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Theme & Call for Papers


The question about a position, role and development of the AEC industry in the Age of the Industry 4.0 is targeting digital technologies and building information modelling directly. It calls for intelligent solutions, technologically advanced processes and interdisciplinary collaboration for building and managing smart and sustainable environments.

It is timely then to open a series of international scientific conferences on BIM that will gather people not only from academia but also from R&D institutions, governmental agencies and practice to facilitate cooperation between different branches of engineers and various stakeholders. The need to push the boundaries and start to talk the same language is urgent since according to the EU statistics the construction sector in Europe is second to last (sic!) in information technologies advancement and digitisation. Therefore, it is a call to share, discuss and confront the state of the art of Building Information Modelling in research, education and practice in AEC sector. We propose to launch an umbrella project named OPEN2BIM starting with the international conference theme:

OPEN2BIM Building Information Modelling in Research, Education and Practice

The mission is to attract also experts and practitioners from all over the world who will show achievements in BIM standards implementation on the national level in their countries as well as present international initiatives and the latest applications.

We invite participants to contribute with their recent research, experimental work as well as case studies and real life applications. We see the conference as a platform for all branches that use BIM and are open to co-operation. To enable a dynamic discussion and diffusion of expertise, the conference programme will be rich in events. Apart from keynote lectures and paper sessions, it will offer a variety of workshops and expert panel sessions. Networking will be possible during coffee and lunch breaks as well as at social events in the evenings.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
BIM in architecture
BIM in construction
BIM in infrastructure
BIM in collaborative work
BIM on a building site
Smart buildings and BIM
Interdisciplinary added value of BIM
BIM in research
BIM in education
BIM in practice

We are looking forward to your presentations' proposal and abstracts. For more details and guidelines see Submission

last update: 14 December 2019 website by Bartosz Walczak & Artur Wirowski