SOURCE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

April 27, 2012 10:00 ET

Mastering Global Energy Changes Through Technology

DRESDEN, GERMANY and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2012) - The current trend in global energy policy of lessening dependence on fossil fuels requires more than just political will -- one of the key factors for successful implementation will be modern technology. A special panel at this year's IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium will present approaches and strategies addressing these complex challenges.

  • Smart Power: a complex challenge for the future
  • Masdar energy expert Steve Griffiths estimates: "The smart use of power cannot be achieved without new, energy efficient power electronics integrated into larger systems, such as smart grids."
  • IEEE conference "Technology Time Machine (TTM)", May 23 through May 25 in Dresden

Offshore wind turbines, solar panels on roofs, combined heat and power stations -- the future of energy supply via alternative energy is being implemented. But for achieving the most efficient use of energy on large scale and global scope intelligent technology will be the deciding factor. International scientists and experts will discuss the road to success during the "IEEE TTM - Symposium on Technology Beyond 2020" -- a gathering of the global technology elite. The forum will be held in Dresden, Germany in the heart of Europe's Silicon Valley.

Intelligent electricity networks ('smart grids') will be the basis for future grid operations: generation, transmission, storage and distribution to consumers will be interconnected via communication networks that will enable a reliable and efficient energy supply. Successfully realizing this scenario will require technological advances -- such as energy efficient microchips and devices combined with storage media and intelligent infrastructure. During the conference, international industry leaders and technology experts will discuss the status quo in the technology development and what future power systems will look like.

Other key topics include: Collective Intelligence, Intelligent Supply Systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Future Medical Technologies, Intelligent Transportation and Logistics, Modern Communications Networks, Micro Electronic of the Future, Cloud Computing and Security

Top Participants: Google, IBM, DLR, NASA, Nokia Siemens Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Telx, SAP, Actix, ZMDI, Nokia, Kofler Energies, Siemens, Enel, Associated Press, Vodafone, Infineon, Giesecke & Devrient, Sensys Networks, Oracle, EIT ICT Labs, Foster+Partners, Volkswagen, National Instruments, VDE und Fraunhofer HHI, FOKUS, IIS will be present with management and technology forerunners.

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