American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture
ISSN (Print): 2328-398X ISSN (Online): 2328-3998 Website: Editor-in-chief: Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal
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Special Issue "Big data analytics in Smart Buildings"

A special issue of American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture (ISSN 2328-3998).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Jia Hu
Philips Research North America

Special Issue Information

Smart buildings use information technology to connect a variety of subsystems to optimize total building performance. A smart building achieves significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials. Buildings generates huge amount of data from the initial design stage to operation. Big data revolutionaries the traditional view of building functions. A building element is not an isolated entity but involved in a connected system. Big data analytics provide new potentials of optimizing occupants’ environment (e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation) at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. This special issue will cover all aspect of big data analytics in smart building from design to operation, from construction management to facility management. This issue will attract attentions from both academia and industry.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include

(1) Big data in building design:

  • • Lighting/daylighting system design
  • • Building energy and lighting simulation
  • • Building retrofit

(2) Big data in building control:

  • • Smart lighting control
  • • Smart HVAC control
  • • Envelop control

(3) Big data in building management:

  • • Project bidding
  • • Risk management
  • • Project delivery system

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2015
Final Version Due: July 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 01, 2015

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Jia Hu at the address: <>