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Workshop on Power Line Communications 2015 at University of Klagenfurt

The 9th Workshop on Power Line Communications (WSPLC 2015) will take place at the University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria, on 21-22 September 2015. We have an intense and interesting two days program that covers relevant topics in power line communications with emphasis to PLC in the context of smart grid, smart metering, field trials, roll-outs, standardization, advances and next generation solutions.

The program is available at:

All participants are kindly required to register at: possibly at the earliest convenience.

Travel and hotel information is also available in the conference web site.

Looking forward to meeting you at WSPLC in Klagenfurt !

Workshop Program: Human Centered Energy Management

Monday, 07.07.2014, 09:00 to 17:00 “Opening Day” 

9:00-9:30: Registration

9:30-9:50: Introduction to the workshop
9:50-10:40: Plenary talk: Wilfried Elmenreich (University Klagenfurt, Austria) –Bringing the smart grid into your home

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break
11:00-11:50: Plenary talk: Oliver Parson (University Southampton, England) – Machine Learning for Home Energy Feedback

11:50-12:40: Group-work on focused topics o 12:40-13:30: Lunch Break
13:30-14:45: Group-work presentation
14:45-15:15: Coffee Break

15:15-16:05: Plenary talk: Marko Grobelnik and Maja Skrjanc (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia) Modern Analytics Methods for Energy Saving

Tuesday, 08.07.2014, 09:00 to 17:00 “Industry Day”

9:00-9:50: Plenary talk: Andreas Reinhardt (University of New South Wales, Australia) –Appliance-level Power Consumption Monitoring: Opportunity for Novel Services or Threat to User Privacy?

9:50-10:10: Coffee Break
10:10-12:30: Presentations of Companies
12:30-13:30: Lunch Break
13:30-15:30: Company Speed Dating
15:30-16:00: Coffee Break
16:00-16:50: Plenary talk: Andreas Kercek (Lakeside Labs GmbH, Austria) –Research collaboration and funding opportunities (preliminary title) 

Wednesday, 09.07.2014, 09:00 to 13:00, 15:00 “Social event” 

9:00-9:50: Plenary talk: Hermann DeMeer (University Passau, Germany) – Hybrid Risk Management for Utility Networks

9:50-10:40: Plenary talk: Erich Schwarz (University Klagenfurt, Austria) – Dean of Faculty of Management and Economics (title to be addressed)

10:40-11:00: Coffee Break
11:00-12:00: Group-work on focused topics
12:00-12:45: Group-work presentation and discussion o 12:45-13:45: Lunch Break
14:30: Departure to the Social event with a bus

Social Event “Schau-Kraftwerk Forstsee”

  • Guided Tour
  • Plenary talk: Peter Palensky (AIT, Austria) – Buildings, people and the grid
  • Dinner

Thursday, 10.07.2014, 09:00 to 17:00 “Interdisciplinary Research Day” 

9:00-9:50: Plenary talk – Norbert Wohlgemuth (University Klagenfurt, Austria) –The energy efficiency rebound effect and renewable energy

9:50-10:10: Coffee Break
10:10-12:30: Group-work on focused topics
12:30-13:30: Lunch Break
13:30-14:30: Group-work presentation
14:30-14:50: Coffee Break
14:50-15:40: Plenary talk: Markus Biberacher (ispace, Austria) –Spatio-temporal aspects in energy systems with high renewable energy shares on local, regional and global scale

15:40-17:00 Group Work on focused topics

Friday, 11.07.2014, 09:00 to 13:00 “Planning future collaborations 

9:00-10:00: Group-work presentation
10:00-10:30: Coffee Break
10:30-12:30: Future collaboration panel

12:30-13:30: Round-up & Lunch

Workshop on Human Centered Energy Management

1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on Human Centered Energy Management
to be held from 7th to 11th of July 2014
at Lakeside Science & Technology Park, Klagenfurt, Austria.

An inter-faculty research field “Energy Management and Energy Technologies”, staffed by academics from a wide range of disciplines, has recently been established at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (AAU Klagenfurt). Research efforts focus on energy management and energy innovation, networked and de- central energy systems. Together with the Faculty of Technical Sciences (TeWi), the Faculty for Management and Economics (WiWi) and the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF), this new research area will be further developed in cooperation with external partners such as the Lakeside Park.

The Lakeside Park is a platform for cooperation between enterprises and university institutions in the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors. A place of interdisciplinary research and development, training, production and services. The focus of the Lakeside Park is on selected topics of information and communication technology and complementary technologies such as energy systems. In the Interreg IV projects “Smart Energy” and “Efficient, Effective, Smart” the Lakeside Park establishes inter-regional contacts to strengthen collaborative research and development. Therefore, the Lakeside Park and the AAU introduce this novel interdisciplinary workshop with focus on “Human Centered Energy Management”.

Lakeside Park Klagenfurt with a view to the Wörthersee

Human Centered Energy Management

To ensure an efficient production, supply and consumption of energy, it is necessary to introduce novel technologies. Energy monitoring units, new smart control and managing techniques shall improve energy efficiency in the smallest entities of the common power grid – the Smart Building with its inhabitants and its neighborhood. In that respect the individual human being plays a crucial role for energy management tasks. On the one hand it is necessary to improve the energy efficiency of the costumer’s home to reduce energy consumption and costs. On the other hand also the decrease of environmental pollution by optimal utilization of energy resources is a major task of future energy systems.

The proposed workshop “Human Centered Energy Management” takes up these tasks and tries to identify problems and solutions for human centered energy management tasks in an interdisciplinary manner.

Format and Objectives

The aim of the workshop is to give regional experts, such as local professors and young researchers of the AAU, the opportunity to discuss and elaborate ideas with world-wide experts and to introduce and to discuss further ideas in an interdisciplinary setup. Therefore, participants with academic backgrounds and an interest on novel smart energy management systems as well as companies and research institutes are welcome to present and to discuss their research tasks and ideas.

The workshop will have a dedicated “industry day” providing the companies a platform to introduce their problems and to elaborate possible solutions and ideas with experts in the field of energy systems from different disciplines. The general format of the workshop lasts one week with key-speaker inputs and group work with discussions and presentations. Therefore, the event provides an excellent platform for scientific exchange, networking, establishment of international collaboration and the initiation of joint research projects.

Addressed Topics:

  • ICT solutions and approaches for smart home management and systems for integrated energy management.
  • Integration of smart and legacy appliances, renewable energy sources and storage systems in buildings to improve energy efficiency and awareness of inhabitants.
  • Identification, modeling and simulation of energy systems and human behavior
  • Energy data analysis and feedback approaches and behavior influencing information systems
  • Economics and law aspects of human centered energy managements systems in respect to smart homes, smart metering and energy data analysis as well as for renewable energy production and storage systems.
  • Market and business models for ICT-based energy services designed to improve the recent power grid and homes.

For more information about the workshop and how it is possible to participate, please contact

Wie das intelligente Stromnetz unser Leben beeinflusst

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Wilfried Elmenreich
Institut für Vernetzte und Eingebettete Systeme
Fachbereich Smart Grids
12. Dezember 2013
17 Uhr c.t.
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Oman-Saal Z.1.29

Wie das intelligente Stromnetz unser Leben beeinflusst

Um einen bewussteren Energieverbrauch zu ermöglichen und die Abkehr von fossilen Brennstoffen durch Innovationen wie Photovoltaik, Windkraft und Elektromobilität optimal unterstützen zu können ist eine Erweiterung des Stromnetzes mit Hilfe von Kommunikationstechnologie notwendig.
Ein solches intelligentes Stromnetz verspricht bessere Steuerbarkeit, mehr Übersicht und ermöglicht in Konsequenz einen gezielteren Energieverbrauch und die Einbindung von dezentral organisierter Stromerzeugung aus erneuerbaren Energien. Der Umstieg auf ein intelligentes Stromnetz wird die Art und Weise wie wir Energie verwenden allerdings verändern, was weitreichende Konsequenzen bis hin in unser Alltagsleben nach sich zieht.

Zur Person

wilfried_elmenreich220wWilfried Elmenreich ist Professor für Smart Grids an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Er studierte Informatik an der Technischen Universität Wien und erhielt dort 2008 die venia docendi für das Fach Technische Informatik. Ende 2007 wechselte er als Senior Researcher an die Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Nach einer Vertretungsprofessur an der Universität Passau trat Elmenreich 2013 den Ruf an die Universität Klagenfurt an. Wilfried Elmenreich ist Mitglied des Senats an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt und Counselor des IEEE Student Branch. Er ist Herausgeber mehrerer Bücher und hat über 100 Fachartikel auf dem Gebiet der vernetzen und eingebetteten Systeme veröffentlicht. Elmenreich betreibt Forschungsblogs zu den Themen Selbstorganisierende Systeme, Smart Grids und vernetzte eingebettete Systeme.

Planning of photovoltaic systems for rural housing electrifications

Colloquium: Planning of photovoltaic systems for rural housing electrification


Dr. Tamer Khatib
Smart Grids Group
Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Lakeside Labs presentation room: October 14th, 2013, 2 p.m.

The installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems systems is growing specially in the rural zones where there is no sufficient connection to the low voltage network. As a fact, using PV system for rural housing electrification is more feasible that establishing a distribution network. In this presentation, science, technical and social implications of photovoltaic systems as a renewable energy sources are discussed. In addition to that, solar source assessment and modeling techniques are presented and optimal sizing procedures of systems energy sources as well as storage systems are reviewed. Finally, evaluation criteria of photovoltaic power systems are proposed.

Tamer Khatib is a photovoltaic power systems professional. He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical power systems from An-Najah National University, Palestine as well as a M.Sc.and a Ph.D degrees in photovoltaic power systems from National University of Malaysia,Malaysia. Currently he is a senior researcher at the Smart Grids Group of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. So far, he has 2 patents, 2 published books and 59 published research articles meanwhile, his current h-index is 8. He is a member of IEEE, IEEE Power and Energy Society, The International Solar Energy society, Jordanian Engineers Association, Palestinian Solar and Sustainable Energy Association and International Association of Engineers. His research interests mainly fall in the scope of photovoltaic systems and solar energy fundamentals.

SMART Grid Day 2013 at i-KNOW 2013 in Graz

SMART Grid Day 2013
4th of September 2013
Graz, Austria

The current development of energy distribution networks towards Smart Grids opens various new fields for the ICT, Big Data and Knowledge Technologies communities. Enormous potential lies in the intelligent exploitation of data generated by Smart Metering through technologies from the ITC fields Knowledge Technologies, Data Science, Machine Learning and Visual Analytics.

The next logical step in the transition from energy distribution networks to Smart Grids is the integration of knowledge technologies. With SMART Grid Day 2013, we aim to establish a strong network between the Smart Grid and Knowledge Technologies communities. Through the cooperation of both communities in interdisciplinary research projects, we want ensure that both communities can take on international leadership within the research communities of Smart Grids and Internet of Energy.

11:00 – 11:30
Michael Wiesmüller (bm:vit)
Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know-Center GmbH, Digital Networked Data)

11:30 – 12:00
Zukünftige Anforderungen des Low Voltage – Grids an die IT
Johann Nyikos (Siemens AG)

12:00 – 12:30
Smart Grids: Eine Perspektive aus der Forschung
Lothar Fickert (TU Graz, Institut für elektrische Anlagen)

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30
IKT-Innovationen für intelligente Energienetze und -systeme – internationale Best Practises und Potentiale in Österreich
Christian Derler (Joanneum Research), Robert Hinterberger (New Energy Capital Invest)

14:30 – 15:00
Networked Data in Intelligent Energy Systems
Slobodanka Tomic (FTW)

15:00 – 15:30
ICT Challenges in Smart Grids – Lessons Learned from Field Trials
Friederich Kupzog (AIT)

15:30 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00
Data Analytics for Energy Applications
Thomas Natschläger (SCC Hagenberg)

17:00 – 18:00
Panel Discussion
Moderation: Fritz Fahringer (bm:vit)

In order to register, please send an email to mzechner (at), including your name and your company. The participation is free of charge and includes a warm lunch buffet, coffee, soft drinks, refreshments and snacks.

Current and future challenges of the electricity supply system

Am 11. April 2013 findet um 9.30 Uhr (E 0.05) im Rahmen des Projektseminars 605.500 die Präsentation der Ergebnisse der Dissertation von Frau Prüggler zum Thema “Current and future challenges of the electricity supply system: Economic analyses in the context of Smart Grids” statt.
Diese Veranstaltung ist öffentlich, und alle Interessierte sind dazu herzlich eingeladen.
Norbert Wohlgemuth


Forschungstag Energiemanagement und -technik

Der Forschungstag Energiemanagement und -technik findet am

1. Feber 2013 ab 9.00 Uhr im Raum E 2.42

an der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt statt.

Im Rahmen dieses “Forschungstages” werden Kolleginnen und Kollegen, die sich dem fachübergreifenden Forschungsschwerpunkt zugemeldet haben, aktuelle Forschungsfragen aus ihrem jeweiligen Fachbereich präsentieren (9.00 bis ca 12.00 Uhr). Themen dieser Präsentationen werden sein: Geschäftsmodellinnovationen im Energiebereich, Smart Grids, Energiewende, Aktuelle Rechtsfragen, Bedrohungen und Risiken von Intelligenten Energienetzen, Räumliche Energiepotentiale und Financial Benefits from Demand of managing Smart Grids.

Am Nachmittag möchten wir in Arbeitsgruppen daran gehen, Themen zu identifizieren und zu schärfen, die sich für eine interdisziplinäre Forschung eignen.

Die Veranstaltung ist offen, Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen!

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen!

Doris Hattenberger, Erich Schwarz, Norbert Wohlgemuth, Wilfried Elmenreich