New methodologies and technologies for the intelligent use of energy in industrial and civil applications

Agostino Mathis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)


After a historical survey of the diffusion of methodologies and techniques of systems analysis in engineering applications, a series of specific examples is reported, concerning the activities of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA). In the field of knowledge-based computer aids for plant operators, two applications are described, concerning, respectively, a primary aluminium production plant (aluminium smelter) and a plant which recovers energy from civil waste. About dynamic modelling of buildings, a method is described, which has been tested both in inhabited buildings and in an empty experimental house. Finally, a peculiar ENEA's experience is illustrated, which regards the development of distributed information systems for networks of small- and mediumdashsized enterprises (SME) in industrial districts, with the aim of improving logistic and manufacturing processes and of protecting the environment. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459 - 1465
Number of pages7
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this