Project Haystack Organization Announces Call for Contributed Articles for the Fall 2020 Issue of Connections Magazine

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Project Haystack Organization Announces Call for Contributed Articles for the Fall 2020 Issue of Connections Magazine

Richmond, VA – October 19, 2020 – 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.

The Connections Magazine, published bi-annually, reports on the latest news by the Project Haystack community from around the world and documents how they are applying or implementing the Haystack Tagging methodology in the building and facilities management industry. Facility owners, operators, managers and service companies recognize that a standardized approach to semantic data modeling is key to overcoming the hurdles related to effectively using the data produced by the built environment. The next issue promises to once again feature companies that are responding by providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions.

"Over the past 9 years, Project Haystack has continued developing the widely accepted standard for semantic modeling methodology and building our tagging libraries for more and more applications,” said John Petze, Executive Director of the Project Haystack Organization. “This community-driven, open-source process is engaging companies that work on different facets of specifying and implementation."

Articles in past issues of Connections Magazine have been 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.

The Connections Magazine also provides a valuable Advertising opportunity for companies that are providing Haystack-compatible products and solutions to reach the world-wide, ever-growing Project Haystack community.

The Project Haystack Organization consists of Founding Member and Board Member companies Conserve It, J2 Innovations, Legrand, Lynxspring, Siemens and SkyFoundry, and Associate Member companies Accu-Temp Systems, Altura Associates, BASSG, Bueno Systems, Brainbox AI, BuildingFit, CABA, e-Magic, Energy Management Association, Intellastar, Intelligent Buildings, IoT Warez, KMC Controls, KNX Association, Kodaro, KODE Labs, Resolute Building Intelligence, Tridium, WideSky and Yorkland Controls, as well as numerous Haystack supporters involved in the Project Haystack Forums and Working Groups.

The Call for Contributed Articles is now open and abstracts can be submitted at: by October 26th.

More information about the Project Haystack Connections Magazine and how to Advertise is available at

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 virtually any type of system and device data and is not tied to any vendor or communication protocol.

More information about the Project Haystack Organization and membership is available at: For Developers, the Discussion Forums and Working Groups can be found at: The Haystack 4 Developers site is being transitioned to

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