Wednesday, November 4, 2015

8:30am - 9:45am
SenSys/BuildSys Keynote Talk
9:45am - 10:15am
Coffee Break (30 minutes)
10:15am - 11:45am

Its all about the Metadata! (Session Chair: Mario Berges)

  • Automated Metadata Construction to support Portable Building Applications
    Arka Bhattacharya (UC Berkeley), David Culler (UC Berkeley), Jorge Ortiz (IBM Research), Dezhi Hong (University of Virginia), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia), Eugene Wu (Columbia University)
  • Zodiac: Organizing Large Deployment of Sensors to Create Reusable Applications for HVAC Management
    Bharathan Balaji (University of California, San Diego), Chetan Verma (University of California, San Diego), Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy (University of California, San Diego), Yuvraj Agarwal (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • A Data-Driven Meta-data Inference Framework for Building Automation Systems
    Jingkun Gao (Carnegie Mellon University), Joern Ploennigs (IBM Research Smart Cities Technology Centre), Mario Berges (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Short Paper: Building Metadata Schemas – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Arka Bhattacharya (UC Berkeley), Joern Ploennigs (IBM Research, Ireland), David Culler (UC Berkeley)
11:45am - 1:15pm
Lunch Break (1 hour 30 minutes)
1:15pm - 2:30pm

My disaggregation algorithm is better than yours! (Session Chair: Oliver Parsons)

  • Multi-User Energy Consumption Monitoring and Anomaly Detection with Partial Context Information
    Pandarasamy Arjunan (IIIT-Delhi), Harshad D Khadilkar (IBM Research), Tanuja Ganu (IBM Research), Zainul M Charbiwala (IBM Research), Amarjeet Singh (IIIT-Delhi), Pushpendra Singh (IIIT-Delhi)
  • LocED: Location-aware Energy Disaggregation Framework
    S.N. Akshay Uttama Nambi (TUDelft), Antonio Reyes Lua (TUDelft), R. Venkatesha Prasad (TUDelft)
  • Neural NILM: Deep Neural Networks Applied to Energy Disaggregation
    Jack Kelly (Imperial College London), William Knottenbelt (Imperial College London)
2:30pm - 3:15pm
2 Min Madness – Poster and Demos (Chair: Rahul Mangharam)
3:15pm - 3:45pm
Coffee Break (30 minutes)
3:45pm - 5:15pm

Towards Smarter Cities! (Session Chair: Kamin Whitehouse)

  • From Pressure to Path: Barometer-based Vehicle Tracking
    Paul Martin (UCLA), Bo-jhang Ho (UCLA), Prashanth Swaminathan (UCLA), Mani Srivastava (UCLA)
  • Water or Slime? A platform for automating water treatment systems
    Neil Klingensmith (University of Wisconsin), Anantharaghavan Sridhar (University of Wisconsin), Zachary LaVallee (University of Wisconsin), Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin)
  • Energy Efficiency Gains in Daily Grass Heating Operation of Sports Facilities through Supervisory Holistic Control
    Mischa Schmidt (NEC Laboratories Europe & Luleå University of Technology), Anett Schülke (NEC Laboratories Europe), Alberto Venturi (NEC Laboratories Europe), Roman Kurpatov (NEC Laboratories Europe)
  • Short Paper: Microgrid Losses: When the Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
    Maxim Buevich (Carnegie Mellon University), Xiao Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University), Dan Schnitzer (SparkMeter Inc.), Tristan Escalada (SparkMeter Inc.), Arthur Jacquiau-Chamski (SparkMeter Inc.), Jon Thacker (SparkMeter Inc.), Anthony Rowe (Carnegie Mellon University)
5:15pm - 5:30pm
Poster/Demo Setup + Break (15 minutes)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Poster/Demo Session + Food

Thursday, November 5, 2015

8:30am - 10:00am

Data Driven Buildings and Cities (Session Chair: Burcin Becerik-Gerber)

  • The Building Adapter: Towards Quickly Applying Building Analytics at Scale
    Dezhi Hong (University of Virginia), Hongning Wang (University of Virginia), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia), Jorge Ortiz (IBM Research)
  • Short Paper: A method for discovering functional relationships between building components from sensor data
    Marco Pritoni (UC Davis), Arka Aloke Bhattacharya (UC Berkeley), David Culler (UC Berkeley), Mark Modera (UC Davis)
  • Sometimes, Money Does Grow On Trees: Data-Driven Demand Response With DR-Advisor
    Madhur Behl (University of Pennsylvania), Rahul Mangharam (University of Pennsylvania)
  • An Efficient Approach to Fault Identification in Urban Water Networks Using Multi-Level Sensing
    Waseem Abbas (Vanderbilt University), Lina Sela Perelman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Saurabh Amin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Xenofon Koutsoukos (Vanderbilt University)
10:00am - 10:15am
Coffee Break (15 minutes)
10:15am - 11:45am

Our bread and butter — Making Occupancy and HVAC Systems better!
(Session Chair: Alberto Cerpa)

  • Centralized Management of HVAC Energy in Large Multi-AHU Zones
    Srinarayana Nagarathinam (Tata Consultancy Services), Arunchandar Vasan (Tata Consultancy Services), Venkata Ramakrishna P (Tata Consultancy Services), Shiva R. Iyer (Tata Consultancy Services), Venkatesh Sarangan (Tata Consultancy Services), Anand Sivasubramaniam (Pennslyvania State University)
  • A Contract-based Framework for Integrated Demand Response Management in Smart Grids
    Baihong Jin (University of California, Berkeley), Pierluigi Nuzzo (University of California, Berkeley), Mehdi Maasoumy (University of California, Berkeley), Yuxun Zhou (University of California, Berkeley), Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Cross-Space Building Occupancy Modeling by Contextual Information Based Learning
    Zheng Yang (University of Southern California), Burcin Becerik-Gerber (University of Southern California)
  • Short Paper: Data Driven Pre-cooling for Peak Demand Reduction in Commercial Buildings
    Vikas Chandan (IBM Research-India), Arun Vishwanath (IBM Research-Australia), Min Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University), Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (IBM Research-India)
11:45pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Break (1 hour 15 minutes)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Panel Discussion
1:30pm - 3:00pm

So, what do we do with all the disaggregated energy data (Session Chair: Pei Zhang)

  • If You Measure It, Can You Improve It? Exploring The Value of Energy Disaggregation
    Nipun Batra (IIIT-Delhi), Amarjeet Singh (IIIT-Delhi), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)
  • ThermoCoach: Reducing Home Energy Consumption with Personalized Thermostat Recommendations
    Devika,Pisharoty (University of Virginia), Rayoung Yang (University of Michigan), Mark Newman (University of Michigan), Kamin Whitehouse (University of,Virginia)
  • iProgram: Inferring Smart Schedules for Dumb Thermostats
    Srinivasan Iyengar (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Sandeep Kalra (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Anushree Ghosh (University of Massachusetts Amherst), David Irwin (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Prashant Shenoy (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Benjamin Marlin (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Short Paper: Comparing Energy Feedback Techniques for Dormitory Students in India
    Mohit Jain (IBM Research India), Deepika Chhabra (IIIT-Delhi); Amarjeet Singh (IIIT-Delhi)
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Coffee Break (30 minutes)
3:30pm - 4:35pm

Health and Lighting in Smart Buildings (Session Chair: Mani Srivastava)

  • Health Monitoring of Elderly Residents via Disaggregated Smart Meter Data and Log Gaussian Cox Processes
    Jose Alcala (University of Alcala), Oliver Parson (University of Southampton), Alex Rogers (University of South Hampton)
  • A multidimensional continuous contextual lighting control system using Google Glass
    Nan Zhao (MIT Media Lab), Matthew Aldrich (MIT Media Lab), Christoph F. Reinhart (MIT), Joseph A. Paradiso (MIT Media Lab)
  • Short Paper: The Smart Conference Room: An Integrated System Testbed for Efficient, Occupancy-Aware Lighting Control
    Sina Afshari (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Tianna-Kaye Woodstock (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), M.H. Toufiq Imam (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Sandipan Mishra (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Arthur C. Sanderson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Richard J. Radke (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
4:35pm - 5:00pm
BuildSys Awards (Best Paper, Best Presentation, Best Poster, Best Demo) + Concluding Remarks