ITcon Special Issue

eWork and eBusiness

editor(s) Robert Amor, Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
email: trebor@cs.auckland.ac.nz

Ricardo Jardim- Gonçalves
Dep. De Eng. Electrotécnica da Fac. de Ciências e Tecnologia da Univ. Nova de Lisboa - UNINOVA, Portugal
email: rg@uninova.pt
summary eWork and eBusiness contain the potential for wide-ranging changes to architecture, engineering and construction practice. We foresee a world where everything is available 24/7; where it is possible to access any service necessary for a project at any time; where problems can be solved through access to the relevant practitioners and their design tools whenever needed; where the design progresses across time-zones to provide faster and more comprehensive solutions. We foresee even more fluid partnering arrangements; where a project can identify partners from any geographic location who match the requirements and prior expertise for this project; where who you know is less important than what you can really do. We foresee the ability to identify the most suitable manufactured products and design solutions globally; where the project constraints and requirements are relayed to manufacturers and suppliers to propose new and innovative solutions; where the latest research is instantly at the fingertips of the practitioners. We foresee dramatic changes to current business processes; where the nature of the construction professional changes from that of brute labourers to skilled information professionals, manipulating information and materials as we would expect in professions such as medicine and biotechnology.

Papers in this special issue

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1Amor R and Jardim- Gonçalves R (2003).
Editorial: eWork and eBusiness,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 263-264, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/1
2Shaaban S, McKechnie J and Lockley S (2003).
Modelling information seeking behaviour of AEC professionals on online technical information resources,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 265-281, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/2
3Meissner A, Mathes I, Baxevanaki L, Dore G and Branki C (2003).
The COSMOS Integrated IT solution at railway and motorway construction sites - two case studies,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 283-291, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/3
4Lima C, Stephens J and Böhms M (2003).
The bcXML: supporting eCommerce and knowledge management in the construction industry,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 293-308, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/4
5Mangini M and Pelli F (2003).
eBusiness scheme for engineering consulting services,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 309-318, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/5
6Kazi A and Charoenngam C (2003).
Facilitating inter-enterprise information exchange in one-of-a-kind settings,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 319-340, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/6
7Sriprasert E and Dawood N (2003).
Multi-constraint information management and visualisation for collaborative planning and control in construction,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 341-366, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/7
8Bäckblom M, RuohtulaA and Björk B (2003).
Use of document management systems - a case study of the Finnish construction industry,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 367-380, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/8
9Jain S and Augenbroe G (2003).
A methodology for supporting product selection from e-catalogues,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 381-396, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/9
10Finne C (2003).
How the internet is changing the role of construction information middlemen:,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 397-412, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/10
11Katranuschkov P, Gehre A and Scherer R J (2003).
An ontology framework to access IFC model data,
ITcon Vol. 8, Special issue eWork and eBusiness, pg. 413-437, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2003/11