TU Darmstadt / ULB / TUbiblio

Semantic level integration of heterogeneous building models

Lange, Michael and Rüppel, Uwe and Stübbe, Kai Soibelman, Lucio and Akinci, Burcu (eds.) (2007):
Semantic level integration of heterogeneous building models.
In: Computing in Civil Engineering: Proceedings of the 2007 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, In: ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 24.-27. Juli 2007, pp. 224-231, ISBN 978-0-7844-0937-4,
[Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784409374],
[Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

One of the major aims in computer-aided engineering is to assist the planners in communication and collaboration during the building planning process. Since model-based planning is becoming widely accepted in the building industry, we assume that planners are working on partial models stored in distributed and heterogeneous model databases. A main goal of this project is to provide the engineers with an integrated view on these heterogeneous models. To realize this, two levels of integration have to be considered: the access level integration and the semantic level integration. In the presented project, the problem of access level integration is approached by software agents. However, in this context the core problem is the inconsistent semantics of the heterogeneous building model. Thus, this paper focuses on the semantic level integration. Based on an analysis of different types of heterogeneity a method for semantic integration of building model data in civil engineering is presented on the example of fire protection engineering. To provide fire protection engineers with an integrated transparent view, an ontology-based approach has been developed. The problems of distribution and heterogeneity are approached by different solution layers, following the principle of separation of concerns. By those means, the integration effort can be reduced effectively and resources can be integrated flexibly into network-based building project organizations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2007
Editors: Soibelman, Lucio and Akinci, Burcu
Creators: Lange, Michael and Rüppel, Uwe and Stübbe, Kai
Title: Semantic level integration of heterogeneous building models
Language: English
Abstract:

One of the major aims in computer-aided engineering is to assist the planners in communication and collaboration during the building planning process. Since model-based planning is becoming widely accepted in the building industry, we assume that planners are working on partial models stored in distributed and heterogeneous model databases. A main goal of this project is to provide the engineers with an integrated view on these heterogeneous models. To realize this, two levels of integration have to be considered: the access level integration and the semantic level integration. In the presented project, the problem of access level integration is approached by software agents. However, in this context the core problem is the inconsistent semantics of the heterogeneous building model. Thus, this paper focuses on the semantic level integration. Based on an analysis of different types of heterogeneity a method for semantic integration of building model data in civil engineering is presented on the example of fire protection engineering. To provide fire protection engineers with an integrated transparent view, an ontology-based approach has been developed. The problems of distribution and heterogeneity are approached by different solution layers, following the principle of separation of concerns. By those means, the integration effort can be reduced effectively and resources can be integrated flexibly into network-based building project organizations.

Title of Book: Computing in Civil Engineering: Proceedings of the 2007 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 978-0-7844-0937-4
Divisions: 13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
Event Title: ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering
Event Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Event Dates: 24.-27. Juli 2007
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2008 08:27
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784409374
Additional Information:

ISBN: 978-0-7844-0937-4

License: [undefiniert]
Export:
Suche nach Titel in: TUfind oder in Google
Send an inquiry Send an inquiry

Options (only for editors)

View Item View Item