2010 ICT for sustainable homes: A milestone in the area!
Sigma Orionis and the BeyWatch project, are very pleased to announce that the event report for the 2010 edition of ICT for sustainable homes, organised on Nov. 17 – 19 in Nice, France, is available on the event website.
The second edition of ICT for sustainable homes was held in Nice’s Plaza Hotel on November 17-19, 2009. ICT for sustainable homes was organised by Sigma Orionis in cooperation with the Beywatch project aiming at energy efficient homes and neighbourhoods and supported by the European Commission’s DG Information Society and Media.
The two-day event welcomes 135 delegates from 17 countries (Europe, Japan and Canada), 65 speakers and featured 10 exhibitors representatives of leading collaborative research projects and industrial organisations.
The ICT for sustainable homes conference and exhibition was devoted to the challenges faced to achieve the sustainable home: greener homes, more meaningful and affordable products, new markets at the international scale, health, security, communication, knowledge and learning, etc.
To address those topics, the conference was divited into 7 plenary sessions and 6 technical workshops, featuring 56 high-level speakers, and 6 keynote speakers:
Roger Torrenti, CEO of Sigma Orionis
Christian Tordo, Deputy Mayor of Nice, President of Ecovallée
Luc Bourdeau, General Secretary of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP)
Colette Maloney, Head of the ICT for sustainable growth Unit at the European Commission’s DG Infso
Roland Burger, of the Club of Rome
Bruneau Mesureur, CSTB, representative of the ECOHOME project in China
The structure of ICT for sustainable homes 2010 included, in addition to the conference, scientific workshops held in parallel to the conference thematic sessions:
the Beywatch Scientific Workshop, intended to be a forum of specialists coming from both universities and industries, involved in the above mentioned areas. They will have the opportunity to share their scientific, technical, business and social experiences with other attendees coming from all over the world, through the presentation and the discussion of their recent works in the conference sessions. Details of the sessions can be found in the Event Agenda section, while a Call for Paper is available here.
the Workshop on European RTD roadmapping on ICT for energy efficiency, organised by the EU-funded REEB, REViSITE and ICT4E2B Forum projects
the Workshop on Data Models for ICT4EE: the DKE German Roadmap for Standardisation of E-Energy/Smart Grids underlines that the Grid will require a higher level of syntactic and semantic interoperability of all the components and systems involved: Data models and semantics/syntax of components and systems. We need the development of ontology’s governing all sub-systems and data sources on high semantic level, and ontology based access services for integration of all information sources. This session will discuss about the high level data models and the messaging systems needed from the small meters to the big BMS’s
the Workshop on Energy Efficiency measurements and validation methodology for pilots: there is an important lack of homogeneous information about the energy savings provided by the ICT4EE solutions. We are far from having a homogeneous methodological approach that could make the results of our RTD projects clearly readable, comparable and visible and show clear return on investment figures
The Beywatch-Energy@Home project workshop focusing on the role of the telcos and the whitegood manufacturers within the two respective projects.
All presentations made during the conference can be downloaded as pdf files in the 2010 agenda section of event website.
Other Related Events
Representatives of the BeyWatch project will take advantage of major events in the field to disseminate the project results and raise awarness on BeyWatch's concepts. Below is a list of events in which representatives of BeyWatch have introduced or plan to introduce the project.
DG-Ready Grid Architecture Workshop (Albuquerque, USA - 6 December 2010) - Event Report by Pierre Plaza, Beywatch coordinator
ICT2010 Event (Brussels, Belgium - Sept. 28-30, 2010) - Presentation in the the networking session organised by the REEB and ICT4EEB Forum projects: a European-wide initiative for long-term Strategic Research in ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Presentation by Florent Genoux
PARADISO Conference "ICT FOR A GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURE" - Brussels, Belgium - March 19 & 20, 2009
Presentation of the project by Alberto Garcia Munoz (Telefonica I+D)
Workshop on "Contribution of Domestic Appliances to the Integration of Renewables and DER" - Nice, France - December 9, 2008
ICT2008 - Lyon, France - November 27, 2008 Project overview by Pierre Plaza (Telefonica I+D) during the Networking Session "ICT for Energy Efficiency through Home Automation"
All presentations made by representatives of the BeyWatch project will be made available for download on the present website. Stay tuned for more information!
"ICTs as leverage technologies for energy efficiency" Asunción Santamaría Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - CeDInt
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"Red Eléctrica de España has a strong commitment with Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency and fully supports this projects objectives" Susana Bañares Hernandez Red Electrica de España
"As a utility company in Spain, we consider this project as an enormous contribution to solve the challenges that are faced with in this sector during the next century." Antonio Castellanos ENDESA Network Factory