thanks to its beautiful canals.
  4. FINE ARTS MUSEUM OF LILLE: Visit the exciting collection and splendid building of the largest fine arts museum in France beside Paris.

Introduction to the French-Speaking World

Getting a taste for the French language or rediscovering it.

Spoken by over 300 million people worldwide, French is a beautiful and fascinating language with a rich history and culture. One of the most compelling reasons to learn French is the vast amount of cultural and artistic treasures it unlocks. Besides, knowing French, official language of diplomacy, can open doors to many career opportunities. French is relatively accessible for English speakers, thanks to its many cognates (words that are similar in both languages) that make it easier to build vocabulary and to understand.

An interactive workshop will take the participants through an exploration of the presence and role of French language in the world as well as key linguistic features. Whether they are beginners or intermediate French speakers, the participants will be initiated to basic day-to-day French (greetings, first interactions) or lead to refresh and develop their communication skills.