Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Mahdavi:
"Cogitative Buildings: Concepts, Technologies, Implementations";
www.itcon.org - Journal of Information Technology in Construction, vol 14./2009 (2009), vol 14; 12 pages.

English abstract:
This paper is concerned with the necessary conditions for the emergence of cogitative buildings. A cogitative building is defined here as one that possesses a multi-faceted representation of its context (site, micro-climate), its physical constituents (elements, components, systems), and its processes (occupancy, presence and actions, indoor climate control). moreover, a cogitative building can dynamically update this representation and use it for vertual experiments toward regulation of its systems and states. The paper presents a summary of the required key technologies and the related state of their development, together with general reflections on problems and prospects of cogatitive buildings.

German abstract:
see english version

cogitative buildings, self-updating representations, building automation, simulation-based control

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