Smart Home Task and Energy Resource Scheduling Based on Nonlinear Programming

  • Severini Marco
  • Stefano Squartini
  • Gian Piero Surace
  • Francesco Piazza
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 26)


The computational intelligence community has invested many efforts in the last few years on the challenging problem of automatic task and energy resources scheduling in smart home contexts. Moving from a recent work of some of the authors, jointly considering the electrical and thermal comfort needs of the user, in this paper a nonlinear optimization framework, namely “Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming”, is proposed on purpose. It allows dealing with nonlinearities resulting from the constraints imposed by the involved building thermal model, which was not feasible in the original linear approach. Performed computer simulations related to a realistic domestic scenario have shown that a certain improvement is attainable in terms of satisfaction of user thermal requirements, attaining at the same time an enhanced overall energy cost reduction with respect to the non-optimized scheduling strategy.


Optimal Home Energy Management Task and Energy Resource Scheduling Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Thermal Comfort Smart Grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Severini Marco
    • 1
  • Stefano Squartini
    • 1
  • Gian Piero Surace
    • 1
  • Francesco Piazza
    • 1
  1. 1.Università Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

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