Towards systematic reliability modeling of smart buildings

Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Elena Markoska, Hamid Reza Shaker

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Building Management Systems (BMS) monitor and control smart buildings. We are witnessing a trend of BMS becoming increasingly sophisticated and delivering more advanced services. The downside of this is that the complexity of BMS is also increasing, thus, making smart buildings vulnerable to various malfunctions and faults. We anticipate that reliability of smart buildings will be gaining in importance, especially for BMS of critical buildings, such as hospitals or buildings that host emergency services or store sensitive materials or technologies, whose unreliable operation could have catastrophic consequences. The assistance, however, is in the large amounts of easily available data that implies possibilities for development of highly accurate reliability models. Cloud computing can be also utilized to support collaborative sharing and benefitting from each other building's data. To utilize all of the above stated, we have developed a cloud-based BMS reliability analysis framework that we describe and illustrate in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
EditorsVictor Chan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781538634288
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2017Dec 6 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2017 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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