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Congress Agenda

Professional Program

Six plenary sessions took place during the Congress, further detail stated in the time schedule below. Five sessions consisted of contributed presentations; time slot of 30 min including discussion was assigned to each. One separate session was dedicated to presentations from SIMONE development team.

During coffee breaks, an exhibition was opened in the small meeting room.

Time Schedule

Wednesday October 15

Time Activity Location
15:00-18:00 Registration In front of Lavandula rooms
19:00-22:00 Welcome Reception & Dinner Salina restaurant

Thursday October 16

Time Activity Location
8:30-9:00 Conference opening
Organizers address
Plinacro representative address (Mladen Čavić)
Končar representative address (Stjepan Dragičević)
Lavandula 1
  Session 1 - Load Forecasting
9:00-9:30 Energy demand behavior in competitive open markets
Prem Chandran (Matrica, UK)
Lavandula 1
9:30-10:00 Load Forecasting
Prudence Mauthoor (Matrica, UK)
Lavandula 1
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Exhibition opened
Abakus bar
Lavandula 2+3
  Session 2 - System Integration of Simulation Software
10:30-11:00 SIMONE as a key support for operating transmission system of Plinacro
Josip Jovanovac (Plinacro, Croatia), Martin Styblo (SIMONE Research Group, Czech Republic)
Lavandula 1
11:00-11:30 Example of SIMONE – SCADA Integration
Goran Hrzenjak (ABB, Germany), Zdravko Oklopčić (Končar-KET, Croatia)
Lavandula 1
11:30-12:00 Integration of Simone Capacity Tools and Gas Transport Commercial Management System
Zdravko Oklopčić (Končar-KET, Croatia), Martin Stýblo (SIMONE Research Group, Czech Republic)
Lavandula 1
12:00-13:00 Lunch Salina restaurant
  Session 3 - Distribution Networks, Traning Systems
13:00-13:30 The history and present of the drawing of hydraulic schemes of local networks in SPP - Distribution, a.s. by means of SW Simone
Roman Damek, Roman Brichta (SPP-Distribution, Slovak Republic)
Lavandula 1
13:30-14:00 Online simulation of gas distribution networks
Peter Aymanns (Stadtwerke Düsseldorf Netz, Germany), Andreas Stolte, Dirk Wilms, Wolfgang Dörner (PSI, Germany)
Lavandula 1
14:00-14:30 New training–simulator for operating Gas systems, based on SIMONE
Reiner Hüls (DUtrain, Germany)
Lavandula 1
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
Exhibition opened
Abakus bar
Lavandula 2+3
  Session 4 - SIMONE News & Outlook
15:00-16:00 to be announced on-site Lavandula 1
16:30-20:00 Sightseeing tour in Old Town of Dubrovnik Reception
20:00-23:00 Gala Dinner EastWest Club restaurant

Friday October 17

Time Activity Location
  Session 5 - Transmission Networks
8:30-9:00 Heat Effects in Gas Systems
Günter Wagner (LIWACOM, Germany), Zdeněk Vostrý (SIMONE Research Group, Czech Republic)
Lavandula 1
9:00-9:30 Gas Quality Reconstruction at E.ON Gastransport
Jörg Bödeker, Dietrich Weise (E.ON Gastransport, Germany)
Lavandula 1
9:30-10:00 Rule based decision support for the process flow
Dirk Lieser (WINGAS TRANSPORT, Germany), Mike Störmer (Universität Paderborn, Germany)
Lavandula 1
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Exhibition opened
Abakus bar
Lavandula 2+3
  Session 6
10:30-11:00 Končar - Solutions for Gas Industry
Boris Njavro (Končar-KET, Croatia)
Lavandula 1
11:00-11:30 Closing address from organizers Lavandula 1
11:30-12:30 Lunch Salina restaurant
12:30 Bus transfers to departure flights Reception

Social Program

All participants enjoyed the cultural and social events:

  • Welcome Evening held on Wednesday October 15 in Excelsior hotel with Plinacro in charge
  • Sightseeing tour in Old Town of Dubrovnik on Thursday October 16 in the afternoon, followed by traditional event in the Rector’s Palace
  • Gala Dinner on Thursday October 16 in EastWest Club, hosted by Končar-KET

All event locations were in walking distance from the hotel; the organizers believe sincerely that the exceptional atmosphere of Dubrovnik enhanced your stay by restful touch of history.

Program for Accompanying Persons

"Tale of Silk" excursion (to Konavle valley region) was arranged for accompanying persons on Thursday October 16 during the time of morning plenary sessions (9:30-12:00). We hope everyone enjoyed it.

Plinacro d.o.o, Zagreb Končar – Power Plant and Electric Traction Engineering Inc. SIMONE Research Group s.r.o. LIWACOM Informationstechnik GmbH