With an increase in the use of computer software, technologies and automation such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), the built environment and the architecture, engineering, construction and operation industry (AEOC) have been experiencing a transformation that has greatly improved their industry.
Due to a surge in the application of these technologies within the AEOC industry, a sharing of information was needed and a workshop was created to “provide a focused overview on technical and applied research on the usage of semantic web, linked data, and web of data technologies for the AECO industry,” according to Dr. Aaron Costin, assistant professor in the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management. Dr. Costin also served as the workshop chair.
A Workshop on “Linked Building Data and Semantic Web Technologies 2019” (WLS2019) was hosted by the University of Florida on September 29 through October 1, 2019, with sponsorship from the College of Design, Construction and Planning and co-hosted with Infotech, Inc. Presenters from industry, government agencies, and academia discussed a variety of topics during the 3-day workshop. The workshop generated a Proceedings titled “Future of Information Exchanged and Interoperability,” which was edited by Dr. Costin who is also a UFTI affiliate.
Workshop presenters included UFTI Director Dr. Lily Elefteriadou whose presentation “Capitalizing on Autonomy, Connectivity, and other Advanced Technologies to Enhance Mobility and Safety: The I-STREET Testbed” discussed the opportunities presented by the I-STREET real-world testbed.