ITcon Special Issue

Mobile Computing in Construction

editor(s) Danijel Rebolj
Construction IT Centre, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia
email: danijel.rebolj@uni-mb.si

Karsten Menzel
Department of Civil Engineering, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
email: karsten.menzel@cib.bau.tu-dresden.de
summary

Mobile technologies bring new potential to modern information society. Much research is focusing on detailed aspects or single facets of mobile computing, perhaps even too fast for papers to be published. As one technology overtakes another and technical solutions are undoubtedly becoming more consistent and reliable, it is more reasonable to concentrate on general concepts and problems of implanting mobile computing.

The A/E/C & FM domain is an excellent example for developing such general concepts of complex problem solutions because of its specific characteristics, such as field work, integration of various project partners, the high level of less formalized process specifications, etc. Mobile computing is the missing link to effectively use IT in an integrated and holistic way in construction – especially in the construction and operation phases of built artefacts.

Papers in this special issue

no. citation
1Rebolj D and Menzel K (2004).
Mobile computing in construction (Editorial),
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 281-283, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/1
2Olofsson T and Emborg M (2004).
Feasibility study of field force automation in the Swedish construction sector,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 297-311, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/2
3Ward M, Thorpe T, Price A and Wren C (2004).
Implementation and control of wireless data collection on construction sites,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 297-311, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/3
4Kuladinithi K, Timm-Giel A and Görg C (2004).
Mobile ad-hoc communications in AEC industry,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 313-323, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/4
5Beyh S and Kagioglou M (2004).
Construction sites communications towards the integration of IP telephony,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 325-344, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/5
6Kondratova I (2004).
Voice and multimodal technology for the mobile worker,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 345-353, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/6
7Johanson M and Törlind P (2004).
Mobility support for distributed collaborative teamwork,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 355-366, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/7
8Aziz Z, Anumba C, Ruikar D, Carrillo P and Bouchlaghem D (2004).
Semantic web based services for intelligent mobile construction collaboration,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 367-379, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/8
9Delsing J, Lindgren P and Östmark A (2004).
Mobile internet enabled sensors using mobile phones as access network,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 381-388, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/9
10Menzel K, Keller M and Eisenblätter K (2004).
Context sensitive mobile devices in architecture, engineering and construction,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 389-407, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/10
11Magdič A, Rebolj D and ŠŠuman N (2004).
Effective control of unanticipated on-site events: A pragmatic, human-oriented problem solving approach,
ITcon Vol. 9, Special issue Mobile Computing in Construction, pg. 409-418, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2004/11