ComplexEnergy Final Conference Documentation

March 11, 2011

The ComplexEnergy Final Conference was held last month of February. The main aim of the Conference was to review the ComplexEnergy Roadmap which will be presented in the next weeks, once the European Commission approves the document.

Meanwhile, the ComplexEnergy team is very thankful to all the participants and is glad to share the presentations that were pitched in the meeting. All those presentations can be downloaded from here.

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Innaxis publishes White Paper on Energy research

October 8, 2010

On September the 24th we submitted the final version of the ComplexEnergy White Paper to the European Commission. It has been already sent to the participants and interested individuals and is published on the Complex Energy website: www.complexenergy.eu.

ComplexEnergy is an initiative led by The Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute and Create-Net with the purpose of bridging the ICT, Energy, and Complex Systems research communities. ComplexEnergy aims to find out challenging and innovative research threads which improve the understanding and modelling of energy systems from a comprehensive perspective, conceiving them as Complex Systems.

The White Paper discusses why the Energy System can be understood as a Complex System and how Complexity Science can contribute in improving its understanding and predictability. The White Paper is the result of a coordinated effort between researchers of the three fields who have contributed interesting ideas and fruitful comments to the document.

Innaxis believes in promoting this innovative idea and looking at challenges from a different perspective. The White Paper is a significant accomplishment for the ComplexEnergy initiative and we hope to continue to move forward in this direction. To read the White Paper please click here, we hope the document will catalyze new ideas and further development on this frontier. All comments and questions are welcomed at: info@innaxis.org.

ComplexEnergy is supported by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Programme.

Giving thanks to key individuals for their contributions

September 9, 2010

We would like to give special thanks to the following individuals for helping with the development of the White Paper. Thanks to their input, the White Paper is a bit more all-encompassing and insightful than before.

Antonio Capone, from Politecnico di Milano
Silvano Cincotti, from Università di Genoa
José Ramasco, from Fondazione ISI
Nikos Hatziargyriou, from NTUA, PPC
Kristian Lindgren, from University of Chalmers
Sergio Usón, from Universidad de Zaragoza
Leandros Tassiulas, from University of Thessaly

2nd Draft of White Paper Completed- Input welcomed

July 8, 2010

The Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute along with Create-Net are happy to release the 2nd Draft of the ComplexEnergy White Paper.

The development of the White Paper has been made thanks to the Expert Panel, whose contributions and input has proven to be essential for publication.

The ideas are still being developed and the paper is evolving. This is not the last version of the White Paper in anyway.

Please feel free to read the draft of the White Paper on the website  here , and send us feedback at: innovation@innaxis.org .

ComplexEnergy holds first workshop in Venice

April 20, 2010

The first workshop, held on the 13th and 14th of April in Venice, brought together some of the ComplexEnergy Expert Panel members to brainstorm and discuss the project´s first White Paper.

The workshop commenced with an introduction of the members of Innaxis and Create-Net, and also a detailed introduction on the ComplexEnergy initiative. Afterwards, each member of the Expert Panel that was in attendance made a short presentation about their background and vision concerning the project.

Following the presentations, the rest of the workshop advanced around four different focus sessions:

  1. Energy-related issues, challenges, and potential impact
  2. Complex Systems Methodologies and Tools
  3. Role of Complex Systems in Smart Energy Systems
  4. Relevant Scientific Communities, Possible Topics and Impacts

These focus sessions help brainstorm thoughts and ideas concerning the first White Paper that will be delivered in August. The advancements made from the workshop will be integrated into the White Paper and will continue to be developed. It is expected to have fairly thorough draft version of the White Paper around the 30th of May.

If you´d like to contact us concerning ComplexEnergy, please email innovation@innaxis.org .

ComplexEnergy to be an Exhibitioner at ICT4EE event

January 14, 2010

The High Level Event on ICT for Energy Efficiency is organised by the European Commission’s Information Society and Media Directorate-General, in cooperation with the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.  The event will include conferences, parallel sessions, exhibitions, as well as The Best ICT4EE Project Award Ceremony.

Project Coordinator of Complex Energy, David Perez, was first notified about the ICT4EE event by European Commissioner Ralph Stübner. The Commissioner had recommended the event as a great way to spread the news of the ComplexEnergy initiative to the ICT and Energy communities. The Innaxis Research Institute along with its partner CREATE-NET have taken the advice and will have an exhibition stand for Complex Energy during the dates of the event: February 23-24.

We will have a poster, brochure, and a presentation to present at the exhibition stand. Organisers of the event is also provided all exhibitioner communication materials on USB drives that will be given away.

We look forward to speaking with the other exhibitioners and the attendees. If you have not registered yet for the event, please click here, we hope to see you there!

Official Launch of ComplexEnergy Project

December 7, 2009

ComplexEnergy, a project concerning Complex Systems for an ICT-enabled Energy System, was officially commenced on Nov. 26 with the start of the Kick-off Meeting in Madrid, Spain.

In attendance was both The Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute and Create-Net. Project Coordinator David Pérez Mendoza was also present.

The project was reviewed in full, and the majority of the time was spent regarding next steps and the challenges that lay ahead. The organisation of the Expert Panel is underway and so are the beginning steps in planning the first workshop.

The Kick-off Meeting resumed the following day and concluded strongly and above all, with an optimistic standpoint.