ASCE 2021 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), 12-14 September 2021, Orlando, Florida USA

Call for Papers

The University of Florida will be hosting the 2021 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE2021). The theme of this conference is IT for Smart Infrastructure and Communities.

Scientific contributions are invited in all emerging areas of computing in the AECO industry, including posters, demonstrations, and industry case studies. All submissions will be reviewed for content and technical merit and organized based on their technical area and/or application context. Best practices and applications focusing on Smart Infrastructure and Communities from non-AECO industries are also invited. Outstanding peer-reviewed research papers will be selected and nominated to a special collection of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

Program (pdf)

TimeSUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2021
Noon-6:00 pmI3CE 2021 Registration — West Registration Desk
10:30 am-11:30 amGlobal Computing Committee Meeting – Cypress 1
11:30 am-1:00 pmEducation Committee Meeting – Cypress 1
For Zoom link email: yelda.turkan@oregonstate.edu
1:00 pm-2:30 pmVIMS Committee Meeting – Cypress 1
2:30 pm-4:00 pmDSA Committee Meeting – Cypress 1
For Zoom link email: hubocai@purdue.edu
4:00 pm-5:00 pmTRB Info Systems in CM Subcommittee – Cypress 1
3:00 pm-5:00 pmNSF Workshop — Aaron Costin — Atlantis Board Room
5:30 pm-7:00 pmHappy Hour (only venue hotel guests) — The Cove
TimeMONDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2021
7:00 am-6:00 pmI3CE 2021 Registration – West Registration Desk
7:00-8:00 amBreakfast (only venue hotel guests)
8:00-9:15 am
Magnolia Ballroom
– Welcome: R. Raymond Issa, Conference Chair; C. Anumba, UF DCP Dean
– Keynote 1: Saurabh Gangwar, Clark Construction/Coda
– Keynote 2: R. J. Reed, Whiting-Turner Construction
9:15-9:30 amBreak – Palms Foyer
9:30-11:00 amS1: Big Data and ML
Chair: Jingdao Chen
Room: Cypress 1
S2: IM & Dig. Twins
Chair: Aaron Costin
Room: Cypress 2
S3: Ont. & Semantics
Chair: Nora El-Gohary
Room: Cypress 3
S4: Robotics-Automat.
Chair: Aladdin Alwisy
Room: Cypress 4
109
120
134
136
201
205
153
176
295
316
401
452
166
243
247
310
389
462
111
112
127
248
259
260
11:00-11:15 amBreak – Palms Foyer
11:15 am-12:45 pmS5: Bigdata and ML
Chair: James Taylor
Room: Cypress 1
S6: IM & Dig. Twins
Chair: Nawari Nawari
Room: Cypress 2
S7: Ont. & Semantics
Chair: Aaron Costin
Room: Cypress 3
S8: Robotics-Automat.
Chair: Jiansong Zhang
Room: Cypress 4
315
339
340
360
371
417
132
203
290
392
405
440
115
235
257
331
415
349
284
285
291
347
353
420
12:45-2:00 pm
Magnolia Ballroom
– Lunch (all registered attendees)
– 2020 & 2021 JCCE Best Paper Announcements
– Computing in CE Award Speech
2:00-3:45 pmS9: Big Data and ML
Chair: Amir Behzadan
Room: Cypress 1
S10: IM & Dig. Twins
Chair: Eva Agapaki
Room: Cypress 2
S11: Human-Tech Front.
Chair: Houtan Jebelli
Room: Cypress 3
S12: Robotics-Automat.
Chair: Masoud Gheisari
Room: Cypress 4
209
230
324
337
458
460
461
288
297
354
404
447
459
281
135
216
269
270
275
325
364
217
220
280
373
419
450
453
3:45-4:00 pmBreak – Palms Foyer
4:00-5:00 pmAll-Stake Holders Computing Division General Meeting – Magnolia Ballroom
5:30-7:00 pmHappy Hour (only venue hotel guests) — The Cove
TimeTUESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2021
7:00 am-noonI3CE 2021 Registration – West Registration Desk
7:00-8:00 amBreakfast (only venue hotel guests)
8:00-9:15 am
Magnolia Ballroom
– Welcome: R. Raymond Issa, Conference Chair;
– Keynote 3: Nathan Blinn, Eagle Construction/archi-TEC-tonic
– Keynote 4: Jonathan Antevy, Trimble/e-Builder
9:15-9:30 amBreak – Palms Foyer
9:30-11:15 amS13: Big Data and ML
Chair: Amir Jafari
Room: Cypress 1
S14: IM & Dig. Twins
Chair: Aaron Costin
Room: Cypress 2
S15: Tech. Pedagogy
Chair: Idris Jeelani
Room: Cypress 3
S16: Simulat./Model.
Chair: Hazar Dib
Room: Cypress 4
219
228
241
266
357
370
418
155
187
214
245
312
398
424
142
143
169
225
358
437
451
183
212
277
369
422
456
472
11:15-11:30 amBreak – Palms Foyer
11:30 am – 12:30 pmS17: Big Data and ML
Chair: Idris Jeelani
Room: Cypress 1
S18: IM & Dig. Twins
Chair: Aladdin Alwisy
Room: Cypress 2
S19: Smart Systems
Chair: Rui Liu
Room: Cypress 3
S20: Simulat./Model.
Chair: Hazar Dib
Room: Cypress 4
242
341
434
448
206
215
292
379
265
344
385
390
116
178
273
471
12:30-1:45 pm
Magnolia Ballroom
– Lunch (All Registered Attendees)
– Speaker
1:45-3:15 pmS21: Big Data and ML
Chair: Pingbo Tang
Room: Cypress 1
S22: IM & Dig. Twins
Chair: Ralph Tayeh
Room: Cypress 2
S23: Project Mgmt.
Chair: Islam El-adaway
Room: Cypress 3
S24: Resiliency
Chair: Rui Liu
Room: Cypress 4
200
252
296
345
365
445
271
289
309
475
356
397
104
105
152
181
308
332
103
141
208
233
293
359
3:15-3:30 pmBreak – Palms Foyer
3:30-5:00 pmS25: Reality Capture
Chair: Yong Cho
Room: Cypress 1
S26: Visualization
Chair: Jing Du
Room: Cypress 2
S27: Project Mgmt.
Chair: Marina Muller
Room: Cypress 3
S28: AFM & OM
Chair: Jyoti Singh
Room: Cypress 4
125
126
145
147
167
229
156
191
250
256
384
391
101
240
254
304
463
466
102
106
276
323
377
396
5:30-7:00 pmHappy Hour
(only venue hotel guests) — The Cove
Lobby Floor Plan

Venue

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel 10 minutes from Walt Disney World®, with a scheduled shuttle to Epcot® and some of Florida’s finest golf fairways within 20 minutes. The Conference will make full use of the 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space available and over 300 guest rooms. The venue is will equipped with the latest conferencing technology including wireless networking.

i3CE2021 made to order breakfast and daily receptions will be only served to i3CE2021 registered attendees who are also registered as hotel guests.

Organizers

The International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering series is bi-annual and is sponsored by the Computing Division of the ASCE. The conference is hosted by the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, through it Rinker School of Construction Management.

Detailed information can be obtained at: https://orlandobuenavistasouth.embassysuite.com

Committees

The committees responsible are listed below.

  • University of Florida Local Organizing Committee
    R. Raymond Issa (Chair)
    Aaron Costin (Co-Chair)
    Ian Flood (Technical Chair)
    Aladdin Alwisy
    Masoud Gheisari
    Idris Jeelani
    Rui Liu
    Jing Du
     
  • The International Scientific Committee
    Steven Ayer (Arizona State University)
    Fopefoluwa Bademosi (Wentworth Institute of Technology)
    Hubo Cai (Purdue University)
    Albert Chen (National Taiwan University)
    Semiha Ergan (New York University)
    Esin Ergen (Istanbul Technical University)
    Houtan Jebelli (Penn State University)
    Nan Li (Tsinghua University)
    Glenda Mayo (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
    Marina Muller (Pontifical Catholic University of Parana)
    Esther Obonyo (Pennsylvania State University)
    Pieter Pauwels (Eindhoven University of Technology)
    Pingbo Tang (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Yelda Turkan (Oregon State University)
    Yuanxin Zhang (Guangzhou University)

Computing Themes and Topics

Computing Technical Areas

  • Visualization (nD,VR, AR)
  • Information modeling and Digital Twin Technology (BIM, BrIM, CIM, GIS)
  • Simulation and process modeling
  • Reality capture technologies (LIDAR, RGB-D, vision)
  • Human-technology frontier, data modeling, and computing
  • Big data, sensing, and machine learning
  • Robotics, automation, and control
  • Ontologies and semantic approaches

Computing Application Contexts

  • Built environment monitoring, control, and analysis
  • Smart and connected health and communities
  • Resilient and sustainable urban and energy systems
  • Information and communication technologies (IoT, crowdsourcing, social networks)
  • Project design, construction, planning, and management
  • Asset and facility management, operation, and maintenance
  • Technology-enriched engineering pedagogy

Sponsors/Exhibitors

    pending

Call for papers

(Flyer link)
Some things to keep in mind:

  • Please note that due to presentation space and time slots limitations, we are only allowing one final paper submission per prepaid full registrant. In addition, papers without at least one prepaid full registrant will not be published.
  • As you are preparing your paper submission, please keep in mind that authors of selected papers may be invited to submit their paper as a journal article for consideration and possible publication in a special collection of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • In addition, given a critical mass of research papers in specific topic areas, authors may be invited to submit chapters for consideration and possible publication in ASCE monographs on those topic areas.

Computing Themes and Topics

Computing Technical Areas

  • Visualization (nD,VR, AR)
  • Information modeling and Digital Twin Technology (BIM, BrIM, CIM, GIS)
  • Simulation and process modeling
  • Reality capture technologies (LIDAR, RGB-D, vision)
  • Human-technology frontier, data modeling, and computing
  • Big data, sensing, and machine learning
  • Robotics, automation, and control
  • Ontologies and semantic approaches

Computing Application Contexts

  • Built environment monitoring, control, and analysis
  • Smart and connected health and communities
  • Resilient and sustainable urban and energy systems
  • Information and communication technologies (IoT, crowdsourcing, social networks)
  • Project design, construction, planning, and management
  • Asset and facility management, operation, and maintenance
  • Technology-enriched engineering pedagogy

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Submission: 29 January 2021
  • Abstract Acceptance: 15 February 2021
  • Full Technical Papers Submission: 12 April 2021
  • Full Technical Papers Acceptance: 14 June 2021
  • Final Paper and Copyright Form Submission: 14 July 2021
  • Early Registration Ends: 9 August 2021
  • Last Day for Registration to include papers in proceedings: 16 August 2021
  • Last Day to Submit Presentations: 30 August 2021
  • Conference: 12-14 September

Author instructions

Paper Submission

The formatting guidelines for the papers are available at:
ASCE Conference Proceedings Paper Formatting Instructions

Please remember that the maximum length of a paper cannot exceed 8 pages. (Please submit your FINAL paper as a MS word document. The submission WWW will not accept other formats)

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be 200-250 words long. Abstracts should be cut and pasted into your login profile when you initially set up your login profile. They should also be updated when you submit your final paper.

Copyright

Before ASCE publishes any materials, the copyright ownership must be clear, and except in a few special cases, transferred to ASCE. The transfer is done through a Copyright Transfer Agreement. Additional information on copyright transfer is available on the (pending…)

When complete, please submit your Copyright Transfer Agreement: coremng.dcp.ufl.edu/i3ce2021/openconf

Permissions

Authors/editors are responsible for (1) identifying materials in their work that require permission, (2) obtaining permission from the copyright owner, and (3) verifying that the owner is properly credited for granting permission. Authors must include a signed Permissions Verification Form with their manuscript. Detailed information on permissions compliance is available on the (pending)

A note about Internet sources: Materials published on Web sites are under copyright, including such popular sources of information and images as Google, Yahoo, and Mapquest. Other sites, such as Wikipedia, contain some materials that have been copyrighted; please check the fine print. Internet sources must be credited like any other reference source, and the credit or reference must include the complete URL and the date you accessed the material. (See Credit Lines and Citing Sources on the ASCE website.)

Please click on the link below to access the submission systems:

Paper submission: coremng.dcp.ufl.edu/i3ce2021/openconf

All submissions must use the above online system. Do not use other means for submission.

  • University of Florida Local Organizing Committee
    R. Raymond Issa (Chair)
    Aaron Costin (Co-Chair)
    Ian Flood (Technical Chair)
    Aladdin Alwisy
    Masoud Gheisari
    Idris Jeelani
    Rui Liu
    Jing Du
     
  • The International Scientific Committee
    Steven Ayer (Arizona State University)
    Fopefoluwa Bademosi (Wentworth Institute of Technology)
    Hubo Cai (Purdue University)
    Albert Chen (National Taiwan University)
    Esin Ergen (Istanbul Technical University)
    Houtan Jebelli (Penn State University)
    Nan Li (Tsinghua University)
    Glenda Mayo (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
    Marina Muller (Pontifical Catholic University of Parana)
    Esther Obonyo (Pennsylvania State University)
    Pieter Pauwels (Eindhoven University of Technology)
    Pingbo Tang (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Yelda Turkan (Oregon State University)
    Yuanxin Zhang (Guangzhou University)

Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South

Special Hotel Arrangements

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South for the i3CE20221 conference participants. Please Note:

i3CE2021 made to order breakfast and daily receptions will be only served to i3CE2021 registered attendees who are also registered as hotel guests.

  • Book room reservations:
        http://book.passkey.com/e/50168685
  • Room cost: $125 per night, exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, fees and assessments. If you plan on staying 3 days before or 3 days after the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South will honor the rate, depending on availability.

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Rd | Kissimmee, Florida 34746 | United States | Ph: 407-597-4000
For maps, directions, and more information please visit the hotel website

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