Information System Lectures  

22.02.16 13:00

Enabling Smart Infrastructure with Intelligent Agent Technologies, Prof. Dr. Ryszard Kowalczyk

Montag, 22. Februar 2016 - 13:00 Uhr - Seminarraum 16 (I 315)

Prof. Ryszard Kowalczyk


Enabling Smart Infrastructure with Intelligent Agent Technologies Smart infrastructure encompasses networked infrastructure that uses ubiquitous sensor, information and communication technologies to better utilise or sustain resources. Examples of smart infrastructure include electricity grids that improve grid reliability and better utilise energy; transport systems that optimise traffic flows; water networks that improve productivity in agriculture; and cloud computing that improves productivity and utilisation of ICT resources. Emerging uses of smart infrastructure have the potential to reduce costs, enhance safety and reduce our environmental footprint. In order to realize the full potential of smart infrastructure, new technology solutions are required to support smart data use, distributed coordination and decentralised optimisation across the infrastructure. In particular the talk will focus on enabling smart energy grids and smart cloud systems with intelligent agent technologies. It will include examples of research projects on decision support system for socio-economic analysis & optimisation of renewable-based microgrids, market-based electricity management and control system for self-sufficient rural micro-grids. Cloud computing examples will focus on smart cloud broker involving smart cloud bench, manager and marketplace.

Short biography

Prof. Ryszard Kowalczyk is Professor of Intelligent Systems, and leads the Intelligent Agent Technology and Smart Energy Management Research in the School of Software and Electrical Engineering (SSEE), Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. During 2006-2010 he was the Founding Director of the Swinburne's Centre for Complex Software Systems and Services (CS3). Prior to joining the University in 2003, he worked with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a number of corporate R&D centres of multinational companies in Australia and overseas. His research interests include intelligent systems, agent technology and collective intelligence, and their applications in building and managing open, large-scale, distributed systems such as service, grid and cloud computing and smart infrastructure (smart electricity grid, smart transport, smart internet). Prof. Kowalczyk has authored 4 patents and more than 200 articles in international journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has successfully led more than 30 R&D projects funded by competitive grants and industry in excess of $17 million, delivering significant research and commercial benefits. Prof. Kowalczyk is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence (Springer) and has served on a number of Editorial Boards of international journals. He is a founding member of Steering Committee of the Service Science Society (Australia) and a member of Advisory Board of the Centre for Intelligent Information Technologies (CETINIA) at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (Spain). More recently, he has been focusing on developing Smart Infrastructure research and commercialising Smart Cloud Broker technology.

letzte Änderung: 10.11.2016