Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB’11)

  • Nacer M’Sirdi
  • Aziz Namaane
  • Robert J. Howlett
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
Conference proceedings

Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Session A: Wind Energy Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmed Tahour, Abdel Ghani Aissaoui, Najib Essounbouli, Frederick Nollet
      Pages 3-16
    3. T. Ouchbel, S. Zouggar, M. Sedik, M. Oukili, M. Elhafyani, A. Rabhi
      Pages 17-30
    4. Huynh Quang Minh, Nollet Frédéric, Essounbouli Najib, Hamzaoui Abdelaziz
      Pages 31-44
  3. Session B: Sustainable Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Martina Basciu, Claudia Loggia, Vittorio Tramontin, Cristina Pusceddu
      Pages 75-84
    3. A. J. Dinusha Rathnayaka, Vidyasagar M. Podar, Samitha J. Kuruppu
      Pages 109-118
  4. Session C: Microgrids with Hybrid Energy Systems and Control System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Manel Ouali, Mohamed Ben Ali Kamoun, Maher Chaabene
      Pages 121-131
    3. Nacer K. M’Sirdi, Ahmed Belhani, Aziz Naamane
      Pages 133-149
    4. Johanna Salazar, Fernando Tadeo, Kritchai Witheephanich, Martin Hayes, Cesar de Prada
      Pages 151-168
    5. Rabhi, M. Chadli, N. K. M’Sirdi
      Pages 169-176
    6. He Zhang, Arnaud Davigny, Jonathan Sprooten, Benoit Robyns, Frederic Colas, Yvan Poste
      Pages 177-190
  5. Session D: Renewable Energy Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. S. Zouggar, Y. Zidani, M. L. ELhafyani, T. Ouchbel, M. Seddik, M. Oukili
      Pages 213-223
    3. Nader Anani, Omar Al-Kharji ALAli, P. Ponnapalli, Saleh AL-Araji, Mahmoud Al-Qutayri
      Pages 225-233
    4. Anna Ciampi, Annalisa Appice, Donato Malerba, Angelo Muolo
      Pages 235-244
  6. Session E: Smart Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. W. Y. Saman, L. Mudge, D. Whaley, E. Halawa
      Pages 247-256
    3. Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis, Erol Gelenbe
      Pages 265-274
    4. Vittorio Tramontin, Claudia Loggia, Martina Basciu, Manuel Saddi
      Pages 275-284
    5. Alberto J. Fernández de Trocóniz y Revuelta, Miguel Ángel Gálvez Huerta, Tomás Gil López
      Pages 285-294
  7. Session F: Assessment and Monitoring the Environmental Performance of Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Tim Taylor, John Littlewood, Steve Goodhew, Andrew Geens, John Counsell, Joanne Hopper et al.
      Pages 307-318
    3. Oliver Martin-Du Pan, Dino Bouchlaghem, Philip Eames, Alasdair Young, Zachary M. Gill
      Pages 341-351
    4. Carlos Blasco, Javier Monreal, Ignacio Benítez, Andrés Lluna
      Pages 365-374
  8. Session G: Energy Resource Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Shahram Nassehzadeh Tabriz, Fariborz Mahdavi Tabatabaei Fard, Fagan Aliyev
      Pages 391-402
    3. A. J. Dinusha Rathnayaka, Vidyasagar M. Potdar, Samitha J. Kuruppu
      Pages 403-411
    4. Yee Wen Lo, Vidyasagar Potdar, Angela Wardell-Johnson
      Pages 425-434
  9. Session H: People Tracking and Activity Recognition within Intelligent Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Amir Fazeli, Mark Gillott, Mark Johnson, Mark Sumner
      Pages 447-455
    3. Fernando Martínez Reyes, Chris Greenhalgh
      Pages 457-469
    4. T. E. Butt, J. P. Hudson, M. Ghassemian, D. Jai-Persad, K. G. Jones
      Pages 481-499

About these proceedings


Welcome to the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB’11, held in Marseilles in France, organised by the Laboratoire des Sciences del'Information et des Systèmes (LSIS) in Marseille, France in partnership with KES International.


SEB'11 formed a welcome opportunity for researchers in subjects related to sustainability, renewable energy technology, and applications in the built environment to mix with other scientists, industrialists and stakeholders in the field.


The conference featured presentations on a range of renewable energy and sustainability related topics. In addition the conference explored two innovative themes:

- the application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques to sustainability and

- the technology of sustainable buildings. 

These two themes combine synergetically to address issues relating to The Intelligent Building.


SEB’11 attracted a significant number of submissions from around the world.  These were subjected to a two-stage blind peer-review process.  With the objective of producing a high-quality conference, only the best 50 or so of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. 


It is hoped that you will find this volume an interesting, informative and useful resource for your research. 


Sustainability in Buildings Sustainability in Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Nacer M’Sirdi
    • 1
  • Aziz Namaane
    • 2
  • Robert J. Howlett
    • 3
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of Systems and Information SciencesMarseilleFrance
  2. 2.Laboratory of Systems and Information SciencesMarseileFrance
  3. 3.KES InternationalShoreham-by-SeaWest SussexUK
  4. 4.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27508-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27509-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-3018
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-3026
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