CDC: Smart Buildings: A Status Quo Check

On December 16 2018, at the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Professors Rong Su, Costas Spanos, and Xie Lihua spoke at the workshop on Smart Buildings: A Status Quo Check. Co-organised by Prof Rong Su, the workshop was held to report and showcase several recent technical progresses related to smart buildings at both individual and program levels, and some visionary discussions on the roles of IoT and formal design methods. It was also held to identify challenges ahead which, although hindering the current research efforts, are critical for developing smart buildings, in order to arouse more interests and efforts at a broader societal level to ensure R&D sustainability. Prof Xie spoke on the indoor positioning systems: some recent development and challenges; Prof Su expanded on the topic of IoT-based HVAC scheduling for smart buildings; and Prof Spanos discussed on designing a living laboratory for building energy efficiency in the Tropics.

More details of the workshop can be found here: