MOCRAF Workshop


Welcome to the MOCRAF 2023 Workshop!

Building upon the success of previous editions, the MOCRAF workshop returns as a dynamic and multidisciplinary platform dedicated to the latest advancements in motion control. This year, we are thrilled to emphasize the field of Mechatronics and Robotics, exploring its integration and interaction with motion control systems. Our goal is to create an engaging and enjoyable workshop experience by actively involving participants and incorporating their valuable feedback. Moreover, this group will continue to thrive beyond the workshop, serving as a foundation for future MOCRAF meetings.

During this workshop we will delve into a range of topics, including:


  • Frequency vs Time Domain
    Discover how we employ frequency vs time domains to enhance our mechatronic systems. Join the discussion on control loops, mechanics, metrology, and other relevant aspects.
  • Robotic Frameworks
    Explore the implementation of robotic frameworks within different facilities. Share your experiences and insights on the various types of frameworks utilized in diverse contexts.
  • Digital Twins
    Uncover how digital simulations can be used in optimizing and augmenting existing systems. Learn how digital twins contribute to anti-collision systems, hardware-in-the-loop setups, advanced sensor integrations, and more.
  • Overcoming Existing System Limits
    Find out how we overcome limitations in motion control systems. Engage in conversations about handling obsolete controllers, improving motor resolutions, and other innovative solutions.
  • Advanced Motion Control Algorithms
    Gain valuable knowledge about cutting-edge algorithms employed in motion control applications. Delve into topics such as Kalman filters, iterative learning control, model predictive control (MPC), applicative machine learning, and other advanced techniques.


We also extend a warm invitation to our mechanical and metrology colleagues to join us, recognizing that motion control is just one component of a broader mechatronic domain. We value the diverse perspectives and expertise that each attendee brings, fostering an inclusive environment for fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing.

If you have specific topics you would like to contribute or explore during the workshop, please do not hesitate to let us know. Your input will help shape the agenda and ensure that the MOCRAF 2023 Workshop remains relevant and engaging for all participants.

We look forward to your active participation and a memorable workshop experience at MOCRAF 2023!

    • 8:30 AM 8:34 AM
    • 8:34 AM 9:30 AM
      Short presentation (2-3")
      Convener: Yves-Marie ABIVEN (SOLEIL)
      • 8:34 AM
        Short 2-3 min presentation 1m
      • 8:35 AM
      • 8:38 AM
        Argonne National Laboratory 3m
      • 8:41 AM
        Australian Synchrotron - Ansto 3m
      • 8:44 AM
        AWE PLC 3m
      • 8:47 AM
        CERN 3m
      • 8:50 AM
        Diamond Light Source 3m
      • 8:53 AM
        Esrf 3m
      • 8:56 AM
        European XFEL GmbH 3m
      • 8:59 AM
        European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH 3m
      • 9:02 AM
        Fmb Feinwerk Und Messtechnik Berlin Gmbh 3m
      • 9:05 AM
        Forschungszentrum Jülich 3m

        Helmholz-Zentrum Berlin
        Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
        MAX IV Laboratory
        Michigan State University
        Necsa SOC Limited

      • 9:08 AM
        Helmholz-Zentrum Berlin 3m
      • 9:11 AM
        Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 3m
      • 9:14 AM
        MAX IV Laboratory 3m
      • 9:17 AM
        Michigan State University 3m
      • 9:20 AM
        Necsa SOC Limited 3m
      • 9:23 AM
        Nrf Ithemba Labs 3m
    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 10:00 AM 10:25 AM
      Short presentation (2-3")
      Convener: Nicola Coppola
      • 10:00 AM
        Oak Ridge National Laboratory 3m
      • 10:03 AM
        Paul Scherrer Institut 3m
      • 10:06 AM
        SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 3m
      • 10:09 AM
        South African Radio Astronomy Observatory 3m
      • 10:12 AM
        Synchrotron SOLEIL 3m
      • 10:15 AM
        Umcg-partrec 3m
    • 10:25 AM 11:00 AM
      Frequency vs Time domaine
      Convener: Mario Di Castro
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Advanced Motion Control Algorithms
      Convener: Mario Di Castro
    • 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
      Robotic framework
      Convener: Laura Munoz
    • 1:00 PM 2:30 PM
      Round table: round table
      • 1:00 PM
        Round table by group 45m
      • 1:45 PM
        summary by group 45m
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Coffee break 30m
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      Overcoming Existing system limits
      Convener: Xavier Serra Gallifa
    • 3:15 PM 3:30 PM
      Digital Twin
      Convener: Xavier Serra Gallifa
    • 3:30 PM 5:00 PM
      Round table
    • 5:00 PM 5:30 PM