Title: Prototyping Core Software of Energy Management System for Smart Campus with Advanced Software Engineering Methods

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 19-25
Authors: Shigeru KUSAKABE , Hsin-Hung LIN, Yoichi OMORI and Keijiro ARAKI
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2014)
- Malaysia


Activities for sustainability are also important in university campus. Many universities are trying to make their campuses sustainable and smart. Energy management systems play an important role in such activities. Our university has been building energy management systems in our new campuses. According to our lessons learned so far, we argue that advanced software engineering methods, such as software product line engineering and formal methods, are important in developing effective energy management systems for smart campus. Energy management systems suitable for campus are not the same as other energy management systems such as HEMS and BEMS although it shares a lot between them. Energy management systems are becoming software intensive like many other infrastructures. Software product line engineering techniques seem important in developing requirements in energy management systems for our campus, and we are trying to use domain engineering techniques. Also, we are trying to use formal methods as energy management systems are an important infrastructure and required high quality and reliability. We report our case study, in which we adopted VDM, a model-oriented formal method in a team software process, TSPi, a customizable, measurable, iterative style disciplined process. The purpose is to develop reliable core software of energy management system in a rapid way.