BACnet Testing Symposium

University of New Hampshire

October 6–7, 2018

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About the Symposium

The world’s first International BACnet Testing Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn about tools and technologies for BACnet testing while networking with experts from around the world. Thought leaders, technical experts, quality assurance engineers and highly experienced BACnet testing organizations will come together to review the state of the art and explore the future of BACnet testing.

The symposium will include a day and half of educational sessions, discussions and networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with experts from Europe, North America, India and around the world, including Duffy O’Craven (BTL Manager), Emily Hayes (Chair of the BTL Working Group), Mike Osborne (Chair of SSPC-135) as well as Mike Newman, Steve Bushby and other founding members of the BACnet community.

Highlights of the Symposium will include:

Why Attend?

The International BACnet Testing Symposium is a unique opportunity to learn, share and connect with experts in BACnet product development and testing. If you are involved in BACnet product testing for quality assurance or BTL certification, or if you are engaged in test tool development or have an interest in BACnet product testing, this Symposium is for you!

Enhance your knowledge, further develop your skills, discover the latest methodologies and methods, and bring back to your team information to improve your testing processes and garner greater results.

Please note, all conference proceedings including sessions and printed and published materials, will be conducted in English.

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Featured Speakers

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Tim Carlin
Senior Executive, Software Development, UNH-IOL

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Nils Fritz
CEO, MBS GmbH

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Duffy O’Craven
BTL Manager, BACnet International

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Michael Osborne P.Eng
Firmware Manager / Chair ASHRAE SSPC 135 (BACnet)

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Andy McMillan
President & Managing Director, BACnet International

Featured Sessions

The symposium will include a variety of sessions over a day and a half. Along with several keynote speakers to frame the past and future of BACnet testing, the symposium will include technical and test tool architectural sessions as well as educational sessions.

Remote Testing Architectures, Processes, and Pitfalls

This presentation will cover some of the different architectures used to tackle remote testing. Depending on these architectures, careful thought must be taken about what kind of traffic will be transferred, and across what types of administrative domains, as well as how to achieve a workable protocol connection.

About Tim Carlin

Tim Carlin is the UNH-IOL's Senior Executive of Software Development. In this role he leads a team of developers towards expanding the IOL’s software development capabilities and reach. He is an expert in a wide-range of networking technologies including IPv6, IPSec, RDMA, SIP, and BACnet. Tim is married with 2 young children and a dog and enjoys all things sporting and outdoors.

Conformance Testing vs. Integration Testing

This session will focus on a configurable, automated tool for testing BACnet system implementations for compliance with user-specified BACnet capability requirements. The philosophy and architecture of the tool will be discussed. In addition, the benefits of the tool to building owner/operators as well as system integrators will be described. A demonstration of the tool will be available during conference breaks.

About Nils Fritz

Fritz joined MBS GmbH back in 2003. After initially working on the development of universal gateways for building automation, he took on the role of Head Support Engineer in 2005. Fritz was assigned responsibility for the operational business of MBS GmbH in 2010. In this role, he coordinated support, marketing and sales activities, and managed the BACnet test laboratory. In 2016 he became CEO.

Statistics and Insights from Ten Years of Testing

This session will explore information gathered from 10 years of BTL testing. Data drawn from over 200 product tests will provide the basis for discussion of typical defect rates, most common implementation errors and test strategies for accelerated defect identification. This session will be of particular interest to BACnet product developers, QA engineers and test process managers.

About Duffy O‘Craven

38 years into a programming career, Duffy O'Craven still loves to make computers work better for people. He is a frequent contributor to the BTL working group and of SSPC proposals, oversees the world-wide BTL Testing program, and works regardless of the boundaries separating one day from the next, on seeing BACnet thrive.

Improving the Process from Application to Certification

A brief presentation on the existing process from Application to Certification including where the tests come from and your questions go to. This will be followed by an open, interactive discussion on what processes can be improved and how.

About Michael Osborne

When Michael joined Reliable Controls Corporation, he had never heard of BACnet but just six months later he attended his first BACnet Plugfest and has since attended every Plugfest. In January of 2007, Michael attended his first SSPC 135 Committee meeting in Dallas, Texas and in 2012 became the Committee Secretary. After three years as Secretary, Michael moved on to the Vice Chair position and on July 1, 2018 Michael started his three-year term as Chair of SSPC 135. In his spare time, Michael is actively involved in the proposed BACnet Secure Connect addendum (135-2016bj) and in resurrecting old furniture.

ACT (Automated Checklist Tool)

In the BTL testing process there is a need, as early as possible, for a completely valid and self-consistent expression of the functionality contained in the IUT. This expression is known as the Checklist.

In practice, typical devices exercise only small and isolated portions of the checklist, with little variation. Combining this reality with a short and dynamically posed questionnaire yields a more efficient checklist generation process—the Automated Checklist Tool (ACT).

About Tim Carlin

Tim Carlin is the UNH-IOL's Senior Executive of Software Development. In this role he leads a team of developers towards expanding the IOL’s software development capabilities and reach. He is an expert in a wide-range of networking technologies including IPv6, IPSec, RDMA, SIP, and BACnet. Tim is married with 2 young children and a dog and enjoys all things sporting and outdoors.

Schedule

Saturday, October 6, 2018

9:00am–9:30am

Keynote Welcome Remarks

Andy McMillan
President & Managing Director, BACnet International
9:30am–10:30am

Session General Session 1

10:30am–10:45am

Break

10:45am–12:00pm

Session General Session 2

12:00pm–1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm–2:00pm

Concurrent Round Table Session 1

Concurrent Concurrent Session 1a

Concurrent Concurrent Session 1b

2:00pm–2:15pm

Break

2:15pm–3:15pm

Concurrent Round Table Session 2

Concurrent Concurrent Session 2a

Concurrent Concurrent Session 2b

3:15pm–3:30pm

Break

3:30pm–4:30pm

Session General Session 3

4:30pm–5:15pm

Session General Session 4

5:15pm–5:30pm

Load Buses

6:00pm–9:00pm

Reception and Dinner at Atlantic Grill

Sunday, October 7, 2018

9:00am–10:00am

Session General Session 5

10:00am–10:15am

Break

10:15am–11:15am

Concurrent Round Table Session 3

Concurrent Concurrent Session 3a

Concurrent Concurrent Session 3b

11:15am–11:30am

Break

11:30am–12:30pm

Session General Session 6 (Closing)

12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm–1:00pm

Buses Depart for Host Hotel

Venue

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

10 Garrison Avenue Durham, NH 03824

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The Symposium will be hosted at UNH Paul College on UNH Durham, NH campus.

Hotel

Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel

250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801, United States

Transportation will be provided to and from UNH Durham

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Sponsors

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