12. (Hybrid) Symposium Communications for Energy Systems

Program (on-site and online) 2023

Registration: https://www.ove.at/ove-academy/seminare/detail/comforen-2023/

Wednesday, 15th March 2023 - Workshopdays

Workshop 1

9:00 - 13:00

Interoperability by Design – From Theory to Practice

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

Project website: www.sender-h2020.eu 

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

Project website: intnet-project.eu

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

Project website: ecosint.at

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

Project website: www.resili8-project.eu

End Day 1

Thursday, 16th March 2023

Get-together 09:00 - 10:00



10:00 - 11:00

Friederich Kupzog AIT,
Stefan Wilker
TU Wien,
Mark Stefan


Antonio Kung
, Chief Executive Officer, TRIALOG
Gaps and Needs for Reaching European Sustainability Development Goals

Session 1
Interoperability in specific applications and role interaction

11:00 - 12:30

Invited talks and scientific contributions from industry & academia

A standardized interface for Transmission System Operators (TSOs) interaction - Markus Riegler, APG (requested)

Experience of energy consultants and energy provider access roles in the energy data exchange of Austria (requested)

The role of high-performance communication standards in energy systems - Tasos Dagiuklas, London South Bank University

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

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

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 / basics / methods / principles / life-cycle

13:30 - 15:00

Invited talks and scientific contributions from industry & academia

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

Improving energy community interoperability by utilizing Web of Things - Leonhard Esterbauer, TU Wien

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

End Day 2


Friday, 17th March 2023

Wrap Up Day 1

09:00 - 10:00


Alberto Dognini, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT - Digital Energy (requested)

Session 3
Applied Interoperability in Energy Systems

10:00 - 11:15

Invited talks and scientific contributions from industry & academia 

Solutions for Intelligent Industrial Energy Communities - Matteo Gerola, MAPS SpA

The implementation of digital interfaces for grid customers in Australia - Tobias Hofer, FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GmbH

The Best of Both Worlds: Social and Technical Challenges of Creating Energy Islands - Sonja Klingert, University of Stuttgart

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

Coffee Break 11:15 - 11:45

Session 4
Towards Open Data Spaces for Energy System

11:45 - 13:00

Invited talks and scientific contributions from industry & academia

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

European Distributed Data Infrastructure for Energy (EDDIE) - Georg Hartner & Oliver Hödl, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (requested)

Open Source Platform for the Smart Digital Future (FIWARE) - Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University (requested)

Closing 13:00 - 13:15

Lunch 13:15 - 14:15

End Day 3