Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Preliminary Results in Virtual Testing for Smart Buildings

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_37,
        author={Julien Bruneau and Charles Consel and Marcia O’Malley and Walid Taha and Wail Hannourah},
        title={Preliminary Results in Virtual Testing for Smart Buildings},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 7th International ICST Conference, MobiQuitous 2010, Sydeny, Australia, December 6-9, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Virtual testing Smart buildings HVAC Mixed (virtual/ real) world infrastructures Energy efficiency},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_37}
    }
    
  • Julien Bruneau
    Charles Consel
    Marcia O’Malley
    Walid Taha
    Wail Hannourah
    Year: 2012
    Preliminary Results in Virtual Testing for Smart Buildings
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29154-8_37
Julien Bruneau1,*, Charles Consel1,*, Marcia O’Malley2,*, Walid Taha,*, Wail Hannourah3,*
  • 1: INRIA
  • 2: Rice University
  • 3: HVAC Consultant
*Contact email: julien.bruneau@inria.fr, charles.consel@inria.fr, omalleym@rice.edu, taha@rice.edu, wail_hannourah@yahoo.com

Abstract

Smart buildings promise to revolutionize the way we live. Applications ranging from climate control to fire management can have significant impact on the quality and cost of these services. However, a smart building and any technology with direct effect on the safety of its occupants must undergo extensive testing. Virtual testing by means of computer simulation can significantly reduce the cost of testing and, as a result, accelerate the development of novel applications. Unfortunately, building physically-accurate simulation codes can be labor intensive.