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Decision making for water distribution networks – Open workshop of the DEMOCRITUS project

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Nov 24
Date and time: 24 November 2021, 13:00 – 17:00 CET
Title: Decision making for water distribution networks – Open workshop of the DEMOCRITUS project
Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus


Registration & Questions: contact the project coordinator Viktoria Fodor at before November 10.
Maximum 25 participants. First come first serve basis.

The DEMOCRITUS – Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures project is inviting stakeholders to its first open workshop on the challenges of the monitoring and control of the water distribution infrastructure.

DEMOCRITUS  is a five-year-long research project within Digital Futures addressing the monitoring and control of critical infrastructures, like water distribution networks. These systems must operate efficiently, with predictable performance, and meet stringent safety and security requirements. Fundamentally they must be able to make informed decisions under constraints and in real-time. We believe that these societal systems can be constructed using a common set of novel design principles despite their technological diversity.

The project is now addressing the challenges of the digitization of water distribution systems, such as leak detection and contamination tracking, that can be approached with the help of model and data-based solutions, with the goal to perform real-time detection and mitigation, under privacy and communication capacity constraints.

DEMOCRITUS invites experts from the water and communication sector to its first stakeholder workshop, to share the initial results of the project and to discuss the needs of digitization, and the use of advanced technologies to support maintenance planning, leak detection, contamination tracking, and water flow management, with the help of smart metering, machine learning techniques,  security and privacy provisioning, communication technologies and simulation and evaluation tools.

 Preliminary agenda

  • The DEMOCRITUS project – a short presentation from the project results
  • Industrial view – short presentations from the industry participants
  • Discussions in breakout rooms

Speakers from the Democritus project:

  • Carlo Fischione, Viktoria Fodor, Johan Karlsson and Henrik Sandberg from KTH
  • Sindri Magnusson from SU and Bengt Ahlgren from RISE

Questions – please contact the project coordinator Viktoria Fodor at