13–14 October 2016, London, England, OptEEmAL-SWIMing VoCamp Workshop


This workshop will bring together experts in the area of interoperable data models for supporting energy efficient processes during the operational stage of a building’s life cycle. The goals of the workshop are to explore different data domains of relevance to energy efficient building design and operation, including occupancy (activity and comfort), building products and devices, building control and communications, measurement data and also geolocation and data related to the building external environment (e.g. weather, district, energy tariffs), and thermal simulation modelling.

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.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

  • Disseminate the current state of the art with respect to open data standards and technologies related to BIM, Sustainable Buildings and Web of Data.
  • Identify data domains and key concepts of relevance, in particular, concepts which are required across data domains.
  • Uncover alignments between identified concepts with existing standards.
  • Development of a Research and Educational roadmap in the fields of BIM and linked building data and identify relevant research directions.
  • Knowledge and solution co-creation for global sustainability challenges hinges upon availability of open data sets; this activity will contribute to understanding and will foster an exchange towards the development of core technologies for data sharing and data discovery.

Who Should Attend?

Participants are invited to propose, submit, bring and present their own data and ontologies to the VoCamp if there is a clear link with the data domains being explored. Throughout the workshop, 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 BIM*Q tool (previously the ReqCap tool), allowing participants to model exchange requirements and mapping definitions into a practically usable result.

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