Title: IBRDML – a unified XML-based description of resources and activities in intelligent buildings

Authors: E.M. Zavalla, M.L. Martin

Addresses: Instituto de Automatica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Avda. San Martin - oeste, J5400ARL, San Juan, Argentina. ' Instituto de Automatica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Avda. San Martin - oeste, J5400ARL, San Juan, Argentina

Abstract: The present work proposes a standardised and flexible model of the semantics required to enunciate the structures and activities in intelligent buildings using a descriptive language formalised in a DTD of XML. The use of XML documents to model buildings allow the hierarchy of the existing building containers to be explicitly shown, nsure the portability of the model between various systems and achieve a natural mapping of the building components as regards the software in charge of managing them. This new representation model eliminates the presence of database driven management systems, thus giving rise to more simple and compact developments, as well as solving numerous configuration and development problems. Moreover, the availability of tools for transforming XML documents based on XSL enhance the model|s portability between various systems through simply applying an XSLT template.

Keywords: intelligent buildings; control; monitoring; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2004.003839

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004 Vol.20 No.1/2/3, pp.102 - 111

Published online: 27 Jan 2004 *

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