Special Issue Call for Papers

American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Big data analytics in Smart Buildings

Smart buildings use information technology to connect a variety of subsystems to optimize total building performance. A smart building achieves significant energy savings by taking advantage of improved technology and materials. Buildings generates huge amount of data from the initial design stage to operation. Big data revolutionaries the traditional view of building functions. A building element is not an isolated entity but involved in a connected system. Big data analytics provide new potentials of optimizing occupants’ environment (e.g. illumination, thermal comfort, air quality, physical security, sanitation) at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. This special issue will cover all aspect of big data analytics in smart building from design to operation, from construction management to facility management. This issue will attract attentions from both academia and industry.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include

(1) Big data in building design:

  • • Lighting/daylighting system design
  • • Building energy and lighting simulation
  • • Building retrofit

(2) Big data in building control:

  • • Smart lighting control
  • • Smart HVAC control
  • • Envelop control

(3) Big data in building management:

  • • Project bidding
  • • Risk management
  • • Project delivery system

Important dates

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2015
Final Version Due: July 31, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: September 01, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Jia Hu
Philips Research North America
Email: jia.hu@philips.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Jia Hu at the address: <jia.hu@philips.com>

Special Issue on Cold-Formed Steel shear wall (CFS)

Cold Form Steel shear wall (CFS) is a practical alternative to concrete or conventional steel structures mainly because of higher strength or weight ratio and faster construction. Due to their lighter weight, Cold Form Steel shear wall (CFS) residential and commercial buildings are becoming more efficient alternative in regions involving seismic risk while compared to concrete and conventional steel counterparts. Wall panels made of CFS framing sheathed on one side or on both sides with steel or some other type of sheathing panel like OSB, Fiber cement and Betopan have been widely used as the lateral load resisting elements in CFS structures constructed especially in low and medium seismic risk regions.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

Study about Cold Form Lateral load resistance systems in high rise buildings (CFS) and its behavior with different sheathing panel like OSB, Fiber cement, Betopan and steel under different kind of loading

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2015
Final Version Due: April 30, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: May 30, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Mohammad Reza Bagerzadeh Karim
Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, IRAN
Email: MRBKarimi@yrct.ir

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Mohammad Reza Bagerzadeh Karim at the address: <MRBKarimi@yrct.ir>

Special Issue on Sustainable Urban Planning in the 21st century

The special issue will focus on the field of sustainable urban planning, as a challenge for the creation of the future cities. Its aim is to concentrate theoretical and applied research on sustainable urban planning and its application in the creation of sustainable cities. So papers must focus on urban planning that faces today’s social, environmental and economic problems for the formulation of optimized urban environments.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Metropolitan Urban Planning
  • Future Cities-The Challenge Of Sustainability
  • The New Sustainable Approaches In Urban Planning
  • Social Planning with Sustainable Principles
  • New Sustainable Urban projects

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: December 31, 2014
Final Version Due: February 28, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: March 31, 2015

Chief Guest Editor

Despina Dimelli
Technical University of Crete
Email: dimelli@arch.tuc.gr

Guest Editor

Panos Parthenios
Technical University of Crete
Email: parthenios@arch.tuc.gr

Papamanolis Nikos
Technical University of Crete
Email: npapama@arch.tuc.gr

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Despina Dimelli at the address: <dimelli@arch.tuc.gr>

Special Issue on Technology of Building Materials (Cement, mortar, Concrete, Bricks, gypsum, lime......)

1-Publication of non-conventional scientific research papers in the field of building materials.

2-Publication of non-conventional scientific research papers in the field of Admixtures in the field of building materials.

3-Publication of scientific research papers in the field of biomaterials and Nanotecknology.

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • All types of cements, mortars and concretes.
  • Gypsum, lime and all types of building bricks.
  • Ceramics, bioceramics and advanced ceramics.
  • Refractories and Refractory cements.
  • Biomaterials and nanotechnology.
  • All types of Polymers
  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Engineering and materials Sciences
  • Environmental and Applied Sciences

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 31, 2014
Final Version Due: September 30, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 15, 2014

Chief Guest Editor

Hassan H. M. Darweesh
Refractories, Ceramics and Building Materials Department. National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Email: Hassandarweesh2000@yahoo.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Hassan H. M. Darweesh at the address: <Hassandarweesh2000@yahoo.com>