The LDAC workshop series provides a focused overview on technical and applied research on the usage of semantic web, linked data and web of data technologies for architecture and construction (design, engineering, construction, operation, etc.). The workshop aims at gathering researchers, industry stakeholders, and standardization bodies of the broader Linked Building Data (LBD) community. This includes the buildingSMART Linked Data Working Group (LDWG) participants and the W3C Linked Building Data (LBD) Community Group participants. The aim of the workshop is to present current developments, coordinate efforts, gather stakeholders, and elaborate use cases.
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:
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, presenting interesting ideas, use cases, solutions or experience reports related to practical applications of Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies at any stage of construction lifecycle (design, construction, operations, facility management, renovation). Both success stories and discussions of obstacles in the way of adoption of presented technologies are welcome. The workshop topics include, but are not restricted to the following:
This year's LDAC will also feature a Summer School (17-18 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.
Paper submission deadline: March 3, 2019
Industry case submission deadline: March 10, 2019
Notification of acceptance for paper submissions: March 30, 2019
Notification of acceptance for industry cases: April 8, 2019
Summer school registration deadline: April 16, 2019
Workshop registration deadline: May 28, 2019
LDAC Summer School: June 17-18, 2019
LDAC Workshop: June 19-21, 2019
Ruben Verborgh is a professor of Semantic Web technology at IDLab, Ghent University – imec, and a research affiliate at the Decentralized Information Group of CSAIL at MIT. Additionally, he acts as a technology advocate for Inrupt and the Solid ecosystem of apps that let you keep your own data. He aims to build a more intelligent generation of clients for a decentralized Web at the intersection of Linked Data and hypermedia-driven Web APIs. Through the creation of Linked Data Fragments, he introduced a new paradigm for query execution at Web-scale. He has co-authored two books on Linked Data, and contributed to more than 250 publications for international conferences and journals on Web-related topics.
Ora Lassila is a software architect at State Street. Earlier, he worked as a technology architect at Pegasystems, as an architect and technology strategist at Nokia Location & Commerce (aka HERE), and prior to that he was a Research Fellow at the Nokia Research Center Cambridge. He was an elected member of the Advisory Board of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) in 1998-2013, and represented Nokia in the W3C Advisory Committee in 1998-2002. In 1996-1997 he was a Visiting Scientist at MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, working with W3C and launching the Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard; he served as a co-editor of the RDF Model and Syntax specification.
The LDAC 2019 workshop itself will follow its usual set up and program. Namely, the workshop will host again a high number of plenary sessions, and the well-known technical track and industry case track will be organised in sequence.
This workshop part takes place from 19 to 21 June.
This year, the LDAC 2019 workshop is preceded by a summer school focusing on linked data and semantic web technologies in the context of the built environment. This summer school will inlcude a number of lecturers by proficient developers and experts in the field.
This summer school takes place before the actual LDAC workshop, namely from 17 to 19 June.
We support two types of submissions: academic paper submissions and industry case proposals.
Support this event: contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations are now OPEN!
The event will be held at the Beta-i Hub, at Av. Duque de Loulé – 12, 1050-007 Lisbon, Portugal. You can find its location via http://beta-i.com/hub/#contacts. The nearest subway station is Picoas (yellow line), between Marquês de Pombal and Saldanha. Please check the Metro website for further information: https://www.metrolisboa.pt/en/travel/diagrams-and-maps/.
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Wether you're flying to Lisbon or arriving by train or motor coach, the best option will be to take the subway from your place of arrival to the venue. The fare for a single trip is €1.45, after purchasing Lisbon's rechargeable public transport card for an aditional €0.50. The longest journey is from the Airport subway station to Picoas (the nearest to the event), which should take around 25 minutes and requires changing lines at Saldanha station.
If you're arriving by train at Oriente interface, you can take the subway there to Picoas. The route is the same as the previous, but with a shorter trip. Should you arrive at Santa Apolónia train station, the subway trip to Picoas will take slightly over 10 minutes, requiring you to change lines at Marquês de Pombal station.
Motor coaches arrive either at the Oriente interface (see above) or at Sete Rios. If you're arriving by motor coach at Sete Rios, you can take the subway there at Jardim Zoológico station, near the motor coach interface. The trip should take around 10 minutes, requiring you to change lines at Marquês de Pombal station.
Please check the Metro website for further information: https://www.metrolisboa.pt/en/.
There are plenty of places to stay in Lisbon city center and many of them at walking distance from the venue. A well ranked nearby location would be the Hotel Ibis Styles Lisboa Centro Liberdade NE: https://www.accorhotels.com/en/hotel-A146-ibis-styles-lisboa-centro-liberdade-ne/index.shtml#.
Other recommended hotels in the area are: