This paper provides an overview of the architecture for self-organizing, co-operative and robust Building Automation Systems (BAS) proposed by the EC funded FP7 SCUBA1 project. We describe the current situation in monitoring and control systems and outline the typical stakeholders involved
in the case of building automation systems. We derive seven typical use cases which will be demonstrated and evaluated on pilot sites. From these use cases the project designed an
architecture relying on six main modules that realize the design, commissioning and operation of self-organizing, co-operative, robust BAS.