Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

M. Kofler, W. Kastner:
"Towards an ontology representing building physics parameters for increased energy efficiency in smart home operation";
Talk: 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Vienna; 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-11; in: "Proceedings of the 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics", Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria (2013), ISBN: 978-3-85437-321-6; 51 - 58.

English abstract:
As building automation devices become more affordable, the holistic control of buildings is a major research area. Control strategies for automated homes need to consider the environment and act according to detected conditions to be able to optimize building energy behavior. While obviously the habits of residents as well as the state of appliances appear to be important, influences often overlooked are building physics and architectural characteristics. Parameters from these domains may be used to fine-tune control strategies and reach a faster introduction phase when installing a new building automation system. In modern building design and construction, a Building Information Model (BIM) is often used to exchange characteristics between different workflow tools. This publication proposes the transfer of parameters collected in a BIM to the operational phase for reuse in automated building control. Hereby, a semantic information layer is described that uses the Web Ontology Language (OWL) to create a sophisticated view of the building.

Ontologies, Building Information Modeling, Smart Homes

Related Projects:
Project Head Wolfgang Kastner:
Gesteigerte Energieeffizienz durch den Einsatz von künstlicher Intelligenz im Haus der Zukunft

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