Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Hangout On Air: NILMTK Algorithm Interface Discussion

This Friday, we're planning to have a discussion around how best to integrate existing disaggregation algorithms into NILMTK via a Google Hangout On Air. The Hangout will take place at 16.30 UTC on Friday 20th November 2015, which I believe translates to 08.30 PST and 22.00 IST. Jack Kelly, Nipun Batra and myself will be available give the NILMTK perspective, while Stephen Makonin and Mingjun Zhong will be joining us to discuss how they'd like to integrate their algorithms into the toolkit.

A provisional agenda for the call is:

I've created a Google+ event which provides more details about the call. If you'd like to join the discussion, please follow the link to the event and launch the Hangout from the event page. If you'd prefer just listen in rather than joining the discussion, you can watch and listen live on YouTube. The video from the Hangout should be available on YouTube after the call, and I will try to update this post with the corresponding link.

Update 23.11.2015: a video from the call is available on YouTube.

Monday, 9 November 2015

BuildSys 2015: My Disaggregation is Better Than Yours

Akshay presenting his paper on LocED

Last week I had the pleaure of chairing a session named 'My disaggregation is better than yours', at the 2015 BuildSys conference in Seoul. The session featured presentations of the following three papers:
  • Multi-User Energy Consumption Monitoring and Anomaly Detection with Partial Context Information. Pandarasamy Arjunan (IIIT-Delhi), Harshad D Khadilkar (IBM Research), Tanuja Ganu (IBM Research), Zainul M Charbiwala (IBM Research), Amarjeet Singh (IIIT-Delhi), Pushpendra Singh (IIIT-Delhi)
  • LocED: Location-aware Energy Disaggregation Framework. S.N. Akshay Uttama Nambi (TUDelft), Antonio Reyes Lua (TUDelft), R. Venkatesha Prasad (TUDelft)
  • Neural NILM: Deep Neural Networks Applied to Energy Disaggregation. Jack Kelly (Imperial College London), William Knottenbelt (Imperial College London) [joint best presentation]
Even outside this session, there were a few other papers relevant to NILM, including the following papers:
To the best of my knowlege, this is the first conference with published proceedings with such a large amount of work related energy disaggregation. I'm glad that NILM is starting to find a common home at such a great venue, and I'm already looking forward to BuildSys 2016 at Stanford!