Volume 6 Number 11 (Nov. 2011)
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JSW 2011 Vol.6(11): 2209-2216 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.11.2209-2216

Integrating Building Automation Systems based on Web Services

Bai Jianbo, Hao Yuzhe, Miao Guochang
College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

Abstract—It is of great advantage to integrate building automation systems (BAS) in intelligent buildings using networks (LAN or WAN).This paper addresses three technical issues in the integration of BASs. One is the integration between BASs and existing enterprise applications. The second is the integration of BASs which adopt different international standardized protocols. The third is the integration of building automation subsystems. The “intelligence” of intelligent buildings is still more of a promise than a reality. As a new generation of Internet communication technologies, Web Services are becoming an increasingly popular middleware technology, which provides new solutions to overcome above problems. The paper analyses the development history and current problems of the BAS industry, proposes that Web Services based on XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI are the best answer in solving the integration problems of BASs. The framework model and realization principles of BAS based on Web Services are also described. The technologies have been used to develop a building management system (BMS) for a real intelligent building successfully.

Index Terms—Building automation system, intelligent building, Protocol, Web Services, System integration

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Cite: Bai Jianbo, Hao Yuzhe, Miao Guochang, "Integrating Building Automation Systems based on Web Services," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 2209-2216, 2011.

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