Scope and topics

Papers are invited on topics related to the general concept of Creative Construction. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to the list given below. The International Scientific Committee will review all abstracts and full papers. Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be included in the ISBN numbered proceedings. Extended and fully refereed versions of selected papers are going to be published in an issue of Procedia Engineering, a Scopus-indexed product of Elsevier. Furthermore, a few selected and fully refereed extended papers that fit the scope of Automation in Construction will be published in a special section of the journal.

Creative Scheduling in Construction

• Cost optimization
• Decision networks
• New developments in traditional network techniques
• Artificial Intelligence in scheduling
• Constraint Logic programming
• New tools and algorithms for resource and cost planning
• Project monitoring and control
• Web-based project management
• Creative tools
• Case studies
• etc.

Creative Management in Construction

• Risk analysis and decision making in construction
• Construction process reengineering
• Lean construction
• Information systems in construction
• Intelligent decision support systems for construction management
• Supply chain management
• Procurement management, e-procurement
• International construction issues
• Knowledge management in construction
• Quality management in construction
• Managing international construction projects
• New tools in the education of construction management
• Case studies
• etc.

Creative Construction Technology and Materials

• Creative construction technologies
• Heavy construction (bridges, tunnels, highways, etc)
• Construction of tall buildings
• Future design and construction of tall buildings
• Creative construction materials
• Nanotechnology in construction
• Extraterrestrial construction
• Case studies
• etc.

Automation and Robotics for Construction

• Sensors and sensor based systems in construction
• Robotics for construction sites
• Artificial intelligence applications in construction
• Innovative controls for construction equipment
• Case studies
• etc.

Visualization, Virtual Reality for Design and Construction, Building Information Modeling (3D, 4D, nD)

• Visualization in design, design control
• Visualization of construction
• Construction simulation, virtual construction
• Building information Modelling and Rapid Prototyping for Construction
• New tools, creative solutions
• Case studies
• etc.

Sustainable Construction, Health and Safety

• Sustainable construction methods and technologies
• Recycling of construction waste
• Climate change issues in construction
• Green design and construction
• Creative methods in health and safety of the construction sites
• Case studies
• etc.

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Submission of abstracts (extended)
on December 1, 2014
on January 30, 2015

Notification on abstracts' acceptance
on February 15, 2015

Submission of conference papers
on March 1, 2015

Payment of early registration fee
on March 15, 2015

Notification on acceptance of papers
on April 15, 2015

Submission of revised papers
on April 30, 2015

Cancellation without penalty
on May 10, 2015

Submission of extended papers for Procedia
on June 1, 2015

on June 21, 2015