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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In the HGF Newsroom article dated 23.02.2023, Prof. Hagenmeyer explains in an interview how important the aspects of digitization and AI are for the future energy transition in research conducted jointly with Helmholtz partners. Here, the Energy Lab 2.0 serves as a model laboratory for research into the energy system of the future.more
In the HGF Newsroom article dated 25.01.2023 (German only), Prof. Hagenmeyer explains in an interview how researchers from three Helmholtz centers are working on technologies for the energy system of the future. Here, the Energy Lab 2.0 serves as a model laboratory for researching issues related to the energy transition.more
We congratulate PD Dr.-Ing. Ingo Sieber on his appointment as Extraordinary Professor (apl. Prof.) of the KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The certificate of appointment as an apl. Professor was presented to Mr. Sieber by Prof. Bauer in the presence of Prof. Bretthauer during the Faculty Festival Colloquium on February 17, 2023.more
The IAI congratulates Ms. Martha Frysztacki on passing her doctoral examination. The title of her doctoral thesis is “The Role of Spatial Scale in Electricity System Optimisation Models”. The exam date was on February 17th, 2023.more
We congratulate Mr. Moritz Frahm who received the annual best paper award for his contribution as a co-author for the journal paper titled “A guideline to document occupant behavior models for advanced building controls” from Elsevier Building and Environment (BAE).more
In the ARTE documentary "Super storage – Power in perpetuity?" about green energy and its storage methods, the focus is on the Energy Lab 2.0 with its chemical storage methods. In addition, Prof. Hagenmeyer explains what an intelligent power grid of the future should look like.more
Team KIT-IAI with Benedikt Heidrich, Matthias Hertel and Oliver Neumann achieved the second place in the BigDEAL Energy Forecasting Challenge. The team won in the categories peak timing and peak shape.more
The paper “Probabilistic energy forecasting using the nearest neighbors quantile filter and quantile regression” by Jorge Ángel González Ordiano, Lutz Gröll, Ralf Mikut and Veit Hagenmeyer received the “2019-2020 Outstanding Paper Award” of the International Journal of Forecasting.more