This group brings together experts in the area of building information modelling (BIM) and Web of Data technologies to define existing and future use cases and requirements for linked data based applications across the life cycle of buildings. A list of recommended use cases will be produced by this community group.
The envisioned target beneficiaries of this group are both industrial and governmental organisations who use data from building information modelling applications and other data related to the building life cycle (sensor data, GIS data, material data, geographical data, and so forth) to achieve their business processes and whom will benefit from greater integration of data and interoperability between their data sets and the wider linked data communities. For example, benefit may be obtained by publishing and combining localised data on new cheaper building materials, energy efficient building devices and systems, along with real time data on weather patterns, energy prices and geodata. By making this data available to applications, they will be better able to support decision makers during the whole of the building life cycle, which includes design, construction, commissioning, operation, retrofitting/refurbishment/reconfiguration, demolition, and recycling of buildings.
The group will engage with these beneficiaries through surveys and events organised in conjunction with the affiliated workshop series on Linked Data for Architecture and Construction (LDAC).
The ifcOWL – SAREF – FIEMSER VoCamp continues the series of VoCamps covering various topics related to the use and development of vocabularies for the implementation of new services in the context of energy efficient buildings. After Adapt4EE and Ready4SmartCities, the SWIMing project has taken over the responsibility for organizing the VoCamps. The event will be organized in cooperation with a number of EU projects, the W3C LBD Community Group and the buildingSMART Linked Data working group. The focus of this VoCamp is to discuss exchange requirements for selected use cases, focusing particularly on the mapping to relevant ontologies like ifcOWL, SAREF, and FIEMSER.
The event will be an excellent opportunity for those involved with the use of the aforementioned ontologies to demonstrate how they apply them, as well as for those planning to use building data in combination with smart appliance data and sensors. Participants will be able to see where and how these ontologies are currently being applied, and how they can be properly linked to their own data in order to meet their own use cases.
Participants are invited to propose, submit, bring and present their own data and ontologies to the VoCamp, especially if there is a clear link with the ifcOWL, SAREF, or FIEMSER ontologies. Throughout the VoCamp, a selected number of these proposals will be presented, together with the targeted use case. Hereafter, a number of ontology engineering sessions will be held, supported by the ReqCap tool, allowing participants to model exchange requirements and mapping definitions into a practically usable result.
First projects that have shown interest in contributing use cases and requirements as well as to share their experiences in using various ontologies are eeEmbedded, Holisteec, Design4Energy (proposed by Dresden University and partners) and the SEAS project (proposed by Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne and partners). Other projects are welcome.
The ITEA2 SEAS project is organizing a workshop at the Engie headquarters in Paris, in December 2015.
The goals of this workshop are to:
Capture requirements for a few well identified use cases
Boost the development of the SEAS ontologies
Help partners in charge of pilots to start working on their implementations
If you are interested in attending the workshop and have interest in the SEAS project then please contact either Maxime Lefrancois (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kris McGlinn (Kris.McGlinn@scss.tcd.ie) who will be happy to provide you with further details.
Other animators include Matthias Weise and Bruno Fies. Emmanuel Olivier from the Smart Building Alliance will also be giving a key note presentation.
The next online meeting takes place on 16th Oct 2015 – 12:00 CET. Please put this into your agenda if you want to take part. The meeting takes place over Skype or if we require screen sharing, gotomeeting.
This workshop will explore how ICT and open data solutions can benefit building life cycle energy management, in particular which business use cases can best benefit from open, decentralized publication of building and related data and what are the major challenges and barriers to making these types of data open and available.
Format: Public workshop
When: 17 September, 14h30 – 16h30
Where: Room n°5
Organisers: EEBERS and Swimming
Chair: Isabel Pinto Seppä, Ready4SCities
14h30 – Welcome – Isabel Pinto Seppä, VTT
14h40 – SWIMing project – Linked Data for Building Life Cycle Energy Management – Kris McGlinn, ADAPT-TCD
15h00 – Applications of linked data – Finnish experiences – Mirkka Rekola, VTT
15h15 – Advances in ifcOWL standardisation: technical overview – Walter Terkaj, Italian National Research Council
15h30 – Brainstorming Session on drivers and barriers Facing the implementation Open Accessible BIM – Kris McGlinn, ADAPT-TCD
The LDAC2015 workshop report is out. It can be found at http://ldac-2015.bwk.tue.nl/LDAC_2015_workshopreport.pdf. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions held during the 3rd International Workshop on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC), which took place at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from July 15 to July 17, 2015 (http://ldac-2015.bwk.tue.nl/). The event was organised by Jakob Beetz at the TU/e. The LDAC workshop typically gathers researchers with diverse ideas about ways in which linked data and semantic web technologies can enhance information exchange in the AEC domain. This third edition did not only host a number of excellent presentations of new work, it also included an excellent technical session and use case session.
The wide umbrella under which the VoCamp will take place is at the cross of the SmartCity domain and the ICT domain which encompasses also the Building sector, Software, Hardware and Data issues for the ICT domains, the Grid, the urban mobility, etc… This VoCamp will concentrate on the alignments of sectorial ontologies to a specific ontology which is also candidate for standardisation (The SAREF ontology – Smart Appliance Reference ontology – that is now in the hands of the ETSI to become THE standard for smart appliances).
Such alignments will be searched/established within the frame of the predefined scenarios proposed in the Roadmap established by R4SC and they can be (or should be) also related to selected use cases already formalised/described under the W3C Linked Building Data Community Group Activities.
The principle of a VoCamp remain the same. It is an open workshop gathering experts to discuss towards an agreement. Therefore it is totally free of charge and based on a voluntary basis.
The next online meeting takes place tomorrow, on 22 May 2015 – 11:00 CET.
Agenda 22 May 2015:
Wiki and Use case collection
Use cases in the W3C LBD Wiki: follow-up
Preparation of scenario’s for LBD Wiki: follow-up on sensor scenario and indoor navigation scenario
Move towards collection of datasets and ontologies in support of use cases
News from the BuildingSMART Linked Data Group
Meeting and Events
1st Summer School on Smart Cities and Linked Open Data (LD4SC-15)
The meetings are open to everyone who is interested to contribute. If you want to take part, please send a message to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply be available via Skype at meeting start (Skype ID ‘pipauwel’).