Special Issue "Building Automation Systems"


A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gyu Myoung Lee

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, James Parsons Building Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
Website: http://www.staff.ljmu.ac.uk/cmpglee
Phone: +44 151 231 2052
Interests: smart home/building automation; internet of things; web of things

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

So-called “smart buildings” represent a suite of technologies used to make the design, construction and operation of buildings more efficient. Building automation systems including building management systems (BMS) are important components to run heating and cooling systems. Data from these systems can be used to identify additional opportunities for efficiency improvements. As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications become more sophisticated, the range of building automation system functions will expand. Building automation system engineering supported by intelligent and networked room and building controllers (lighting, sun protection, heating, ventilation and air conditioning as well as the other building engineering systems) contribute significantly to conservative and requirement-based energy use. Various concepts and approaches are possible in the optimization of energy efficiency in buildings. In this context, the use of intelligent building control provides a proven and interesting alternative or addition that is clearly set apart by its convincing cost-benefit ratio. In addition, there are lots of emerging applications and services in support of building automation systems in the building domain.

This call-for-papers solicits recent, relevant works related to building automation, especially for smart buildings, covering building networks and their applications/services. The main goal is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art of building automation system, and to identify the new challenges from emerging building infrastructures.

Articles describing original research and development as well as survey articles related to building automation system are solicited. The topics to be covered by this feature topic include, but are not limited to:

- Framework architecture of building automation infrastructure

- Building networks design and protocols development for smart buildings

- Building automation system development

- Application and services of building automation system (Energy efficiency, emergency communications, etc.)

- Prototyping and experimentation

- Standards and interoperability issues

Papers will be published after acceptance following a full peer-review process.

Prof. Dr. Gyu Myoung Lee
Guest Editor


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • smart building
  • building automation system
  • building management system  (BMS)
  • home energy system
  • in-building Energy Storage
  • home area network
  • energy service interface
  • building energy management
  • HVAC(heating,ventilating, and air conditioning)

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p. 880-910
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Buildings 2014, 4(4), 880-910; doi:10.3390/buildings4040880
Received: 25 July 2014 / Revised: 21 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 4 November 2014
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p. 320-335
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Buildings 2014, 4(3), 320-335; doi:10.3390/buildings4030320
Received: 19 May 2014 / Revised: 20 June 2014 / Accepted: 26 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
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p. 222-243
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Buildings 2014, 4(2), 222-243; doi:10.3390/buildings4020222
Received: 27 February 2014 / Revised: 1 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 May 2014 / Published: 27 May 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Last update: 5 November 2014

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