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Stephan Lukosch at the 5th International Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking (PerCol 2014) on March 28, 2014 at Budapest, Hungary

Stephan Lukosch from the Multi-Actor Systems Department is invited as keynote speaker to the 5th International Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking (PerCol 2014) (http://percol.inf.tu-dresden.de/percol2014/). PerCol 2014 is held in conjunction with the prestigious IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2014) (http://www.percom.org). In his keynote, Stephan will report on his recent research results and layout a future roadmap on establishing virtual co-location.


NWO Project in the Uncertainty Reduction in Smart Energy Systems (URSES) call approved for funding

The project called ‘Stable and scalable decentralized power balancing systems using adaptive clustering’ focuses on the design of distributed coordination and market mechanisms that incorporate decentralized, stabilizing, and scalable approaches to balance supply and demand (S/D) of energy. Distributed dynamic clusters of synergetic consumers and producers are form the basic construct. Clusters are designed to coordinate local load balancing for varying periods of time amongst consumers and producers, typically for substantially longer periods than considered in markets. Local load balancing in clusters thus allows for novel, more reliable solutions for global load balancing and can be used in conjunction with (current or novel) external market mechanisms. In addition, clusters are dynamic and can adapt to changing situations, including network failures. This project designs novel models, techniques and approaches for dynamic clustering and market mechanisms for energy S/D balancing, in a cooperation between engineering systems, computer science, and electrical engineering researchers, and network operator, ICT, and business consultants.

Frances Brazier is the principal investigator of the project, which is in cooperation with CWI, EWI (TU Delft), KEMA, Thales R&D and Alliander

 


Indiase en Nederlandse wetenschappers aan de slag met slimme elektriciteitsnetwerken

Participatory Systems is gehonoreerd met het project Adaptive clustering for Decentralised Resilient Energy Management – ADREM. Dit is één van de drie samenwerkingsprojecten tussen wetenschappelijke instellingen in Nederland en India gaat het internationale Smart Grids programma van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek van start. Onderzoekers gaan werken aan oplossingen om de infrastructuur voor elektriciteit verder te verbeteren.

http://www.nwo.nl/actueel/nieuws/2014/ew/indiaase-en-nederlandse-wetenschappers-aan-de-slag-met-slimme-elektriciteitsnetwerken.html

 


ISAGA Summerschool

ISAGE Summerschool logo This year, TBM will host the Summerschool of the International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA). This year’s edition will provide an interactive experience for about 30-40 international participants under the theme “Games for Governance and Participation”. Experts from all over the world will support the Summerschool with interactive sessions on game design, and participants will actively learn about game design in guided exercises.

You can find more information about scope, dates and registration on http://www.summerschool.isaga.net

It will be worth visiting the website from time to time as we will provide more information on and from the speakers soon…

Please also spread this information to colleagues who might be interested.

The organizers,

Rens Kortmann, Geertje Bekebrede, Heide Lukosch


Postdoc starts on CIVIS project

 FP7  As per 1 January 2014 Yilin Huang started as a postdoc at the Systems Engineering   section to the FP7 project CIVIS, Cities as drivers of social change. The project already started in October 2013.

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Frances Brazier in Intermediair: ‘Onze privacy wordt verwaarloosd’

Internethoogleraar Frances Brazier van de TU Delft was als enige vrouw betrokken bij de totstandkoming van internet in ons land. Nu zet ze zich in voor participatiesystemen, het Participatory Systems Initiative, samen met informatici, sociale wetenschappers en kunstenaars, én voor meer vrouwen in de wetenschap. ‘Nee, dat is geen gezeur.’

http://www.intermediair.nl/weekblad/20140123/#4


Augmented reality for emergency services in different media

Augmented reality for emergency services has received media attention. Using augmented reality, the police might in future be able to provide information for police agents in the neighbourhood to handle unforeseen situations, the Netherlands Forensic Institute might in future be able to provide information (procedures, dangerous or hazardous items) for forensic researcher on a crime scene to collect evidence or the fire department might in future be able to provide information (maps, dangerous or hazardous items) for fireman during operation.

interview Stephan Lukosch

 http://www.radio1.nl/item/167752-Futuristische%20bril%20voor%20politie

http://www.rtlxl.nl/#!/rtl-nieuws-132237/626791ef-f74b-3f95-9516-d77ff2


Augmented Reality for emergency services

On 02.12.2013, the “On the spot” project started with a kick-off meeting at TU Delft. The project is funded by NCTV, the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and will be running for two years. From TBM, Stephan Lukosch, Heide Lukosch and Dragos Datcu from the Systems Engineering Section are involved.

onthespot kickoff

Goal of the project is to research if and how augmented reality (AR) techniques like AR glasses can be used to provide real time visualization of information needed for operational services of the police and fire brigades, which are also involved in the project. On the spot continues the successful research of the CSI the Hague project, which analyzed the use of augmented reality for crime scene investigation, and the CharliePapa project, which was aimed at fostering awareness and communication processes within reconnaissance work. Within the coming months, specific developments and research objectives will be formulated, and first scenarios will be developed with the project partners like the NFI, the Police in North-Holland, and the Fire Brigade of the Port of Rotterdam.

 


Thesis defence Deniz Çetinkaya, November 4 2013: Model Driven Development of Simulation Models

Promotor : Prof.dr.ir. A. Verbraeck, copromotor: Dr. M.D. SeckDeniz Deniz

More information?
For access to theses by the PhD students you can have a look in TU Delft Repository at: repository.tudelft.nl. TU Delft Repository is the digital storage of publications of TU Delft. Theses will be available within a few weeks after the actual thesis defence.


Thesis defence Yilin Huang, November 5 2013: Automated Simulation Model Generation

One of today’s challenges in the field of modeling and simulation is to model increasingly larger and more complex systems. Complex models take long to develop and incur high costs. With the advances in data collection technologies and more popular use of computer-aided systems, more  data has become available in many organizations. This often allows for and requires a certain degree of automation in modeling. The research presented in this dissertation studied how to automatically generate simulation models. The method proposed uses domain specific model components as building blocks for model generation and applies graph transformation based algorithms to compose large simulation models according to the existing data. The method has been applied practically in the domain of light-rail transportation.

Promotor : Prof.dr.ir. A. Verbraeck, copromotor: Dr. M.D. Seck Promotie Yilin Huang Yilin

More information?
For access to theses by the PhD students you can have a look in TU Delft Repository at: repository.tudelft.nl. TU Delft Repository is the digital storage of publications of TU Delft. Theses will be available within a few weeks after the actual thesis defence.


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