6th PhD-Workshop: “Energy Informatics 2015″

The PhD workshop “Energieinformatik” (Energy Informatics) discusses the role of ICT and computer science in future energy systems. The energy turnaround – a politically supervised shift in direction from nuclear and fossil fuels to sustainable sources of energy – yields drastic changes in the operation of existing energy supply systems and requires a paradigm shift in both their planning and operation.

The technological aspects as well as the involvement of consumers play a crucial role in the necessary transformation process. Hence, not only the development, evaluation and application of new technologies and methods, but also the complex interactions between them, including the users of these components, have to be investigated. These challenges are not limited to the domain of electric power and have to be extended to integrate electricity, mobility, gas and heat supply systems.

The workshop “Energieinformatik (Energy Informatics) 2015″ invites PhD students whose research focuses on the intersection of information technology, power engineering and energy. This workshop presents an opportunity for discussing current work – ranging from immature ideas to project/thesis results – with researchers from within the same community. Hence, long papers, project descriptions and progress reports in the form of short papers are welcome. Relevant topics are specified below.

The aim of this workshop is to support PhD-students in creating a basis for a quality submission, which may then be published at a signature conference or journal.

This workshop is organized by the OFFIS – Institute of Computer Science in cooperation with the FZI Research Center for Information Technology at the KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and supported by the German Informatics Society’s (Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)) Special Interest Group “Energy Information Systems (Energieinformationssysteme)” (WI-EINS).

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