Publications and deliverables

Deliverable 5.1


Rule deduction report

Due date:


Executive summary:

In the HumBAS project, a system has been developed to gather user feedback to get information about the current office environment regarding the thermal, optical, acoustic comfort level. In this report, we show how this user information can be used to create commands for the building automation system to improve the user comfort in the building. In D5.2, the definition of a description language to enable formulation of rules has been discussed. The Drools software have been selected to describe and process the rules. Drools is a business-rule management system with a forward-chaining and backward-chaining inference-based rules engine, allowing fast and reliable evaluation of business rules and complex event processing. A rules engine is also a fundamental building block to create an expert system which, in artificial intelligence, is a computer system that emulates the decision-making ability of a human expert. The aim of this document is to describe the current state of the art of rule-based systems in the area of facility management und building automation systems (BAS). The second part of the report covers the identification of rules to detect problems and suggest solutions. How the expert knowledge of facility management can be formalized in a set of rules as well as a proof-of-concept implementation of the rule execution engine is described in D5.2.