Mapping of Self-organization Properties and Non-functional Requirements in Smart Grids

  • Sebastian Lehnhoff
  • Sebastian Rohjans
  • Richard Holzer
  • Florian Niedermeier
  • Hermann de Meer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8221)


Future electrical power networks will be composed of large collections of autonomous components. Self-organization is an organizational concept that promises robust systems with the ability to adapt themselves to system perturbations and failures and thus may yield highly robust systems with the ability to scale freely to almost any size. In this position paper the authors describe the well-established process of use case based derivation of non-functional requirements in energy systems and propose a mapping strategy for aligning properties of self-organizing systems with the ICT- and automation system requirements. It is the strong belief of the authors that such a mapping will be a key factor in creating acceptance of and establishing self-organization in the domain of electrical energy systems.


Smart Grid Self-organization Quality of Service Quantitative Measures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Lehnhoff
    • 1
  • Sebastian Rohjans
    • 1
  • Richard Holzer
    • 2
  • Florian Niedermeier
    • 2
  • Hermann de Meer
    • 2
  1. 1.OFFIS – Institute for Information TechnologyOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and MathematicsUniversity of PassauPassauGermany

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