Sonja Klingert, Dipl. rer. pol.

Sonja Klingert, Dipl. rer. pol.

Research Assistant
University of Mannheim
Chair of Information Systems II
L 15, 1-6 – Room 707
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
upon arrangement

Brief CV

since 03/2016 Researcher, Chair for Information Systems II, University of Mannheim; Local Lead EU H2020 Project ELECTRIFIC
10/2018-12/2018 Visiting researcher at University of Twente, DACS group, Prof. Boudewijn Haverkort
04/2013-07/2013 Visiting researcher at Department Telematic Engineering, Dr. Xavier Hesselbach-Serra, Universitat Polytecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
01/2010-02/2016 Researcher, Chair for Software Engineering, University of Mannheim; Team Lead: GreenIT Group; Local Lead EU FP7 Projects FIT4Green, All4Green, DC4Cities
08/2008-12/2009 Project Coordinator, School for Information Technology , International University in Germany, Bruchsal
08/2006-07/2008 Project Assistant, School for Information Technology , International University in Germany, Bruchsal
10/2004-07/2006 Teaching assignment at the Language Department of University of Karlsruhe (English)
01/1997-12/1998 Freelance researcher at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Wuppertal (Department Material Flows, Dr. F. Hinterberger)
09/1996 Diploma Economics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Roles & Research Statement

My main research interest lies in the power adaptivity of various power demand units, be it data centres (EU FP7 SME Projects Fit4Green, ALL4Green and DC4 Cities) or electric vehicles (EU H2020 RIA project Electrific) and the interaction with the power system (e.g. via demand response). I am looking at this from various viewpoints, amongst which are optimization modeling (MILP) but also scenario building, business modeling and market analysis. Obviously, I am flexible regarding methodology, but I am thoroughly fascinated by the new paradigm of the future energy system that needs to rely on both flexible demand and supply. What I enjoy most, is working with a highly motivated, interdisciplinary team on paving the way for the energy turnaround.

My role in research activities is the lead of EU collaborative projects with regards to GreenIT and context-aware power consumption for the University of Mannheim.

In consistency with my research interest I support Scientists4Future. Please contact me in case you need support on this issue.


Research Papers

Conference Items

  • Clausen, A., Koenig, G. A., Klingert, S., Ghatikar, G., Schwartz, P. M. and Bates, N. (2019). An analysis of contracts and relationships between supercomputing centers and electricity service providers. In , 48th International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 2019 Workshop Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan, August 05-08, 2019 (S. 4:1-4:8). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Stewart, G. L., Koenig, G. A., Liu, J., Clausen, A., Klingert, S. and Bates, N. (2019). Grid accommodation of dynamic HPC demand. In , 48th International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 2019 Workshop Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan, August 05-08, 2019 (S. 9:1-9:4). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Eider, M., Sellner, D., Berl, A., Basmadjian, R., de Meer, H., Klingert, S., Schulze, T., Kutzner, F., Kacperski, C. and Stolba, M. (2017). Seamless electromobility. In Chen, M., e-Energy '17 : proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Future Energy Systems, Shatin, Hong Kong, China, May 16-19, 2017 (S. 316-321). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Kirpes, B. and Klingert, S. (2016). Evaluation process of demand response compensation models for data centers. In , E2DC '16 : Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Energy Efficient Data Centres : held June 21, 2016, in conjunction with e-Energy 2016, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (S. 4:1-4:6). , ACM: New York, NY.
  • Klingert, S. and Perez-Ortega, M. (2016). Marketing data centre power flexibility. In Bertoldi, P., 9th International Conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities : [proceedings] (S. 592-604). , Publications Office of the European Union: Brussels.
  • Patki, T., Bates, N., Ghatikar, G., Clausen, A., Klingert, S., Abdulla, G. and Sheikhalishahi, M. (2016). Supercomputing Centers and Electricity Service Providers : a geographically distributed perspective on demand management in Europe and the United States. In Kunkel, J., High Performance Computing : 31st International Conference, ISC High Performance 2016, Frankfurt, Germany, June 19-23, 2016, proceedings (S. 243-260). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer: Cham.
  • Klingert, S. (2015). Perspectives for energy-aware data centre management in smart cities. In Weber, C., Proceedings SmartER Europe : Conference Smart Energy Research at the crossroads of Engineering, Economics and Computer Science, SmartER Europe 2015 (S. 81-88). , Universität Duisburg-Essen: Essen.
  • Klingert, S., Niedermeier, F., Dupont, C., Giuliani, G., Schulze, T. and de Meer, H. (2015). Introducing flexibility into data centers for smart cities. In Helfert, M., Smart Cities, Green Technologies, and Intelligent Transport Systems : 4th International Conference, SMARTGREENS 2015, and 1st International Conference VEHITS 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20-22, 2015, Revised Selected Papers (S. 128-145). Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer: Cham.
  • Klingert, S., Niedermeier, F., Dupont, C., Giuliani, G., Schulze, T. and de Meer, H. (2015). Renewable energy-aware data centre operations for smart cities - the DC4Cities approach. In Helfert, M., 2015 International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) : Lisbon, Portugal, 20-22 May 2015 : proceedings (S. 26-34). , IEEE: Piscataway, NJ.
  • Bunse, C., Höpfner, H., Klingert, S., Mansour, E. and Roychoudhury, S. (2014). Energy aware database management. In Klingert, S., Energy-efficient data centers : second international workshop; revised selected papers (S. 40-53). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer: Berlin ; Heidelberg.
  • Basmadjian, R., Lovasz, G., Beck, M., de Meer, H., Hesselbach-Serra, X., Botero, J. F., Klingert, S., Pérez Ortega, M., Lopez, J. C., Stam, A., van Krevelen, R. and Di Girolamo, M. (2013). A Generic Architecture For Demand Response: The ALL4Green Approach. In Bilof, R., 2013 IEEE Third International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing CGC 2013, 2013 IEEE Third International Conference on Social Computing and Its Applications SCA 2013 : proceedings ; 30 September – 2 October 2013 Karlsruhe, Germany (S. 464-471). , IEEE Computer Soc.: Los Alamitos, Calif. [u.a.].
  • Basmadjian, R., Niedermeier, F., Lovasz, G., de Meer, H. and Klingert, S. (2013). GreenSDAs Leveraging Power Adaption Collaboration between Energy Provider and Data Centres. In , Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013, Palermo, Italy, 30-31 October, 2013, Sponsored by the IFIP TC6 WG 6.3 “Performance of Communication Systems” (S. 1-9). , IEEE: Piscataway, NJ.
  • Berl, A., Klingert, S., Beck, M. T. and de Meer, H. (2013). Integrating Data Centres into Demand-Response Management: A Local Case Study. In , Energieinformatik 2013 : 2. D-A-C-H Energieinformatik Konferenz (S. 4762-4767). , Oesterreichische Computer Ges.: Wien.
  • Botero, J. F., Klingert, S., Hesselbach-Serra, X., Falcone, A. and Giuliani, G. (2013). GreenSLAs: Providing Energy Consumption Flexibility in DCs through Energy-aware Contracts. In Donnellan, B., Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems : SMARTGREENS ; Aachen, Germany, 9 - 10 Mai 2013 (S. 119-122). , SciTePress: Aachen.