Thematic cooperation

ESS is historically rooted in the application areas of energy, mobility and information systems. A comprehensive knowledge of ICT architectures is increasingly indispensable: systems for smart mobility and/or smart energy networks depend more and more on the exchange of information between its components. The ESS department also studies the integrated cross-sectoral problems, such as climate effects on water-born logistics, the effects of mobility choices on the smart grid, or the effect of floods on energy production. To this end, ESS combines a deep-seated technological understanding of the infrastructure systems in energy, industry, mobility, and logistics, and its overlaying data and ICT architectures, with insights and theories from social sciences, and increasingly, the humanities.