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ITOBO: Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable and Optimised Building Operation

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The construction sector in Ireland contributes more than 20% of the Irish GDP while buildings account for approx. 40% of Irelandís energy usage, contributing to over 30% of CO2 emissions.
The goal is to improve asset management while supplementing efforts to fulfill the Kyoto Protocol requirements.


Thus ITOBO will...

bulletenhance the management of large-scale, complex networks, services, and mobile users through introducing new network and management protocols
bulletdevelop frameworks and algorithms to support mixed-initiative configuration for energy efficient buildings
bulletdesign a system architecture that will support scale-free composition of service coalitions
bulletsupport seamless end-to-end network composition and service operation through sensor and RFID hardware with dynamic features

Focus Areas

bulletModelling Integrated Building Systems (IBS)
bulletIntegrated Systems Analysis and Middleware
bulletInference algorithms for IBS inference
bulletApplication areas: hybrid systems modelling, control of lighting and HVAC


bulletDirector: Prof. Gregory Provan
bulletPostdoctoral fellows: Menouer Boubekeur
bulletPhD students: Marion Bechrens, Alie El-Din Mady
bulletSoftware Developer: Weiping Song


    Publications generated under this project are described here.



    This project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland



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