On December 5th, 2022 assist to the workshop

Energy-based modeling and control of mechanical systems: theory and applications

at the 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Cancun, Mexico

In recent years, we have witnessed how emerging technologies have expanded the possibilities in designing and manufacturing complex mechanical systems, e.g., smart materials sensors and actuators, nanomechanical devices, and soft robots.

These new systems offer solutions to problems in different essential areas, including, but not limited to, medical applications, robotics, aerospace applications, and environmental monitoring. However, the complexity of such systems has introduced new challenges for the control and systems community, where the necessity of suitable modeling approaches and efficient control methods is becoming essential.

In this regard, energy-based methods for modeling and control are powerful tools since, despite their complexity, the behavior of the mentioned systems is ruled by physical quantities such as energy and dissipation.


Pre-conference workshops will be hosted at the twin Marriot Cancun Resort and JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa hotels in Cancun, Mexico on December 5th, 2022.


Registration for the workshop can be made through the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control website.

Invited speakers

Thiago Boaventura

Universidade de São Paulo

Federica Ferraguti

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Daniela López Araujo

CONACYT–Center for Research on Geospatial Information Sciences (CentroGeo)

Alessandro Macchelli

Università di Bologna

Emmanuel Nuño

University of Guadalajara

Rodolfo Reyes-Báez

University of Groningen

Jacquelien M. A. Scherpen

University of Groningen

Stefano Stramigioli

University of Twente

The workshop was a huge success! Thanks to all the participants.

Cosimo and Pablo.


Pablo Borja and Cosimo Della Santina.