VICINITY project at “43rd Annual conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society- IECON” organised by IEEE
ECON 2017 is the 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of controls, communications, instrumentation, electronics, and computational intelligence. It is the flagship conference of IEEE IES. This event has been technically sponsored by four IEEE societies including Industrial Electronics (IES), Power and Energy (PES), Power Electronics (PELS), and Industry Application (IAS)
The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology and fellowship. The main features of the conference include plenary speeches by world-leading experts, regular sessions, special sessions, tutorials, and Industry Forum.
VICINITY project was presented by Aalborg University representatives (Mehdi Savaghebi, Juan Vasquez, Yajuan Guan, Josep Guerrero) as a part of a Tutorial in the IECON 2017 conference.
In this line, the idea, partners, work packages and initial findings of VICINITY have been generally presented. The intention was to introduce and raise the interest in IoT concept with the focus on Internet of Energy. VICINITY project was the topic of some interesting discussions and questions mainly focused on the benefits of utilizing IoT devices, architectures, standards and platforms to ensure a highly reliable and optimized operation of smart energy systems with the focus on smart energy systems.
VICINITY project was the topic of some interesting discussions and questions mainly focused on the benefits of utilizing IoT devices and platforms to ensure a highly reliable and optimized operation of smart energy systems with the focus on microgrids. Furthermore, integration of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) which is also called smart metering system with IoT-enabled systems and the concept and technologies of energy harvesting for supporting IoT sensors have been discussed. But, still some of the attendees could not admit the IoT as a cost-effective solution in energy applications taking into account the cost and benefits. Finally some related questions on Cybersecurity were discussed as well.
The program of the first day afternoon sessions.