Electricity Markets Ontology to Support MASCEM’s Simulations

  • Gabriel Santos
  • Tiago PintoEmail author
  • Zita Vale
  • Isabel Praça
  • Hugo Morais
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 616)


Power systems worldwide are complex and challenging environments. The increasing necessity for an adequate integration of renewable energy sources is resulting in a rising complexity in power systems operation. Multi-agent based simulation platforms have proven to be a good option to study the several issues related to these systems, including the involved players that act in this domain. To take better advantage of these systems, their integration is mandatory. The main contribution of this paper is the development of the Electricity Markets Ontology, which integrates the essential concepts necessary to interpret all the available information related to electricity markets, while enabling an easier cooperation and adequate communication between related systems. Additionally, the concepts and rules defined by this ontology can be extended and complemented according to the needs of other simulation and real systems in this area. Each system’s particular ontology must import the proposed ontology, thus enabling the effective interoperability between independent systems.


Electricity markets Multi-agent simulation Ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Santos
    • 1
  • Tiago Pinto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zita Vale
    • 1
  • Isabel Praça
    • 1
  • Hugo Morais
    • 2
  1. 1.GECAD – Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, Institute of EngineeringPolytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP)PortoPortugal
  2. 2.AUTomation and Control Group – Department of Electrical EngineeringTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)Kongens LyngbyDenmark

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