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Special Issue "Advancement in Smart Building Technologies: From Project to Operation and Management of Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: instrumentation and measurement; industrial real-time network; wireless sensor network; smart sensors; communication systems for smart grids; time synchronization; Linux-embedded programming; embedded systems; power quality; smart grids; energy systems; smart building; energy management system
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Interests: sustainability and sustainable buildings; environmental and energy protocols; energy saving; renewable energies, energy retrofit and NZEB, BIM to BEM (building information modelling to building energy modelling) interoperability; cognitive buildings; behavioural design; probabilistic models; building management systems (BMS)
The Smart City concept is based on the integration of infrastructures of a city, such as energy and water distribution grids or transportation systems, with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the optimization of services offered to citizens. The Smart City approach benefits from information coming from a massive deployment of a network of sensors along the urban area. Private and public buildings represent the preferred points of interconnection between the citizen and the Smart City. Thus, the building construction and management sector is experiencing a deep transformation. Systems, such as home automation systems or energy management systems, are providing “intelligence” to buildings, the so-called Smart Building approach. This approach implies the massive deployment of electronic equipment, such as sensors, actuators and controllers, close to plants of the building, and the interconnection of these devices through performing communication systems. Technologies, such as the Internet of Thing (IoT), will provide possible solutions to make the interconnection of sub-systems and plants of building with the rest of a Smart City easier.
This Special Issue welcomes theoretical papers, methodological studies and empirical research (or combinations thereof) on the design and implementation of the Smart Building concept for sustainable energy management and improvement of the quality of life of citizens. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Internet of Thing and Cyber Physical System,
- Distributed measurement systems,
- Communication protocols for Smart Building and IoT
- Energy Management System,
- Active user interaction,
- Ambient assisted living,
- Building Information Modelling,
- Building Management System,
- Home automation System,
- Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning system,
- Predictive Maintenance System,
- Power electronic for management of energy flows in building,
- Signal processing from sensors for Smart Building,
- Energy saving/energy analysis on building management system.
Dr. Stefano Rinaldi
Dr. Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue
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