International Symposium on Energy System Optimization – ISESO 2015

19. June 2015

On November 9 and 10, 2015, ISESO takes place at Studio Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, organized by HITS, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Heidelberg University.

The energy sector continues to undergo substantial changes. The ongoing transformation of the power generation system with an emphasis on decentralized renewable energy sources (RES), low-carbon generation and the diffusion of smart grid technologies brings about new challenges.

The power grid plays a key role in this context. While today’s power grid infrastructure has been designed for centralized and controllable power production in conventional power plants, the RES expansion leads to an increasingly uncertain, volatile and decentralized power generation. Therefore, methods are needed which ensure a dependable operation of existing power grids in the light of these developments. Moreover, methods are needed to support power grid expansion planning and to design robust future power grids.

It is a central challenge to provide efficient optimization methods, including an accurate consideration of non-linear and non-convex AC power flow constraints. Knowledge and methods from different disciplines, such as mathematics, economics and electrical engineering, must be brought together to support power systems planning, ensuring an affordable, secure and environmentally friendly power supply.

ISESO 2015 therefore seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussions and especially welcomes submissions with an integrative perspective.

ISESO is jointly organized by Prof. Vincent Heuveline (HITS, Uni Heidelberg), Prof. Wolf Fichtner (KIT) and Prof. Thomas Leibfried (KIT).

For more information, see the symposium website

About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.

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