Conference topics in detail

BIM-based planning tools and integration approaches

  • Digital twins on building and neighborhood level and their importance for planning, construction and operation
  • Data models and standards in the context of simulation
  • BIM-based simulation and calculation tools
  • Automated quality control of models
  • Model and data visualisation based on virtual and augmented reality
  • Interfaces and interoperability at the level of building and city information models

District - building - system – human

  • Machine learning in the context of user behaviour and operation
  • Interaction users - building - building services
  • Incentive based systems for users (e.g. social gaming)
  • Indoor climate, indoor air quality and indoor air movement
  • Comfort (thermal, visual, auditory, olfactroy), physiology
  • Noise control in buildings, neighborhoods and cities
  • Microclimate on district level
  • Regenerative, decentralised energy systems
  • Active and functional facades

Lifecycle-oriented modelling and simulation of buildings and urban systems

  • Tools for building and district simulation
  • Hardware in the loop simulation
  • Algorithms for computer based decision making
  • Holistic balancing methods

Modelling of building physics on construction component level

  • Heat and mass transport models
  • Modeling and simulation of material systems and degradation processes
  • Acoustics
  • Building physics modelling and simulation on pore-scale

Numerical procedures, optimising and implementation

  • Numerical methods for ODE and DAE (and their parallelisation)
  • Numerical fluid mechanics (CFD) and heat and mass transfer
  • Libraries for optimisation and parallelisation
  • Dynamic coupling of simulation methods, co-simulation and model-exchange
  • Interdisciplinary optimisation approaches

Product data and databases

  • Data structures, formats, standards for databases 
  • Data availability, data quality
  • Data acquisition, data archiving and processing
  • Legal aspects - verifiability/traceability/replicability

Validation scenarios and quality management

  • Sensor networks for model validation on component, building and districts level
  • Parameterization, calibration and quality assessment of models
  • Development of reference solutions for standards
  • Data maintenance, long-time archiving methods of Solutions

Monitoring and optimising operation of buildings and urban systems

  • IoT technologies for the energetic optimization of buildings, neighborhoods and cities
  • Data management und analysis in monitoring projects
  • Cloud based data management
  • Communication of building services and energy supply infrastructure
  • Optimisation of operation strategies
  • Model-based control and operation

Teaching, training and further education in the field of simulation

Knowledge transfer into simulation practice and case studies

Conference secretariat

Marta Mierzejek
Institute of Building Construction
Lessingstraße 25/III
8010 Graz