The University of Passau – UNI PASSAU – has traditionally been playing a leading role in research related to smart grid, digitalization of the energy system, energy efficiency, self-organization, performance modelling, IT security, and further computer networking related topics. UNI PASSAU’s excellence of research is being or has been demonstrated within numerous nationally and internationally funded projects.
Seminar and lecture series at the university focus on the areas of energy efficiency, smart grids, security, trust & reputation and network privacy.
The University organized and hosted the First International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, ACM e-Energy 2010 and the 13th IWQoS 2005 (International Workshop on Quality of Service, sponsored by IFIP and IEEE), both international annual conferences, which have emerged as the prime annual global events in their respective fields.
A further strong characteristic of UNI PASSAU is the interaction between academia and industry. The University’s IT centre offers excellent opportunities for the dissemination of knowledge and research results both to academia, SME, and to leading industrial partners.
The chair of computer networks and communications consists of one professor, approximately 13 PhD students, and one or two postdocs.
UNIPASSAU leads WP3 with the responsibility of analyzing the required ICT tools for energy island communities. An ICT architecture has to be proposed in addition to the definition of the main API and interfaces. UNIPASSAU leads the tasks of optimizing the energy vectors and make the solution replicable. Furthermore, a set of tools for enabling the community engagement, monitoring and actuating will be introduced.