Volume IV-4/W3
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W3, 5-12, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W3-5-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W3, 5-12, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W3-5-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  25 Sep 2017

25 Sep 2017

PROJECT CI-NERGY: TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED ENERGY URBAN PLANNING SYSTEM FROM A DATA MODELLING AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE PERSPECTIVE

G. Agugiaro1, J.-L. Robineau2, and P. Rodrigues3 G. Agugiaro et al.
  • 1Austrian Institute of Technology, Smart Cities and Regions Research Field, Vienna, Austria
  • 2École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Valais-Wallis, Sion, Switzerland
  • 3Hochschule für Technik, Dept. Geomatics, Computer Science and Mathematics, Stuttgart, Germany

Keywords: CityGML, 3D city modelling, Service-oriented infrastructure, Urban Energy Modelling

Abstract. Growing urbanisation, its related environmental impacts, and social inequalities in cities are challenges requiring a holistic urban planning perspective that takes into account the different aspects of sustainable development. One crucial point is to reconcile urban planning with environmental targets, which include decreasing energy demand and CO2 emissions, and increasing the share of renewable energy. Within this context, the project CI-NERGY aims to develop urban energy modelling, simulation and optimisation methods and tools to support decision making in urban planning. However, there are several barriers to the implementation of such tools, such as: fragmentation of involved disciplines, different stakeholders, multiplicity of scales in a city and extreme heterogeneity of data regarding all the processes to be addressed.

Project CI-NERGY aims, among other goals, at overcoming these barriers, and focuses on two case study cities, Geneva in Switzerland and Vienna in Austria.

In particular, project CI-NERGY faces several challenges starting with different cities, heterogeneous data sources and simulation tools, diverse user groups and their individual needs.

This paper describes the experiences gathered during the project. After giving a brief overview of the project, the two case study cities, Geneva and Vienna, are briefly presented, and the focus shifts then on overall system architecture of the project, ranging from urban data modelling topics to the implementation of a Service-Oriented Architecture. Some of the challenges faced, the solutions found, as well some plans for future improvements are described and commented.