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UBITECH co-authors a scientific paper regarding an energy-aware IT ecosystem for increasing energy efficiency in smart buildings

A scientific paper entitled “Data Aggregation, Fusion and Recommendations for Strengthening Citizens Energy-aware Behavioural Profiles” has been co-authored by UBITECH and published at the Global IoT Summit 2017 and specifically at the Workshop on Energy Efficient Solutions based on IoT – EESIoT 2017 that is going to be held in Geneva at June 8, 2017. In this paper, ENTROPY platform, an IT ecosystem for supporting energy efficiency in buildings through behavioural change of the occupants is provided. The ENTROPY platform targets at providing a set of mechanisms for accelerating the adoption of energy efficient practices through the increase of the energy awareness and energy saving potential of the occupants. The platform takes advantage of novel sensor networking technologies for supporting efficient sensor data aggregation mechanisms, semantic web technologies for unified data representation, machine learning mechanisms for getting insights from the available data and recommendation mechanisms for providing personalised content to end users. These technologies are combined and provided through an integrated platform, targeting at leading to occupants’ behavioural change with regards to their energy consumption profiles.