The 2021 EC³ invites papers in the areas related to computing in construction and its applications. Indicative topics include:

Data Sensing & Acquisition

  • Situation Awareness and Sensing Technologies
  • Data Acquisition, Analysis and Storage
  • Computer Vision
  • Data interpretation methods for design and maintenance
  • Novel sensor and monitoring systems

Chair: Alessandro Carbonari

Data Analysis, Simulation and Resilience

  • Infrastructure resilience
  • Visualization and Simulation Techniques
  • Real-time Risk management
  • Communication and collaboration technologies
  • Machine learning
  • Big data analytics

Chair: Alessandro Carbonari

Data Integration Methods

  • Knowledge Representation and Linked Data
  • Ontology Engineering for modelling and visualization
  • Reasoning and Inference
  • Constraint Checking (e.g. SHACL)
  • Alignment with data analysis methods (e.g. machine learning)

Chair: Pieter Pauwels

Education, Policy and Standardisation

  • Health and Safety
  • Teaching Construction Informatics
  • Innovation Strategy, Technology Transfer, Technology Dissemination
  • Pre-Standardization, Standardization, Post-Standardization
  • Immersive and Non Immersive Virtual Reality in Education and Training Applications

Chair: Angelo Ciribini

Product & Process Modelling

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Digital Twins and Smart Structures
  • IT-Supported Architectural and Engineering Design
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Model-Based Management Tools and Systems
  • Production Planning and Control
  • 4D/nD Modelling
  • Lean Construction
  • Industrialized Construction, Offsite, and Prefabrication
  • Robotic Construction

Chair: Andre Borrmann

Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology

  • Blockchain and BIM
  • Smart contracts in construction
  • Cryptoeconomics in construction
  • Decentralised autonomous organisations

Chair: Eleni Papadonikolaki

Virtual and Augmented Reality

  • VR/AR applications for AEC
  • Collaborative visual and augmented environments
  • Mobile and wearable computing
  • Interactive and mixed media environments
  • Implementation of VR/AR in AEC

Chair: Laura Maftei

Energy Modelling & Monitoring

  • Energy Modelling
  • Data-driven smart buildings
  • Building physics
  • Validation, calibration and uncertainty
  • Energy Simulation at district and urban scale
  • Building simulation

Chair: Dimitrios Rovas


The scope for research papers is deliberately broad and is not meant to be exhaustive. If in doubt, please Contact Us. We would welcome papers in any area or discipline relevant to the conference areas.

Please note that during online submission, authors will be asked to choose one of a smaller set of pre-established Track Areas. We ask authors to make this assignment as best as possible. These Track Areas are:

  • Data Sensing & Acquisition
  • Data Analysis, Simulation and Resilience
  • Data Integration Methods
  • Education, Policy and Standardisation
  • Product & Process Modelling
  • Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Energy Modelling & Monitoring