ITcon Special Issue

BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends

editor(s) Prof. Xiangyu WANG, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6012, Australia
Email: xiangyu.wang@curtin.edu.au

Prof. Heng LI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
bshengli@polyu.edu.hk

Dr. Johnny KW WONG, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
johnny.wong@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Haijiang LI, Cardiff University, UK; LiH@cardiff.au.uk
LiH@cardiff.au.uk
summary Special Issue Rationale and Focal Topics:

Cloud computing technology has rapidly emerged as a new paradigm to address resource sharing based on different requirements in nowadays. In the AEC arenas, this emerging technology facilitates the development of a collaborative and integrated environment for the project stakeholders. This undoubtedly will impose profound and worldwide effects on the AEC industry. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been attracting more attentions from AEC researchers as it is envisaged to provide solutions for multi-disciplinary issues in our industry. One of major critical technological components in BIM concerns the real time processing of mega data and the context-aware interaction with BIM data from large volume of end users. With this in mind, this special issue aims to attract high quality research papers to explore the recent state-of-the-art developments in theory and applications of cloud computing-based BIM technology in AEC. Selected topics within the scope of the special issue include conceptual and theoretical frameworks, technological innovation and empirical research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud-BIM framework in AEC industry;
  • Virtualization technology and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) towards Cloud-BIM;
  • Innovative collaboration tool for Cloud-BIM;
  • Context-Aware Cloud-BIM;
  • Cloud-BIM and sustainability;
  • Cloud-BIM based modelling/visualization/simulation/Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality;
  • Training and education for cloud-BIM in AEC sector.

Important Dates

  • Full Manuscript Due: 15th July 2013
  • First Round of Reviews: 15th Sep 2013
  • Publication Date: 15th Nov 2013

Submission

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.itcon.org/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript to Dr. Johnny KW WONG (johnny.wong@polyu.edu.hk).

Any other inquiry, please direct to the leading guest editor:

Prof. Xiangyu WANG
Curtin University
Perth, WA 6012
Australia
xiangyu.wang@curtin.edu.au

Papers in this special issue

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1Wong J, Wang X, Li H, Chan G, Li H (2014).
A review of cloud-based BIM technology in the construction sector,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 281-291, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/1
2Xu X, Ding L, Luo H, Ma L (2014).
From building information modeling to city information modeling,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 292-307, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/2
3Goulding JS, Rahimian FP, Wang X (2014).
Virtual reality-based cloud BIM platform for integrated AEC projects,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 308-325, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/3
4Dawood N, Miller G, Patacas J, Kassem M (2014).
Construction health and safety training: the utilisation of 4D enabled serious games,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 326-335, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/4
5Liu R, Du J, Issa RRA (2014).
Cloud-based deep immersive game for human egress data collection: a framework,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 336-349, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/5
6Abrishami S, Goulding JS, Rahimian FP, Ganah A (2014).
Integration of BIM and generative design to exploit AEC conceptual design innovation,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 350-359, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/6
7Hou L, Wang X, Wang J, Truijens M (2014).
An integration framework of advanced technologies for productivity improvement for LNG mega-projects,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 360-382, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/7
8Yung P, Wang J, Wang X, Jin M (2014).
A BIM-enabled MEP coordination process for use in China,
ITcon Vol. 19, Special issue BIM Cloud-Based Technology in the AEC Sector: Present Status and Future Trends, pg. 383-398, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2014/8