Organiser: BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU)
Halle 9.1 Stand E60

The lecture series entitled offers an attractive mix of valuable information regarding the staggering advancements in the field of building automation, and will be hosted daily at the market place OPEN BUILDING AUTOMATION throughout the Light + Building. The central theme will be the interoperability beyond the standards, with new applications and products, tools and evaluation systems.

The 15-minute presentations will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the lecture arena E60 in Hall 9.1.

The lecture series program is also available online at

The majority of presentations will be posted on the BACnet Interest Group Europe’s (BIG-EU) YouTube channel:

Building automation in transition: Project Haystack, Fairhair Alliance, Thread Group

Building automation and control technology are in transition. IoT-driven offerings are increasingly intertwined with traditional solutions. Whereas in the past, open networking within building automation maximized investment security, today there is further potential for cost reduction and new synergies between building, energy, IT, transmission and industrial systems.

The lecture program will feature a series of ground-breaking business ventures aimed at facilitating the Internet of Things (IoT) for commercial use in buildings. The Fairhair Alliance will be introducing new network security techniques in the IoT of commercial real estate. The Thread Group will then present its mesh network technology for connecting the standards in the IoT. The Project Haystack will demonstrate its innovative approach to semantic tagging, which unifies all building industries and standards.

Future topics: Cyber Security, BIM and Building Analytics

The BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) and the KNX Association will demonstrate how the major communication standards for home and building automation represent network security in the IoT, with their lectures on "Cyber Security in BACnet Systems" and "IP and Data Security with KNX". In addition to the OPC Foundation, eu.bac, EnOcean and IP500, numerous related associations will also be presenting their take on these future topics.

Regarding the future of building planning, Professor Klaus Kabitzsch will offer insight into the design of smart building systems from a scientific perspective. Professor Michael Krödel will then lead a talk about the Smart Building Planning Process, which covers the 5-step process towards IoT buildings.

Several start-ups will be presenting innovative business ideas, like the concept of Aedifion. This young company shows new ways of data analysis as well as implementing 3D visualization for building optimization. Further lectures on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Building Analytics will be offered as well.

The lecture series will conclude with innovative perspectives concerning the new generation of devices from the exhibitors and members of the BACnet and LonMark associations. The lecture series program "" is geared towards visitors of Light+Building trade fair. It welcomes designers, builders and operators of buildings, as well as technology and service providers.