Smart grids are the power networks of the future. Using ICT technology, smart grids answer the world's need to better integrate renewable energy sources and to cope in an intelligent way with today's increase of power consumption. Furthermore, smart grids increase energy efficiency, improve the reliability of the network and reduce costs.
In this session four projects where iMinds is involved are presented to highlight a number of important challenges for smart grids and the role of ICT for solving these problems:
He served as Alcatel’s lead representative on IMS security in 3GPP SA3 and ETSI TISPAN WG7 from 2005-2006. Since then he has studied the protection of media distribution solutions with digital rights management and alternatives. He is a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy, has published papers in various conferences and journals, has authored several patents and pending patents, and is a co-author of the book 3G Multimedia Services, Accounting, and User Profiles. Since October 2012 he is Project Manager for the FP7 C-DAX project.