As every two years, last week again saw the bi-annual heyday of the KNX Scientific partners with the organization of the KNX Scientific Conference.
Contrary to the 2012 edition (which had been organized in Gran Canaria/Spain), this time KNX had opted for a more reachable destination in the cityof Wiesbaden close to Frankfurt in Germany, more specifically at the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain.
The audience of more than 60 participants was again a nice mix from different backgrounds: also the contributions reflected this background, someof them made by industry and some by the scientific partners.
As had been done for the first time at the KNX scientific conference in Gran Canaria, this year the audience were again invited to cast their voteson the contributions, with the goal of handing out the KNX Scientific Award to the best presentation, by not only judging the novelty of the topic, the overall quality of the presentation but also the added value of the topic for KNX.
Following the vote from the public, the presentation of Dr. Pees of Gira on using WIFI for KNX communication came third, the one of Mr. Le Men ofABB Newron Systems demonstrating the powerful ETS App ‘Moovin’ Group’ came second and that of Mr. Praus of TU Vienna on KNX and Security came first, making him the new lucky owner of 3000 € of prize money.
A copy of all presentations shown at the conference can be downloaded from the following page: http://www.knx.org/knx-en/community/scientific-partners/scientific-conferences/index.php
The conference again showed that a challenging future lies ahead of KNX and that the scientific conference is appreciated by the audience as a highvalue conference for the exchange of views on ongoing technical evolutions, directly or indirectly influencing the future of KNX.