Model-Based Development Seminar Series with Modelon Impact

On-site Seminar Series – Tokyo, Japan 

In this in-person seminar series organized by Modelon K.K, Dr. Yutaka Hirano will provide step-by-step explanations and hands-on practice on Modelica fundamentals and application methods, details of the Modelica grammar, an overview of Modelica processing systems, and examples of Modelica applications to model-based development and system design.

Based on the first principles of physical phenomena, these seminars will cover modeling, analysis, and post-processing in an object-oriented manner for a total of six sessions (each session will last one day). Each course is designed to improve Modelica modeling skills and consists of three parts:

  • Classroom lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on practice

Modelon Impact will be used in the course. The cost of using the tools is included in the registration fee. The focus will be on models from the Modelica Standard Library, and the latest model examples for HVAC and carbon-neutral realization that incorporate Modelon’s libraries will be provided. Each session will include a special one-hour session to introduce and experience the latest Modelica models for HVAC and carbon neutralization. All six sessions can be registered together or taken individually depending on your objectives.

This course is intended for engineers and students related to physical modeling and model-based development. There are no specific course requirements, but basic knowledge of physics and programming is desirable. View the course schedule and agenda below.

Attendee Fee: 20,000 yen per session

  • Discounted rates will be applied to attendees who register for all six sessions at once (100,000 yen).
  • Discounted rates will be applied to university and graduate students (50,000 yen if paid in a lump sum).

Completion of Seminar Series – Issuance of Certificate

Modelon will issue a certificate of completion for the Modelica training seminars after the seminar series.

Venue: Essam Kanda Building 1, 9th Floor, #901  MAP

What to Bring: Your PC

What Attendees Will Learn

Basic knowledge and practical skills in physical modeling methods with Modelica

Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of Modelica as well as hands-on experience in model creation and simulation. Using Modelon Impact, participants will learn to combine various components from the Modelica Standard Library (MSL) and proficiently write Modelica code.

Knowledge and skills in system modeling and application methods for system design with Modelica

By combining the use of Modelon Impact, MSL components, and direct Modelica code composition, attendees will gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals necessary to seamlessly create and simulate models.

Knowledge and practical tips for model-based development case studies using Modelica

Attendees will engage in a variety of hands-on exercises, case studies, and practical examples to learn the best practices for model development. Additionally, attendees will leverage FMI’s capabilities to interface Modelica models with Modelon Impact.

Hints for solving own physical modeling and model-based development issues

Attendees will explore advanced concepts and techniques such as inverse modeling and plant modeling, which play crucial roles in Modelica-based system design.

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Workshop Series Schedule

  • Overview of Modelica and hands-on practice in model building and simulation by using Modelon Impact, combining MSL (Modelica Standard Library) components, and writing Modelica code directly. This course is designed to provide students with hands-on practice in creating and simulating models by combining MSL (Modelica Standard Library) components and writing Modelica code directly.

Meet Dr. Yutaka Hirano

Dr. Yutaka Hirano will be leading the model-based development seminar series.


  • Graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering II, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1982
  • Completed Master’s program in Electrical Engineering II, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1984
  • Completed Doctoral program in Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Doctor of Engineering) in 1996

Work Experience and Awards:

  • Yutaka Hirano worked for Toyota Motor Corporation from 1984 to 2020, and he engaged in chassis development, vehicle motion control development, vehicle model-based development, artificial intelligence, robotics, human characteristics research, and new business development. After that, he worked at Woven Planet to engage in an automated driving software development environment, smart city development advisory, and venture investment support from 2020 to March 2023. Now he started his own business advising and commissioned work related to technology development and new business development from April 2023.
  • Hirano has interacted with key people in Europe since the early days of Modelica and has been instrumental in promoting Modelica in Japan. 2016, 2018 Japanese Modelica Conference Program Committee Chair. 2020, 2022 Asian Modelica Conference Program Committee Chair.
  • Served on committees of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, and JAMBE (Japan Automotive Model-Based Development Promotion Center). He is the chairman of the FMI Utilization and Deployment Study WG of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE). 2014 Asahara Award for Technical Merit from the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE).