Workshop and Summer School - Linked Data in Architecture and Construction, 17 - 21 June 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Publish Date: Jan 21, 2019

Deadline: Mar 03, 2019

Event Dates: from Jun 17, 2019 12:00 to Jun 21, 2019 12:00


This year's LDAC workshop takes place in Lisbon, Portugal, and is locally organized by the Design and Computation Group (DCG) of Faculdade de Arquitetura, Universidade de Lisboa, in partnership with Beta-i.

In this workshop, the main aim is to evaluate the current status of the different available ontologies to capture building data. This includes:

  • the ifcOWL ontology (buildingSMART)
  • Linked Building Data ontologies: BOT, PRODUCT, PROPS, OPM (W3C)
  • 3D geometry ontologies
  • geospatial ontologies
  • infrastructure ontologies (oil&gas, roads, tunnels, rail)
  • HVAC ontologies
  • building automation ontologies (BACS, DogOnt, SAREF)
  • semantic sensor ontologies (SSN)

Aside the development and usage of these ontologies, the purpose of the LDAC workshop is to also investigate ways in which the ontology-based data can be combined into a complete and holistic set of available building data. Finally, and most importantly, a number of industry cases are invited, aiming to give an indication of the effect of these ontologies on every day practice in managing building data (design, construction, facility management, smart cities). The following topics are hereby warmly welcomed:

  • linking building data to product data, GIS data and sensor data
  • decentralized publication of models
  • interoperability
  • ontology mapping and instance mapping
  • building data localization
  • semantic web services
  • reasoning
  • semantic query systems and approaches
  • visualization frameworks
  • open data publication

This year's LDAC will also feature a Summer School (17-19 June), in which the fundamentals of linked data and semantic web technologies are taught in the context of the built environment. This includes exercises and a coding challenge, as well as lectures by experts in (semantic) web technologies for architecture, engineering and construction.

This summer school is limited to 40 people max (first come, first served). 
Registration before 16 April!


This year's LDAC will be directly preceded by a summer school that focuses entirely on the use of linked data and semantic web technologies for the built environment. In this summer school, experts and researchers in the use of these technologies for the AEC industry will share their knowledge and expertise to a limited audience of 40 participants (first come, first served). 
Registration costs 300EUR (includes lectures, supervision, lunch, and coffee) and closes on 16 April 2019. The summer school targets starting PhD students and starting industry professionals within the AEC industry. 
Coding experience is highly recommended.


A full program with high quality lectures is provided by 8 lecturers with hands-on knowledge and experience in linked data and semantic web technologies for the built environment. These lecturers are also available for questions and supervision during the duration of the summer school.

Hands-on exercises

All lectures come with hands-on exercises of various kinds and topics, so that you are ready to continue coding with linked data in the built environment after the end of the summer school.

Coding challenge

A coding challenge is put up, to which groups of four can participate in competition. All groups present their work on Wednesday 19 June, the first day of the LDAC2019 workshop.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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