Drury.Crawley at EE.DOE.GOV Drury.Crawley at EE.DOE.GOV
Thu Jul 11 07:32:43 PDT 2002


Location: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Washington Office,
Washington DC, USA
Date and times: September 6th, 2002, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Attendance at no cost, but registration is requested.

During the past year a group of researchers from Georgia Institute of
Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University and University of Pennsylvania has
been working on a DOE-funded project aimed at a new generation of
interfaces between building design and analysis. A first prototype has been
developed concentrating on energy analysis using EnergyPlus. The key
feature of the interface is that it is  process centric, driven by user
defined analysis scenarios. The resulting interfaces will eventually be
able to deal with structured and unstructured information, allow
"constructive" user interaction during the mapping process, and incorporate
existing models such as the IFC for the 'automatic' parts of the interface.

At the workshop the research team intends to present the results to an
audience of design analysis tool developers, tool users (consultants) and
people working on building product models  (e.g. from the IAI-IFC, STEP and
BLIS communities). The workshop will be used to gather feedback on the
first prototype, establish ties with potential collaborators and define
follow-up efforts. Participants will receive a copy of the final report of
the concluded first phase of the research.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please send an email to
pieterdewilde at arch.gatech.edu or fried.augenbroe at arch.gatech.edu. You will
then receive the final workshop program and directions to the venue.

Preliminary program:
10:30 - 11:00:  Introduction of the DAI-Initiative
11:00 - 11:45:  Presentation and demonstration of the DAI-Interface
11:45 - 12:30:   Enabling technologies: conceptual modeling, XML,
interfaces to simulation engines
12:30 -  1:30:   lunch (will be provided)
 1:30 -  2:30:   Future developments (workshop style)
 2:30 -  3:30:   Joint efforts and Discussion

In the coming weeks further details of the workshop will be posted on the
DAI web site: http://dcom.arch.gatech.edu/dai/

The research team:
Georgia Tech:                   Fried Augenbroe, Chuck Eastman, Pieter de
Wilde, HyeunJun Moon
Carnegie Mellon University:     Ardeshir Mahdavi, Rohini Brahme
University of Pennsylvania:      Ali Malkawi, Ruchi Chaudhury (U Mich).

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