ETH Zurich :
Computer Science :
Pervasive Computing :
Distributed Systems :
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Mattern,
Dr. Silvia Santini
Distributed Systems Seminar FS2010
When and where:
Tuesday, 11:15h-13:00h, CAB H52
Start: 23.02.2010 / End: 01.06.2010
Recent wide-area power outages in both North America and Europe have
not only outlined the vulnerability of the traditional power grid,
but also demonstrated the increasing dependency of critical
infrastructures like communication networks or transport systems on
a reliable electricity supply. Today's availability of new
technologies to produce, store, monitor, and distribute energy hence
makes the fundamental re-engineering of the existing power grid both
a desirable and feasible goal. As summarized by Silberman in 2001,
``every node in the power network of the future will be awake,
responsive, adaptive, price-smart, eco-sensitive, real-time,
flexible, humming -- and interconnected with everything else.''
These nodes will collectively constitute a new way of ``managing''
energy: a large and highly dynamic distributed energy supply system
-- the ``smart grid''.
This seminar will investigate the main challenges for computer
science related to the design and the implementation of such a smart
power network. We will survey and analyze existing technical
solutions for the smart grid and discuss related issues such as
usability and privacy. The goal of the seminar is not only to
familiarize students with an exciting new research topic, but to
also teach basic scientific skills through oral presentations and a
Wednesday, December 16 2009, 14:15h-15:00h, IFW D42
For further information please contact Silvia Santini.
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