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Keynote Lectures

ICT Architecture as an Engine for the Electromobility of the Future
Cornel Klein, Siemens AG, Germany

Making Smart Cities Smarter - Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Smarter Mobility
Javier Vázquez-Salceda, Knowledge Engineering & Machine Learning Group, UPC, Spain

Open Protocols Are the Basis of the Most Cost Effective Charging Infrastructure
Arjan Wargers, E-laad, Netherlands

 

ICT Architecture as an Engine for the Electromobility of the Future

Cornel Klein
Siemens AG
Germany
 

Brief Bio

Cornel Klein is Software Architect and Project Manager for the Technology & Innovation Project “eCar” at Siemens Corporate Technologies in Munich. He is project manager and coordinator for RACE (Robust and reliable Automotive Computing Environment for future eCars) which aims at the development of an advanced automotive E/E architecture. In various positions at Siemens, he has been responsible for software technologies and SW based innovations. Starting his career 1998 at Siemens Public Networks, he has gained an extensive knowledge in communication networks, embedded systems, IT platforms and SW architecture as well as in application domains like eCars and smart environments. He holds a master and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich.


Abstract

Electromobility is a promising approach to address the challenges of demographic change, urbanization and in particular sustainability. As shown by the rapid raise of new market players, electromobility has the potential to change markets dramatically in a disruptive way. But electric drives for the drive train are only the catalyst for the real change: most significantly, the architecture and role of in-vehicle information technology will change for the vehicle of the future. We outline existing research activities towards radically new architectures and the expected benefits in terms of functionality, such as "Plug&Play" and new functions up to fully automated driving.



 

 

Making Smart Cities Smarter - Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Smarter Mobility

Javier Vázquez-Salceda
Knowledge Engineering & Machine Learning Group, UPC
Spain
 

Brief Bio

Javier Vázquez-Salceda is an Associate Professor of the Artificial Intelligence Section of the Software Department (LSI), at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Javier obtained an MSc degree in Computer Science at UPC. After his master studies he became research assistant in the KEMLg Group at UPC. In 2003 he presented his PhD dissertation "The role of Norms and Electronic Institutions in Multi-Agent Systems applied to complex domains" (at UPC, with honours). This dissertation was awarded with the 2003 ECCAI AI Dissertation Award. From 2003 to 2005 he was researcher in the Intelligent Systems Group at Utrecht University. He has been also awarded with a “Ramón y Cajal” Award (2005). He has experience as researcher on several EU-funded projects, and has been the full coordinator for the FP6 CONTRACT and FP7 ALIVE projects. His research is focused on the following areas: Software Engineering (not only in the classical paradigm but also in the Object-Oriented paradigm), Database design, Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence.


Abstract
The term Smart City is tipically applied to urban and metropolitan areas where Information and Communication Technologies provide ways to enable social, cultural and urban development, improving social and political capacities and/or efficiency. In this paper we will show the potential of Artificial Intelligence techniques for augmenting ICT solutions to both increase the cities competiveness but also the active participation of citizens in those processes, making Smart Cities smarter. As example we will describe the usage of Artificial Intellgence techniques to provide Smart Mobility in the context of the SUPERHUB Project.



 

 

Open Protocols Are the Basis of the Most Cost Effective Charging Infrastructure

Arjan Wargers
E-laad
Netherlands
 

Brief Bio
Arjan Wargers is responsible for Innovation and Development in the area of EV charging infrastructure at the e-laad Foundation. This means innovation of the e-laad back-end system, making sure that this system is state-of-art and allowing open innovation (for third parties) by creating and aligning international open interfaces. Arjan is responsible for specifying and purchasing the charging stations which are installed in The Netherlands. In this area, Arjan is also making sure that 'open innovation' and maximal cost efficiency is reached. Arjan has great knowledge of all relevant EV aspects, from technical interfaces to market model development and clearing and settlement. Arjan Wargers contributed to the European standardization of EVSE’s and (further) development of open 'EV-protocols' such as OCPP, OCHP and OSCP, and was also responsible for the creation of an European 'roaming organization' (e-clearing.net). Arjan supports innovation through knowledge sharing, transparency and implementation of innovation projects.


Abstract
First of all open standards contribute to interoperability. By using open standards the (digital) communication between different actors improves.
In addition, open standards ensure that freedom is guaranteed. Open standards are by their very nature, not software-specific and can be installed by each supplier. They are necessary for achieving vendor independence.
This leads to high-quality and cost-effective information exchange.
Open standards involves creating and applying agreements on specifications of the interfaces between the co-operating applications, services, systems and networks. Characteristic of open standards is that there are no barriers to the use of the standards.
Besides vendor independence and interoperability Open standards also lead towards transparency, accountability and manageability. This is also a very important aspect in de development of the ‘smart ecosystem’. De different building blocks e.g EVSE development, smart charging, smart grids, smart energy, smart traffic, etc. have to come together one day.



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