Nomination Deadline: 15 April 2021
The Thorpe Medal of the European Council on Computing in Construction was instituted and endowed in 2018 in the honour of Prof Antony Thorpe, a pioneering professor in construction information technology and co-founder of COMIT the community for mobile computing in construction.
The Thorpe Medal recognises a paper that contributes to either practical or research aspects of engineering informatics disciplines in the built environment. The practical value of contribution and its impact on engineering informatics practice are key evaluation criteria.
The award may be presented every two years to the authors of an original paper not previously contributed in whole or in part to any other council or association.
Papers are eligible if they have been published in a digital issue of a journal in the twenty-four-month period ending at the 31 December of the year preceding the year of the award.
Papers must be written by:
(a) at least one individual who holds an academic post in a Higher Education Institution (HEI) whose main campus is in a European country;
(b) individuals who are graduate students an HEI or industry practitioners in a company of a European country are eligible co-authors.
“European country” in this context is defined as a country situated in whole or in part within the European continent, or a member/associate country of the European Union.
Nominations can be submitted by anyone and must be submitted using the online form by April 15, 2021. In addition, each EC3 technical committee may nominate up to two candidate papers.
Candidate nominations should be received by the EC3 Awards Committee on or before the April 15, 2021 deadline to be considered.
The nominated papers are reviewed and ranked by the EC3 Awards Committee. The committee provides the ranking and makes a recommendation to the EC3 Board.
Papers not selected for this award shall be ineligible for re-nomination.
The award consists of a medal and a cash prize determined every two years by and subject to the approval of the EC3 Board based on the income reserves of EC3. The lead author shall receive the medal. All other authors shall receive a certificate.
To nominate, prepare the following:
- A cover letter, signed by the person making the nomination
- Contact information of the co-authors
- A copy of the paper