Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 25–31

Energy Informatics

Current and Future Research Directions
  • Christoph Goebel
  • Hans-Arno Jacobsen
  • Victor del Razo
  • Christoph Doblander
  • Jose Rivera
  • Jens Ilg
  • Christoph Flath
  • Hartmut Schmeck
  • Christof Weinhardt
  • Daniel Pathmaperuma
  • Hans-Jürgen Appelrath
  • Michael Sonnenschein
  • Sebastian Lehnhoff
  • Oliver Kramer
  • Thorsten Staake
  • Elgar Fleisch
  • Dirk Neumann
  • Jens Strüker
  • Koray Erek
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow
  • Holger Ziekow
  • Jörg Lässig
Research Notes

DOI: 10.1007/s12599-013-0304-2

Cite this article as:
Goebel, C., Jacobsen, HA., del Razo, V. et al. Bus Inf Syst Eng (2014) 6: 25. doi:10.1007/s12599-013-0304-2

Abstract

Due to the increasing importance of producing and consuming energy more sustainably, Energy Informatics (EI) has evolved into a thriving research area within the CS/IS community. The article attempts to characterize this young and dynamic field of research by describing current EI research topics and methods and provides an outlook of how the field might evolve in the future. It is shown that two general research questions have received the most attention so far and are likely to dominate the EI research agenda in the coming years: How to leverage information and communication technology (ICT) to (1) improve energy efficiency, and (2) to integrate decentralized renewable energy sources into the power grid. Selected EI streams are reviewed, highlighting how the respective research questions are broken down into specific research projects and how EI researchers have made contributions based on their individual academic background.

Keywords

Renewable energy Energy efficiency Power-proportionality Cyber-physical systems Smart energy-saving systems Smart grids Energy informatics 

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Goebel
    • 1
  • Hans-Arno Jacobsen
    • 1
  • Victor del Razo
    • 1
  • Christoph Doblander
    • 1
  • Jose Rivera
    • 1
  • Jens Ilg
    • 2
  • Christoph Flath
    • 2
  • Hartmut Schmeck
    • 2
  • Christof Weinhardt
    • 2
  • Daniel Pathmaperuma
    • 2
  • Hans-Jürgen Appelrath
    • 3
    • 4
  • Michael Sonnenschein
    • 3
    • 4
  • Sebastian Lehnhoff
    • 3
    • 4
  • Oliver Kramer
    • 3
    • 4
  • Thorsten Staake
    • 5
  • Elgar Fleisch
    • 6
    • 7
  • Dirk Neumann
    • 8
  • Jens Strüker
    • 9
  • Koray Erek
    • 10
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow
    • 10
  • Holger Ziekow
    • 11
  • Jörg Lässig
    • 12
  1. 1.Technical University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  4. 4.OFFISOldenburgGermany
  5. 5.University of BambergBambergGermany
  6. 6.Federal Institute of Technology ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  7. 7.University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  8. 8.University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  9. 9.Fresenius University of Applied SciencesIdsteinGermany
  10. 10.Technical University BerlinBerlinGermany
  11. 11.AGT InternationalDarmstadtGermany
  12. 12.University of Applied Sciences Zittau/GörlitzGörlitzGermany

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