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Scientific Conferences

October 2014 – Conference at University of Applied Sciences RheinMain – Wiesbaden, Germany


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 city of 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, some of 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 votes on 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 of ABB Newron Systems demonstrating the powerful ETS App ‘Moovin’ Group’ came second and that of Mr. Praus of University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien on KNX and Security came first, making him the new lucky owner of € 3000 of prize money.

The conference again showed that a challenging future lies ahead of KNX and that the scientific conference is appreciated by the audience as a high value conference for the exchange of views on ongoing technical evolutions, directly or indirectly influencing the future of KNX.


October 2014 – KNX Development Getting Started Workshop at University of Applied Sciences RheinMain – Wiesbaden, Germany


Last week, KNX International was able to welcome some 60 participants in the city of Wiesbaden/Germany to a KNX Development Getting Started Workshop hosted by the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain.

At the workshop for existing and potential KNX members, all the most prominent KNX providers of KNX certified system components and stack solutions informed the audience about the available KNX certified Physical Layer implementations, KNX stacks for different KNX device models on different microprocessor platforms and KNX development environments.

KNX would like to thank the companies of Elmos, ise, ON Semiconductor, Siemens, Tapko and Weinzierl for their valuable contributions as well as the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain for hosting the workshop. Also thanks goes out to TÜV Rheinland, who made a guest appearance to explain their services as a KNX accredited test lab for performing KNX interworking/functionality tests and to acquaint the audience with the principles of the KNX product certification process.


November 2012: Conference at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain


The bi-annual KNX Scientific Conference took place at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain on the 5th & 6th November 2012. A total of 20 presentations were given on topics ranging from KNX System Innovations, Security and Web Services, Client Solutions, Interfacing and Applications.   

The KNX Scientific Award 2012 was granted for the best presentation at the conference based on the following criteria: novelty of the topic, added value of the topic for KNX, clarity of the presentation and the overall quality of the presentation. Professor Wolfgang Kastner, from the Vienna University of Technology was the winner and was presented with a trophy and a cheque for the sum of €3000.   

After lunch on the second day, the delegates visited the control tower of the Gran Canaria Airport. Mr Santiago González Pestana was our guide and we are grateful to the airport staff for their warm welcome and interesting visit.   

Presentations, papers and pictures can be download by clicking on the links.   

Our grateful thanks go to Professor Domingo Benítez Diaz and his colleagues, who made sure that the conference ran smoothly. It was a pleasure for us to be guests at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


November 2010: Conference at Public University of Navarra, Spain


The annual KNX Scientific Conference took place on the 4th & 5th November 2010 at the Public University of Navarra (Spain). On this occasion, 24 speakers explained to a total of 86 attendees important topics such as: IP and web services with KNX, new software and applications for KNX and based on KNX, new interfaces and KNX system evolution and development. 

Moreover, the event ended with a visit to the local Parliament where the KNX Scientific Award was granted to: Georg Neugschwandtner for his project: Congestion Control in Building automation Networks:
Considerations for KNX 

Pictures and the presentations can be be downloaded by clicking on the links.   

Our thanks go to Mr Carlos Fernández Valdivieso and Mr Ignacio R. Matías, for all the effort they put into making the conference such a success.


November 2008: Conference De Nayer Instituut, Jan De Nayerlaan 5,


The KNX Scientific Conference 2008 took place on the 20 th  & 21 st November at the De Nayer Instiuut in St. Katelijne-Waver.  Over 70 people joined together to listen to and discuss topics ranging over a wide variety of subjects. Included was KNX IP, Energy Saving and Interworking to name but a few.   

The presentations are to be found on the KNX web site.   

Our grateful thanks go to Mr Jan Derua who worked so hard to make the conference a success.


November 2007: Conference at Fraunhofer Institute IMS, Duisburg, Germany


The KNX Scientific Conference 2007 was held at the Fraunhofer Institute IMS in Duisburg on the 15th & 16th November.   

A wide variety of subjects was covered over the two days and was rounded up by a visit to the inHaus-Centre, Europe’s leading development and test centre for technology in intelligent buildings. The centre was well worth the visit and our thanks go to those members of the institute’s staff who provided the guided tour.   

The KNX Scientific Conference is the occasion for Forum members to present their KNX-related work and make contact with members of our industry. KNX members in turn have the occasion to present their new work and ideas. Over the years fruitful co-operations have been built and the conference is proving to be more and more popular.   

We would like to take this occasion to once again give our thanks to Mr. Scherer and Mr. Torsten Stevens for offering us the use of the Fraunhofer Institute IMS to hold the conference and to Ms Sigrid van Kempen who made sure that everything ran smoothly.


November 2006: Conference at TU Vienna, Austria


The KNX Scientific Conference 2006 was held at the Vienna University of Technology on the 9th & 10th November. Speakers came from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK.   

The reception held in the evening of the 9th took place in the ViennaTown Hall. It was a pleasure for KNX Association to host the event in such a prestigious building.   

On the same occasion the KNX Scientific Award 2006 was presented to the very well-deserving winner, Mr Wolfgang Granzer from the Vienna University of Technology. His paper “Security in Networked Building Automation Systems” was highly praised by the jury.    

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Kastner and his team are to be congratulated for a very successful conference.


September 2005: Conference at ISTI Institute, Pisa, Italy


The Konnex Scientific Conference 2005 was held on the 15th & 16th September in Pisa, Italy at the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione (ISTI).   

Our thanks go to Mr Bandinelli and his team, for all the effort they put into making the conference such a success.


October 2004: Conference at FH Deggendorf, Germany


In collaboration with the Fachhochschule Deggendorf KNX Association organised for the 8th time in a row this conference. The objective of this conference is to reunite the industry represented by our members and the World of Science represented by Universities and Technical High Schools all over the world.   

This conference is often the basis of new ideas in research and promotion subjects on one hand and the start of new product and system development on the other side, the industry. This exchange of information and partnership is the main driving force for this conference.   

KNX Association organised for second time the Konnex Scientific conference, now hosted by the Fachhochschule Deggendorf,. More than 60 persons, including delegations from the Fair East attended the conference.   

Scientific Conferences are organised every year as an exchange platform between Konnex members and the Konnex scientific partners, i.e. universities and technical institutes. Members present their latest system novelties, where the scientific partners are offered the possibility to present further possible innovations for the KNX technology, e.g. as elaborated in the framework of student projects.


October 2003: Conference at Uni Kassel


The Konnex Scientific Conference 2003 was held at the University of Kassel, Germany on the 8th & 9th October.   

Our grateful thanks go to Mr Ingo Stadler whose hard work helped ensure the conference was a success.