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elcome to the third INDICATE newsletter! In this edition you will find information on: - A focus on INDICATE Partner DKIT - VCM Import and Export Architecture -Development of a Dynamic Simulation Model for Urban Development We hope you enjoy this newsletter and would encourage you to contact us through any of the links provided. The INDICATE Team



An interactive cloudbased tool usable by a variety of stakeholders for the dynamic energy assessment of multiple entities in urban areas

Partner Focus: DKIT

DKIT are responsible for the Demonstration and Validation of the tools developed in the INDICATE project. In order to do this, DKIT will use a combination of user testing of the software tools and validation using realtime energy usage data gathered from the CASALA Living Laboratory. For additional information ob DKIT’s role, visit the INDICATE website:


The Casala Living Laboratory consists of real time energy usage data gathered from 16 apartments occupied by older residents in Great Northern Haven, 11 local authority homes in Muirhevena Mór, O’Fiaich School, a secondary school located beside DKIT and DKIT campus itself. All of this data is gathered into a cloud based data aggregation platform from where it is processed and analyzed.

VCM Import and Export Architecture

This deliverable investigates the architecture format required to link all parts of the Virtual City Model together, including software components, analysis algorithms, and the Urban Indicators. As a result, the INDICATE team have determined that a new format, i3s, is the most suitable file format. This file format will need to be extended for the INDICATE project but will form a reliable import/export transport mechanism and is ideally suited to serving the cloud/streaming/automated modelling needs of the project. For progress updates on this component of the project, please visit the INDICATE website.

Development of a Dynamic Simulation Model for the Urban Development

This task is related to the background development work that is required to ensure that all aspects of the VCM fuse together seamlessly. Work is ongoing with specification documents which provide a breakdown of general requirements needed for the first phase of the development of the tool. These requirements include aspects such as the general workflow, database issues, and simulation aspects.

Recent Events INDICATE Partners at the last Project Progress meeting, held in Dublin in December 2014

Upcoming Events Readers might be interested in the following upcoming events which deal with many issues related to the INDICATE project: Energy for Sustainability - Sustainable Cities: Designing for People and Planet – May 2015, Coimbra, Spain– May 2015 (http://efs2015.

INDICATE will support key stakeholders in the transformation towards

smart & sustainable cities. The project will develop an interactive cloud-based tool to enable dynamic energy assessment of mulitiple entities within the urban environment. The partners, from the UK, Ireland, Italy & Switzerland, include: 2 large companies; 2 SMEs; 2 universities: & 2 public authorities. Expertise in the group includes: Dynamic Simulation Modelling; GIS Development; 3D Urban CAD Modelling; Demand Side Management; Sustainable Urban Indicators; Business Model Development for Energy in Cities; & Integration of Energy Effeciency Solutions & Demand on Fossil Fuels.

INDICATE is supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme Grant Agreement no. 608775

INDICATE Newsletter - March  

Welcome to the third INDICATE newsletter! In this edition you will find information on: - A focus on INDICATE Partner DKIT - VCM Import an...

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