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The effective creation of Virtual Enterprises emerges of a previous work and environment called recently as Virtual Organisations Breeding Environment. The framework here proposed is one of the results of five years research project in the field of Collaborative Network Organisations. This paper describes a framework to create and support the Virtual(More)
The paper focuses upon the contribution which adequate use of the latest development in Information and Communication Technologies can make to the enhancement, development and improvement of professional expertise in the Construction domain. The paper is based on the e-COGNOS project, which aims at specifying and developing an open model-based(More)
This paper presents a three-step approach for interoperabilising heterogeneous semantic resources. Firstly, we construct homogeneous representations of these resources in a pivot format, namely OWL DL, with respect to the semantics expressed by the original representation languages. Secondly, mappings are established between concepts of these homogenised(More)
Semantic Resources (SRs) such as ontologies and taxonomies are used in many sectors for various purposes. In the Construction domain they are used to facilitate software application inter-working, and improve communication and understanding among the various stakeholders operating on a project. This paper describes the methodology used in the FUNSIEC(More)
The present article describes the development of a standard-based software infrastructure, supported by the Service Oriented Architecture paradigm, for the management of complex distributed energy systems where efficient energy production, distribution and consumption are considered. The work has been developed on the context of the NEMO&CODED project(More)
Protection in distributed energy systems depends on the operation of a set of coordinated protective devices spread around the power system. Usually these devices encompass some communication skills and can be remotely operated by energy management systems. Despite this interaction readiness, most of them rely only on non-standard communication protocols(More)
This paper presents the framework to support the interoperability among Semantic Resources1 (SRs) proposed by the FUNSIEC project. FUNSIEC aims at studying the feasibility of building and maintaining an Open Semantic Infrastructure for the European Construction Sector (OSIECS). FUNSIEC adopted a layered approach where the SRs are mapped at the metaschema(More)
This paper gives an overview of a formal ontological approach of conformance models for regulations in Construction aiming at answering the research question: “is an IFC-represented building project compliant to a set of construction rules?” The study analyses three key subtasks: (i) transformation of the IFC of the construction project; (ii) regulations(More)
This paper discusses the semantic interoperability in the Construction sector, from the viewpoint of the FUNSIEC project. Shortly, FUNSIEC project aimed to answer the following question: is it feasible to establish semantic mappings amongst Semantic Resources (SRs) specifically created for the Construction sector? This quest has been answered positively(More)