The e-Lite Research Group will participate in the 7th IEEE International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe 2017), at the Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy, on September 26-29, 2017.

Juan Pablo Sáenz will attend the conference and present the paper entitled On the Design of an Energy and User Aware Study Room in the session named ICT for Smart Grids. The paper presentation is scheduled on Thursday 28 September, from 16:30 pm to 18:30 pm, in Room 5.

The paper identifies the requirements and proposes the design of a two-way aware study room in which users are also aware of the building issues and are enabled to provide feedback by reporting them and requesting assistance. The aim of such study room is to decrease energy consumption, increase the availability of the physical resources, and raise the comfort level of the users. The elicitation of the requirements and the design of the study room were defined based on the results of a survey conducted among 61 university students that use a specific study room located at the Politecnico di Torino campus.