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Registration & Welcome Coffee

Welcome Words

Eric Piers - Federation of Electricity and Electronics

The House that Learns: how AI will make the Smart Home smarter

Erik Mannens - imec & Ghent University

Smart devices and interoperability: an ongoing nightmare?

The full benefits of smart buildings can only be realized when large enough numbers of devices are able to interact with each other. Today, achieving such interoperability is a nightmare. During this talk, we see whether ongoing initiatives in the IoT domain can provide an answer.

Jeroen Hoebeke - imec & Ghent University

Smarter buildings in Smart Cities

Smarter buildings are at the heart of a smart city. In fact they are the foundation of city life. We need more than just smarter buildings, we need more intuitive buildings through a combination of innovative and creative solutions.

John Baekelmans - imec

Humanizing your home

People are always looking for additional comfort in their lives by introducing new technologies. In this presentation Niko brings human thinking and technology together in order to define the next generation of smart homes called 'the responsive or cognitive homes'. The result is the 4C model that will be explained by using real Niko Group products. The way how research groups and research centres contribute to make this happen will be presented via an ITEA 3 project (FUSE-IT) which has been recently finalized.

Erik Van Mossevelde - Niko

Coffee Break - Networking Opportunities

Connected heating devices in Smart Homes

Connected heating devices are part of the smart home of today. Not only are they energy efficient, they also represent a huge efficiency gain for the maintenance and repair of residential heating systems.

Jean-François Demets - Junkers/Bosch

Learning from energy monitoring for improving building energy calculation methods

Arnold Janssens - Ghent University (Architecture)

The Living Lab

Th!nk E designed and realized a living lab starting from an old farm just outside of Leuven. The lab contains seasonal thermal storage, small scale short-term thermal storage, home-made hybrid PV, batteries, a shallow geothermal system connected to a heat pump, a horizontal ground loop for passive cooling and electrical mobility. The talk will focus on experiences and lessons learned from implementation to operation.

Leen Peeters - Th!nk E

Walking Lunch - Networking Opportunities

How data from homes contributes to a more sustainable urban environment

In this session Kees-Jan explains how connectivity of building applications leads to energy efficiency. He will highlight the breakthrough technologies for the next coming years and offer some suggestions for practical implementation.

Kees-Jan 't Mannetje - ABB

Smart buildings, really?

Buildings have become complex systems with billions of sensors, devices and 'things' that communicate, perform services, and generate data. Unfortunately, these 'things' don't work together, they speak another language, and how do we know they perform correctly?

Rik Vereecken - byNubian

The Microsoft Digital Vision - Smart Buildings enable Productive People

David Williams - Microsoft Applied Innovation Team

Coffee Break - Networking Opportunities

Panel debate

The approach of the integrator: how can smart solutions be integrated in new and existing systems, and how fast?

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Herman Daniëls (Intellisol)
Stefan Grosjean (Smappee)
Bert Vanderwegen (Pixii)
Kurt Vanderhispallie (Eandis/Infrax)

Panel moderator: Jan Desmet - Ghent University

Who controls the Smart Home?

How smart do we want our home to be and to whom will we give control of it? Starting with the personal computer, a lot of devices have been and are still competing to get control of the house. But should the answer not be interoperability?

Frederik Loeckx - Flux50

The vision of Philippe Muyters - Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sports

Closing Words

Alexander Dewulf - Federation of Electricity and Electronics

Closing Reception - Networking Opportunities

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