‘Self-Organising, Co-operative and Robust Building Automation’

SCUBA will create a novel architecture, services, and engineering methodologies for robust, adaptive, self-organising, and cooperating monitoring and control systems to address the current problems of heterogeneity and interoperability, installation and commissioning complexity, and adaptability and robustness in the building monitoring and control space. SCUBA will develop semantic models for devices, systems and building management applications and will contribute to their standardisation to improve interoperability. SCUBA will provide a proof of concept of this approach by demonstrating how self-organisation will lead to simpler engineering, commissioning, and maintenance and how cooperation among heterogeneous, multi-vendor building monitoring and control systems will make the system more adaptive and robust in real building management applications.

People & Role

Dirk Pesch (Co-Ordinator), Susan Rea (Project Manager), Alan McGibney (Technical Lead), Davide Pusceddu (Research Engineer)


Royal Philips Electronics, United Technologies Corporation Ireland, Schneider Electric, Ennovatis, Dresden University of Technology, Embedded Systems Institute, CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission)

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