Welcome to DARE'15!

Climate change, the depletion of natural resources and rising energy costs have led to an increasing focus on renewable sources of energy. A lot of research has been devoted to the technologies used to extract energy from these sources; however, equally important is the storage and distribution of this energy in a way that is efficient and cost effective. Achieving this would generally require integration with existing energy infrastructure.

The challenge of renewable energy integration is inherently multidisciplinary and is particularly dependant on the use of techniques from the domains of data analytics, pattern recognition and machine learning. Examples of relevant research topics include the forecasting of electricity supply and demand, the detection of faults, demand response applications and many others. This workshop will provides a forum where interested researchers from the various related domains will be able to present and discuss their findings.

Workshop Program

Room: Arrábida

Date: 11th September 2015

14:30 - 14:35 Welcome Address

14:35 - 15:00 Invited Talk: "Modeling And Integration Of Information About Interannual Variability In Renewables",
(Taha Ouarda, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE)

15:00 - 15:20 "Imitative learning for online planning in microgrids",
(Samy Aittahar, Vincent Francois-Lavet,Stefan Lodeweyckx, Damien Ernst, Raphal Fonteneau, University of Li`ege, Belgium)

15:20 - 15:40 "A Novel Central Voltge-Control Strategy for Smart LV Distribution Networks",
(Efrain Bernal Alzate, Qiang Li, Jian Xie, University of Ulm, Germany)

15:40 - 16:00 "Quantifying energy demand in mountainous areas",
(Lefkothea Papada and Dimitris Kaliampakos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break

16:20 - 16:40 "Performance Analysis of Data Mining Techniques for Improving the Accuracy of Wind Power Forecast Combination",
(Ceyda Er Koksoy, Mehmet Baris Ozkan, Dilek Kucuk, Abdullah Bestil, Sena Sonmez, Serkan Buhan, Turan Demirci, Pinar Karagoz and Aysenur Birturk, TUBITAK MAM Energy Institute Ankara, Turkey)

16:40 - 17:00 "Evaluation of Forecasting Methods for Very Small-Scale Networks",
(Jean Cavallo, Andrei Marinescu, Ivana Dusparic, and Siobhan Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

17:00 - 17:20 "Classification Cascades of Overlapping Feature Ensembles for Energy Time Series Data,
(Judith Neugebauer, Oliver Kramer, Michael Sonnenschein, University of Oldenburg, Germany)

17:20 - 17:40 "Correlation Analysis for Determining the Potential of Home Energy Management Systems in Germany",
(Aline Kirsten Vidal de Oliveira, Christian Kandler, Technische Universität München, Germany)

17:40 - 18:00 "Predicting hourly energy consumption. Can regression modeling improve on an autoregressive baseline?",
(Pierre Dagnely, Tom Ruette, Tom Tourwe, Elena Tsiporkova and Clara Verhelst, Sirris - Software Engineering and ICT Group, Belgium)

Papers to be presented as posters:

"An OPTICS Clustering-based Anomalous Data Filtering Algorithm for Condition Monitoring of Power Equipment",
(Qiang Zhang, Xuwen Wang, Xiaojie Wang, State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China)

"Argument Visualization and Narrative Approaches for Collaborative Spatial Decision Making and Knowledge Construction: A Case Study for an Off-shore Wind Farm Project", (Aamna Al-Shehhi, Zeyar Aung, and Wei Lee Woon, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline6th of July, 2015 (extended)
Notification to Authors23rd of July 2015 (extended)
Camera-ready Deadline27th of July 2015
Workshop day11th of September 2015


You can contact us at:
dare2015 (at) dnagroup.org

Program Committee

  • Osman Ahmed, Siemens Building Technologies, USA
  • Mohamed Chaouch, UAE University, UAE
  • Tanuja Ganu, IBM Research, India
  • Oliver Kramer, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Wolfgang Lehner, Techniche Universitäte Dresden, Germany
  • Depeng Li, University of Hawaii at Mona, USA
  • Xiaoli Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Jeremy Lin, PJM Interconnection LLC, USA
  • David Lowe, Aston University, UK
  • Bruce McMillin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Aman Maung Than Oo, Deakin University, Australia
  • Taha Ouarda, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
  • Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Roy Welsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Hatem Zeineldin, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE
  • Xiangliang Zhang, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia