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  • 15/05/2019
    ​RESERVE Open Day and Project Meeting in Dublin

    The RESERVE Open Day was held at ESB Networks in Dublin, Ireland on 15.05.2019. ESB is running 7 field trials of the voltage control techniques developed in RESERVE to support 100% renewable energy source penetration.  Pictures from the Open Day are at the link. Also, a project meeting was held at UCD in Dublin.

  • 09/05/2019
    ​Follow-up CoordiNet Meeting with EON Sweden in Malmö

    Prof. Monti, Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran followed up on the work for load forecasting in the Malmö area. The forecasts will be implented on the future TSO-DSO platform for the project demo in Sweden. 

  • 08/05/2019
    Member of executive/technical committee of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik"

    Since April, Dr. Stefan Lankes is member of the executive committee of the section PARS and the technical committee ARCS of the "Gesellschaft für Informatik".

  • 14/04/2019
    Best Paper Award for HermiTux

    Together with the colleagues from Systems Software Research Group at Virginia Tech, we develop the unikernel HermiTux, which is binary compatible to Linux and able to run native Linux executables. For a detailed description please read the Hermitux paper, which was presented at 15th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE’19) and won the best paper award.

  • 08/04/2019
    Visit from the University of Melbourne

    A delegation from the University of Melbourne visited the E.ON ERC on 8.4. and toured the laboratories in the main building. In the following Prof. Monti and Prof. Mancarella (UoM) discussed via teleconference with a group of colleagues in Australia about possible future cooperation. In the afternoon of the same day Prof. Mancarella gave a very interesting seminar about the current situation of the energy system in Australia and the challenges related to power systems dynamics with high penetration of renewables.

  • 08/04/2019
    CoordiNet Project Meeting in Stockholm

    The 2-day project meeting was hosted by Vattenfall in Stockholm. On the first day, the focus was on the identification of the business use cases (BUCs) based on the IEC 62559 standard. For this, Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran organized an interactive session to share the progress and discuss and develop the current status of the BUCs of the demos in Greece, Spain and Sweden.

  • 03/04/2019
    DEFENDER at the 4th fit4sec network meeting in Berlin

    Nikolaus Wirtz presented DEFENDER at the fit4sec network meeting in Berlin. fit4sec is a program by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and is aiming to strengthen German security research by providing support in writing proposals and building consortiums targeting EU research programs.

  • 02/04/2019
    Fein e.V. Colloquium

    On tuesday, 9th April 2019 at 14:30 (date changed!) the next FEIN e.V. Colloquium will take place in the E.ON ERC in room 00.23. Prof. Pierluigi Mancarella will be a guest speaker and talk about: "Reliability and resilience in low-carbon power systems: challenges and solutions down-under". More detail about the invitation can be found at the link.

  • 26/03/2019
    ENVELOPE Consortium Meeting

    On March 26th and 27th, the consortium meeting of the ENVELOPE project takes place, where the latest research results are being discussed.

  • 22/03/2019
    Disseration Tim Schlösser

    Tim Schlösser successfully defended his disseration "Methodology for Holistic Evaluation of Building Energy Systems Under Dynamic Boundary Conditions".

  • 20/03/2019
    SOGNO Review Meeting

    Prof. Monti, Marco Pau and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO review meeting held in Brussels. The SOGNO consortium presented the status of the activities after the first year of work as well as the main innovations proposed within the project.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

  • 12/03/2019
    eSafeNet Final Project Meeting in Aachen

    eSafeNet has studied how to make a secure communications architecture for distributed energy grids. At the final project meeting the work of ACS in developing a method to use locally available distributed energy generation and storage resources to autonomously and automatically recover from blackouts was demonstrated. A second demo concerned the joint work of ACS and Ericsson to develop a method to ensure that the locally available distributed energy generation and storage resources are able to communicate with LTE during the blackout (in the situation where the blackout emergency causes the mobile network operator to reduce access of subscribers to the network in order to ensure continued access of emergency services).

  • 05/03/2019
    DEFENDER Project Meeting in Bled

    Abhinav Sadu, Marija Stevic and Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Bled (Slovenia), hosted by Jožef Stefan Institute​ and the Institute for Corporate Security Studies.

  • 05/03/2019
    Dissemination Video Released on YouTube

    The results of the H2020 ADMS project, ended in 2018 have been summarized in a YouTube video available at the link below.

  • 27/02/2019
    ENSURE Cluster 4 Workshop

    The ENSURE Cluster 4 workshop was held on 27th February at Nexans in Hannover. ACS was represented by Igor Sowa and Stefan Dähling. Besides the review of the current progress in the cluster "New Technologies", the participants also discussed the planning of the subsequent project phase

  • 25/02/2019
    DERlab General Assembly and Workshop

    The GA of the Association DERlab (in which ACS is member since 2018) was held together with a workshop on 25th and 26th of February at the Enel Green Power Innovation Hub in Catania, Italy. ACS was represented by David Raisz, who gave a short introduction to the Institute's research on 5G technology, used in RESERVE, NRG5 and SOGNO.

  • 21/02/2019
    First Release of HermiTux

    In cooperation with Systems Software Reserch Group of the Virginia Tech (USA), the first version of HermiTux was published. A corresponding paper will be presented on the 15th ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments.

  • 20/02/2019
    ​SOGNO Advisory Board Meeting at ACS

    ACS hosted the Advisory Board Meeting of the SOGNO project. Prof. Monti, Marco Pau and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the meeting.
    More information about the project can be found at the SOGNO website.

  • 20/02/2019
    Rust Presentation on "Parallel 2019"

    On Febuary 20th, Jens Breitbart and Stefan Lankes presented on "Parallel 2019", how task and data parallelisation can be realized using the programming language "Rust".

  • 19/02/2019
    ENSURE Cluster 3 Workshop

    The ENSURE Cluster 3 workshop was held on 19th February at EnergieCampus Nürnberg, together with WP workshops the days before. ACS was represented by David Raisz and Lukas Razik. Besides the review of the current progress in the cluster "System operation Concepts", the participants also discussed the planning of project phase 2, which aims at lab scale / pilot scale implementation.

  • 12/02/2019
    ELSA Final Review Meeting

    On 12 to 14 February, the ELSA consortium presented its final results to the EU Commission, represented by Project Officer Dana Dutianu.

  • 31/01/2019
    FISMEP Project Meeting at ACS

    Prof. Monti, Dr. Lankes, Maliheh Haghgoo and Alberto Dognini attended the FISMEP project meeting, hosted by ACS.

  • 30/01/2019
    ​Energy Intrusion Detection 2019 in Amsterdam

    Nikolaus Wirtz presented the SUCCESS and DEFENDER approaches to Security Operation Center Development and Intrusion Detection Systems at Energy Intrusion Detection 2019 in Amsterdam.

  • 28/01/2019
    Dissertation Aysar Musa

    Aysar Musa successfully defended his dissertation "Advanced Control Strategies for Stability Enhancement of Future AC/DC Networks".

  • 25/01/2019
    ​CoordiNet Project - Kickoff Meeting in Madrid

    Gianluca Lipari and Gonca Gürses-Tran represented ACS during the initial kickoff meeting that was hosted by Endesa. The project consortium consists of in total 23 partners from 10 countries with the overall objective to achieve large scale campaigns to demonstrate how TSO-DSO shall act in a coordinated manner to procure grid services in the most reliable and efficient way.

  • 25/01/2019
    ​RESERVE Advisory Board Meeting in Brussels

    Some of the comments:

    It is to be expected that the adoption of new and modified network and grid codes takes longer than the project duration. Moving target. Regulators don't want to implement something that may change in couple of years, so it takes time.

    Field trials and economical evaluation are very important. Disseminate through BRIDGE and other ways. Someone must finance the changes proposed. If you say that in 2 years plans will change again, the sponsors will not be happy. So economic evaluation must take this into account. Numbers are needed about the needed capital investment, maintenance upgrade etc.

    Even if grid codes are not yet implemented, they have aleady triggered new thinking by regulators and TSOs/DSOs which is a good thing.

  • 22/01/2019
    ​SOGNO Project Meeting in Tallinn

    Marco Pau and Jan Dinkelbach represented ACS during the SOGNO project meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. The event was hosted by Ericsson Estonia.

  • 21/01/2019
    Information Event for Third Semester

    On Thursday, January 24th at 10:30 the information event for third semester takes place in the E.ON ERC main building in the rooms 00.23/00.24. All students of the faculty of electrical engineering and information technology are invited. The event is especially aimed at third semester students, who can inform themselves about the specializations in future semesters. The event is held together by institutes ACS and PGS.


  • 21/01/2019
    Prof. Ponci Outstanding Reviewer

    Prof. Ponci was selected as a 2018 Outstanding Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

  • 10/01/2019
    ​DEFENDER Project Review in Brussels

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project review of the first reporting period in Brussels.

  • 07/12/2018
    Disseration Simon Pickartz

    Simon Pickartz successfully defended his disseration "Virtualization as an enabler for dynamic resource allocation in HPC".

  • 29/11/2018
    Inauguration of the Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory in Petten

    On Thursday 29th November, Mr. Steffen Vogel participated at the ceremonial inauguration of the Smart Grid Interoperability Laboratory in Petten, Netherlands. For this event, ACS contributed in collaboration with their colleagues from Politecnico di Turino a small demonstration. Similar to the inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids in Ispra in the year 2015, we presented our work on geographically distributed real-time simulation by showing the interconnection of the laboratories in Ispra, Petten, Turin and Aachen. For this demonstration the in-house developed platform "VILLASframework" has been used.

  • 28/11/2018
    "The energy pulse of the city" at SG4SC 2018

    As part of the activities of the ​Forum Smart Grid for Smart City (SG4SC) in Genk, Prof. Ponci gives the presentation "The energy pulse of the city" in the Technical Session "Distributed Monitoring and Advanced Measurements in Smart Cities". The session is organized by Dr. Ana-Maria Dumitrescu (Polihnica University of Bucharest). Co-speakers with Prof. Ponci are Prof. Muscas (University of Cagliari) and Prof. Patti (Politecnico di Torino).

  • 28/11/2018
    SUCCESS open day and final review

    ​SUCCESS project held its third and final open day, hosted by ESB in Dublin. The event was addressed by ESB CEO and other ESB top executives were present, e.g. the responsible for cyber-security. ESB supported the project's approach to combatting attacks on critical infrastructures and anticipate the need to invest in this area. A highlight was the address of Kevin Foley of the Irish body which co-ordinates fighting cyber-attacks, the National Cyber Security Centre, explaining their work and that they already try to co-ordinate information sharing between actors such as critical infrastructure operators, authorities and firms. SUCCESS is proposing developing an automated system to support this information sharing, and it was the consensus that this is needed.
    The SUCCESS final review was held on 29.11, ending the project.

  • 28/11/2018
    2nd IEEE International Forum 'Smart Grids for Smart Cities' in Genk

    On 28th November, Prof. Ferdinanda Ponci and Steffen Vogel participated at the 2nd IEEE International Forum 'Smart Grids for Smart Cities' in Genk.
    They presented their current research activities in two panel sessions.
    Prof. Ponci joined the session "Distributed monitoring and advanced measurements in smart cities".
    In the session "Living Labs and Hardware test facilities", Mr. Vogel held his presentation "Virtually Interconnected Laboratories for Large Power-System Simulations" which gave an overview of current and past laboratory interconnections used for geographically distributed real-time simulation.

  • 27/11/2018
    FIWARE Global Summit in Malaga

    On November 27th, Michael Diekerhof gave the introduction presentation about the “demand for a reference architecture” at the smart energy session of the FIWARE Global Summit in Malaga. He also was part of a panel discussion lead by the European commission to discuss the future role of platforms in the smart energy sector.

  • 26/11/2018
    Dissertation Sara Khayyamim

    Sara Khayyamim successfully defended her dissertation "Centralized-decentralized Energy Management in Railway System".


  • 20/11/2018
    DEFENDER Project - Workshop in Rome

    The DEFENDER project organi​zed a workshop on "Personal data protection in Critical Infrastructures" in Rome on November 20th. Dr. Gianluca Lipari represented ACS at the workshop and presented the synergies with the SUCCESS project.

  • 26/10/2018
    ​Papers presented at the IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2018 Conference

    Ivelina Stoyanova, Nikolaus Wirtz, Robert Ferdinand, Sebastian Schwarz und Ting Wang successfully presented their research papers at the IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2018 Conference in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The titles of the papers can be found at the link.

  • 26/10/2018
    eSafeNet Consoritum Meeting

    ​7th eSafeNet Consortium meeting took place in Frankfurt at premises of KaCon.

  • 24/10/2018
    ACS at Linux Foundations first Energy Summit

    On Wednesday, 24th of October, ACS joined the inaugural summit of the new Linux Foundation Energy (LFE) group in Edinburgh, UK. Initiated by RTE, the transmission grid operator of France, the group aims at developing Open Source Software for accelerating innovation in automation and control of future energy systems.

  • 22/10/2018
    ​New IEEE Senior Member

    Dr. David Raisz was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member.

  • 21/10/2018
    Tutorial Presentation at IEEE IECON 2018

    Prof. Ponci, Dr. Cupelli and Prof. Monti gave a tutorial presentation in cooperation with Dr. T. Strasser from AIT at IEEE IECON 2018. The tutorial covered the challenges in testing and validating modern Cyberphysical Energy Systems. The presentation is now available in IEEE TV.

  • 17/10/2018
    Invited Speaker for the Global IEC 61850 Conference Berlin

    Abhinav Sadu is invited to speak at the 5th annual IEC 61850 Global conference in Berlin. The conference is attended by prominent TSOs and DSOs of Europe, USA, Asia, Africa and Australia. The topic of the talk is how IEC 61850 could be uused in distribution grid automation and specifically for DER intergration.

  • 12/10/2018
    ​eSafeNet Project Presented to ETIP-SNET in Brussels

    The ETIP Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET) role is to guide Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) to support Europe’s energy transition. eSafeNet was presented to Working Group 4 (Digitisation of the electricity system and Customer participation) in Brussels.

  • 09/10/2018
    ​DEFENDER Project Meeting in Lecce

    Nikolaus Wirtz represented ACS in the DEFENDER project meeting in Lecce (Italy), hosted by Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.

  • 09/10/2018
    FISMEP Project Meeting in Bucharest

    Alberto Dognini attended the FISMEP Project meeting, hosted by "Politehnica" University of Bucharest.

  • 08/10/2018
    Presentation about the results of ENVELOPE

    On 8 October 2018 Dr. Lankes presented the first results of the Envelope project on the HPC status conference of the Gauß-Allianz in Erlangen.

  • 07/10/2018
    Presentation of Rust

    On 17 October 2018 Dr. Lankes and Dr. Breitbart presented Rust as a secure programming language at the Heise devSec().

  • 02/10/2018
    H2020 Smart Grids and Storage Projects Clustering Workshop

    Prof. Monti and Dr. Marco Pau represented the SOGNO project at the H2020 Smart Grids and Storage projects clustering workshop, which was held in Brussels. The SOGNO project was actively involved in the working groups on Data Management and on Technologies, Tools and Models for electricity grids.