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A. Hryshchenko, K. Menze

A Comprehensive Vision on Cartography of EU And International Research Initiatives with RTD Gap Analysis in the Area of ICT for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Abstract: This paper analyses the status of current researches in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for the improvement of Energy Efficiency (EE) design and operation of buildings.Currently, research and technology developers focus on different domains and sub-domains in the area of EE, such as the integration of renewable energy sources and related monitoring, simulation, and management software. In order to improve harmonisation between different research and technology developments (RTD) including International and European research projects and scientific programs these activities need to be categorised and analysed. As a result of RTD gap analysis, the challenges, commonalities, deficits, and potentials for collaboration are identified contributing to the development of a “Scientific Road Map”. This paper focuses on development of a comprehensive vision on Cartography of recently completed, ongoing, and recently announced research European projects and International research initiatives for further implementation of its results in global vision of the REEB project [cf. http://www.ict-reeb.eu/index.html], and proposes a systematic categorization approach to identify gaps in the current research agenda in the area of IT for Energy in Buildings.Our RTD gap analysis is based on a qualitative categorization specifying common classification criteria.At the present, there are more than 270 projects worldwide were analysed, five Main Classification Categories (MCC) were developed.The proposed methodology should allow the identification of deficits of the related research activities within the specified (in T3.1, D3.1) categories.

Keywords: information and communication technologies, energy efficiency, research and developments, RTD, categorization, gap analysis

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Alain Zarli, Eric Pascual, Daniel Cheung

Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent and Integrated Controls in Buildings: Current Developments and Future Research

Abstract: A common and acknowledged vision today is the one that, in the future, buildings, along with their components, equipments, and their environment will communicate and be able to provide information on their status ubiquitously. This real-time available information will be interoperable via common protocols for holistic automation & control. The whole building will be supervised by intelligent systems, able to combine information from all connected devices, from the Internet or from energy service providers in order to efficiently control HVAC (heating & cooling), lighting, and hot water systems along with energy production, storage and consumption devices inside the building, taking into account the users' needs and wishes. In such a context, ICT is recognised as key for empowering people in the (built) universe in which they live, with smart e-metering and new smart e-devices – as well as becoming fully pervasive in the future optimization of energy in the built environment - where “Energy-efficient smart buildings” are to be buildings which contain systems that manage information for an optimal operation of building energy flows over the whole building lifecycle.In such a context, CSTB has developed an open framework for data collection and processing, to be installed in any built environment. It supports networked heterogeneous sensors and actuators (with appropriate communication protocols technology), allows assembling various “business” functions (with easy evolution and extension capability thanks to a concept of service composition and event-driven management between modules), can accommodate any hardware platform constraint (memory, computing power), and can be executed in any environments supporting a Java SE implementation. The framework is itself based on an OSGi platform. The notion of “sensor” is to be considered in a comprehensive way: physical sensor (analogic or logic), complex sub-system or meta-sensor (e.g. Agilent data acquisition system or alike), or even external services (e.g. getting weather data via the Internet). Fields of applications are energy-efficiency in the built environment, but also Ambient-Assisted Living (AAL), internal air quality assessment, collection of data related to inhabitants behaviours, etc..The REEB coordination action (European strategic research roadmap to ICT enabled Energy-Efficiency in Buildings and construction), as a European R&D technology roadmap initiative (achieved in the context of an EC-funded Coordinated Action - http://www.ict-reeb.eu) has identified ICT contributions to the energy efficiency of buildings mainly via improvement (and corresponding RTD) in integrated design (and indeed ICT tools for Energy-Efficient design and production management), integrated and intelligent control, user awareness and decision support to various stakeholders throughout the whole life of buildings, energy management and trading, and integration technologies. As far as the integrated / intelligent control field is concerned, REEB has fundamentally identified the following areas for future investigation:• automation & control: system concepts, intelligent HVAC, smart lighting, ICT for micro-generation & storage systems, predictive control;• monitoring: instrumentation: smart metering;• quality of service: improved diagnostics, secure communications;• wireless sensor networks: hardware, operating systems, network design.The paper will first introduce to expectations, requirements and potential future scenarios for ICT to support integrated and optimised control in future so-called smart buildings. It will then introduce to the current trend of developments at CSTB in this area, and will present the CSTBox as a tool federating and/or complementing functions (potentially relying on already installed systems) in the built environment. After a short presentation of the REEB project, the paper will follow up with exhibiting the outcome of the REEB project in terms of roadmapping RTD activities in this technological field, also providing with a first insight of their potential impact in the future.Acknowledgement: the authors wish to thank the European Commission (DG INFSO) for its financial support to the REEB co-ordinated action. Moreover, the authors are also grateful to the REEB Consortium partners, namely ARUP, ACCIONA, CEA, LABEIN, TUD, UCC & VTT.

Keywords: Energy-efficient buildings, Intelligent and Integrated Control, REEB project, CSTBox framework, Data collection and storage

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Bourdeau M, Kazi, A S, Rezgui Y, Vakola M

An open system for inter-enterprise information management indynamic virtual enterprises

Abstract: OSMOS, Open System for inter-enterprise information Management in dynamic virtualenvirOnmentS, is a European RTD project aimed at the development of an Internet basedenvironment that supports share of information and task collaboration between non co-locatedteams in the context of extended enterprises, and especially in project based industries such asconstruction. The OSMOS infrastructure is to provide services for communication, co-operation,co-ordination and data exchange, that will be possibly integrated with legacy or commercialsoftware tools used within companies. OSMOS suggests a migration path from current documentbased information management towards semantic integration of documents, product models andproject co-ordination information. Two OSMOS-based Internet services will be set up as pilots.Deployment of OSMOS compliant services in Europe will be promoted via user interest groups inseveral countries. The focus of this paper is on the presentation of the aims, objectives, approach,and benefits to the construction industry at large as envisioned through OSMOS.

Keywords: Virtual enterprise, groupware environment, construction, information exchange

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Jilin Ye, Tarek Hassan, Steven Firth, Farid Fouchal

ICT for Energy Efficiency: Towards Smart Buildings, Manufacturing, Lighting and Grids

Abstract: The European Union (EU) has set its specific target of a 20% energy reduction in EU energy consumption by 2020. Achieving this goal will require major breakthroughs in the research and development (R&D) of new technologies. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are today pervasive to all industrial and business domains. They are expected to generate deep impacts in energy efficiency in the future. In this paper, four industrial disciplines namely manufacturing, buildings, lighting and power grids are identified to have great potential of ICTs to improve energy efficiency due to their interactions in delivering infrastructures and environments for production, business and living, and together they produce and consume a significant proportion of Europe’s energy. The state-of-the-art ICTs for energy efficiency in these four sectors are discussed with focus mainly on their available data on the potential impact which ICT can offer., The paper will also discuss the obstacles impeding the realisation of full potential, and actions which can be taken to accelerate achievement of potential. This leads to identifying complementarities among these four sectors, harmonising common research and technological development (RTD) priorities, and establishing a cross-sectoral community with links to key stakeholders.. Based upon a consolidated view from data analysis of the four identified sectors, an impact assessment model is proposed to evaluate the impacts of specific ICTs on energy efficiency in the four identified areas. This will shape and influence the development of the roadmap and strategic research agenda for further adoption of ICTs for energy efficiency. The paper concludes that in order to achieve full potential of ICTs for energy efficiency, further support of multidisciplinary R&D and innovation demonstrating the potential of ICTs based solutions are needed to boost, reinforce, foster and accelerate the deployment of energy efficient solutions in these four industrial domains.

Keywords: ICT for energy efficiency, smart buildings, smart manufacturing, smart lighting, smart grids

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