Paper on User Simulation Published

Reserach on energy informatics especially in the residential sector requires the consideration of human behavior and their influence on the performance of corresponding demand response programs. Judith Schwarzer  from the Center for Secure Energy Informatics (CSE) developed an agent-based model to simulate customers’ decisions in this context and presented her results as full paper at the 16th annual Social Simulation Conference 2021 (Cracow/online). The conference were open to all topics around social simulation and computational social science at which several papers deal with social-technical aspects and provide a very good platform for fruitful discussions. In a final state “Judith’s model” should provide quantifiable results for the optimal adjustment of incentives both for general participations in demand response program and short-term energy price adaptions.

  • [PDF] J. Schwarzer and D. Engel, “Consumer Participation in Demand Response Programs: Development of a Consumat-based Toy Model,” in 16th Annual Social Simulation Conference 2021, 2021.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schwarzer21a,
    author = {Judith Schwarzer and Dominik Engel},
    title={Consumer Participation in Demand Response Programs: Development of a Consumat-based Toy Model},
    booktitle={16th Annual Social Simulation Conference 2021},
    year={2021},
    pdf={https://www.en-trust.at/papers/Schwarzer21a.pdf},
    note={to appear.},
    }