ITcon Special Issue

Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?

editor(s) Editorial Team:
1) Dr. Kirti Ruikar, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
2) Dr. Ketan Kotecha, Director, SIT; Director, Symbiosis Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (SCAAI); Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India.
3) Dr. Sayali Sandbhor, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT), India.
4) Dr. Albert Thomas, Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IITB), India.
summary Traditional design development processes have come a long way from the use of a drawing board. The accelerated use of ICT-based digital systems means that the industry has steadily moved towards a digitized future. A future where increasingly unstructured information is created, shared, manipulated, stored, and archived in various digital media that support the four pillars of visualization, integration, communication and intelligence on which typical construction projects currently stand. The ICT field's growth, combined with the unprecedented advances in communication and network media usage, has resulted in hyper-interconnectivity globally. This hyper-connectivity through developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) creates global opportunities for collaboration, which was not previously possible. It links 'human' and 'social' networks with 'technical' systems. With the vast volumes of digitally connected systems and the systems' data, new opportunities for learning have surfaced in the construction domain.

Papers in this special issue

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1Deng M, Menassa C C, Kamat V R (2021).
From BIM to digital twins: a systematic review of the evolution of intelligent building representations in the AEC-FM industry,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 58-83, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.005
2Wang J, Gao X, Zhou X, Xie Q (2021).
Multi-scale Information Retrieval for BIM using Hierarchical Structure Modelling and Natural Language Processing,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 409-426, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.022
3Watfa M K, Hawash A E, Jaafar K (2021).
Using Building Information & Energy Modelling for Energy Efficient Designs,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 427-440, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.023
4Schranz C, Urban H, Gerger A (2021).
Potentials of Augmented Reality in a BIM based building submission process,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 441-457, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.024
5Parisi F, Fanti M P, Mangini A M (2021).
Information and Communication Technologies applied to intelligent buildings: a review,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 458-488, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.025
6Anderson A, Ramalingam S (2021).
A socio-technical intervention in BIM projects – an experimental study in global virtual teams,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 489-504, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.026
7Akanmu A A, Anumba C J, Ogunseiju O O (2021).
Towards next generation cyber-physical systems and digital twins for construction,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 505-525, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.027
8Karmakar A, Delhi V S K (2021).
Construction 4.0: what we know and where we are headed?,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 526-545, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.028
9Karimi S, Iordanova I, St-Onge D (2021).
Ontology-based approach to data exchanges for robot navigation on construction sites,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 546-565, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.029
10Alani Y, Dawood N, Patacas J, Rodriguez S, Dawood H (2021).
A semantic common model for product data in the water industry,
ITcon Vol. 26, Special issue Next Generation ICT - How distant is ubiquitous computing?, pg. 566-590, doi:10.36680/j.itcon.2021.030