LDAC2022 - 10th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop (29 May - 2 June 2022)

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. The aim of the workshop is to present current developments, coordinate efforts, gather stakeholders, and elaborate practical insights from industry.


The workshop series has taken place yearly since 2012, and will celebrate its 10th edition in 2022 at the ESWC conference in Hersonissos, Greece. The workshop gathers domain experts from the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) domain as well as computer scientists and software developers that are close to the use of (semantic) web technologies. The workshop is open to industry participation. In 2022, the workshop aims to further strengthen these ties to industry by hosting a review of ontologies and data linking methods used in practice.


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

This year's LDAC workshop takes place in Hersonissos, Greece, in collocation with the ESWC2022 Conference. As in the past years, the workshop covers work from three perspectives: research, technical discussions and industry cases. In short, LDAC welcomes stakeholders from research and practice and serves as a common communication platform to advance and innovate the use of linked data in architecture and construction. Through the collocation with ESWC, this year's focus is primarily on the use of semantic web technologies.


LDAC aims at providing a forum for technical discussion on the topic of handling data in architecture and construction. A large part of the workshop is concerned with the use of (semantic) web technologies. Research is welcomed on the use of ontologies and vocabularies for representing building data, 3D geometry, product data, geospatial data, infrastructure data, HVAC data, sensor data, and so forth.

Additionally, the workshop welcomes work on how to combine these highly semantic datasets with other data sets, which in the case of architecture and construction consist mainly of geometry and sensor data streams. Using different data storage techniques (semantic data stores, time series databases, key-value stores), the purpose of the LDAC workshop is to investigate ways in which data can be combined into a complete and holistic set of available building data. Practical techniques of combining datasets in the current web-based and data-driven world are explored: Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Digital Twins, Building Information Modelling.

Finally, and most importantly, a number of industry cases are invited, presenting interesting ideas, use cases, solutions or experience reports related to practical applications 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.

Topics

The workshop topics include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Linking building data: product, properties, 3D, sensor data modelling
  • GIS - BIM integration using linked data approach
  • Knowledge graphs for existing buildings
  • Building-related ontologies: BRICK, IFC, BOT, OMG/FOG, OPM, DOT
  • Infrastructure modelling: rail, road, infra

  • Operational system integration
  • Semantic Digital Twins
  • Graph data modelling
  • Publishing Building Data on the Web
  • Linked building data management over time and stakeholders
  • Graph analytics and semantic data lakes
  • Visualization of construction data
  • Security and access control with RDF data

  • Ontology Engineering
  • Mapping and alignment of data or ontologies
  • Semantic enrichment for AEC Industry
  • Semantic web services: RDF, JSON-LD
  • Semantic query systems
  • Reasoning, rule systems, machine learning

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline (optional): February 15, 2022 (23h59 Hawaii Time - GMT-10)
Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2022 (23h59 Hawaii Time - GMT-10)
Notification of acceptance: March 21, 2022
Final paper submission: April 15, 2022

LDAC Workshop + ESWC Conference: 29 May - 2 June 2022

SUBMISSION

Scientific papers are welcome for submission in the LDAC2022 Easychair platform. Submit a paper of max. 12 pages (PDF) at https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ldac2022# before the submission deadline (March 1, 2022). Please follow the LNCS template (Word, LaTeX) and make a submission directly via EasyChair in PDF. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted submissions will be published as part of a separate volume of the CEUR-WS proceedings.

LOCAL ORGANISATION

Local organisation is in hands of the ESWC Workshops and Tutorials chairs.

LDAC COMMITTEE

This year's LDAC workshop organisation (review process, communication, planning, publication) is done by:

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

All submissions are reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee, which consists of the following members (to be confirmed):

  • Jakob Beetz
  • Jose Beirao
  • Calin Boje
  • Serge Chávez Feria
  • Andrea Cimmino Arriaga
  • Gonçal Costa
  • Aaron Costin
  • Daniela De-Luca
  • Iker Esnaola-Gonzalez
  • Alba Fernandez
  • Arianna Fonsati
  • Raúl García-Castro
  • Daniel Garijo
  • Al-Hakam Hamdan
  • Elio Hbeich
  • Tim-Jonathan Huyeng
  • Rui De Klerk
  • Thomas Krijnen
  • Sylvain Kubicki
  • Felix Larrinaga
  • Maxime Lefrançois
  • Haijiang Li
  • Kris McGlinn
  • James O'Donnell
  • Pieter Pauwels
  • María Poveda Villalón
  • Dimitrios Rovas
  • Ana Roxin
  • Georg Schneider
  • Madhumitha Senthilvel
  • Álvaro Sicilia
  • Walter Terkaj
  • Seppo Törmä
  • Anna Wagner
  • Jeroen Werbrouck

PROGRAM

The LDAC 2022 workshop will be organised as a single day workshop, within boundaries of the ESWC conference. This will include a keynote presentation, plenary research paper sessions, and an industry track at day's end. Papers of the plenary sessions are peer-reviewed by the Program Committee and will be published as part of a separate volume of the CEUR-WS proceedings.

9-10AM: Keynote presentation
10-12AM: Plenary session
13.30-15.30AM: Plenary session
16.00-18.00AM: Industry session

INDUSTRY TRACK

As part of the workshop, we invite companies to present interesting cases related to Linked Data in Architecture and Construction. We therefore invite you to submit your industry case, presenting an interesting idea, a use case, solution or your general experience reports related to practical applications of linked data at any stage of the construction lifecycle (design, construction, operations, facility management, retrofitting). Both success stories and discussions of obstacles in the way of adoption of presented technologies are welcome. Accepted submissions are presented and discussed in an industry session towards the end of the workshop day. Accepted submissions are presented and discussed in an industry session towards the end of the workshop day.