LDAC2016 - 4th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop
(21 and 22 June 2016)

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.). It aims at bringing together researchers, industry stakeholders, and standardization bodies of the Linked Building Data (LBD) community together. The aim of the workshop is to present current developments, coordinate efforts, gather stakeholders, use cases and plan future activities.


The topic of the 2016 event is how to use the semantic web technologies for building information management in diverse practical use cases. These use cases can deploy a number of concepts and approaches around the use of semantics in Building Information Modelling, including, but not limited to:

  • linking building data to product data, GIS data and sensor data
  • Building Information Models (BIM)
  • Web of Building Data
  • use cases and applications
  • decentralised publication of models
  • interoperability
  • model harmonization
  • loosely coupled interoperation
  • information exchange
  • ontology and instance mapping
  • building data localization
  • semantic web services
  • reasoning
  • semantic query systems and approaches
  • visualization frameworks
  • open data publication

The LDAC 2016 event provides an opportunity to present and openly discuss these use cases.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: May 6, 2016
Notification of acceptance: May 13, 2016
Registration: May 20, 2016
LDAC workshop: June 21-22, 2016


Tuesday 21

  •    09:00 - 09:30   –   getting together
  •    09:30 - 09:45   –   Welcome to LDAC16
  •    09:45 - 10:30   –   Keynote (Jakob Beetz)   keynote
  •    10:30 - 11:00   –   Linked Building Data community efforts (Pieter Pauwels)   plenary
  •    11:00 - 11:30   –   coffee break
  •    11:30 - 12:00   –   Approaches for sharing interlinked building data (Seppo Törmä)   plenary
  •    12:00 - 12:30   –   A Federated Approach for Interoperating AEC/FM Ontologies (Tarcisio Mendes de Farias, Ana Roxin & Christophe Nicolle)   technical
  •    12:30 - 13:00   –   Semantic Modeling of Building Lifecycle Information (Saeed Karshenas & Mehrdad Niknam)   plenary
  •    13:00 - 14:30   –   lunch
  •    14:30 - 15:00   –   Exchange and Integration of Road Assets: A Semantic Web Solution to Interoperability in the V-Con Project (Sander Stolk and N. Roest)   demo
  •    15:00 - 15:30   –   V-CON demo - showcase (Sander Stolk and N. Roest)   demo
  •    15:30 - 16:00   –   coffee break
  •    16:00 - 16:30   –   TS: Linked Data Platform (Nandana Mihindukulasooriya)   technical
  •    16:30 - 17:00   –   TS: Linked Data Publication strategies (chair: J. Beetz)   open discussion
  •    17:00 - 17:30   –   TS: Linked Data Publication strategies   open discussion
  •    17:30 - 18:00   –   Wrap up first day

Wednesday 22


Submit a 2-pager position statement (about 800 words) before the submission deadline (6 May 2016), including the following:

  • Title, authors, contact addresses, affiliations
  • Which session do you wish to present in:
    • Use case: 20 min presentation around a specific industrial use case and/or business strategy
    • Technical: 20 min presentation concerning particular technical implementations or developments
    • Hands-on/tutorial: +30 min time slot with a hands-on session, a tutorial, or a demo showcase. In this case also include:
      • Indication of how you plan to organize the hands-on session
      • Facility requirements (server, beamer, …) and requirements for attendees (own laptop, software installed, …)
    • Plenary: 20 min general research presentation
  • Abstract
  • Short presentation of your work
  • Key references

Please submit your PDF file with the above mentioned content directly via email to: ldac16@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es


Program chairs

This event is supported by

If you are willing to support this event contat us at ldac16@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es


The workshop is open to all practitioners and researchers interested in the application of Linked Data technologies in the architecture and construction field.

Participants should register to the workshop through the following link. The deadline for registrations is May 20, 2016.

The workshop event itself is free. Lunch and coffee are provided by the organization. Dinners are on your own expenses, but we will make a group reservation in a nice restaurant for those interested.


The event will be held at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros en Informática, Calle Ciruelos 2, Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain.

Please see attached documents on how to reach ETSIInf at UPM.