Information Modeling

  • Building information modeling
  • 4D/nD modeling
  • Ontologies for modeling and visualization
  • Energy modelling & monitoring
  • Data, information and knowledge management
  • Model Based Management Tools and Systems
  • IT supported architectural and engineering design
  • Design and decision support systems
  • 3D geographic information systems
  • Modeling the physics of buildings and infrastructure

Automation and Robotics

  • 3D printing (contour crafting)
  • Material properties and characteristics
  • Smart structures & data resilience
  • Automated approaches in construction
  • Automation and control

Data Sensing, Computing, and Visualization

  • Data acquisition (handhelds, laser scanning, photo-/videogrammetry, unmanned aerial vehicles, drones)
  • Data analysis (algorithms)
  • Connectivity and storage (internet-of-things, cloud platform)
  • Simulation in construction
  • Situation awareness and sensing technologies
  • Augmented/Mixed/Virtual Reality (AR,MR,VR)
  • Autonomous agents in virtual and augmented environments
  • Collaborative visual and augmented environments
  • Interactive media environments
  • Human-computer interaction in virtual environments
  • Game engines and serious game applications
  • Visualization and simulation techniques
  • Visual pattern recognition technologies
  • Mobile and wearable computing
  • Communication and collaboration technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer vision
  • Artificial/computational intelligence


  • Education in construction automation and informatics
  • Knowledge transfer, technology dissemination, and standardization
  • Research methods in construction informatics

Human Resources and Environment

  • People, culture, and change
  • Risk management
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Safety, quality, and the environment
  • Powered exoskeleton

Lean, Logistics, Prefabrication, and Modularization

  • Systems engineering
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Product development & design management
  • Product/process modeling and control
  • Knowledge modeling and linked data
  • Integrated process and product design
  • Production system design
  • Supply chain management
  • Prefabrication and assembly
  • Modularization
  • Enabling lean with IT
  • Lean theory
  • Teaching lean
  • Contract and cost management
  • Sustainability and lean
  • Constructability

Other related topics

  • Managing IT strategies
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Smart structures & data resilience
  • Energy modelling & monitoring
  • Integrated IT throughout the life-cycle of the design, construction and occupancy of buildings and related facilities
  • Collaborative learning platforms
  • Information and communication technologies

This list of topics is not meant to be exhaustive and we would certainly welcome papers in topics related to those above, but not explicitly stated. Please, note that during online submission, authors will be asked to choose one of a smaller set of pre-established track areas. We ask the authors to make this assignment as best as possible.