Stefan Soucek

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Building automation systems (BAS) provide automatic control of the conditions of indoor environments. The historical root and still core domain of BAS is the automation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in large functional buildings. Their primary goal is to realize significant savings in energy and reduce cost. Yet the reach of BAS has(More)
The popularity of network-based control systems (NBCS) is continuously growing. One of the most intriguing aspects is the transportation of control network data over IP-based networks using accepted standards such as EIA-852. To a large extent the actual quality of control (QoC) in such systems depends on the network timing such as delay and delay jitter.(More)
This article gives an overview of the general concepts, underlying technologies, similarities, and differences in the factory and building automation fields and explores issues and trends. Particular emphasis is put on the information aspects in automation, such as communication and integration, that used to be a central topic during the last few decades(More)
Building automation systems (BAS) are widely deployed in modern buildings. They are typically engineered adhering to the classical, hierarchical 3-layer model, which has served well in the past but is reaching its limits in complex BAS. The move to more integrated building services also requires tighter integration of the mostly heterogeneous technologies.(More)
Die Gebäudeautomatisierung hat in den letzten Jahren einen substanziellen Wandel erfahren. Ist man früher von Fragestellungen wie ,,Wie kann ich mein Licht einund ausschalten?‘‘ bzw. ,,Wie kann ich meine Heizung steuern?‘‘ ausgegangen, hat man nun erkannt, dass ein Gebäude der Ort vieler Prozesse ist, die mit Hilfe der Informationstechnologie optimiert und(More)
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