Conference: SESWA 2017

The Smart Energy Systems Week Austria Conference, formerly known as „Smart Grids Week“ encapsulated this year a greater field of topics in the domains of energy-subsystems and infrastructures (grids, buildings, traffic system) and their interaction (linking sectors, building to grid, vehicle to grid, etc.) was held in the Messe Congress in Graz.
About 300 national and international experts got together, including speakers from Canada. The topics of the conference have been interesting as well as pioneering for the research in Austria.

The Energy & IT group was present on site and presented poster to the ongoing projects in IniGrid, KORE, RASSA, SpinOFF, eNDUSTRIE 4.0. Our presence was strengthened by our information booth, where details for teaching and courses of studies of the TU Wien were available.

The coffee breaks and the sumptuous buffet formed the appropriate atmosphere to create new contacts in the domains of Power-To-Gas and helped to create concept ideas for new projects.
The project group ended the conference days with a visit at the Exit the Room – Graz games. Of course, they solved the riddles successfully!

About Lampros Fotiadis

Lampros Fotiadis MEng, MBA, was born in 1980 in Greece. His passion for engineering led him to receive his Engineer’s degree (MEng equivalent) from the Electrical and Computer Engineering school of the Aristotle University (Greece) in 2004. During his studies, he specialised in Electronics and Computer Engineering. In his diploma thesis, he simulated and implemented a multi-zone fuzzy-logic heating system using a real-time reconfigurable System-on-Chip. Pursuing a holistic approach to solving engineering problems, he successfully earned an MBA degree from the University of Macedonia (Greece) in 2006 and his master thesis examined the relation between European environmental policies and the European Energy market. He worked as an expert IT and Physical security consultant for more than 10 years and his expertise include system design and requirement analysis, system integration and product management. His recent areas of interests are Data Science, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving and Smart Grids. Since February 2017 he is working as project member at the Institute of Computer Technology in the Energy&IT Group, where he is especially contributing know-how as IT and physical security consultant in the areas of smart grids and industry 4.0.
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