Section: Application Domains

Energy and Transportation

Participant : Nicolas Gast.

This work is mainly done within the Quanticol European project.

Smart urban transport systems and smart grids are two examples of collective adaptive systems. They consist of a large number of heterogeneous entities with decentralised control and varying degrees of complex autonomous behaviour. Within the QUANTICOL project, we develop an analysis tools to help to reason about such systems. Our work relies on tools from fluid and mean-field approximation to build decentralized algorithms that solve complex optimization problems. We focus on two problems: decentralized control of electric grids and capacity planning in vehicle-sharing systems to improve load balancing.