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Workshop on Cutting Edge Smart Technologies in Building: Smart Home Environment

ICR’23: The 2023 International Conference on Innovations in Computing Research, Madrid, Spain, September 4-6, 2023
Indexed by SCOPUS, DBLP, INSPEC, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, SCImago, WTI Frankfurt eG, and zbMATH

Workshop Chairs

Eleftheria Katsiri, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece,

Workshop Objective

Despite technological advances, even in developed economies, seniors who continue to live at home require, more than anyone else need a friendly and safe smart home environment that is protective during their various activities. Yet the world and much more so the home equipment/tools are not yet prepared for the needs of this segment of the world's population. The evolution of technology and in particular of electronic, electrical, inter-networked devices and systems, combined with modern monitoring, prediction and assistance techniques can make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life of elderlies, so that they can enjoy a greater degree of safety and independence, at least at home. Although there have been important initiatives such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) scheme to encourage the integration of smart technologies to enhance buildings energy performance, there are still a number of barriers and gaps related to smart buildings and technologies identified. The main technological barriers are the lack of interoperability of the existing solutions, the lack of standardization and numerous legacy standards at the building side, the security of the solutions.

The aim of this workshop is to support technology innovation in the building sector and create an incentive for the integration of cutting-edge smart technologies in buildings. In this respect, its core objective is to raise awareness of the benefits of smarter building technologies and functionalities and make their added value more tangible for building users, owners, tenants, and smart service providers. Interesting and relevant research includes interoperable and cybersecure-by-design software and hardware solutions fully enabling the three functionalities required for a building to become “smart”: optimization of operation of technical building systems, adaption to the external environment, changing conditions in relation to demands from building occupants.

Call for Papers

The workshop invites submissions with methodology structured amongst, but not restricted to the technical domains of Heating, DHW, Cooling, Ventilation, Lighting, Electricity, Electrical Vehicles, Dynamic Envelopes, and Monitoring & Control. The impact criteria are Energy savings, Maintenance and Fault Prediction, Comfort, Convenience, Information to occupants, Health and wellbeing, Energy Flexibility and Storage, Safety, Sustainability.

Indicative areas for workshop submission are:

  • Accessibility to the building information
  • Energy & indoor environment performance of buildings
  • One-stop, replicable and interoperable solutions
  • Advanced edge computers, multi-protocol data gateways
  • Smart sensors and actuators for the integrated control of TBS
  • Wireless sensor networks and toolkits
  • M2M interfaces and multi-protocol
  • Low-power communication pro-tools
  • Cloud-based middleware providing building services
  • IoTs platforms in smart building
  • Thermal comfort solutions
  • Indoor environmental monitoring using low-cost sensors
  • Indoor localization systems
  • Daily observation and real-time vital measurements of the elderly
  • Optimized physical rehabilitation mechanisms for the elderly in the home
  • Robotic assistant
  • Energy flexibility solutions
  • Indoor risk assessment solutions

Workshop Committee

Eiko Yoneki , University of Cambridge, UK
Dimitris Kalogeras, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Aggelos Bouhouras, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Levente Czumbil, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Emrullah Fatih Yetkin, Kadir Has University, Turkey

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