Jakob Beetz

publications projects educational activities

The general title of my PhD project is "Multi Agent Systems for Collaborative Design". The idea is to facilitate the use of external knowledge from various resources and domains for the use in a building design project. At design time, the desinger has to take many external factors into consideration that affect the qualtity and performance of the building- especially in the early phases of the desing. Unfortunatly though, much of these addtional factors are not accesible or take a long time to be calculated.

Instead of using a traditional 'monolithic' approach, the use of Multi Agent Systems (MAS) facilitate the semi-automated distribuition and retrival of computational resources in a network structure. These distributed resources, such as product and building law information, number crunching services and structured domain knowledge can be accessed by indipendendly acting software units that act on behalf of a user (or another agent, sub-contracting a task).

name: Dr. Dipl.-Ing. J. Beetz
function: Assistant Professor
organisation: Eindhoven University of Technology
email:
phone: +31 (0)40 247 2262
address: VRT 9.09
web page: http://www.ds.arch.tue.nl/jakob

publications


2013


Architecture, computing, and design assistance
Bhatt, M., Borrmann, A., Amor, R. and Beetz, J. 2013. "Architecture, computing, and design assistance." Automation in Construction. vol. 32. 161-164.

Exchange of parametric bridge models using a neutral data format
Ji, Y., Borrmann, A., Beetz, J. and Obergrießer, M. 2013. "Exchange of parametric bridge models using a neutral data format." Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

Implementation of a National 3D Standard : case of the Netherlands
Stoter, J., Beetz, J., Ledoux, H., Reuvers, M., Klooster, R., Janssen, P., Penninga, F., Zlatanova, S. and van den Brink, L. 2013. "Implementation of a National 3D Standard : case of the Netherlands." In Pouliot, J., Daniel, S., Hubert, F. and Zamydi, A.(eds.): Progress and New Trends in 3D Geoinformation Sciences. Springer.

2012

3D spatial information infrasturcture : the case of Port Rotterdam
Zlatanova, S. and Beetz, J. 2012. "3D spatial information infrasturcture : the case of Port Rotterdam." In Leduc, T, Moreau, G. and Billen, R.(eds.): Final Conference of the European Cost Action TU0801 : Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development.

Collaborative engineering with IFC : new insights and technology
van Berlo, L.A.H.M., Beetz, J., Bos, P., Hendriks, H. and van Tongeren, R.C.J. 2012. "Collaborative engineering with IFC : new insights and technology." In Gudnason, G. and Scherer, R.(eds.): 9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, July 25-27, 2012. Reykjavik, Iceland. New York: Routledge. 811-818.

Enhanced spontaneous emission from quantum dots in short photonic crystal waveguides
Hoang, T.B., Beetz, J., Midolo, L., Skacel, M., Lermer, M., Kamp, M., Höfling, S., Balet, L.P., Chauvin, N.J.G. and Fiore, A. 2012. "Enhanced spontaneous emission from quantum dots in short photonic crystal waveguides." Applied Physics Letters. vol. 100. no. 6.
Explauralisation : the experience of exploring architecture made audible
Krijnen, T., Beetz, J., Voorthuis, J.C.T. and de Vries, B. 2012. "Explauralisation : the experience of exploring architecture made audible." In Achten, H., Pavlicek, J., Hulín, J. and Matejovská, D.(eds.): Digital Physicality – Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, September 12-14, 2012, Volume 1. vol. 1. Prague, Czech Republic: eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) and CVUT, Faculty of Architecture. 593-599.
Façade elements based on optimised open cell structures : An Experimental modelling proces for the designer
Dominicus, M.M.T., ten Hoppe, L.D., Beetz, J., Pronk, A.D.C. and Mohammadi, M. 2012. "Façade elements based on optimised open cell structures : An Experimental modelling proces for the designer." In: Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning Conference (DDSS2012), 27-29 August 2012, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 1-8.

The role of smart home in smart real estate
Allameh, E., Heidari Jozam, M., de Vries, B., Timmermans, H.J.P., Beetz, J. and Mozaffar, F. 2012. "The role of smart home in smart real estate." Journal of European Real Estate Research. vol. 5. no. 2. 156-170.
Towards a Framework for a Domain Specific Open Query Language for Building Information Models
Mazairac, L.A.J. and Beetz, J. 2012. "Towards a Framework for a Domain Specific Open Query Language for Building Information Models." In Geyer, P., Borrmann, A., Rafiq, Y. and Wilde, P. de(eds.): International Workshop: Intelligent Computing in Engineering. München: Technische Universität München.

Widely tunable, efficient on-chip single photon sources at telecommunication wavelengths
Hoang, T.B., Beetz, J., Lermer, M., Midolo, L., Kamp, M., Höfling, S. and Fiore, A. 2012. "Widely tunable, efficient on-chip single photon sources at telecommunication wavelengths." Optics Express. vol. 20. no. 19. 21758-21765.

2011

Advances in the development and application of an open source model server for building information
Beetz, J., van Berlo, L.A.H.M., de Laat, R. and Bonsma, P. 2011. "Advances in the development and application of an open source model server for building information." In: Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of CIB W78, Sophia Antipolis, October 2011, France. 1-7.

ERES Awards 2011 - RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Best Paper on Housing: The Role of Smart Home in Smart Real Estate
Allameh, E., Heidari Jozam, M., de Vries, B., Timmermans, H.J.P., Beetz, J. and Mozaffar, F. 2011. "ERES Awards 2011 - RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Best Paper on Housing: The Role of Smart Home in Smart Real Estate."
Freedom through constraints : useroriented architectural design
Niemeijer, R.A., de Vries, B. and Beetz, J. 2011. "Freedom through constraints : useroriented architectural design." In Hartmann, T., de Wilde, P. and Rafiq, Y.(eds.): Proceedings of the 2011 EG-ICE Workshop, July 6-8 , 2011, Enschede, The Netherlands. 1-7.
Integration of Parametric Geometry into IFC-Bridge
Ji, Y., Beetz, J., Bonsma, P., Nisbet, N., Katz, C. and Borrmann, A. 2011. "Integration of Parametric Geometry into IFC-Bridge." In: Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference Forum Bauinformatik, 12-14 september 2011, Cork, Ireland.

Smart Home as a smart real estate : a state of the art review
Allameh, E., Heidari Jozam, M., de Vries, B., Timmermans, H.J.P. and Beetz, J. 2011. "Smart Home as a smart real estate : a state of the art review." In: 18th International Conference of European Real Estate Society, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Eindhoven: ERES 2011.

Waveguide superconducting single-photon detectors for integrated quantum photonic circuits
Sprengers, J.P., Gaggero, A., Sahin, D., Jahanmirinejad, S., Frucci, G., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Beetz, J., Lermer, M., Kamp, M., Höfling, S., Sanjines, R. and Fiore, A. 2011. "Waveguide superconducting single-photon detectors for integrated quantum photonic circuits." Applied Physics Letters. vol. 99. no. 18. 1-3.

2010

Bimserver.org - an Open Source IFC model server
Beetz, J., van Berlo, L.A.H.M., de Laat, R. and van den Helm, P. 2010. "Bimserver.org - an Open Source IFC model server." In: Proc. of. 27th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry CIB-W78, Cairo, November 2010. 1-8.
Constraint Soup - Interpreting Natural Language Architectural Constraints
Niemeijer, R.A., de Vries, B. and Beetz, J. 2010. "Constraint Soup - Interpreting Natural Language Architectural Constraints." In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering, Beijing, August 2010. Beijing: IEEE. 71-76.
Design Systems Group: Knowledge models for design and engineering (2005-2010)
de Vries, B., Beetz, J., Achten, H.H., Dijkstra, J. and Jessurun, A.J. 2010. "Design Systems Group: Knowledge models for design and engineering (2005-2010)." In Achten, H.H., de Vries, B. and Stappers, P.J.(eds.): Design Research in the Netherlands 2010: Proceedings of the Symposium held on 20-21 May 2010 Eindhoven University of Technology. Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
Designing with constraints - Towards mass customization in the housing industry
Niemeijer, R.A., de Vries, B. and Beetz, J. 2010. "Designing with constraints - Towards mass customization in the housing industry." In Timmermans, H.J.P. and de Vries, B.(eds.): 10th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Architecture,Building, and Planning.
Towards an open building information model server
Beetz, J., de Laat, R., van Berlo, L.A.H.M. and van den Helm, P. 2010. "Towards an open building information model server." In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference On Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology.
Towards spatial reasoning on building information models
Borrmann, A. and Beetz, J. 2010. "Towards spatial reasoning on building information models." In: Proc. of the 8th European Conference on Product and Process Modeling (ECPPM), Cork, September 2010. 1-6.

2009

Airport Schiphol - Behavioural Simulation of a Design Concept
Krijnen, T., Beetz, J. and de Vries, B. 2009. "Airport Schiphol - Behavioural Simulation of a Design Concept." In Cagdas, G and Coloakoglu, B(eds.): Computation : the new realm of architectural design : proceedings of the 27th conference on education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe, Istanbul, Sept. 2009. Istanbul: Cencler Printing. 559-565.
Building Product Catalogues on the Semantic Web
Beetz, J. and de Vries, B. 2009. "Building Product Catalogues on the Semantic Web." In Dikbas, A., Ergen, E. and Giritli, H.(eds.): Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow. Leiden: CRC Press. 221-227.
Check-mate: Automatic constraint checking of IFC models
Niemeijer, R.A., de Vries, B. and Beetz, J. 2009. "Check-mate: Automatic constraint checking of IFC models." In Dikbas, A, Ergen, E and Giritli, H(eds.): Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow. London: CRC Press. 479-486.

Facilitating distributed collaboration in the AEC/FM sector using Semantic Web Technologies
Beetz, J. 2009. "Facilitating distributed collaboration in the AEC/FM sector using Semantic Web Technologies." Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

IfcOWL: A case of transforming EXPRESS schemas into ontologies
Beetz, J., van Leeuwen, J.P. and de Vries, B. 2009. "IfcOWL: A case of transforming EXPRESS schemas into ontologies." Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing. vol. 23. no. Special Issue 01. 89-101.
One size fits none – A user interface for constraint-based design
Niemeijer, R.A., de Vries, B. and Beetz, J. 2009. "One size fits none – A user interface for constraint-based design." In: ACADIA 09: reForm() – Association for Computer Aided Design. Chicago: ACADIA. 245-247.
What happened to collaborative design?
Achten, H.H. and Beetz, J. 2009. "What happened to collaborative design?." In Cagdas, G. and Gulen, C.(eds.): Computation: The new realm of architectural design - Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe. Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University & Yildiz Technical University. 357-365.

2008

Identifying technical obstacles for a constraint-based mass customization system
Niemeijer, R.A., de Vries, B. and Beetz, J. 2008. "Identifying technical obstacles for a constraint-based mass customization system." In: 9th International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Leende, July 2008. 1-15.

2007

RFD-based distributed functional part specifications for the facilitation of service-based architecture
Beetz, J., de Vries, B. and van Leeuwen, J.P. 2007. "RFD-based distributed functional part specifications for the facilitation of service-based architecture." In Rebolj, D.(ed.): Proceedings of the 24th W78 Conference, Maribor, Slovenia, June 2007. 183-188.

2006

Distributed Collaboration in the Context of the Semantic Web
Beetz, J., van Leeuwen, J.P. and de Vries, B. 2006. "Distributed Collaboration in the Context of the Semantic Web." In van Leeuwen, J.P. and Timmermans, H.J.P.(eds.): Progress in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Eindhoven: Eindhoven University of Technology. 313-323.
Towards a topological reasoning service for IFC-based building information models in a Semantic Web context
Beetz, J., van Leeuwen, J.P. and de Vries, B. 2006. "Towards a topological reasoning service for IFC-based building information models in a Semantic Web context." In Rivard, H., Cheung, M.M.S., Melhem, H.G., Miresco, E.T., Amor, R. and Ribeiro, F.L.(eds.): Building on IT - Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering. 3426-3435.

2005

An Ontology Web Language Notation of the Industry Foundation Classes
Beetz, J., van Leeuwen, J.P. and de Vries, B. 2005. "An Ontology Web Language Notation of the Industry Foundation Classes." In Scherer, R.J., Katranuschkov, P. and Sconfke, S.-E(eds.): Proceedings of the 22nd CIB W78 Conference on Information Technology in Construction. Dresden: Technical University of Dresden. 193-198.

2004

Towards a Multi Agent System for the Support of Collaborative Design - Assembling a toolbox for the creation of a proof of concept
Beetz, J., van Leeuwen, J.P. and de Vries, B. 2004. "Towards a Multi Agent System for the Support of Collaborative Design - Assembling a toolbox for the creation of a proof of concept." In van Leeuwen, J.P. and Timmermans, H.J.P.(eds.): Developments in Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning. Eindhoven University of Technology. 269-280.

projects

2006 - 2007  COINS praktijkprojecten
2006  CROW-OB
2006  IFC to OWL Transformer to Facilitate Business Object Generation
2006  Harmonization of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and the STABU LexiCon taxonomy
2004 - 2008  Multi-Agent System for Collaborative Design

educational activities

7e200  3D Visualization
7e300  International CA(A)D and BIM course
7m060  Computer Aided Design
7m065  Computer Aided Design, oefening
7m254  Design and Presentation with ICT
7m545  Graduation project DDSS: pre-study
7m690  Urban and Architectural Design with CAD
7m842  Free Form Design
7ms15  Masterproject 1 DDSS
7ms25  Masterproject 2 DDSS