Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt
46. Jahrestagung, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), Klagenfurt/Österreich
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ICT-based Interventions for Water and Heat Energy Conservation

Date, Room Web Site / Submission

Freitag, 30.09. | 09:00 - 12:30h

Researchers are invited to submit papers (max. 6 pages) and abstracts (max. 2 pages). Accepted papers written in English or German will be published in the INFORMATIK 2016 proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) series. Submission have to be compliant to the LNI format.

Please make sure at least one author registers for INFORMATIK 2016 before June 28 in order to participate at the workshop and to publish in the proceedings.

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: May, 16
  • Author notification about acceptance: June, 6
  • Registration for the INFORMATIK 2016: before June 28
  • Submission final (camera-ready) version: June 26


The ambitious goals of the energy transition can only be achieved by using modern information and communication technology (ICT). The fields of application comprise automation and control systems in virtually every domain as well as support systems that motivate and enable consumers to make decisions and form habits that support a sustainable development.

The majority of applications focus on electricity, transportation systems, and space heating and include issues in smart grids, e-mobility, and home automation. Recently, the use of ICT to promote water conservation has also gained considerable attention. This development is driven by the eminent water stress in many parts of the world as well as by the considerable amount of energy that is used for water heating in countries where water is abundant.

In this workshop, we will especially target – and invite contributions addressing – applications of ICT to promote (hot) water conservation among citizens as well as the design of intelligent water networks. Topics include but are not limited to ways to retrieve data on water use, analytics to recognize relevant consumption behavior, ways to simulate water use and water networks, techniques to recognize leakages, the nexus between water and energy use, and ICT-based behavioral interventions that motivate a target behavior. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to showcase demonstrators and best practices.


  • Applications of ICT to promote (hot) water conservation among citizens
  • Data retrieval covering water and associated heat energy use Ways to simulate water use and water networks
  • Analytics to recognize relevant consumption behavior ICT-based behavioral interventions that motivate a target behavior
  • Techniques to recognize leakages and losses in water networks
  • The nexus between water and energy use in general

Organization and involved GI Interest Group

Thorsten Staake
Chair of Energy Efficient Systems
University of Bamberg
Organisational Contact:
Anna Kupfer

Program Committee

  • Thorsten Staake, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg
  • Anna Kupfer, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg
  • Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH Zurich
  • Thomas Stiefmeier, Ampiro AG
  • Spiros Athanasiou, Athena Research Center
  • Anja Peters, Fraunhofer ISI