The field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has
been historically and fairly considered as a key factor for
developing innovative control systems and services, which can help
in reducing and monitoring third-party energy wastes and in
achieving high levels of efficiency. In such context, different
projects considered and/or developed networked technologies in
order to build smart environments (e.g., houses, buildings) that
are also energy-aware. At present, the role of ICT is becoming of
paramount importance in addressing better energy efficiency in the
energy production and distribution sector, as well as in fostering
energy-awareness in all aspects of production and services. It
would be odd that ICT would not apply the same concepts to itself.
Diego Reforgiato is a Researcher at the DIIT of the Univ. of Catania. The support for this fellowship has been given by PROVIDEO, a Marie Curie Grant that Dr. Reforgiato won in 2008. From 4/1/2005 to 5/1/2008 Dr. Reforgiato worked at the Univ. of Maryland with Prof. V.S. Subrahmanian. In 2006 he was the winner of the ComputerWorld horizon award.