The following workshops will be organized in conjunction with the 9th Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN2016)!
Recent advances in computer systems and in communication technologies and protocols, as well as in service-oriented architectures (SoA) and everything as a service (EaaS), constitute a prelude to the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The main feature of this technology is the integration of heterogeneous and multimodal sensors, processing units and action elements (actuators) in a distributed and ambient environment. Billions of devices are expected to be interconnected and integrated as services, which can be used and re-used by developers making the building and realization of complex applications easier. So, the coming new digital market envisions this ambient environment where the physical world, computer-based systems and humans are integrated and seamlessly interoperate, resulting in an improved social and economic market place.
The transition to a new generation of electricity networks, the so-called Smart Grid, that will be able to make efficient use of renewable energy sources, support real time and efficient demand response, as well as the large scale deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) are vital should the climate change is to be controlled. However, in order for such a transition to be successful, a number of problems must be solved. Artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-agent systems (MAS) techniques and methodologies can be instrumental in addressing sustainability problems and questions, for example to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the way we manage and allocate our natural and societal resources. This will also enrich and transform AI, by providing new challenges. Moreover, the IEEE Intelligent System Applications subcommittee has recently recognized the usefulness of Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches in solving key power system challenges. As such, an increasing number of publications in leading AI and MAS conferences and journals address Smart Grid-related problems, and a number of relevant workshops have already appeared in leading AI and MAS conferences (e.g. the AAAI-15 Workshop on Computational Sustainability, the AAAI-16 Workshop on AI for Smart Grids and Smart Buildings, and others).Against this background, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the AI, power systems and transportation communities, and work as a place for recent advancements in this field to be presented and discussed. This workshop will be dedicated to papers concerned with innovative notions, models, algorithms, techniques, methodologies, and systems, in order to address problems in the field of AI and the Smart Grids.