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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute

Past Events

Find out about some of the previous events held by Durham Energy Institute:

Workshop: Networks and Control Rooms - Practices and Challenges in the Context of Smart

20th March 2013, 10:00 to 16:30, Room W205 in the Geography Department

The Durham Energy Institute (DEI) is holding a discussion workshop on Networks and Control Rooms: Practices and Challenges in the Context of Smart. The aim of the workshop is to create a space for discussion between researchers and practitioners to explore how networks are governed through control rooms and how control rooms are changing as infrastructure networks change, with particular emphasis on the challenges for electricity networks in the context of smart energy.

The Durham Energy Institute (DEI) is holding a discussion workshop on Networks and Control Rooms: Practices and Challenges in the Context of Smart. The aim of the workshop is to create a space for discussion between researchers and practitioners to explore how networks are governed through control rooms and how control rooms are changing as infrastructure networks change, with particular emphasis on the challenges for electricity networks in the context of smart energy.

The workshop will begin with an overview of the project findings on the challenges for electricity control rooms in the transition to smart energy and places this in the context of various other control room sites, such as emergency response, transportation and urban control. This will be followed by a number of presentations given by researchers and practitioners specialising in control room design, data visualisation, data mining, and situated workplace studies, reflecting on current challenges and potential research directions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ben Anderson and Rachel Gordon (University of Durham) – Control and networked urban life
  • Sotiria Drivalou (National Technical University of Athens) – Control rooms in an era of technological and organisational change
  • Antti Silvast (University of Helsinki) – Monitor screening of infrastructure risks: managing electricity in two neighbouring Finnish control rooms

The workshop is part of an interdisciplinary project between the Department of Geography and the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences funded by the DEI and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) entitled “Networks and Control Rooms: An Interdisciplinary Pilot Project.”

It will take place from 10:00 to 16:30 in Room W205 in the Geography Department at Durham University on 20th March 2013. Lunch will be provided.

Everyone is welcome – we ask that you register your interest with Rachel Gordon r.j.gordon@durham.ac.uk for catering purposes.

Contact r.j.gordon@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.