Renewable Energies play a key role in the energy change of the post-carbon and post-nuclear era. Wind energy, solar-thermic and photovoltaic energy sources are highly volatile and have to be complemented by massive energy storage through hydro-electric and electro-chemical conversions, by new and more flexible power supply infrastructures, as well as by more intelligent control of the energy consumption. In the so-called "Smart Grid" information and communication technologies (ICT) are required to enable its intelligent control and security. ICT, at the other hand, is also a major energy consumer and needs to be "greened" to become more energy-efficient.
The problems behind the new challenges are highly interdisciplinary and require thorough studies on new technical solutions, operational management, reliability, efficiency, security and risk analysis, performance, economics (in terms of capital and operational expenditures: Capex, Opex), and, last but not least, related legal aspects. The partner universities UStuttgart, UUlm, UTuebingen and GUC (German University in Cairo) address this field by new study programs and research projects and seek to extend their cooperation. A first workshop on this topic took place at the GUC in June 2011. Another related workshop on "Innovative Methodologies & Technologies for Sustainable Communities" was held only recently at the GUC addressing a wider scope including transportation systems, urban buildings and planning, innovative materials, as well as finance and economics. These activities are financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD and the German Federal Ministry of Science and Research BMWF.
To have a look at the program please download the PDF.
Organization and Support of the Workshop
University of Stuttgart
University of Ulm
German University in Cairo (GUC)
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
German Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF)
Internationales Begegnungszentrum (IBZ) der Universität Stuttgart e.V.
Technical Program Committee
Paul J. Kuehn (Chair), University of Stuttgart
Hans-Peter Grossmann, University of Ulm
Carmen Gervet, German University in Cairo (GUC)
Yasser Higazi, German University in Cairo (GUC)
Paul J. Kuehn, University of Stuttgart (IKR)
Tanja Hermann, University of Stuttgart (IZ, GUC Coordination)
Katarina Kunert, University of Ulm (IZ, GUC Coordination)
The workshop takes place at the International Social Center (IBZ) of the University of Stuttgart (Registered Association), which is close to the Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen of the University of Stuttgart. See attached map.
Access to the IBZ is as follows:
Arrival by Plane at Airport Stuttgart (Echterdingen)
Take the suburban train (S-Bahn) from Airport Stuttgart, Lines 2 (direction Schorndorf) or 3 (direction Backnang) to station "Universität" (7 stops, 17 minutes, 4 times per hour). 10 minutes walk to the IBZ as indicated on the map by the blue dotted path.
Arrival by Train at Stuttgart Central Station (Hbf)
Take suburban train (S-Bahn) from Stuttgart Hbf. (lower level), Lines 1 (direction Herrenberg), 2 (direction Filderstadt via Flughafen/Messe) or 3 (direction Flughafen/Messe) to station "Universität" (4 stops, 10 minutes, 6 times per hour). 10 minutes walk to the IBZ as indicated on the map by the blue dotted path.
Arrival by Car from Motorway A8 Munich - Karlsruhe
Take exit "Stuttgarter Kreuz" to motorway A 831 (Note: this is wrongly indicated on the map by A 81) direction "Stuttgart-Vaihingen/Stuttgart-Zentrum" . At the end of the motorway take exit "Universität", turn left at the traffic light into street "Universitätsstrasse". At the end of "Universitätsstrasse" continue "Allmandstrasse", at the next intersection turn left into "Robert-Leicht-Strasse" as indicated on the map by the dashed red path. Some parking places are in the court of the IBZ, but there is usually no problem to park in the "Robert-Leicht-Strasse" (Dead End street).Hotel Accommodation
An economic accommodation is with the *** Commundo Hotel on the University Campus
Note: Hotel booking for GUC participants will be provided by the Local Organization. External German participants may also contact the Local Organization c/o E-mail to Paul J. Kuehn; we will be glad to help you (as the Commundo Hotel ist frequently booked out !).
Reception and Buffet
The Reception with Buffet takes place at the Commundo Hotel, 5 minute walk from IBZ. Registration for the participation in the Reception/Buffet is required (see attached Registration Form).
Lunches can be taken either at the Commundo Cafeteria or at the University Canteen ("Mensa", see map, Building 45, near to the S-Bahn station) on your own expenses.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul J. Kühn
Due to the the financial support of the DAAD/BMWF and the cost-free hosting of the workshop at the IBZ conference fees are waved. But for logistic purposes (set- up of the conference hall, beverages during the Coffee Breaks, Reception and Buf- fet) Conference Registration is required (see attached Registration Form).
The workshop takes place at the International Social Center (IBZ) of the University of Stuttgart (Registered Association), which is close to the Campus Stuttgart-Vaihingen of the University of Stuttgart; dont't mix it up with the IZ (International Office)