Project Haystack Announces Call for Articles and Advertisers for Spring Issue of Connections Magazine

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Project Haystack Announces Call for Articles and Advertisers for Spring Issue of Connections Magazine

Richmond, VAJanuary 18, 2023 – The Project Haystack Organization (, a collaborative community addressing the challenge of utilizing semantic modeling and tagging to streamline the interchange of data among different systems, devices, equipment and software applications, today announced the next issue of the Project Haystack Connections Magazine is in development and is issuing a Call for Contributed Articles and Advertisers from the community providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions around the world.

Connections Magazine, published bi-annually, documents how the Project Haystack community is applying or implementing the Haystack 4 Tagging methodology in the building and facilities management industry. Facility owners, operators, managers, and service companies recognize that making data self-describing with a standardized approach to semantic data modeling is key to overcoming the hurdles related to effectively using the data produced by the built environment.

In addition, the Spring issue will provide a look into the upcoming seventh Haystack Connect Conference to be held June 5 - 7, 2023. Haystack Connect is a unique, open-forum event where the Haystack community and anyone interested in making data interoperable convene to learn and share the latest technologies and techniques for connecting systems and utilizing the ever-increasing amount of device data in applications including intelligent buildings, energy management, remote monitoring, and other IoT devices and applications. 

“For 12 years now, the members of Project Haystack have been developing the widely accepted standard for semantic modeling methodology and building our tagging libraries for more and more applications,” said Marc Petock, Executive Secretary of the Project Haystack Organization. “Since our organization’s formation in March 2011, Project Haystack has played the leading role in making device data interoperable, providing the industry with a standard metadata model, tools, reference implementations and educational materials, all developed by a true open-source community.”

Articles in past issues of Connections Magazine are submitted by end users, including design consultants, commissioning experts, smart building consultants, property managers and developers – all of whom are meeting the demand for smarter, interoperable solutions. Project Haystack Working Groups provide updates to their work and as always, there will be sections dedicated to Tools for Developers and Integrators, How to Get Involved, a curation of social media about Project Haystack Member Projects, Practices and Products, and a directory of all Project Haystack Members.

Connections Magazine is also a valuable advertising vehicle for companies looking to reach the growing, world-wide Project Haystack community and the smart building ecosystem. 

The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies Clockworks Analytics, Conserve It, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, and Associate Member companies 75F, Accu-Temp Systems, Altura Associates, Automated Logic, BASSG, Bernhard Connect, Brainbox AI, Bueno Systems, BuildingFit, Buildings IOT, CABA, Coster Group, e-Magic, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, Intellienergy Tech, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Nanjing Chinwell Technology, Switch Automation, Tridium, WideSky and Yorkland Controls, as well as numerous Haystack supporters involved in the Project Haystack Forums and Working Groups.

More information about the Project Haystack Connections Magazine and how to submit an article abstract or to Advertise is available at and

About Project Haystack

Since its formation in March of 2011, the Project Haystack Organization, a 501(c) non-profit trade association, has been providing the industry with an open-source, collaborative environment to address the challenge of making data self-describing using semantic modeling, also known as data tagging. The work developed by the Project Haystack member companies and community streamlines the process of managing, presenting and analyzing the vast amount of data produced by smart devices and equipment systems. The Haystack methodology can be used with any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol. 

More information about the Project Haystack Organization for Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at:



Robin Bestel

Editor, Connections Magazine
Project Haystack
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Marc Petock

Executive Secretary, Project Haystack
Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Lynxspring, Inc. 
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