CITIES: Centre for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in Cities

Ivan Tengbjerg Herrmann, Niamh O'Connell, Alfred Heller, Henrik Madsen

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This extended abstract provides an introduction to an interdisciplinary strategic research project, CITIES which has been funded with an excess of € 7 million
from a wide range of industrial and academic partners, and the Danish Council for Strategic Research. CITIES was launched January 1, 2014 and aims at developing methodologies and ICT solutions for the analysis, operation, planning and development of fully integrated urban energy systems. A holistic research approach will be developed, to provide solutions at all levels between the appliance and the overall system, and at all-time scales between operations and planning. This extended abstract outlines the challenges to be met by city and energy planning bodies in an energy efficient future. The necessity of novel, data driven and IT intelligent solutions is stressed. A focus is placed on energy system planning in systems with high penetrations of renewable energy, or those entirely independent of fossil fuels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMCSR 2014 : Book of abstracts
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research 2014: Civilisation at the Crossroads – Response and Responsibility of the Systems Sciences - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 22 Apr 201425 Apr 2014


Conference European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research 2014
LocationUniversity of Vienna
Internet address


  • Urban planning
  • Energy systems
  • IT systems
  • Modeling
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Data modeling
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Optimization
  • Communication
  • Forecasting
  • Biofuels
  • Power
  • Electricity
  • District heating
  • Wind power
  • Renewables
  • Integration
  • Gas
  • Energy
  • Thermal
  • Fuel


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