WISDOM Project Final Event

9 February 2017

WISDOM Final Event
The WISDOM Final Event

The WISDOM Final Event took place on the 19th of January at Cardiff University. This event showcased the achievements of the WISDOM project, showing the work that has been done in our pilots and the key research results of the project. The event also showcased the tangible outputs of the project through an interactive exhibition of our sensing devices and user interfaces.

In addition to purely project dissemination, the event also provided valuable insights for the final stages of work being conducted in the project, enabling us to network, gather the views of key stakeholders in the water industry through our panel discussion and the opportunity for collaboration and networking with the ICT4Water cluster, through an open call for presentations from other projects in the cluster (WaterInnEU, ISS-EWATUS and ICEWater).

There were a mix of attendees - Water Industry, Academy and research Center, ICT, Optimisation, Data Visualisation - participants at our event, with representatives from across Europe. Additionally,  three other ICT4Water projects were represented.

Event Agenda

09.00Registration Opens and Refreshments
09.30
Welcome [pdf]
Dr. Tom BEACH (Cardiff University)
09.45
Keynote Speech [notevideo]
Dr. Jacob TOMPKINS - Managing Director of Waterwise
10.30
Introduction to the WISDOM Project [pdf - video]
Dr. Daniela BELZITI (CSTB)
10.45WISDOM – A System of Systems:
  • What is WISDOM? - Dr. Keith ELLIS (Intel Labs) [pdf]
  • Enabling Smart Water Using Semantics - Mr. Shaun HOWELL (Cardiff University) [pdf]
11.30Refreshments and Interactive Displays
12.00WISDOM Research Highlights:
  • Machine Learning and Optimisation in Water Network Operation - Dr. Wanqing ZHAO (Cardiff University) [pdf]
  • Disaggregating Water Usage in the Home - Dr. Davide CARBONI (Intel Labs) [pdf]
  • Edge Processing in a Water Network - Prof. Julie McCANN (Imperial College London) [pdf]
13.00Lunch and Interactive Displays
14.00Panel Discussion with Dr. David McIVER, Dr. Jacob TOMPKINS, Mr. Andy BLACKHALL, and Dr. Marco FANTOZZI: [note]
  • What is the opportunity for IoT / ICT in the Water Industry?
  • Adaptive Pricing – an achievable goal?
  • Water Networks of the Future - what will they look like and what role will they play in the development of future cities?
15.00Refreshments and Interactive Displays
15.30The Wider Smart Water Field – The ICT4Water Cluster:
16.30Concluding Remarks
17.00Event closes

Interactive Displays

In addition to the talks the project also showcased its achievements in an interactive exhibition. The following exhibition stalls featured at the final event:

WISDOM@Home – featuring [pdf]:

  • Live demos and training on the WISDOM User interfaces for household water consumers.
  • Demonstration of sensor devices used in the home including, the WISDOM gateway, the heat exchanger and smart meters.

WISDOM@Network – featuring [pdf]:

  • Live demos and training on the WISDOM User interfaces for water network operators
  • Live demonstration of the Internet of Things technologies deployed by Imperial College London as part of their leakage localisation research work. [pdf]

Water Efficiency: Featuring a selection of water saving devices that have formed part of the demand management study.