ITU-T Climate Change
“ITU is committed to achieving sustainable and affordable energy for ALL. Using ICT as a tool, your idea can help make it happen. Get involved and help us build a sustainable future.”
Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
Meet the Winner:
Andreas Kamilaris received the BA degree in Computer Science from University of Cyprus in 2007 and the MS degree in Distributed Systems from the ETH University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2009.
Currently, he is a doctoral student at the Computer Science department of the University of Cyprus, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Pitsillides. He is a member of the Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL), which performs research in wireline and wireless communication networks.
His research interests include ad-hoc, wireless sensor networks, Web technologies, the Web of Things, Web-enabling energy-aware smart homes and online social networking. His PhD thesis is about the evolution of smart homes towards the Web.
Andreas Kamilaris: http://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/~akamil01/
Networks Research Laboratory: http://www.netrl.cs.ucy.ac.cy/
The application “SocialElectricity” has been awarded the winner of the second ITU Green ICT Application Challenge.
“SocialElectricity” is a Facebook application that allows people to compare their electricity footprint with their friends and also their neighborhood/village/town in a country-wide scale. The application aims to help people become aware of their electricity consumption and manage it more rationally. By effective and realistic comparisons, the consumers may perceive their energy behaviour and take steps to reduce their electricity and carbon footprint.
“SocialElectricity” has been deployed around Cyprus, offering also detailed statistics about the domestic energy consumption around the country.
It is a research project of the Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC).
Social Electricity Application:
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