Special Issue "Building Automation Systems"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly 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 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- 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)