Note: Schedule has been updated and is final.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (joint with SenSys)

4:30pm - 7:30pm
Trip to Computer History Museum
7:30pm -
BuildSys/SenSys Banquet
Note: Full paper talks are 20 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions) and short paper talks are 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes for questions).

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

8:30am - 9:00am
Networking Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote Talk (joint with SenSys) : Sanjit Biswas (Founder and CEO of Samsara)
10:00am - 10:30am
10:30am - 10:45am
Opening Remarks
10:45am - 12:00pm

Non-Intrusive Data Analytics (Session chair: Jorge Ortiz)

12:00pm - 1:15pm
1:15pm - 2:45pm

Data Driven Buildings and Cities (Session chair: Rishee Jain)

  • Robust Anomaly Detection for Large-Scale Sensor Data
    Aniket Chakrabarti (Ohio State University), Manish Marwah (Hewlett-Packard Labs), Martin Arlitt (Hewlett-Packard Labs)
  • BRICK: Towards a Unified Metadata Schema For Buildings (Audience Choice Award, Best Paper Award Finalist)
    Bharathan Balaji (UCLA), Arka Bhattacharya (UCB), Gabe Fierro (UCB), Jingkun Gao (CMU), Joshua Gluck (CMU), Dezhi Hong (UVA), Aslak Johansen (SDU), Jason Koh (UCSD), Joern Ploennigs (IBM), Yuvraj Agarwal (CMU), Mario Berges (CMU), David Culler (UCB), Rajesh Gupta (UCSD), Mikkel Baun Kjaegaard (SDU), Kamin Whitehouse (UVA)
  • Analyzing Energy Usage on a City-scale using Utility Smart Meters
    Srinivasan Iyengar (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Stephen Lee (University of Massachusetts Amherst), David Irwin (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Prashant Shenoy (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Short Paper: Hypertemporal Imaging of NYC Grid Dynamics
    Federica B. Bianco (Center for Urban Science and Progress - NYU), Steven E. Koonin (Center for Urban Science and Progress - NYU), Charlie Mydlarz (Center for Urban Science and Progress - NYU), Mohit S. Sharma (Center for Urban Science and Progress - NYU)
2:45pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Lets Get Personal (Session chair: Fred Jiang)

4:30pm - 4:45pm
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Two-minute Madness (Session chair: Nilanjan Banerjee)
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Poster/Demo Reception (Session chair: Nilanjan Banerjee)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

8:30am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:45am
Keynote Talk : Chris Greer (Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, NIST Engineering Laboratory)
9:45am - 10:50am

Grid Integration and Demand Response (Session chair: Jin Wen)

10:50am - 11:05am
11:05am - 12:10pm

Improving Building Management and Control (Session chair: Srinivasan Keshav)

12:10pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3:10pm

Occupancy Detection and Monitoring (Session chair: Manish Marwah)

3:10pm - 3:25pm
3:25pm - 4:10pm
Panel Session (Session chair: Madhur Behl)

Title: Data-Driven Insights for Built Environments - Recent Developments and Future Challenges.
  • Participants: Erik Paulson (Data Scientist, Johnson Controls), Martha Amram (Founder & CEO, WattzOn), Sampath Gomatam (VP Product, BuildingIQ), Andrew Krioukov/Stephen Dawson (Co-Founder(s) Comfy), and Mehdi Maasoumy (Senior Data Scientist, C3IoT)
4:10pm - 4:25pm
4:25pm - 5:30pm

Designing Smarter Buildings (Session chair: Farrokh Karimi)

5:30pm - 6:00pm
BuildSys Awards and Closing Remarks

List of accepted posters

List of accepted demos

  • Demo Abstract: A Virtual Testbed for Net Zero Energy Communities
    Dong He (Chongqing University), Sen Huang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Wangda Zuo (University of Miami), Raymond Kaiser (Amzur Technologies, Inc.)
  • Demo Abstract: Acoustic Signal Processing for Anomaly Detection in Machine Room Environments
    Bong Jun Ko (IBM Research), Jorge Ortiz (IBM Research), Theodoros Salonidis (IBM Research), Maroun Touma (IBM Research), Dinesh Verma (IBM Research), Shiqiang Wang (IBM Research), Xiping Wang (IBM Research), David Wood (IBM Research)
  • Demo Abstract: Demonstrating OccuRE: an Occupancy REasoning Platform for Occupancy-driven Applications
    Fisayo Caleb Sangoboye (University of Southern Denmark), Aslak Johansen (University of Southern Denmark), Emil Holmegaard (University of Southern Denmark), Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Demo Abstract: Swarm Gateway
    Bradford Campbell (University of Michigan), Branden Ghena (University of Michigan), Ye-Sheng Kuo (University of Michigan), Prabal Dutta (University of Michigan)
  • Demo Abstract: Portable Queries Using the Brick Schema for Building Applications (Best Demo Award)
    Bharathan Balaji (University of California, Los Angeles), Arka Bhattacharya (University of California, Berkeley), Gabe Fierro (University of California, Berkeley), Jingkun Gao (Carnegie Mellon University), Joshua Gluck (Carnegie Mellon University), Dezhi Hong (University of Virginia), Aslak Johansen (University of Southern Denmark), Jason Koh (University of California, San Diego), Yuvraj Agarwal (Carnegie Mellon University), Mario Berges (Carnegie Mellon University), David Culler (University of California, Berkeley), Rajesh Gupta (University of California, San Diego), Mikkel Baun Kjaergaard (University of Southern Denmark), Joern Ploennigs (IBM Research - Ireland), Mani Srivastava (University of California, Los Angeles), Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)