Towards a Service-Oriented Energy Market: Current State and Trend

  • Giuliano Andrea Pagani
  • Marco Aiello
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6568)


The energy sector, which has traditionally been an oligarchic closed one, is undergoing major changes at all levels: more and more players are authorized to produce, deal and transport energy, and energy consumers are now in the position to also produce and trade energy. This new trend can be supported by Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) at all levels. In this short position paper, we overview the current situation of the energy sector and we indicate challenges for SOA to be addressed for a successful unbundling of the energy arena, thus providing a more efficient infrastructure with both environmental and economic benefits.


SOAs in practice Energy Power Grid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuliano Andrea Pagani
    • 1
  • Marco Aiello
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems Group, Johann Bernoulli InstituteUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands

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