Ontologies for Urban Development

  • Jacques Teller
  • John R. Lee
  • Catherine Roussey

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Keynote Reflections

  4. Urban Planning Ontologies

    1. Nikhil Kaza, Lewis D. Hopkins
      Pages 47-59
    2. Claudine Métral, Gilles Falquet, Mathieu Vonlanthen
      Pages 61-72
    3. Luis Manuel Vilches Blázquez, Miguel Ángel Bernabé Poveda, Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Antonio F. Rodríguez Pascual
      Pages 73-84
  5. Urban Morphology and Systems

  6. Engineering Methods for Ontologies

    1. Christophe Chaidron, Roland Billen, Jacques Teller
      Pages 131-141
    2. Chantal Berdier, Catherine Roussey
      Pages 143-155
    3. J. Nogueras-Iso, F. J. López, J. Lacasta, F. J. Zarazaga-Soria, P. R. Muro-Medrano
      Pages 157-167
  7. Architecture and Construction Sector

About this book


Action C21 of the European programme for Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST— is dedicated to investigating urban ontologies for an improved communication in urban civil engineering projects. The Action, known informally as "Towntology", brings together a large and heterogeneous grouping from across Europe, whose interests range from construction to urban tourism and from transport infrastructure to resource visualisation. On 6-7 November 2006, in Geneva, the Action convened a successful workshop to address emerging issues in the field. This volume presents the contributions to that workshop, in many cases revised afterwards to capture some of the outcomes of discussion.

Many of these contributions are from members of the Towntology group, but there are also contributions from other European researchers, and from researchers in the US. The volume represents a valuable overview of major current issues in the field of urban ontologies and encapsulates many useful and different approaches. We hope that it will serve not only as a worthy outcome of Action C21, but also as a valuable resource for a wide range of researchers.


Computational Intelligenc Urban Development architecture civil engineering communication construction databases evolution linear optimization model ontology system analysis uncertainty visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Teller
    • 1
  • John R. Lee
    • 2
  • Catherine Roussey
    • 3
  1. 1.Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lab. of Architectural MethodologyLEMA Université de LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.School of Arts, Culture and Environment Graduate SchoolUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  3. 3.Laboratoire d'Informatique en Images et Systèmes d'informationUniversité de LyonLyon

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71975-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71976-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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