For the fifth time, the doctoral workshop "Energy Informatics", organized annually by OFFIS, is dedicated to the role of computer science in the transformation of the energy system. The energy transition with its goals for the conversion of the energy system to sustainable energy sources by 2050 leads to drastic changes in the existing electrical energy supply system and to a paradigm shift in network planning and operation. It is generally assumed that the expansion of historically grown network infrastructure into an ICT-led intelligent network that exploits the flexibility of loads and producers can generate significant economic benefits.
Both technological aspects and consumer involvement play an important role in this transformation process. Therefore, the focus is not only on the development, evaluation and application of new technologies, but also on their interaction with the users of these components. Relevant concepts and components in the energy supply also require consideration and adaptation of regulation in order to fully exploit the potential of the smart grid. The challenges are not limited to the electricity domain, but rather there is an increasing need to tackle the challenges of electricity, gas and heat supply as well as mobility in an integrated manner.
Further information can also be found in the Call for Papers.
This workshop takes place under the roof of the GI Section "Energy Information Systems" (WI-EINS) and the Swiss Informatics Society (SI). It is organised by OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology in cooperation with ETH Zurich.