Monday, 21 January 2013

NIALM papers at IECON 2012

The 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society was held in MontrĂ©al, Canada, a few months ago and I've only just had the chance to go through the proceedings. There were quite a few papers related to NIALM, so I thought I'd list, link and summarise them here:

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

2 Papers accepted at AAMAS and IUI on AgentSwitch

As part of the ORCHID project, we recently had two papers accepted at international conferences based on AgentSwitch; a domestic energy recommendation platform. AgentSwitch utilises electricity usage data collected from households over a period of time, to realise a range of smart energy-related recommendations on energy tariffs, load detection and usage shifting. I've been responsible for the load detection module of AgentSwitch over the past few months, and am looking forward to improving it over the final year of my PhD. The following two papers provide two different perspectives on the project. The first gives the algorithmic detail and accuracy evaluations of the individual system modules. The second describes a user evaluation of AgentSwitch, which reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the system as an energy-related recommender system.

  • Sarvapali Ramchurn, Michael Osborne, Oliver Parson, Sasan Maleki, Talal Rahwan, Trung Dong Huynh, Steve Reece, Muddasser Alam, Joel Fischer, Greg Hines, Enrico Costanza, Luc Moreau, Tom Rodden. AgentSwitch: Towards Smart Energy Tariff Selection. In: 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2013.

It seems that papers follow the same rule as British buses; you wait ages for one and then two arrive at the same time.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Top papers of 2012 for Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring (NIALM)

A little over a year ago I posted a list of my top 10 papers on non-intrusive appliance load monitoring. It quickly became my blog's most popular post, and also inspired more comments than any other post. Collecting and summarising academic literature is clearly useful to the community, and as a result I decided to collect the papers published during 2012 that I found most useful. There were many more papers published than I have time to describe here, but a more comprehensive list can be found in my on-line Mendeley reference library. I hope you find this list useful, and as always feel free to leave a comment!