Agent-based control and Simulation of district heating systems

Project goals: to develop and evaluate agent-based approaches to simulation and distributed control of district heating systems.

Partners: Alfa Laval, Karlshamns Energi, Karlshamns Bostäder, Noda Intelligent Systems

Duration: 2000-2012

Financing: Vinnova (2001-2003, 2005), Svensk Fjärrvärme (2006-2007), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Blekinge forskningsstiftelse (2004)

Researchers: Paul Davidsson, Fredrik Wernstedt, Christian Johansson

Selected publications:

Fredrik Wernstedt, Paul Davidsson, Christian Johansson. Demand Side Management in District Heating Systems, Sixth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 2007. (Received the best paper award in the Industry track)

Fredrik Wernstedt, "Multi-Agent Systems for Distributed Control of District Heating Systems", Disseration Series No. 2005:10, Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2005.

C. Johansson, F. Wernstedt, "Dynamic Simulation of District Heating Systems", Proceedings of Third European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Oporto, Portugal, 2005.

F. Wernstedt and P. Davidsson. "Distributed Load Balancing of District Heating Systems: a small-scale experiment", 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Setubal, Portugal, 2004.

F. Wernstedt and P. Davidsson. "Software Agents for Distributed Load Balancing", 9th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling, Helsinki, Suomi, 2004.

F. Wernstedt and P. Davidsson. "Simulation of District Heating Systems for evaluation of Real-Time Control Strategies", European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Naples, Italy, 2003.

P. Davidsson and F. Wernstedt. "A Multi-Agent System Architecture for Coordination of Just-in-time Production and Distribution", Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol. 17(4), 2003.


P. Davidsson and F.Wernstedt. "Intelligent fjärrvärme" ("Intelligent District Heating", in Swedish), Teknik & Vetenskap, 4/2003, 2003.

P. Davidsson and F. Wernstedt. "A multi-agent system approach to monitoring and control of district heating systems". In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Application of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems. Springer Verlag, 2002.

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