Context-Specific Multi-Model-Template Retrieval

  • Frank Hilbert
  • Raimar J. Scherer
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 380)


Although the construction industry, in contrast to the stationary industry, is characterized by One of a Kind fabrication, there can be found similarities in project, product, process and organizational structures. The focus of this paper is to identify relationships, roles and model types, which are often needed in a specific project context and summarize these similarities by the use of a collaboration ontology providing for Multi-Model logistics. Reference models on the one side and a model to describe the project context on the other side should ensure that all partners retrieve precisely situation-specific selections of the application models which are necessary for their tasks. Furthermore, a pilot scenario is presented, which evaluate this approach on an Azure Cloud collaboration platform. As a result, we obtain an approach, which allows simplified handling and reuse of complex project-, product- and collaboration-models in order to support the collaboration within a virtual Organization in Construction Industry.


Context model Multi-Model Project Collaboration Ontology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Hilbert
    • 1
  • Raimar J. Scherer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Construction InformaticsDresden University of TechnologyDresdenGermany

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