Dr Alain Zarli

R2M Solution and the European Construction Technology Platform
W078 featured speaker

Dr. Alain ZARLI is a Managing Partner at R2M Solution and Secretary General of ECTP, the European Construction Technology Platform. He was formerly Head of the “Innovation Numérique pour la Construction” division at the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) in the “Technologies de l’Information et Diffusion du Savoir” department (Sophia-Antipolis - FRANCE), and European Affairs Manager in CSTB.

His main fields of interest are Information and Communication Technologies (including programming languages and compilation, semantic modelling, rule-based languages and knowledge-based systems, distributed architectures, software components, and technologies for smart constructions) and their broad application to the Built environment and the Construction industry, in particular BIM and Digital Twin technologies. He has been the Project Coordinator of various European collaborative FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects.

He has been a long-time supporter of ECTP initiatives (the E2B cPPP, the “Energy & Efficient Buildings”, “Active Ageing & Design”, “Infrastructures & Mobility” and “Digital Built Environment” Committees) in roadmapping and impact assessment, and is now responsible for the development of the Built4People Partnership under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme too. He is the acting expert for the review of European R&D projects on behalf of the European Commission and has been participating in the European Commission Advisory group for ICT Infrastructure for energy-efficient buildings and neighbourhoods for carbon-neutral cities. He has been acting as leader of the “Open Data” Action Group in the European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC), and has contributed as expert to the EIP SCC Operational Implementation Plan, in particular in the “Sustainable District and Built Environment” Action Cluster. He is an organiser of various conferences in the past and present, including IEEE/ICE, CIB W78, ECPPM, as well as the series of ECTP conferences.

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Information and Communication Technologies are a Means; Collaboration is a Privilege