ITcon Special Issue

ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling

editor(s) Ardeshir Mahdavi & Bob Martens
Vienna University of Technology"
summary The present special issue of the Journal Information Technology in Construction entails a selection of papers initially presented at the 10th ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference, held September 2014 and hosted by the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. ECPPM conference series has provided a fruitful platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains. The present selection of – substantially revised and extended – papers from ECPPM 2014 include high-quality contributions pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, covering topics related to:
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • ICT in Civil engineering & Infrastructure
  • Computational decision support
  • Commissioning, monitoring & occupancy
  • Ontology, data models, and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
  • Energy modelling
  • Thermal performance simulation
  • Model calibration
  • Project & construction management
  • Data & information management
  • Intelligent building systems control
As the editors of this special issue, we would like to acknowledge the strong and active community of academics, researchers, software developers, and industry experts in view of their excellent contributions to the field, as selectively manifested in the present collection of the papers. We specially thank Dr Ulrich Pont for his assistance toward the preparation of the present special issue.

Papers in this special issue

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1Zhang C, Beetz J, Weisen M (2015).
Interoperable validation for IFC building models using open standards,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 24-39, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/1
2Tauscher H, Scherer RJ (2015).
Specifying complex visualization configurations with hierarchically nested mapping rule sets,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 40-50, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/2
3Tauriainen MK, Puttonen JA, Saari AJ (2015).
The assessment of constructability: BIM cases,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 51-67, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/3
4Braun A, Tuttas S, Borrmann A, Stilla U (2015).
A concept for automated construction progress monitoring using BIM-based geometric constraints and photogrammetric point clouds,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 68-79, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/4
5Liu Y, Huang Y, Stouffs R (2015).
Using a data-driven approach to support the design of energy-efficient buildings,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 80-96, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/5
6van Berlo LAHM, Natrop M (2015).
BIM on the construction site: providing hidden information on task specific drawings,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 97-106, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/6
7Pont UJ, Ghiassi N, Fenz S, Heurix J, Mahdavi A (2015).
SEMERGY: Application of semantic web technologies in performance-guided building design optimization,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 107-120, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/7
8Mahdavi A, Schuß M, Rader B (2015).
A multi-domain multi-zonal schema for systematic compartmentalisation of building systems control logic,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 121-131, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/8
9Penna P, Cappelletti F, Gasparella A, Tahmasebi F, Mahdavi A (2015).
Multi-stage calibration of the simulation model of a school building through short-term monitoring,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 132-145, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/9
10Alhava O, Laine E, Kiviniemi A (2015).
Intensive big room process for co-creating value in legacy construction projects,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 146-158, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/10
11Zach R, Hofstätter H, Taube C, Mahdavi A (2015).
A distributed and scalable approach to building monitoring,
ITcon Vol. 20, Special issue ECPPM 2014 - 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, pg. 159-172, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2015/11