ARTELYS is a SME specializing in optimization, decision-making and modelling. Relying on their high level of expertise in quantitative methods, the consultants (Masters and Ph.Ds specializing in applied mathematics, computer science and project management) deliver efficient solutions to complex business problems. They provide major French or European companies of the power industry with decision support software, as well as consulting and training services. Artelys is coordinator of the CitInES Project.


The Austrian Institue of Technology AIT works in close collaboration with industry and customers from public institutions, striving to increase their added value through innovation and new technologies.The AIT is a highly-specialised R&D partner focusing on key infrastructure issues of the future. Its Energy Department covers the research areas « Energy for the built environment‟ and « Electric energy Infrastructure‟.

TUPRAS is Turkey’s largest industrial enterprise, with 28.1 million ton crude processing capacity.
Tüpraş has 4 refineries operating in 4 different cities with 4,151 employees. In addition, a 50,000 ton capacity petrochemical production facility, a majority stake ( 79,98 %) in shipping company DİTAŞ and 40% share ownership of petrol retailer Opet, create synergies and add value to the operations.

MUNICIPALITY OF CESENA (ITALY) is situated in Northern Italy within Emilia-Romagna Region, some 15km from the Adriatic coast. Together with Forlì it is the capital of the Forlì-Cesena district. The district has about 378,000 inhabitants in 30 municipalities. Cesena itself has a population of about 96,000 (2009). At present, Cesena municipality is involved in 10 funded projects : 3 regional, 1 national and 6 European.

ERVET The Emilia-Romagna Development Agency is the local development agency of the Emilia-Romagna region. It has the objective of promoting a sustainable economy, in line with regional planning and programming and the system of local authorities. Its work is aimed at guaranteeing operative technical support in the area of regional policies of economic, social and environmental development and promotion, to aid the processes of cooperation and partnership on a European scale.

INESC PORTO is a private non-profit association recognized as Public Interest Institution and appointed as Associated Laboratory by MCES. INESC-Porto has the following strategic areas of activity: Telecommunication and Multimedia; Power Systems; Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Communication and Information Systems; Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems; Innovation and Technology Transfer. In the Power Systems area, INESC Porto has participated in R&D projects under EU and Science, Technology Foundation contracts.

TAO ( is the mixed INRIA Saclay-CNRS-LRI, Université Paris-Sud research group interested in the interplay of Machine Learning (A for Apprentissage) and Optimization (O). The two pillars of TAO’s research are machine learning for cognitive systems and pattern analysis, statistical modelling, computational learning.

SCHNEIDER is primarily focused on two specific businesses segments: Electrical Distribution and Automation & Control. At a time when electrical, automation and communication technologies are converging, this strong specialization enables the Group to occupy a leading international position on its four markets: Energy & Infrastructures, Industry, Buildings and Residential.

ARMINES is a non-profit association from Paris, France, created in 1967, fostering R&D in methodologies and processes The whole group represents about 1500 researchers; the total budget is about 100 M€ and investment is about 50 M€ on an annual basis. ARMINES has proven its capabilities in managing, or participating to, projects such as the proposed one. The Centre for Applied Mathematics (CMA) of the Ecole des Mines de Paris is the research centre involved in the CitInEs proposal.

BOLOGNA, a city of nearly 400.000 inhabitants, is also home to one of the oldest universities in Europe (90.000 students). The Municipality plays a leading role in national environmental policies and has frequently received international acknowledgement for its achievements. Bologna is a founder member of ICLEI, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives(1993) and adopted the Charter of European Cities and Towns Towards Sustainability in 1994.