CIB W78 Information Technology for Construction 39th Conference

27-30 june 2022 at rmit university, melbourne

The 39th W78 Conference @WBC2022 brings together a community of researchers and industry pros interested in the areas of Construction Informatics, BIM, Digital Twins, Education and Knowledge Management for design, construction and building operations and facilities management. It follows the 2021 conference in Luxembourg and presents more papers and research on BIM and VR/AR for building and heritage interventions (H-BIM).

Time slots dedicated to scientific exchanges among participants are designed to maximize interactions and encourage networking and future collaborations. The event will run face-to-face at RMIT University's Melbourne City Campus with an option for online attendance.

key dates

  • 17 December 2021: Paper Submission Deadline

    • Select the category W78: IT in Construction when submitting your paper​

    • Refer to the paper submission template and guidelines

  • 7 Feb 2022: Initial Paper Reviews Completed

  • 14 March 2022: Revised Paper Submission Deadline

  • 31 March 2022: Early Bird Registration Ends



  • Construction Informatics

  • BIM (including Heritage BIM)

  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

  • Education and Knowledge Management

Detailed Topics

Paper submissions, Reviews and Awards

  • The deadline for full paper submissions is 17 Dec 2021. 

  • Submit your papers using this link: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/2428/submitter and select the paper category CIB W078: Information Technology for Construction.

  • All papers will undergo a double-blind peer academic review.  Reviews will be completed 7 Feb 2022.

  • Refer to the Author's Hub for complete submission guidelines and details.

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the charles m. eastman top paper award

  • Awarded to the Best Paper by a PhD Student in the category CIB W078: Information Technology for Construction

  • Presented at each of W078's annual international conferences to recognise and celebrate emerging academic talent in the application of integrated IT throughout the life cycle of the design, construction and occupancy of buildings and related facilities.

  • Click here for more information about the PhD Paper Award

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CIB W78 Conference

Scientific Committee (TBC)

  • Prof. David Arditi, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

  • Dr. Marzia Bolpagni, Mace, UK

  • Dr. Frédéric Bosché, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Dr. Calin Boje, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

  • Prof. Conrad Boton, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada

  • Dr. Jack C.P. Cheng, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Dr. José Antonio Chica, TECNALIA, Spain

  • Dr. Peter Demian, Loughborough University, UK

  • Prof. Esin Ergen, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

  • Bruno Fies, CSTB, France

  • Dr. Annie Guerriero, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

  • Dr. Gilles Halin, University of Lorraine, France

  • Prof. Timo Hartmann, TU Berlin, Germany

  • Prof. Eilif Hjelseth, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Dr. Alan Hore, TU Dublin, Ireland

  • Dr. M. Reza Hosseini, Deakin University, Australia

  • Prof. Raja R. A. Issa, University of Florida, USA

  • Dr. Sami (Abdul Samad) Kazi, Research Team Leader, VTT, Finland

  • Dr. Sylvain Kubicki, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

  • Prof. Pierre Leclercq, University of Liège, Belgium

  • Prof. Nan Li, Tsinghua University, China

  • Associate Prof. Yu Li, Donghua University, China

  • Dr. Ivan Mutis, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

  • Dr. James O'Donnell, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • ir. Benoit Parmentier, CSTC, Belgium

  • Dr. Ioan Petri, Cardiff University, UK

  • Sunil Suwal, Senior Lecturer, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

  • Associate Prof. Ana Roxin, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC), France

  • Dr. Ir.-Arch. Pieter Pauwels, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

  • Dr. Steven Ayer, Arizona State University, USA

  • Asoc. Prof. Semiha Ergan, New York University, USA

  • Prof.dr hab. Ewa Grabska, Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland

  • Prof. Hongling Guo, Tsinghua University, China

  • Dr. Zhenzhong Hu, Tsinghua University, China

  • Dr. Anna Wagner, PROSTEP AG, Germany

  • Professor Pieter de Wilde, Plymouth University, UK

  • Dr. Tom Beach, Cardiff University, UK

  • Mohamed-Anis Gallas, University of Mons, Belgium

  • Prof. Bimal Kumar, Northumbria University Newcastle, UK

  • Senior Professor Sergio Scheer, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

  • Assist. Prof. Eduardo Toledo Santos, University of São Paulo

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Dimosthenis Kifokeris, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

  • Dr Kumar Biswajit Debnath, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

  • Professor Tarek Hassan, Loughborough University, UK

  • Prof. Norman Teferle, University of Luxembourg

  • Prof. Tamer El Diraby, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Prof. Robin Drogemuller, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • Sylvain Riss, BG Ingénieurs Conseils SAS

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Geyer, TU Berlin, Germany

  • Prof. Markus König, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

  • Pedro Mêda, Construction Institute - Porto University, Portugal

  • Prof. Rafael Sacks, Technion University, Israel

  • Ing. Carmine Pascale, STRESS Scarl, Italy

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrej Tibaut, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Contact us

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Guillermo Aranda-Mena

CIB W78 Conference Chair

For updates and detailed information, check out our W78 conference blog: https://cibw78.blogspot.com/

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!