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    The topics cover the wide range of advanced automotive control, but not limited to the following topics.

    1. Combustion Engine Control - Conventional Drive Train
    - Combustion Modeling and Control: Spark Ignition, Compression
    Ignition, Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition
    - Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment
    - Gas Exchange Processes: Turbocharging, Supercharging, Variable Valve
    - Model-based Diagnostics

    2. Alternative Power Systems
    - Energy Management
    - Energy Storage Systems: Electrochemical Systems, Hydrogen Storage,
    Charging and Infrastructure
    - Fuel-cells, Hydrocarbon Fuel Reforming, Hydrogen Combustion
    - Battery Model and Battery Control
    - XEV (HEV,EV,FCEV,etc.)/Solar-Powered Vehicles

    3. Vehicle Dynamics and Control
    - Active Chassis Systems: Brake, Steering, Suspension Systems
    - Integrated Motion Control: Direct Yaw Control/Electronic Stability
    Control), 4 Wheel Steering,X-by-Wire, Active Suspensions and Roll Bars
    - Vehicle State Estimation: Sensor Development, Side Slip Angle
    Observation, Tire and Friction Estimation

    4. Active Safety and Driver Assistance Systems
    - Adaptive Cruise Control, Heading Control, Lane Keeping, Driver
    Warning Systems, Systems Based on Car-to-X-communication
    - Autonomous Driving and Collision Avoidance: Sensor Fusion, Modelling
    of the Environment, Control Architectures
    - Intelligent Vehicles and Robotics Technology in Vehicles
    - Human Factors in Driver Dynamics or Driver Assistance Systems

    5. Design and Engineering
    - Diagnosis
    - Functional Safety and Standardization
    - Hardware-in-the-loop Simulation
    - Model-based Calibration
    - Plant Modelling and System Identification
    - Rapid Control Prototyping
    - Security and Dependability
    - Vehicular Power Networks and Inter-Vehicular Networks