Battery system design and measurement


DE MUNARI De Munari Ilaria

Ilaria De Munari

University of Parma, Department of Engineering and Architecture

Bianchi Valentina Bianchi

Valentina Bianchi

University of Parma, Department of Engineering and Architecture


Batteries are among the most important elements of an electric vehicle and the management becomes a key factor to improve their performance and a safe and reliable operation over time. The Battery Management System (BMS), whose design is of paramount importance, oversees this task, by predicting battery life and keeping the battery in working condition by controlling its charge, detecting the state of charge, the state of health and determining its remaining useful life. Moreover, it oversees the balancing of battery cells. Some of these parameters cannot be determined directly, but depend on the battery current, voltage, and temperature, then the accurate measurement of them is of utmost importance.


This special session focuses on the implementation and validation of strategies for the implementation of efficient BMSs. Submissions are encouraged on a wide spectrum of topics including (but not limited to):

  • Innovative battery management systems (BMS);
  • Advanced algorithms data-driven and/or model-based for battery control and monitoring of the state of charge (SOC), state of health (SOH), battery remaining useful life (RUL), etc. and their metrological characterization;
  • Battery diagnostic;
  • Sensing methods to improve battery performance and BMS’s operation;
  • Battery aging;
  • battery balancing techniques;
  • Innovative methods to measure the key battery parameters.


Ilaria De Munari received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information technologies from the Parma University, Italy, in 1991 and 1995. She joined the Dept. of Engineering and Architecture, of Parma University as a Research Assistant in 1997, and she has been an Associate Professor since 2004. Her past research interests include the reliability of electronic devices and the design of electronic systems. In this framework, she was involved in several European projects. Her current research is focused on the design of digital systems based on microcontrollers and FPGA. In particular, she is dealing with the design of sen sors for human activity recognition, electrochemical applications, and for the evaluation of battery state of charge. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in technical journals or proceedings of international conferences.

Valentina Bianchi received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in 2003, 2006, and 2010, respectively from the Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parma, Italy, where she is currently a Research Associate. She participated in several national and international projects. She has authored or co-authored over 50 papers in international journals or proceedings of conferences. Her current research interests include the design and validation of sensors for human activity recognition, sensors for electrochemical applications, and digital systems implemented on FPGAs, with a special focus on the design of hardware for machine learning algorithms and arithmetic circuits. She is an Associate Editor of the “IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement” journal.