Representing SimModel in the Web Ontology Language

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Title: Representing SimModel in the Web Ontology Language
Authors: Pauwels, PieterCorry, EdwardO'Donnell, James
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Date: 25-Jun-2014
Online since: 2019-09-09T09:34:00Z
Abstract: Many building energy performance (BEP) simulation tools, such as EnergyPlus and DOE-2, use custom schema definitions (IDD and BDL respectively) as opposed to standardised schema definitions (defined in XSD, EXPRESS, and so forth). A Simulation Domain Model (SimModel) was therefore proposed earlier, representative for a new interoperable XML-based data model for the building simulation domain. Its ontology aims at moving away from tool-specific, non-standard nomenclature by implementing an industry-validated terminology aligned with the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). In this paper, we document our ongoing efforts to make building simulation data more interoperable with other building data. In order to be able to better integrate SimModel information with other building information, we have aimed at representing this information in the Resource Description Framework (RDF). A conversion service has been built that is able to parse the SimModel ontology in the form of XSD schemas and output a SimModel ontology in OWL. In this article, we document this effort and give an indication of what the resulting SimModel ontology in OWL can be used for.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Start page: 2271
End page: 2278
Copyright (published version): 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers
Keywords: Building energy performanceLinked dataOntologies
DOI: 10.1061/9780784413616.282
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Issa Issa, R., Flood, I. (eds.). Computing in Civil and Building Engineering: Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Conference Details: 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Orlando, Florida, United States, 23-25 June 2014
ISBN: 9780784413616
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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