The ecoCASA Project (Smart Spaces and Social Computing for Behavior Change in FinAl ConSummer) continues achieving successes, on this occasion it has been chosen for finalist in the enerTIC 2017 awards.

This project has been brought to life in 2016 and since then, agents haven’t ceased from valuing it as a novel platform designed to generate a change in the behavior of final consumers by fostering energy efficient habits. Its purpose is also to reduce the consumption and emissions without lowering the comfort levels.

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The Awards recognize innovation and technology in the area of energetic efficiency in the digital era (enerTIC 2017 awards) and have recently been conceded to the ecoCASA project. This project advocates for energetic efficiency and sustainability, for this reason it has been selected as one among the three finalists in the category Smart Sustainability. Although this time it did not get the award, the very fact of being among the finalists of this prestigious award is a confirmation of its success. The project is led by Experis IT , with the participation of Sensing & Control and the BISITE research group, of which I am the director. We are convinced that the project will continue achieving successes in the challenge of improving energetic efficiency.

Our group has been working on this task, it maintains an active line of research and has an impeccable track record in this field.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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