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Keynote Lectures

Reducing Energy Consumption by using Clouds
Ivona Brandić, Vienna UT, Austria

Hubject - Connecting Emobility Networks
Andreas Pfeiffer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

ICT for Energy – a European Approach
Bettina Schäfer, RWTH Aachen University, Germany



 

Reducing Energy Consumption by using Clouds

Ivona Brandić
Vienna UT
Austria
 

Brief Bio
Dr. Ivona Brandic is Assistant Professor at the Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Prior to that, she was Assistant Professor at the Department of Scientific Computing, Vienna University. She received her PhD degree from Vienna University of Technology in 2007. From 2003 to 2007 she participated in the special research project AURORA - Advanced Models, Applications and Software Systems for High Performance Computing and the European Union's GEMSS - Grid-Enabled Medical Simulation Services project. She is involved in the European Union's SCube project and she is leading the Austrian national FoSII - Foundations of Self-governing ICT Infrastructures project funded by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF). She is management committee member of the European Commission's COST Action on Energy Efficient Large Scale Distributed Systems. From June to August 2008 she was visiting researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

In 2011 she received the Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the Vienna University of Technology for her HALEY project on Holistic Energy Efficient Hybrid Clouds. Her interests comprise Service Level Agreement and Quality of Service management in large scale distributed systems, autonomic computing, workflow management for scientific applications, and energy efficient large scale distributed systems (Cloud, Grid, Cluster, etc.). She published more than 50 scientific journal, magazine and conference publications and co-authored a text book on federated and self-manageable Cloud infrastructures. I. Brandic co-authored European Union's Cloud Computing report paving future research directions of the EU. In 2010 she chaired the International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing held in Chennai, India. She has been serving more than 50 program committees (among others EuroPar, COMPSAC, CloudCom) and was invited reviewer of more than 10 international journals. In 2011 she edited two special issues for Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier) and Scientific Programming Journal (IOS Press). I. Brandic has been invited expert evaluator of the European Commission, French National Research Organization (ANR), National Science and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC) and Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).


Abstract

Cloud computing is a promising technology for the realization of large, scalable, and on-demand provisioned computing infrastructures. Currently, many enterprises are adopting Clouds to achieve high performance and scalability for their applications while maintaining low costs. Service provisioning in the Cloud is based on a set of predefined non-functional properties specified and negotiated by means of Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Cloud workloads are dynamic and change constantly. Thus, in order to reduce steady human interactions, self-manageable Cloud techniques are required to comply with the agreed customers’ SLAs.

In this talk we discuss flexible and reliable management of SLAs, which is of paramount importance for both, Cloud providers and consumers. On the one hand, the prevention of SLA violations avoids penalties that are costly to providers. On the other hand, based on flexible and timely reactions to possible SLA violation threats, user interaction with the system can be minimized enabling Cloud computing to take roots as a flexible and reliable form of on-demand computing. Furthermore, a trade-off has to be found between proactive actions that prevent SLA violations and those that reduce energy consumption, i.e., increase energy efficiency.



 

 

Hubject - Connecting Emobility Networks

Andreas Pfeiffer
RWTH Aachen University
Germany
 

Brief Bio
Andreas Pfeiffer has a diploma degree in Business Administration from the RWTH Aachen University for works in Supplier Relationship Management and Supplier Knowledge Management. After working as an organizational developer for AOK Systems GmbH he started at in 2007 as business developer at the Energieversorgungs- und Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH Aachen. As project manager “E-Mobility” for the Stadtwerke Aachen AG he headed several funded research projects in the field of emobility. In 2010 he had been appointed to be active member of the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE), an advisory body of the German Federal Government. From 2010 to 2012 he was managing director of smartlab Innovationsgesellschaft mbH – a venture of the municipal utilities Aachen, Duisburg and Osnabrück. From 2012 to 2014 he was chief executive officer of Hubject – an emobility joint venture of BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens. In 2015 Dipl.-Kfm. Andreas Pfeiffer focused on his research and teaching activities. He teaches courses in business modeling, digital transformation and organization theory at RWTH University and EBC Hochschule (WS 2015/16). At the Chair of Information Systems at the RWTH Aachen University he deals with questions on the development of business models in digitally transforming ecosystems, electric mobility, smart grids and smart traffic systems.


Abstract
Sustainable mobility, based on battery-powered electrical propulsion concepts, has been rediscovered in 2008 through emerging technology developments and enviromental requirements. Since 2009 a charging infrastructure for transportation on the basis of electrified powertrains has been developed all over Europe – partially state subsidised – and is provided by municipal utilities privately as well as publicly. Access to the charging stations is monitored by intelligent Triple-A-Systems (AAA – Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting) for reasons of security, customer loyalty and accounting. These systems are usually regionally operated by different providers, resulting in the development of local charging station networks, which are mostly inaccessible for customers of other providers. Similar to roaming in mobile communications, it should be possible for pioneers of e-mobility to have access to public charging stations of different operators. To achieve this, an interoperability and connection between the numerous charging station management systems has to be created. Andreas Pfeiffer will describe an efficient and future-oriented architecture of a European Clearinghouse for e-mobility and how end customer value is achieved through easier access to services, regardless of infrastructure owner and operator.



 

 

ICT for Energy – a European Approach

Bettina Schäfer
RWTH Aachen University
Germany
 

Brief Bio

Dipl.-Ing. Bettina Schäfer received her Diploma Degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1994. As of then she worked in the telecommunications area for the company Ericsson at different locations in Germany and in the U.S., covering various positions in product and solution management, verification and system management. She joined the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems in 2011, working as research associate for the FP7 project FINSENY. As of the end of 2011, she holds the position of Chief Engineer of the institute ACS.


Abstract

Energy, a field with ever-increasing demands and complexity, was chosen as one of the domains to leverage the developments of Europe’s Future Internet solutions. The Future Internet Public Private Partnership Programme (FI-PPP) was put in place by the European Commission with the goal to evolve advances within the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector to a European-scale technology platform, the so-called Future Internet, providing standardized support for various application domains.

The project FINSENY (Future Internet for Smart ENergY) as one of the projects within Phase I of the FI-PPP programme starting in April 2011, supports the business domain energy. Building on the findings of the first phase, the Phase II project FINESCE (Future INternEt Smart Utility ServiCEs) will demonstrate the practical applicability of the developed Future Internet technologies exemplified by diverse field trials.



 



 


 



 


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