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Special Issue "Bayesian Building Energy Modeling"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: environmental building and urban design; comfort, perception and well being; energy efficiency
There has been a great deal of recent interest in Bayesian approaches to model, analyze, and interpret data for building energy applications.
Bayesian approaches are well suited to uncertainty analysis—an issue of particular relevance in building energy performance. Using expert knowledge, Bayesian models can leverage statistical information on uncertain parameters related to for example building design, construction, control and behaviour. Bayesian techniques treat a probability as a numerical estimate of the degree-of-belief in a hypothesis. In these approaches, uncertain parameters are assigned prior distributions based on expert judgement and updated using observations through the Bayes formula to obtain updated posterior probability distributions.
Areas in which Bayesian approaches have been increasingly used include:
Calibration of uncertain model parameters in energy simulation models
Development of Bayesian statistical models for energy prediction based on measurements or observations
Development of Bayesian network models for predicting occupant behaviour related to energy use
Decision-making based on Bayesian decision theory
We invite colleagues from the building energy performance and modeling community to submit abstracts related to and expanding on the above themes.
Prof. Koen Steemers
Dr. Yeonsook Heo
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