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Progress towards the objectives


Objective 3. development of a model for the interior zoning of the flat; METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
Cybernetic approach of systemic analysis and synthesis.
INSTRUMENTS
“Raumbuch” (an inventory of spaces in the building); project management instruments like the operational structure and the operational plan
WORK PERFORMED:
The method employed is still a cybernetic one, coming from computer science. The philosophical concept of ontology is transposed today into computer science. Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence or reality in general, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. In computer science, ontology is a formal representation of a set of concepts within a domain and the relationships between those concepts. In recent days ontology based approaches gained terrain also in architecture and urban planning. This concept is adequate for the representation of relationships between the spaces in a building as well, and their operational structure.
Research was done on background information what ontology means, how it can be employed etc.
RESULTS:
Participation in the COST action with possibilities to enlarge the prospects from the project with national funding with which it was adhered to the action, which, being concerned with the impact of earthquake hazards, can be related to the vulnerability given by the layout of architectural plans and the architectural and environmental value of building elements which define spaces.
Proposals for participation in new actions: a residential fellowship approved at Collegium Budapest and a pending approval of being member in the project team for Ontology and Taxonomy of earthquake risk from the part of the World Housing Encyclopedia, in a consortium from the Global Earthquake Model, thus building upon previous work used also at objective 1.
Applied for a distance learning Masters in Computer Science of the Fernuniversität Hagen.
RELEVANCE:
Through the new concept opening up new research directions and possibilities for follow up projects and career enrichment.
TRAINING RECEIVED:
Training school in the Netherlands, 2009 (within the COST action scheme).