September 14 - 16, 2016
Dresden, Germany

BauSIM 2016

The Conference BauSIM 2016 is dedicated to various areas of simulation-based planning tools for constructions and will follow the tradition of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. The program addresses diverse technologies of application and further developments of modern simulation-based planning tools for all application fields of building research.

Under the guiding theme “Building – System – Human”, a particular reference to building energy systems and services is implemented. These topics have deeply influenced the development of the BauSIM in the recent years. From developer’s point of view, this provides valuable input to the continuing development of planning tools and their application.


1. Building – System – Human
· User behavior and intelligent buildings
   · Integration of functions of active facades
   · Thermal comfort / physiology
   · Indoor climate, indoor air quality and indoor air movement
   · Technical building services
   · Sound insulation, acoustics and light

2. Modeling and simulation of building life cycle

· Digital planning and interoperability
   · Simulation based planning tools
   · Integrated assessment methods
   · Algorithms for computer based sampling and detection methods
   · Model-based control and process optimization
   · Hardware in the loop simulation
   · Coupling of building- and plant simulation
   · Tools for building and district simulation

3. Numerical procedures, optimizing and implementation

· Mathematic methods for differential equations and equation systems
   · Model order reduction and symbolic analysis, compiler development
   · Libraries for optimization and parallelization
   · Solution methods for differential algebraic equation systems (DAEs)
   · Numerical fluid mechanics (CFD) methods
   · Interdisciplinary optimization approach

4. Dataflow, coupling of simulation programs 
   · Data models and interfaces 
   · Co-simulation, model exchange
   · Interoperability, building information models (BIM)

5. Product data, databases
· Data structures, formats, standards for databases 
   · Data availability, data quality
   · Data acquisition, data archiving and processing
   · Legal aspects - verifiability/traceability/replicability

6. Validation scenarios, quality management
· Parameterization, calibration and quality assessment of models
   · Development of reference solutions for standards
   · Display and long-time archiving methods of Solutions

7. Energy-related building monitoring & optimizing operations
· Setup and commissioning of monitoring systems
  · Data management und analysis of monitoring systems 
  · Strategies of energy-efficiency optimizing operation 
  · Comparisons and evaluation of simulation vs. measured data

8. Teaching, training & further education in the field of Simulation

9. Knowledge transfer into simulation practice / case studies


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The conference is supported by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.