Special Issue Call for Papers


Special Issue on Information Modeling and Sensing Technologies in Construction (IMSTC)

New technologies such as 3D laser scanners and building information modelling (BIM) have great potential for construction engineering. Since new technologies are rapidly emerging, clients and policy makers push construction engineers to adopt the state-of-the-art technologies in order to increase the accuracy and speed of the as-built generation process. The U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) has mandated that every federal facility must be documented in 3D. GSA's Office of the Chief Architect (OCA) recommends 3D laser scanning technologies for acquiring building data. According to the Government’s Construction Strategy of UK, 3D BIM will become a requisite for construction by 2016 with all documentation and data being electronic in the construction projects. Similarly, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore implemented a roadmap that aims to achieve 80% of the construction industry using BIM by 2015. Fully collaborative 3D BIM is also recommended to the Australian construction industry.

Recently, researchers have developed and introduced new models for as-built construction, because the traditional process of documenting information has often been inaccurate and time-consuming. However, collecting and incorporating reliable as-built data as an essential component of BIM is still challenging, considering accuracy, time and cost constraints. There is a great disparity between the data derived from remote sensing and the creation of as-built using BIM.

The Special Issue on Information Modeling and Sensing Technologies in Construction (IMSTC) aims to publish the research outcomes related to the use of information modeling, remote sensing technologies, automation and robotics in construction. The scope of IMSTC encompasses all aspects of Engineering Construction and Management, Infrastructure and Urban Development, Transportation, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability and Green Construction.

About the issue

Main topics include:

  • • Information Technology (IT) Applications in Construction
  • • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • • Remote Sensing and Integrated Smart Systems Technologies
  • • Robotics and Hardware Automation

Sub-topics are:
Computing and planning tools, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Automation and Robotics, Building Information Modeling (BIM), BIM Integration with Automation and Robotics, Web-based BIM, Computing and Conceptual Design, Field Robotics, Fleet Management and Dispatching, Machine Control Systems, Management Systems, Real-Time Systems, Safety Improvement Systems, Semantic Methods and Systems, Site Control Systems, Supervisory Control, Telerobotics, Unmanned Measurement and Production, Advanced Surveying and Positioning, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Databases, Laser Scanners, Instrumentation and Sensors, Positioning Methods and Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Networking and Communications, 5G Network Project Information Management, RFID, Ultra-Wide Broadband.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2015
Final Version Due: November 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 10, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Associate Professor Samsung Lim
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Email: s.lim@unsw.edu.au

Guest Editor

Samad Sepasgozar
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Email: sepas@unsw.edu.au

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Guest Editor, Samad Sepasgozar at the address: <sepas@unsw.edu.au>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.