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Cornel Klein
CT RDA SSI, Siemens AG

Brief Bio
Cornel Klein is Research Program Manager within the Technology Field “Software and Systems Innovation” of Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich. He is current leading a corporate research program on validation and engineering of intelligent and autonomous systems. Starting his career 1998 at Siemens Public Networks, he held several leading and expert positions within the company and also represented Siemens in external partnerships like ITEA, ARTEMIS/ECSEL and SPES. He has gained an extensive knowledge in communications, cyber-physical and embedded systems, software- and systems engineering as well as in various application domains like automotive, mobility and smart cities/smart buildings. Cornel Klein holds a master and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. ... More >>

Francesco Calise
Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II

Brief Bio
Francesco Calise was born in 1978 and graduated cum laude in mechanical engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy in 2002. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Thermal Engineering in 2006. He is Full Professor of applied thermodynamics at the University of Naples Federico II.  His research activity is mainly focused on the following topics: fuel cells, advanced optimization techniques, solar thermal systems, concentrating photovoltaic/thermal and photovoltaic systems, energy saving in buildings, solar heating and cooling, Organic Rankine Cycles, geothermal energy, dynamic simulat ions of energy systems, renewable polygeneration systems, hydrogen, district heating and cooling, power to x, smart grids and many others. He was invited lecturer for PhD courses and international conferences. He is a member of the scientific committees of several international Conferences and Chair of two international conferences. He teaches several courses of energy management and applied thermodynamics at the University of Naples Federico II for BsC, MS and PhD students. He was a supervisor of several Ph.D. degree theses.  He is a reviewer of about 30 international Journals. He was involved, as researcher or principal investigator, in several Research Projects funded by EU and Italian Government.  He is Member of the Editorial Board of several International Journals. His Scopus indexes (Oct 2022 are: Documents: 158; Citations: 5740; H-Index:46) ... More >>


Program Co-Chairs

Sonja Klingert
IPVS, University of Stuttgart

Brief Bio
Dr. Sonja Klingert [female] has been with the University of Stuttgart since 2022 as a senior researcher leading the working group on energy systems at the chair of distributed systems. She is part of the leading personnel of EU H2020 projects RENergetic and DECIDE. Prior to that she was a
researcher and project manager EU FP7 research projects FIT4Green, All4Green, and DC4Cities as well as the H2020 projects ELECTRIFIC. Before joining University of Mannheim, she was coordinator of the EU FP6 project GridEcon at the International University in Germany. Prior to this, she worked as a researcher for the Wuppe
rtal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany. Her interests lie in demand response and corresponding metrics, in green business models, eco-aware contracts and energy communities as well as impact analysis. She has excellent experience in leading transdisciplinary working groups. Regarding roles in the scientific community, among others, she was chair of the international workshop series Energy Efficient Data Centres (E2DC) (2012-2016) and was part of the organization team of the international conference ACM e-Energy (2015-2016, 2021-2022). S. Klingert has a PhD in business economics from the University of Mannheim. ... More >>

Stefania Santini
Università di Napoli Federico II

Brief Bio
Stefania Santini is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Information Technologies (DIETI) at the University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy, where she leads the Distributed Automation Systems Lab. She is involved in many projects with industry, including small- and medium-sized enterprises, also operating in the transportation field. Her research interests include nonlinear control of cyber-physical systems and networked control with applications to energy, automotive engineering, transportation technologies. She is currently Associated Editor of IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transp ortation Systems. She is the Vice-chair of the IEEE ITSS - Italian Chapter and member of the IEEE TC on Smart Cities (TC-SC). ... More >>