Smart Building: SemanticWeb Technology Services for BIM (Location and Device Information)

Adam Kucera, Muhammad Asfand-e-yar, Tomas Pitner


Smart Building aims to autonomously control devices and systems in given environment. These application systems are nevertheless supervised by facility management. The facility management normally is aided by heterogeneous application systems. Due to multifarious data of the systems, applications, and missing integration of data in building automation, the data is manually collected by facility management, for analysis and decision making. Therefore, such a system is required to integrate the multi-form data of various systems and applications. Hence, Semantic Web technology is proposed in this paper to integrate data and to implement front end. Therefore, Semantic Web technology not only provide base for analysis and decision making for facility management, but also facilitate developers to focus on front-end application. The aim is to structure the data, where active devices cannot only be located in a building but also identify according to its connected systems and subsystems.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Asfand-e-yar M., Pitner T. and Kucera A. (2014). Smart Building: SemanticWeb Technology Services for BIM (Location and Device Information) . In European IST Projects - The Quest for Excellence Towards 2020 - EPS Vienna, ISBN 978-989-758-101-4, pages 78-89. DOI: 10.5220/0006144700780089

in Bibtex Style

@conference{eps vienna14,
author={Muhammad Asfand-e-yar and Tomas Pitner and Adam Kucera},
title={Smart Building: SemanticWeb Technology Services for BIM (Location and Device Information)},
booktitle={European IST Projects - The Quest for Excellence Towards 2020 - EPS Vienna,},

in EndNote Style

JO - European IST Projects - The Quest for Excellence Towards 2020 - EPS Vienna,
TI - Smart Building: SemanticWeb Technology Services for BIM (Location and Device Information)
SN - 978-989-758-101-4
AU - Asfand-e-yar M.
AU - Pitner T.
AU - Kucera A.
PY - 2014
SP - 78
EP - 89
DO - 10.5220/0006144700780089