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Title: A Cyber-physical middleware platform for buildings in smart cities
Authors: Kalluri, Balaji
Miller, Clayton Carl 
Seshadri, Barath
Schlueter, Arno
Keywords: middleware
building management system
3for2 office
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2018
Citation: Kalluri, Balaji, Miller, Clayton Carl, Seshadri, Barath, Schlueter, Arno (2018-10-04). A Cyber-physical middleware platform for buildings in smart cities. Advances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the realm of smart cities, tools for intelligent, real-time building energy management at the urban-scale are still evolving. Today, most commercial buildings have a dedicated Building Management System (BMS) to manage operations on-site efficiently; but there is no unified approach involving multiple stakeholders to manage them cooperatively in a district or urban scale. Thus, we formulate the following research question: ’What is a feasible structure and what are the relevant components of a middleware that is easy to integrate within existing BMS/EMS and scalable for application in smart cities?’. To address this knowledge gap, this article proposes a new integrated and non-intrusive approach to cyber-physical middleware design using open-source tools. The implementation of proposed middleware in a case study buildingscale project in Singapore is presented. Several features are analyzed to understand the relevance and scalability of proposed middleware as a technology enabler for smart building management in cities. The experiences and lessons learned from this project can be extrapolated to the urban-scale as more buildings are equipped with such systems. For this purpose, middleware code is also made available as open-source.
Source Title: Advances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering
ISBN: 9783030002206
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