Mario Bergés (CMU) and Computing Innovation Fellow Zico Kolter (MIT) are co-organizing the first International Workshop on Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring, to be held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University on May 7th. With support from Bosch Research, the workshop will provide a forum to unite researchers working on the topic of energy disaggregation, particularly on sensing and/or algorithms aspects. The workshop will review the main types of approaches that have been explored to date, and discuss possible paths forward. Key foci will include the growing need for standardized datasets and performance metrics that can allow the field to move forward, as well as possible areas of collaboration among research groups from multiple disciplines.
According to the workshop website:
Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM), also referred to as Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring (NIALM) or more generally electricity disaggregation, is the name given to a set of techniques used to obtain estimates of the electrical consumption of individual appliances from measurements of voltage and/or current taken at a limited number of locations of the power distirbution system in a building [more following the link].