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MATTHIAS STROBBE, IMEC / GHENT UNIVERSITY
SENIOR RESEARCHER

Dr. ir. Matthias Strobbe received the M. Sc. degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from Ghent University, in July 2004 and June 2011 respectively. He is affiliated with research group IDLab from Ghent University and imec (formerly iMinds) since 2004. Since 2011 he works as senior researcher and project coordinator in the domain of smart energy grids. Since 2016 he works also as IoT business developer for the domains smart energy and smart buildings.

 

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Presentation abstract

IOT DELIVERS THE INTUITIVE HOME

An intuitive home is a place that perfectly understands the needs and preferences of its inhabitants. Building systems and appliances are controlled in an automatic and combined way to maximize the comfort and health of the users with a minimum of (non-renewable) energy consumption and low maintenance costs.

IoT will create a lot of opportunities for new services in many domains: comfort, safety, entertainment, care, … and also energy. By optimally coordinating e.g. HVAC, ventilation and blinds, important energy savings can be realized. Consumption of other devices (e.g. whitegoods) can be shifted in time and this flexibility could be sold to improve the sustainability of our energy system.

To realize this vision, a number of challenges still need to be solved, including autonomous and context dependent management of wireless networks, seamless interoperability between the many existing protocols and (eco)-systems, accurate user context and pattern recognition, sharing of data via open interfaces, self-learning and cross-system control optimizations, distribution of intelligence, new interaction modes with the building, etc.

 

 

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