Next Conference

The next CIB W78 Conference will take place 1-3 October 2024 in Marrakesh, Morocco (joint with the buildingSMART International Symposium).

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Paper submission at:

The conference topics will include but are not limited to:

Product & Process Modelling

    • Building Information Modelling
    • Digital Twins and Smart Structures
    • IT-Supported Architectural and Engineering Design
    • Product Lifecycle Management
    • Model-Based Management Tools and Systems
    • Production Planning and Control
    • 4D/nD Modelling
    • Lean Construction
    • Industrialized Construction, Offsite, and Prefabrication
    • Robotic Construction

Data Integration

  • Model-based and Data-Driven Engineering
  • Sensor data, Geometric data, and Semantic data
  • Knowledge Representation and Linked Data
  • Ontology Engineering for modelling and visualization
  • Reasoning, Constraint Checking and Inference

Sensing, Simulation, Resilience

  • Situation Awareness and Sensing Technologies
  • Data Acquisition, Analysis and Storage
  • Computer Vision
  • Data interpretation methods for design, construction and maintenance
  • Novel sensor and monitoring systems
  • Resilience for Infrastructure and the Built Environment
  • Visualization and Simulation Techniques
  • Real-time Risk management
  • Communication and collaboration technologies
  • Machine learning
  • Big data analytics


  • VR/AR applications for AEC
  • Collaborative visual and augmented environments
  • Mobile and wearable computing
  • Interactive and mixed media environments
  • Implementation of VR/AR in AEC

Important Dates:

16 February 2024 Abstracts due
Abstract acceptance
15 May 2024 Full papers due
Full paper notification
Charles M. Eastman Top PhD Paper Award
registration deadline
Revised paper deadline
Early Bird Registration closes
1-3 October 2024 Conference days


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