14. (Hybrid) Symposium Communications for Energy Systems

The program for 2024 will be announced soon on the website: www.comforen2024.org

The conference will be held jointly with OSMSES 2024 conference.


Program (on-site and online) 2023

Wednesday, 15th March 2023 - Workshops

Workshop 1

9:00 - 13:00

Interoperability by Design – From Theory to Practice

In context of the EU Project SENDER, open to external experts

Workshop 2

9:00 - 13:00

What is interoperability? – Views and needs from a stakeholders’ perspective
In context of the EU Project int:net, open to external experts

Lunch 13:00 - 14:00

Workshop 3

14:00 - 16:30

Stakeholder Workshop on ICT-Architectures for Energy Communities
In context of the Austrian Project ECOSINT, open to external experts

Workshop 4

14:00 - 16:30

Workshop on Resilience for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems
In context of the ERA-NET Project Resili8, open to external experts

End Day 1

Workshop 5 - only on Thursday and Friday

Day 2 14:30 - 15:30
Day 3 10:00 - 13:00

Interoperability Testing of Integration Profile Drafts – IES Showcase
In context of the ERA-NET Project SONDER, open to external experts

Thursday, 16th March 2023

Get-together 09:00 - 10:00



10:00 - 11:00

Friederich Kupzog, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Stefan Wilker, Technische Universität Wien

Keynote: The Challenge of Energy Systems Integration and Interoperability
Antonio Kung, Chief Executive Officer, Trialog

Session 1
Interoperability in specific applications and role interaction

11:00 - 12:30

Stromausgleich Österreich: Platt-form Flexibilisierung – Utilization of Decentralized Flexibilities in the Austrian Electricity Grid
Markus Riegler, Austrian Power Grid AG
Lukas Obernosterer, Austrian Power Grid AG

Experience of energy consultants and energy provider access roles in the energy data exchange of Austria
Michaela Turetschek, PowerSolution Energieberatung GmbH

Realising URRLC for Smart Energy Network Services
Tasos Dagiuklas, London South Bank University (LSBU)
Panayiotis Alefragis, University of Peloponnese

EDA energy data exchange - the Austrian way of decentralized data communication
Leo Kammerdiener & Stefan Kienler, Energiewirtschaftlicher Datenaustausch GmbH

Lunch 12:30 - 13:30

Session 2
Interoperability testing & life-cycle

13:30 - 15:00

Interoperability process for Energy Communities
Angela Berger, Technology Platform Smart Grids Austria

Interoperability as a key factor for digitalization - A success story for cross-sector knowledge transfer
Gerald Franzl, Technische Universität Wien

Towards an Interoperability Roadmap for the Energy Transition
Valerie Reif, Florence School of Regulation

Validation of the compatibility of charging stations with the OCPP 2.0.1 communication protocol with regard to smart charging
Bjarne Scheimann, Fraunhofer ISE

Testing of EVSE Grid Integration
Felix Lehfuß, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Coffee break 15:00 - 15:30

Tram Session & Project roundtrip

15:30 - 17:30

Vienna City Tour by tram with discussion of results from ongoing research projects in the field of interoperable energy system ICT

Get-together 18:00

Let's end the evening together with a dinner at the conference venue.

End Day 2


Friday, 17th March 2023




09:00 - 09:45


Wrap Up Day 1
Friederich Kupzog, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Stefan Wilker, Technische Universität Wien

Keynote: Distribution Grid Model standards development and interoperability testing
Sean Crimmins, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Session 3
Applied Interoperability in Energy Systems

09:45 - 11:15

Solutions for Intelligent Industrial Energy
Matteo Gerola, MAPS SpA

Unlocking Customer Flexibilities through Standardized Communication interfaces
David Reihs, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

IEEE 2030.5 in practice
Thomas Hüttner, Fronius International GmbH
Raffael Rehberger, Fronius International GmbH

Use cases also exist for attackers - how to foster the concept of misuse cases
Mana Azamat, OFFIS

RENergetic: Creation and Replication of Urban Energy Islands
Sonja Klingert, University of Stuttgart
Hermann de Meer, University of Passau
Michael Niederkofler, Energie Kompass

Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45

Session 4
Improving interoperability

11:45 - 13:00

Towards Interoperable Local Energy Communities in Austria
Günther Eibl, FH Salzburg

Improving energy community interoperability by utilizing Web of Things
Leonhard Esterbauer, Technische Universität Wien

Is the blockchain helping to establish open energy data spaces?
Thomas Zeinzinger, lab10 Collective

EDDIE – European Distributed Data Infrastructure for Energy
Georg Hartner, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH & EntArc.eu
Oliver Hödl, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH & University of Vienna

13:00 - 13:15

13:15 - 14:15

End Day 3