Welcome to the Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics

The Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics (IAI) is a research institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the Helmholtz Association (HGF). It conducts research and development in the field of innovative, application-oriented information, automation, and systems technology for sustainable energy systems and complex industrial and laboratory processes. Interdisciplinary working groups are working on integrated systems solutions, whereby all development phases being covered from conceptual design to modeling and simulation, prototyping and practical testing, also under industrial conditions. Novel, reusable methods and tools, which are developed and applied in the context of system design, are further results.

The work of IAI is embedded in the program Energy System Design (ESD) within the HGF's research field Energy and in the programs “Engineering Digital Futures: Supercomputing, Data Management and Information Security for Knowledge and Action”, Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP) and Material Systems Engineering (MSE) within the HGF's research field Information of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres.

The projects at the institute are carried out in cooperation with partners from industry, administration and other research institutions in Germany and abroad. Among others, the institute is involved in projects of the EU, various federal and state ministries, the DFG (German Research Foundation), AiF (German Federation of Industrial Research Associations), and German industry. The institute's staff members are active in a wide range of standardization committees, expert and review committees and programme committees.

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Dissertation von Herrn Shadi Shahoud
Dissertation by Mr. Shadi Shahoud

The IAI congratulates Mr. Shadi Shahoud on passing his doctoral examination. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Facilitating and Managing Machine Learning Tasks for Energy Time Series Datasets in Big Data Environments”.
The exam date was on December 2nd, 2022.

Dissertation von Herrn Marian Turowskiprivat, Ralf Reussner
Dissertation by Mr. Marian Turowski

The IAI congratulates Mr. Marian Turowski on passing his doctoral examination.

The title of his doctoral thesis is “Data-Driven Methods for Managing Anomalies in Energy Time Series”.
The exam date was on November 28th, 2022.

Smart Energy System Lab im WS22/23 – Eine neue Runde startet!privat
Smart Energy System Lab in WS22/23 – A new round!

The Smart Energy System Lab started again! This time we could attract 14 students who will work on eight topics in the next three weeks.  We are happy to offer once again Research Infrastructures in Research-Oriented Teaching and looking forward to the time together.

Konsortium nfdi4energy – Neue Dateninfrastruktur für die EnergiesystemforschungMarkus Breig, KIT
Konsortium nfdi4energy – Neue Dateninfrastruktur für die Energiesystemforschung

Mit der Energiewende kommt auch die Digitalisierung: Um das vernetzte und klimaneutrale Energiesystem der Zukunft mit allen seinen Komponenten aufzubauen und zu steuern werden Unmengen an Daten benötigt. Mit der neu etablierten Nationalen Forschungsdaten­infrastruktur für die interdisziplinäre Energiesystemforschung (nfdi4energy) sollen nun Austausch und Zugänglichkeit solcher Datensätze erleichtert und dadurch die Forschung beschleunigt werden.

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Videobeitrag zum künftigen intelligenten StromnetzZDF-Morgenmagazin 15.11.2022
Videobeitrag zum künftigen intelligenten Stromnetz

In einem Videobeitrag vom 15.11.2022 im ZDF-Morgen­magazin „moma future“ unter dem Titel „Energie der Zukunft“ erschien das Energy Lab 2.0. Prof. Veit Hagenmeyer, Institutsleiter des IAI, und Sophie An, Doktorandin am IAI, erklären, wie das künftige intelligente Stromnetz aus erneuerbaren Energien mittels Speichertechnologien lokal und überregional in jedem Moment die erforderliche Leistung optimal verteilen und zur Verfügung stellen kann.

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Bundesforschungsministerin startet Großsimulation am KITAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Federal Research Minister Starts Large-scale Simulation at KIT

On Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger started the model of an energy system based on renewable energies during her visit to KIT in the Energy Lab 2.0.

Power Supply: Understanding Unstable Grids – Publication in Nature CommunicationsMarkus Breig, KIT
Power Supply: Understanding Unstable Grids – Publication in Nature Communications

A sustainable energy supply requires the expansion of power grids. However, new transmis­sion lines can also lead to grids becoming more unstable rather than more stable, as would be expected: the so-called Braess paradox. Dr. Benjamin Schäfer, together with his co-authors, has now simulated this pheno­menon in detail for power grids, demonstrated it on a larger scale, and developed a predic­tion tool, which is to support grid operators in decision-making. The team reported on the results in the journal Nature Communications (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32917-6).

Energiewendetage 2022 – Reallabor Smart EastSmart-East-Konsortium
IAI participates in the Energy Turnaround Days and Sustainability Days 2022

As “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT is again pleased to participate in the state-wide organized Energy Turnaround Days Baden-Württemberg in 2022. Energy and energy transition have arrived in the middle of society due to climate change as well as the geopolitical situation and require further concrete shaping and supplementation through research, teaching, innovation, and their transfer to society. The IAI participates in the Energy Turnaround Days and Sustainability Days 2022.