Scientific publications from RUGGEDISED

Knowledge partners from RUGGEDISED have published numerous journal articles and conference papers on topics ranging from Mobility to building management.

Application of Internet of Things in academic buildings for space use efficiency using occupancy and booking data

This study from Umeå university proposes and examines a process model with steps to measure space use and to improve space use efficiency by IoT tools in academic buildings. It links the management and technical aspects of using IoT tools for improving the efficiency of space use. Find the publication from Building and Environment here.

Online Optimization to Enable Sustainable Public Transport

In this work, researchers from Erasmus University and the University of Cologne tackle the complicated problem of planning the electric charging schedule amid various sources of uncertainty. The researchers develop a real-time decision support system (RDSS) that uses real-time data, predictions, and mathematical optimization to develop and update the charging schedule in order to mitigate the impact of operational uncertainties. Based on the insights, a Public Transport Operator started developing an online monitoring and control system adopting some of our suggestions. Find the article in the SSRN Library.

Demand-controlled energy systems in commercial and institutional buildings: a review of methods and potentials

Heating, ventilation and airconditioning (HVAC) are by far the most energy intensive systems in commercial and institutional buildings with office spaces. This makes HVAC systems attractive targets for energy efficiency improvement. In this paper, researchers from Umeå University investigate how new technological advancements can play significant role on improving energy efficiency. Find the article on ResearchGate.

Value Creation through Urban Data Platforms: A Conceptual Framework

In this Conference paper, researchers from Erasmus University identify key UDP dimensions through a literature review. Second, by exploring and discussing their relationships with an expert panel, they develop a framework for understanding value creation through UDPs. By identifying key dimensions of UDP and their effects on value creation through UDP, the proposed framework provides a systematic and comprehensive approach for understanding UDP adoption, use, and value creation. Thereby, this study helps city policymakers and business developers in realizing value from UDPs in city ecosystems. Find the paper on Scholar Space.

Evaluating and Optimizing Opportunity Fast-Charging Schedules in Transit Battery Electric Bus Networks

Public Transport Operators (PTOs) increasingly face a challenging problem in switching from conventional diesel to more sustainable battery electric buses (BEBs). In this study, researchers from Erasmus University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and University of Cologne optimize the opportunity fast-charging schedule of transit BEB networks in order to minimize the charging costs and the impact on the grid. Find the article on ResearchGate.

Enabling Sustainable Public Transport in Smart Cities through Realtime Decision Support

In this conference paper, researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam design and propose a real-time decision support system to overcome the uncertainties related to battery-electric buses and maximize the utilization of renewable energy generators and minimize the impact on the grid while guaranteeing a feasible operation for the  battery-electric buses. Find the conference paper here.

Application of occupancy and booking information to optimize space and energy use in higher education institutions

The analysis in this study investigate space use based on occupancy and booking information in eight different lecture rooms at Umeå University. The results suggest interventions for significant saving potentials, such as modification of access permission and closing down redundant lecture rooms.Find the conference paper here.

A multi-stakeholder perspective on opportunities and challenges for energy efficiency improvement in university buildings

In this conference paper, interviews were carried out by Umeå university among three categories of stakeholders in a Swedish university to understand their perceptions of energy use and challenges to improve energy efficiency The conference paper is available here.

A Boost for Urban Sustainability: Optimizing Electric Transit Bus Networks in Rotterdam

This paper presents essential lessons learned and key practical implications derived from Rotterdam's efforts to electrify its bus network. A research team from Rotterdam School of Management has worked in close collaboration with Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram, the public transport operator in the city of Rotterdam, to accomplish this complex transition. The article is available here.