Four strategically timed workshops that facilitate smart grid stakeholder interaction will be planned. Each workshop edition will especially involves 2 to 3 members of the project’s Value-Driven Advisory Group, who will be asked to contribute to the preparation and facilitation of the workshops. Each workshop will provide materials to stimulate thought beforehand and workshop results will be published afterwards.

  • First Workshop MAS2TERING on Business convergence for Telecoms, Grid Operators and Utilities. (Resp. Telecom Italia).
    Expected Outputs: preliminary business-feedback on project’s targets, input to high-level functional requirements definition.
    October 17th, 2014 – Venice, Italy

    • Download pdf of the Workshop
    • Download here the presentation of Sylvain Robert from CEA: “Introduction to the MAS2TERING project”
    • Download here the presentation of Steven Davy from TSSG: “WARE Generic Enablers to Smart Grid Management: Electric Car Charging Scenario”
    • Download here the presentation of Zulkuf Genc from TUDelft: “Symphony: Connecting European Smart Grid Labs”
    • Download here the brochure of the first Workshop brochure
    • Click here to see the first Mas2tering Business Convergence Questionnaire
    • Check here the photos of the Workshop
  • Second Workshop MAS2TERING on Smart Grid Technologies and Project Use Cases. (Resp. GDF Suez).
    Expected Outputs: smart grid stakeholders awareness raising and project’s use cases refinement.
    September 11th, 2015 – Brussels, Belgium

    • Download pdf of the Workshop
    • Download here the presentation of Sylvain Robert from CEA: “Mas2tering: Enabling flexibility management”
    • Download here the presentation of Maryse Anbar from ENGIE: “Managing flexibility”
    • Download here the presentation of Ivan Grimaldi from TI: “JEMMA: an open platform for a connected Smart Grid Gateway”
    • Download here the presentation of Ivan Grimaldi from TI: “Use Case 1 – Providing Flexibility”
    • Download here the presentation of Steve McElveen and Mario Sisinni from SMS: “Use case 3”
    • Download here the presentation of Sébastien Breton from Airbus Defence & Space CyberSecurity: “Smart Grid Technologies and Project Use Cases”
    • Download here the presentation of Steve McElveen from SMS: “Automated Substation Back-Feeding”
    • Download here the presentation of Mario Sisinni from SMS: “WP6 status”
    • Download here the presentation of Monjur Mourshed from CU: “Multi-Agent System Grid Optimization”
    • Download here the brochure of the second Workshop brochure
    • Check here the photos of the Workshop
  • Third Workshop (resp. SMS, Plc.): Business convergence II Telecom/ grid operator/ utility.
    Expected Outputs: feedback for leveraging MAS2TERING foreground market uptake and commercialisation. On 30th June, MAS2TERING led a clustering workshop at the 4th Sustainable Places 2016 international conference held in historic Basque Country on the border of Spain and France in Anglet. The workshop-dedicated webpage can be found here: http://sustainable-places.eu/sp-2016/programme/sp16-workshops/smartgridbusinessconvergence/ and there were presentations from special guests, Thomas Walter (Easy Smart Grid) and Marijn DeKoning (USEF).

  • Fourth Workshop (resp. LABORELEC): Smart grid technologies and use cases II (tentative title).
    Expected Outputs: focused dissemination of project’s results.
    To be co-located with Sustainble Places 2017



Scope of upcoming “Special Session on Intelligent and Secure Management towards Smart Buildings and Smart Grids” – DCAI

This special session is motivated by the need for Europe to transition its energy markets into smart energy systems that support bi-directional flows of revenue, energy and information, the increased penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), and the self-consumption of on-site generation. Under this vision, the integration of energy, ICT services (monitoring, analysis, planning and adaptation) and security (growing exposure to cyber attacks) is at the heart of smart energy management systems, which will result in new dynamic interplay between the demand-side (intelligent buildings) and the supply side (smart grid).

In this context intelligent buildings have to tackle the challenges of smarter energy management, enhanced automation and connectivity. Facing environmental policies and cost-reduction objectives, building managers are asking for adequate solutions to predict, monitor, control, command, and optimize energy consumption, in the context of all the energy transactions and service provision opportunities. The trend toward smart building is enabled by the growing integration of Information Technology and Operational Technology. An unwanted consequence of this is the growing exposure to cyber-attacks.

AI is expected to play a key role in this new relationship between the smart buildings and the smart grid. This special session, therefore, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse areas of AI, distributed computing, intelligent decision making, smart management, communication and cybersecurity to explore new applications of AI techniques in the fields of the smart building and the smart grid.


  • Innovative distributed software components for secured monitoring, forecasting and optimal management of smart buildings and smart grids
  • Distributed decision making and distributed optimisation
  • Mechanisms and Strategies for Aggregation Management
  • Demand flexibility
  • New incentives for environment-minded consumption
  • Agent and multi-agent simulation, management and control
  • Anomaly and attack detection on distributed heterogeneous networks
  • Learning and knowledge discovery techniques
  • Negotiation and trading strategies
  • Convergence of security, safety and efficiency measures
  • Trusted monitoring
  • Data privacy preserving techniques
  • Human-computer interactions and human-in-the-loop systems
  • Trusted billing
  • Semantic communications
  • Resilient self-organizing sensor networks

General deadlines of DCAI

  • Deadline – 6th February, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance – 13th March, 2017
  • Camera-Ready papers – 27th March, 2017
  • Conference Celebration – 21st-23rd June, 2017

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Journal articles:

  • Climatic parameters for building energy applications: A temporal-geospatial assessment of temperature indicators, Mourshed M (2016), Renewable Energy, 94:55–71. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.021; DOWNLOAD LINK: Mourshed-2016-RENE
  • A Multi-Sided Business Model for Local Flexibility Management in Low Voltage Distribution Networks, Lynch P, Hickey R, Messervey T (2016), ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES, ISSN 2345-0282 (online); [Accepted]; DOWNLOAD LINK: TBD
  • Weather Relevant Temporal Forecasting of Aggregated Demand Energy Service (T3.2), CU, Applied Energy Journal  [Under review]; DOWNLOAD LINK: TBD

Conference contributions:

  • SMART: A process-oriented methodology for resilient smart cities, Mourshed M, Bucchiarone A, Khandokar F, 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Trento, Italy, 12–15 September.  [Accepted]; DOWNLOAD LINK: Mourshed-2016-1570281398
  • Preserving Prosumer Privacy in a District Level Smart Grid, Yuce B, Mourshed M, Rana O, Rezgui Y, 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Trento, Italy, 12–15 September. [Accepted]; DOWNLOAD LINK: Yuce-2016-1570281303
  • Ontology-based Demand-Side Flexibility Management in Smart Grids using a Multi-Agent System, Hippolyte J-LH, Howell S, Sleiman H, Vinyals M, Yuce B, Vanhee L, Mourshed M, 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Trento, Italy, 12–15 September. [Accepted]; DOWNLOAD LINK: Hippolyte-2016-1570280552
  • Maximising Value for Local Flexibility Management in Low Voltage Distribution Networks, Lynch P, Power J, Hickey R, Kelly D, Messervey T, Espeche J, Oualmakran Y, 2016 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), Trento, Italy, 12–15 September. [Accepted]
  • A Multi-Agent System Architecture for Decentralised Flexibility (CEA): ECAI 2016: 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence [Under review]; DOWNLOAD LINK: TBD


  • On 27th June 2016, MAS2TERING will join the following EU projects to learn from and inform two of the most prominent European smart grid organisations, EDSO and ENTSO-E. Details found at: www.innogrid2020.eu and EU projects taking part alongside MAS2TERING are:
    • DREAM
    • Estfeed
    • evolvDSO
    • Forschungscampus FEN
    • FutureFlow
    • GRID+Storage
    • Grid4EU
    • IDE4L
    • Nobel Grid
    • Offshore DC PROMOTioN
    • SmartNet
    • STORY
    • UPGRID

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Mini Maker Fair, presented by TI

  • Energy@home. R. Tommasi, I. Grimaldi. Presented at Mini Maker Faire, Torino, June 6 2015. pdf


  • TSSG Industry Open Day, 3 March 2015, Waterford, Ireland (TSSG). Steven Davy. Presented at TSSG Industry Open Day, March 3 2015. Click here to read more.

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  • Smart grid futures: Perspectives on the integration of energy and ICT services. Monjur Mourshed, Sylvain Robert, Andrea Ranalli, Thomas Messervey, Diego Reforgiato, Régis Contreau, Adrien Becue, Kevin Quinn, Yacine Rezgui, Zia Lennard. Presented at: 7th International Conference on Applied Energy – ICAE2015, Dubai, UAE, 28 – 31 March 2015. Energy Procedia. Elsevier, pp. 1132-1137. 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.531. pdf

Smart grids summit

  • Business Models and Frameworks. Maryse Anbar. Presented at Smart grids summit, Nice – February 2015, 19th. pdf


Wireless Congress 2014, presented by TI

  • Energy@home and ZigBee towards Smart Home and Energy Efficiency solutions. Andrea Ranalli. Presented at Wireless Congress: Systems & Applications November 13 2014, Munich, Germany. pdf