Bridging the Gap

Bridging The Gap: Application Workshop 5

Computational Intelligence in Energy

BTG Application Workshop 5, 14 April 2010, 9.00 AM to 4.30 PM, UG40, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

This workshop is centred around applications of Computational Intelligence in Energy related fields. The workshop is lead by Dr. Thorsten Schnier (Computer Science) and held under the Bridging the Gap theme. It aims to unite researchers from different disciplines who are working on similar research questions but using different tools and methodologies.

We encourage anyone interested in the subject matter to attend the workshop. Prior knowledge of the subject matter is not essential, and the techniques discussed will have applications to a range of similar subjects.

The workshop is free for anyone to attend and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. We would like to ask anyone who intends to attend to register by email with Laura Fenney (L.Fenney@cs.bham.ac.uk) by Friday April 09, 12 pm. If you have any queries other than registration, please email Dr Thorsten Schnier (T.Schnier@cs.bham.ac.uk).

Workshop Program

 9.00- 9.30 Reception
 9.30- 9.50 Introduction to the Workshop Dr. Thorsten Schnier, Computer Science, University of Birmingham
 9.50-10.25 Understanding Household Consumption: Approaches to automatic load disaggregation (presentation) Dr. Chris Bowers, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
10.25-11.00 Data Driven Thermal Modelling of Buildings (presentation) Dr. Thorsten Schnier, Computer Science, University of Birmingham
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-12.05 Multi-objective Evolutionary Building Design (abstract) Prof. Jonathan Wright, Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University
12.05-12.40 Intelligent Optimisation Algorithms - Aplication Examples in Power Systems Dr Jihong Wang, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham
12.40-13.40 Lunch
13.40-14.15 What Distributed Agent-Based Modelling can do for Energy Networks Dr. Bart Craenen, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
14.15-14.50 Smart Grids: From Theory to Practice Dr. Xiao-Ping Zhang, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham
14.50-15.10 Coffee break
15.10-15.45 An Agent Based Approach to Analysing Electricity Markets Andrew Fielder, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
15.45-16.15 Workshop Summary Prof. Xin Yao, Computer Science, University of Birmingham

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held in the School of Computer Science, building Y9 on the University Campus map (Yellow Zone, adjacent to "University" railway station). .