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Digital Twins and Optimization for Energy Management in Sea Ports

Tuesday July 19, 2022 at 1:00PM BST (2:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST) By Michael Short (Teesside University, UK) Register now using the link below: Abstract: With the growing recognition of an impending climate disaster and a scarcity of fossil fuels, decarbonisation, sustainability, and net zero carbon policies are now a major driving force in both the developing and developed world. As digitalisation and decentralisation are also disrupting and transforming approaches to the design and operation of industry, business, and society across the globe, there is a unique chance to redesign and optimize multi-faceted energy consuming systems to support the transition to a sustainable digital future economy and meet decarbonisation goals. Approximately 95% of UK international trade is transported via ports. In recent years, domestic shipping alone (ships that start and end their journey in the UK, including overseas territories and Crown dependencies) accounted for roughly 20% of the UK's total domestic GHG emissions. Among other initiatives for cleaner shipping, it is clear that ports provide a fertile ground for disruptive emissions reducing digital technology, and electrification can potentially contribute significantly to GHG emission reduction and result in cleaner, greener marine communities. In this context, the VIC Ports ongoing ...
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Modeling Distributed Control Software with IEC 61499

Thursday July 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST By Alois Zoitl (Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz, Austria) Register now using the link below: Abstract: The importance of software for the functioning of machines and systems is growing steadily. The need for networking among each other as well as with higher-level systems (keyword IoT) is also increasing. This results in a constantly increasing development effort, including the associated costs. This demands for new methods that allow to get this increasing software development effort under control. One such method is IEC 61499, which was created to simplify and improve the development of control programs for distributed automation systems. IEC 61499 defines a domain-specific modeling language that offers solutions for the demands of distributed functionality, adaptivity and improved software quality in control technology. This is not a new language, but rather a consistent extension of the existing IEC 61131-3. The webinar gives an overview of the elements of IEC 61499 and how they can be used for the development of distributed control applications. Presenter’s bio: Alois Zoitl holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with focus on dynamic reconfiguration of real-time constrained control applications and a Master degree in ...
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