Second IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services (PerEnergy)


A wealth of unexplored knowledge exists in the power data collected from smart meters and smart plugs (i.e. metering equipment for individual wall outlets). Analysis of the data may be used to provide context-based services (e.g. presence detection), but also serve as the foundation for novel services (e.g. automated recommendations for energy savings). To date, the potential of this domain has barely been explored, although more and more energy data is becoming available due to the increasing number of deployed smart metering equipment. At the moment, one of the most important research challenges in smart energy systems is thus the creation of value-added services that exploit the information content in energy generation and consumption data in such a way that they can inspire new functionalities and context models.

The aim of this workshop is thus to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in the innumerous opportunities opened up by the use of energy data in context-aware systems. It furthermore serves as a forum for the smart energy research community to discuss open issues, novel solutions and the future development of smart energy management systems in general.

 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Novel architectures for the integration of smart meter/smart plugs into pervasive computing systems

- Seamless energy meter integration in the design and architecture of smart home/office spaces

- Applications and novel business models that rely on energy data; including energy optimization and sustainable operation of smart cities, household load disaggregation, generation and load forecasting, and other means for informed load shifting

- Collection, processing, and integration of energy data to improve the control over loads and generation (e.g., distributed renewable sources)

- Security and privacy considerations in smart energy metering, including novel means to mitigate privacy and security threats

- Experiences with experimental power metering system prototypes and pilots

- Power metering testbeds and data sets for the comparison of household characteristics and processing approaches in a globalized world

- Industrial use cases showing gaps to be filled by future research

Submission instructions

Authors are invited to submit regular (full) papers for presentation at the workshop, describing original, previously unpublished work, which is not currently under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the workshop.

Papers may be no more than 6 pages in length. Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication. All papers must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the undefinedIEEE Computer Society website. Submissions must be made via undefinedEDAS.

It is a requirement that all authors listed in the submitted paper are also listed in EDAS. The author section of EDAS will be locked after the workshop submission deadline to ensure that conflict-of-interest can be properly enforced during review. If the list of authors differs between the paper and EDAS, the paper may not be reviewed. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered at full rate for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation.

Each accepted paper will require a full PERCOM registration (no registration is available for workshops only).

Important dates

Manuscript submission: November 27, 2015 - Extended deadline: December 4, 2015

Acceptance notification: January 4, 2016

Camera-ready and author registration: January 15, 2016

Workshop: March 18, 2016


Workshop co-chairs

Andreas Reinhardt, TU Clausthal, Germany

Frank Dürr, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Delphine Reinhardt, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Oliver Amft, University of Passau

Dominik Egarter, KELAG

Antonio Fernándet Anta, IMDEA Networks Institute

Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Georgios Konstantinou, The University of New South Wales

Stephen Makonin, Simon Fraser University

Joern Ploennigs, IBM Research

Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Mariya Sodenkamp, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Volker Turau, Hamburg University of Technology

Matthias Uslar, OFFIS

Steffen Wendzel, Fraunhofer FKIE

Workshop program

9:00 - 09:15: Welcome

9:15 - 10:00: Keynote: Allen Guishi Wang. Battery Energy Storage System: The Key of Future Smart Grid

One of the foundations of the Smart Grid is the real-time information and data exchange between all of its components, facilitated by the extended application of smart me- tering and information technologies. Advanced control functions integrated with the complicated and slow-dynamic electricity grid, will necessitate the use of an electricity buffer in order to maintain balance and stability at all times. Owing to their relatively low footprint and flexible geographical placement, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) will play the key role of providing the electricity buffer of the future smart grid. The challenge of BESS and their different technologies will be discussed in various scenarios of grid-related functionalities and roles. The development of BESS in Australia will be reviewed, identifying market potential and opportunities.

Allen Guishi Wang (S’10-M’15) received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering and automation from the North- western Polytechnic University, Xi‘an, China, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales), Sydney, Aus- tralia, in 2015. Currently, he is a Research Associate with the Australian Energy Research Institute (AERI) and the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Australia. His research interests include the battery/hybrid energy storage system and its grid integration supporting renewable energy generations.

10:00 - 10:30: Morning tea

10:30 - 11:45: Paper presentations (20min talk + 5min discussion)

  1. Emil Holmegaard; Aslak Johansen; Mikkel Kjaergaard. Towards a Metadata Discovery, Maintenance and Validation Process to Support Applications That Improve the Energy Performance of Buildings.
  2. Junsung Lim; Heesuk Son; Byoungheon Shin; Dongman Lee. CASPRE: A Context-Aware Standby Power Reduction Scheme for Household Appliances.
  3. Fisayo Sangogboye; Mikkel Kjaergaard. Improving Occupancy Presence Prediction Via Multi-Label Classification.

11:45 - 12:00: Closing note

12:00: Lunch