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About the Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a focused overview on technical and applied research on the usage of semantic web, linked data, and web of data technologies for the AECO industry. The workshop aims at gathering researchers, industry stakeholders, and standardization bodies of the broader Linked Building Data (LBD) community. This includes the buildingSMART Linked Data Working Group (LDWG) participants, the W3C Linked Building Data (LBD) Community Group participants, and others. This event is also the North American companion to the Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC) Workshop.

Organizing Committee

Technical Committee

  • Mike Conlon, University of Florida, United States
  • Gonçal Costa, La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Spain
  • Aaron Costin, University of Florida, United States
  • Chuck Eastman, Georgia Institute of technology, United States
  • Tamer El-Diraby, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Nora El-Gohary, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, United States
  • Masoud Gheisari, University of Florida, United States
  • Raymond Issa, University of Florida, United States
  • Saeed Karshenas, Marquette University, United States
  • Yongcheol Lee, Louisiana State University, United States
  • Maxime Lefrançois, MINES Saint-Étienne, France
  • Kris McGlinn, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
  • Nawari Nawari, University of Flolrida, United States
  • Pieter Pauwels, Ghent University, Belgium
  • María Poveda, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Ana Roxin, University of Burgundy, France
  • Georg Ferdinand Schneider, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Germany

About LDAC

The Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC) workshop series provides a focused overview on technical and applied research on the usage of semantic web, linked data and web of data technologies for architecture and construction (design, engineering, construction, operation, etc.). Since the series has historically taken place in European countries, the North American LDAC was established to enable a wider audience and attendance. The 2019 Eurpean LDAC can be found at http://www.linkedbuildingdata.net/ldac2019/

About the Linked Building Data (LBD) Community Group

The LBD community group is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The LBD Community 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. More information about the group and how to participate can be found here: https://www.w3.org/community/lbd/.

About the buildingSMART Linked Data Working Group

The proposed buildingSMART Linked Data Working Group is responsible for building and maintaining a recommended version of an ifcOWL ontology as an equivalent to the IFC EXPRESS schema. The ifcOWL ontology is to be used in linked data and semantic web applications that consume IFC data. The group meets at regular intervals, both virtual and live, to keep track of and discuss possible enhancements to the ifcOWL ontology. The Linked Data Working Group is part of the Technical Room and closely interacts with the other working groups, such as the MSG and the bsDD-WG. More information about the group and how to participate can be found here: https://www.buildingsmart.org/standards/rooms-and-groups/linked-data-working-group/]]>

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