SUNSHINE @ Web Summit 2014

Fondazione GraphiTech will present the Sunshine project to the wide public at the Web Summit 2014. The event, taking place in Dublin from 4-6 November 2014, is expecting more than 20,000 participants and is considered among the major events in the world. It’s been called “The best technology conference on the planet”. Started in 2010 as an informal meet-up of 450 members of the tech community in Dublin, in three years has become the most influential and international tech event in Europe. Last year more than 10,000 attendees came from all over the globe, including business leaders from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and over 60% of the Fortune 500. It showcased more than 250 world renowned speakers, 1,000 exhibitors, 100 satellite events and the opening of the Nasdaq market live on stage. This year Web Summit has grown even more and will showcase over 500 world renowned speakers, ten stages including the Digital Marketing, Internet of Things, Enterprise, and Builders Summits, 2,000 worldwide startups, over 200 satellite events and 1,000 investors.

This year’s event is wholly dedicated to the people and companies behind developing the technology that is fundamentally changing the way we live.

For more information about Web Summit 2014, attendees and speakers click here.


Energy Mapping Survey

In June 2014 was launched an online survey to collect information about the need for automatic large-scale assessment of building energy behaviour, based on geodata available from public registers such as cadastre, urban planning data etc.

After 46 days, there were 118 submitted respondents of the “Energy Density Mapping” survey. More than one-third came from public bodies, while the others were from private organisations. Almost two-thirds were already aware of Energy Maps and 98% considered that Energy Density Map could facilitate the understanding of energy usage and help to better define actions for the energy usage reduction. It is important to note that the majority of respondents did not have any instrument to monitor the energy usage or need, and most of directives and documents related to energy were almost unknown.

The questionnaire was designed on the basis of the smeSpire project experience. The smeSpire project was an FP7 Support Action focused on the implementation of INSPIRE directive, in relation to business opportunities for the Geo-ICT European SMEs.

Click here to see interesting slides and get more information about Energy Mapping survey.  

ASITA 2014 Conference Presentation

The project’s rationale, aims and methodology have been featured in the 18th National Conference, ASITA 2014, held on 15 October 2014 in Florence (Italy), where partner Sinergis has presented a SUNSHINE poster:


SUNSHINE liaison with SEE STATUS Project

The South East Europe „STATUS” project held a workshop titled “Urban Planning – Large Scale Modelling” on the 8th of September 2014 at Museo Alto Garda (La Rocca) in Riva del Garda (Italy), where nearly 60 professionals have attended, discussed and provided expertise on the aspects of developing integrated geographical information systems, localization and crowdsourcing solutions as well as innovative visualisations and tools for urban and territorial development. STATUS Content Management (partner URBASOFIA) and Technical partner (GRAPHITECH) have established a strong connection between the two projects, and explored the idea of integrating SUNSHINE solutions within the Strategic Integrated Agendas that the partners in STATUS will develop.  


DATA 2014 Conference paper: Large-scale Assessment and Visualization of the Energy Performance of Buildings with Ecomaps

The 3rd International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications (DATA) was held on 29 August 2014 in Vienna (Austria) and it brought together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in databases, data management, data security and other aspects of information systems and technology involving advanced applications of data. Within the event, Mr. Umberto di Staso of Fondazione Graphitech has presented a scientific paper illustrating the concepts and methodology for SUNSHINE project’s Scenario 1 – Large scale assessment of building energy behavior.