New research paper by Elena Malakhatka and Per Lundqvist

End-user activities context information management framework for sustainable building operation

Figure 1. BMS + HAS IoT Ecosystem at KTH Live-in-Lab:1-Smartphone, 2-Ouraring (wearable device), 3-Personal laptop, 4-Amazon Alexa, 5-Indoorpositioning sensors, 6-Smart lockers, 7-Smart meters, 8-Ultrasonic water meters, 9-Sensored trash bins, 10-Air quality meters (particle detectors), 11-Local weather station, 12-BIM.
Published Feb 11, 2020


The concept of sustainable buildings includes not only technological aspects related to energy efficiency and resources usage optimization, but also aspects related to end-users' comfort, wellbeing, and everyday needs support. To understand the end-users' life activities in general and their preferences in particular, is necessary to enrich standard Building Management Systems (BMS) with human-generated and personal data. In this conceptual paper, we present an end-user context information management framework, which includes a reasoning layer, an acquisition layer, and a dissemination layer. The proposed framework is currently implemented in the KTH Live-in-Lab – a fully equipped testbed for research and innovation in the build environment.

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Belongs to: KTH Live-In Lab
Last changed: Feb 11, 2020