Energy efficiency in smart homes and smart grids: editorial Articles uri icon

publication date

  • April 2021

start page

  • 2054

issue

  • 8

volume

  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1996-1073

abstract

  • Here, we overview the Energies journal special issue that is dedicated to the topic of "Energy Efficiency in Smart Homes and Smart Grids" (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies/special_issues/Smart_Home_Grid (accessed on 5 April 2021)) and the papers published in it. The call for papers looking for new directions in the topic of "Energy Efficiency in Smart Homes and Smart Grids" was open in 2020, and the text announcing the special issue was as follows: 'This Special Issue focuses on advancements in the energy efficiency of smart homes and smart grids. This encompasses smart homes, smart grids, smart cities and villages, ICT solutions for efficient energy consumption, as well as energy production and distribution. This Special Issue is especially interested in receiving high-quality, unpublished submissions that focus on advancing the technologies for sensor infrastructures, knowledge management, and engineering, as well as user engagement: in particular, energy savings should take place without a decrease in residents' quality of life. We are interested in back-end technologies, such as for the predictive maintenance and optimization of energy distribution and consumption, as well as in front-end technologies, such as end-user interfaces, gamification, and techniques facilitating behavior change. Further, data are playing an increasingly important role in energy efficiency, and are gaining a leading role in various domains, such as future building certification, smart grid and meter management, and predictive maintenance. Specifically, we are looking into the combination of machine learning and semantic techniques, for example, combining them in order to create high-quality knowledge graphs in the energy efficiency domain for smart homes and smart grids".[...]