The IDEM project partners introduce themselves.

deZem deZem Logo

deZem offers innovative systems for energy controlling which foster the increase of resource efficiency and the reduction of energy costs.

deZem provides energy controlling system as end-to-end solutions - from data collection to analysis software - and also as partial solutions covering only a subset of the energy controlling chain. Of course, energy-related data delivered by already installed technology such as meters, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) etc. can be integrated into the deZem system. The deZem analysis software provides all users with the necessary tools to understand their energy consumption. deZem also supports its customers in system planning and energy data interpretation.

deZem customers come from many different business areas and geographic regions. They include global players with multinational manufacturing sites as well as the school next-door. Projects feature not only office buildings and production facilities, but also salmon farms and coal mines, weatherstations and server farms. Creation of resource transparency is the common denominator in all projects.

The deZem company was founded in 2003. In the office located in the center of Berlin, the customer service, marketing, the installation team, Research & Development and the deZem academy are located - in addition to the office bee hive with tenthousands of bees producing over 100 kg of honey every year. Of course, the office bee hive is extensively metered and online.

Technische Universität München TUM Logo

Technische Universität München (TUM) is one of the leading German universities in engineering and science with long standing reputation for scientific excellence. In 2006, TUM was awarded by the ‘Excellence Initiative’ of the German Research Foundation and the Federal Government for its concept ‘The Entrepreneurial University’. TUM scientists have been repeatedly singled out for prestigious awards such as the Nobel Prize. Today, nine holders of the Leibniz Prize awarded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) give lectures and pursue research at Technische Universität München. In many international and national rankings, TUM ranks first among all German universities.

The department of computer science at TUM has a long tradition, having started lectures in computer science as early as 1967. Today, it is one of the largest computer science departments in Germany, and is regularly evaluated as being among the top computer science departments in Germany.

In the IDEM project, TUM is represented by the chair of Network Architectures and Services. It is one of 20 research units of the department of computer science at Technische Universität München. Research activities include innovative Internet technologies, with special focus on autonomic networking, network security, network monitoring, attack detection and defence, secure peer-to-peer and overlay networking, and negotiation of security policies over fixed and mobile network technologies.

Relevant past and present projects of the chair are the EU Celtic project AutHoNe, with contributions on Autonomic Home Networking, in particular architecture, components for automated management and monitoring, security, testbed and experiment; BMBF project ANSII, with contributions towards secure and resilient industrial networks; EU ITEA project BaaS, with contributions towards secure and autonomic network management of future building environments;

Immobilien Management Duisburg (IMD) IMD Logo

IMD is a provider for building-related services associated to the town of Duisburg. IMD runs Duisburg's communal buildings, such as schools, sports halls, libraries, museums, and administrative buildings. One important aspect of building operation for IMD is the optimization of a building's energy footprint.