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*       SmarTABCD*  workshop

                   in conjunction with AIAI 2015

14-17 September 2015, Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne, France

AIAI is sponsored and supported by SPRINGER, ACM SIGAPP & IFIP

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in IFIP Advances in
Information and Communication Technology Series and indexed by major indexes


Workshop on Smart Technologies and Applications on Buildings, Cities and

*Important Dates*

Submission Deadline:  June 1st, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: Jun 15th, 2015

Conference Dates: 14-17 September 2015


Energy consumption efficiency is a worldwide phenomenon for several reasons
namely ecological, economic and technological. A significant part in the
energy consumption in many developed and developing countries is related to
building management. For example, on annual basis buildings consume about
40% of the energy and 70% of the electricity in the United States. In
China, the energy consumption in buildings has risen from 10% to 25% of the
overall energy consumption of the country since 1978, and is predicted to
be 35% increase every year in the coming years. In Europe, 40% of the
energy consumption is generated from buildings and also 32% of the CO2

Building energy consumption is strongly dependent on the functionality of
the building, the occupancy behavior, the outdoor environment, the
structure and building materials, and the operation management. Nowadays
and to optimize energy consumption, buildings are using automation systems
with equipment, metering systems, smart devices and IoT applications to
optimize their usage.  Today’s automation systems produce tremendous
amounts of data. This data can be very hard to organize and use across
different applications because it is stored in many different formats; has
inconsistent naming conventions and very limited data descriptors. In
essence it lacks information to describe the meaning of the data. And
without meaning a time-consuming manual effort is required before value
creation can begin.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a scientific forum gathering
people with different backgrounds in at least one of the areas relevant to
this new multidisciplinary field of research; namely academia, researchers,
and industry partners, for discussing the recent advances in AI and
Information/knowledge modeling in the domain of smart buildings, smart
cities, smart Microgrids, smart Energy management systems, etc.

*Topics of interest*

Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

   - Building management systems
   - Building automation systems
   - Energy forcast in smart environments
   - Energy management systems
   - Building Knowldge domain modeling
   - Building Domain ontology
   - City Knowldge domain modeling
   - City Domain ontology
   - MicroGrid Knowldge domain modeling
   - MicroGrid Domain ontology
   - Building information modeling

   - Smart microgrids
   - Semantic sensor networks
   - Multimedia semantic sensor networks
   - Decision making in building control
   - Reasoning in buildings
   - Information acquisition techniques (such as wireless sensor network)
   - Building integrated control for energy saving
   - Building as a micro grid
   - Human comfort control in buildings
   - HVAC fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis

*Paper Submission*

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel
research on all theoretical and practical aspects in forms of demos,
exhibitions, industrial and scientific papers. Contributions should be
submitted in electronic form (PDF).
Scientific papers should be *no longer than 15 pages *and industrial papers
should be *no longer than 7 pages* and must be formatted according to the
LNCS Springer style format which can be found here:

Selection criteria will include relevance, significance, impact,
originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference
will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on
important emergent topics. At least one author should attend the conference
to present the paper.

The conference will be published by Springer in IFIP Advances in
Information and Communication Technology Series
<> and indexed by major indexes.

*Paper submission is available online via: EasyChair for AIAI 2015 website

*Workshop chairs (to be completed)*

Gilbert Tekli, Nobatek Technology Center, France, [log in to unmask]

Marcus Keane, University of Galway, Ireland, [log in to unmask]

*Program Committee (to be completed)*

Daniel Coakley, University of Galway, Ireland, [log in to unmask]

Gulben Calis, Edge University, Turkey, [log in to unmask]

Raquel Ventura, Ascamm Technology center, Spain, [log in to unmask]

Nicolas Rehault, Fraunhofer ISE institute, Germany,
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Diego Reforgiato Recupero, R2M Solution, Italy,
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Xavi Cipriano, CIMNE, Spain, [log in to unmask]

Joe Tekli, LAU, Lebanon, [log in to unmask]


SmarTABCD program Chair

Gilbert Tekli, Nobatek Technology center, France


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