The Conference Committee is a permanent committee of the EC3 and reports to the EC3 Board.
The committee has the responsibility of organizing: a) the annual meetings of the EC3 Board and Committees, and b) the European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC3).
The European Conference on Computing in Construction
The European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC3) is the premier European Conference for information, communication and technological research, innovation and policy for the Construction Sector as a whole in Europe. Its remit is derived from the remit of the EC3 community. It is the physical home of EC3 and occurs on every odd year in July.
This conference serves as the venue for all EC3 in-person meetings that year. The International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE) occurs every even year and serves as the venue for all EC3 in-person meetings that year.
The structure of this conference is modelled after the 2017 Lean and Computing in Construction Congress. Members of the EC3 committees run the conference. They share the following duties on top of their main committee duties as described in section 5:
- General Chair, responsible for a) the conference overall, and b) the summer school, student competition and young faculty mentoring events
- Programme Chair, responsible for the paper management system, the paper review process, the selection of the top ten papers, and the compilation of camera-ready papers and the conference programme
- Local Chair, responsible for all local matters including the conference venue, catering, transportation, accommodation, entertainment, permits and any other local arrangements
- Dissemination Chair, responsible for the industry workshop, the website and social media
- Publications Chair, responsible for the text and video proceedings, and the special issue.
This conference differentiates itself from other events through its singular focus on academic quality. This is made possible by adopting best practices heavily from highly regarded computer science conferences, these practices include, but are not limited to the following:
- Area Chairs in major thematic topics to manage relevant submissions
- Optional abstracts reviewed only for scope; review process focused on delivering substantive reviews for full papers
- Ranking of accepted papers to select the best papers and guide the format of presentations
- Plenary sessions with keynote lectures delivered by the authors of the highest-ranked papers.
- Extended Abstracts submitted along with camera-ready papers and included in the programme.
- 100% paperless. Digital programme and proceedings
- Video proceedings on Youtube linked to the digital proceedings
- A fast track for the best papers to special issues in the leading EC3-related journals
The above practices increase the scientific rigour of the reviewing process and reward authors with highly ranked papers. This ensures that presentation sessions are interesting and value-adding and that attendees get the most out of the time they invest in this conference.
Members of the conference committee
The conference committee is currently run by the following conference officers:
|Chair||Dr James O’Donnell
University College Dublin
|Vice-Chair||Dr Daniel Hall
|Secretary||Dr Yiannis Xenidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
|Communications||Dr Dragana Nikolic
University of Reading
|Dr Fadi Castronovo
University of Brighton
|Dr Karen Blay
|Publications||Prof Athanasios Chassiakos
University of Patras
|Past-Chair||Dr Dimitrios Rovas
University College London