The Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde is pleased to announce the first Conference on Advanced Forming Technologies in AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction), as part of our dissemination of research project outputs funded by the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC). This one day high impact event will be held on 24 August 2017 in our state of the art conference facilities in the Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde.
Our research evaluates and develops advanced methodologies and approaches in cutting edge Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to address the myriad of issues arising from the fragmented nature of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. This research builds on our Department’s legacy of the late 1970s, in the work of the BPRU (Building Performance Research Unit) and ABACUS (Architecture and Building Aids Computer Unit).
The Conference will bring together experts from academia and industry to share and discuss cutting edge advanced technologies in Architecture, Engineering and Constuction - with the goal of highlighting overlaps with the Advanced Forming Research Centre's priorities for research and the construction industry. The main topics will include but will not be limited to:
- The Internet of Things and Big Data
- Real Time BIM and Dynamic Simulation
- AR-VR-Mixed Reality Application in AEC
- Lean-Six-Sigma and Vertical Integration with BIM
- Advanced IT Technologies in Offsite Construction
- Advanced Sensors in Construction and the Built Environment
We are proud to have two internationally recognised keynote speakers who will set the stage for forward looking discussion and add value to our sessions by sharing their knowledge and expertise with participants
Emeritus Professor: Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering
Senior Fellow: Center for Advancement in Well Being
Member: Center for Intelligent Agents, George Mason University, USA
Professor: Glasgow Caledonian University
Director: Global BIM Director – AECOM
Chair: Scottish BIM Delivery Group
The conference will also be intensified by a high impact industry event and a round table discussion among key domain experts, chaired by Professor Bimal Kumar, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Your participation at the conference will add to the significance of the event. All the papers will be published in our electronic proceedings and will be made available online. Selected quality papers will be considered for publication in the prospective special issue in the 'Journal of Visualization in Engineering - Springer'. Waiver of the publication fee (£900) will be provided by the Guest Editor, Dr Farzad Pour Rahimian.
Conference Organising Committee
Dr Farzad Pour Rahimian, University of Strathclyde
Dr Andrew Agapiou, University of Strathclyde
Professor Branka Dimitrijevic, University of Strathclyde
Professor Bimal Kumar, Glasgow Caledonian University
Expression of Interest (300 words abstract) Deadline: 15 April 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Review: 25 April 2017
Conference Paper Submission: 15 June 2017
Reviews on Papers: 30 June 2017
Submission of Revisions: 15 July 2017
Notification of Conference Paper Acceptance: 31 July 2017
Deadline for Registration: 15 August 2017
Conference Date: 24 August 2017
Accepted Papers for Special Issue Announcement: 30 August 2017
To submit abstracts
Please do this by 15 April. The authors must indicate their target theme.
Please contact the Secretariat of the conference: Maryam Asgari
Registration and Fees
Delegate Rate: £40
Student Rate: £30
Presenting Students: Free