Andrea Ballarin is a PhD Student at the Chair of Computer Networks and Communication Systems at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. After having completed his studies (2011) in Materials Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy, he redirected his interest into the field of energy. He obtained (2014) a M.Sc. in Renewable Energy at the University of Oldenburg and worked as a consultant and research assistant, dealing with photovoltaic systems, energy storage, and electromobility topics. Since September 2015 he has been working on the following research topic: “Investigation of a decentralized vehicle-to-building approach for the integration of electric vehicles in the electricity system” which aims to disclose the reciprocal benefits that the transportation and the electricity sectors can bring each other.