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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/infrastructures6040051
Title: BIM-based description of intelligent transportation systems for roads
Language: English
Authors: Mirboland, Mahsa 
Smarsly, Kay 
Keywords: intelligent transportation systems;semantic modeling;Building Information Modeling (BIM);Industry Foundation Classes (IFC);vehicular cloud;EXPRESS;STEP
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2021
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Infrastructures 6 (4): 51 (2021)
Journal or Series Name: Infrastructures 
Abstract (english): 
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) provide safer, greener, and more convenient mobility, while reducing the impact on the environment. In recent years, simulation platforms have been employed to study ITS applications, mostly focusing on traffic-related simulations. Despite several research studies on ITS applications and simulation platforms, formal semantic descriptions of intelligent transportation systems have not been addressed yet. In this paper, a semantic model describing intelligent transportation systems for roads is proposed. The semantic model is devised to provide a basis for designing ITS simulation platforms. Building upon the semantic model, an extension to an open building information modeling (BIM) standard, i.e., the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) schema, is presented. The IFC schema extension is verified and validated using a BIM-based simulation scenario of ITS for roads. It is shown that the proposed IFC-compliant description of ITS for roads provides a formal basis for generating BIM-based simulations and hence facilitates ITS infrastructure modeling in BIM projects. It is concluded that the present work represents a cornerstone for designing BIM-based ITS simulation platforms. In future endeavors, potential standardization and formalization efforts may be discussed.
DOI: 10.15480/882.3414
ISSN: 2412-3811
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/infrastructures6040051
Institute: Digitales und autonomes Bauen B-1 
Document Type: Article
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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