ECPPM 2020-2021 is the 13th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling, the flagship conference event of the European Association of Product and Process Modelling (EAPPM), with a long standing history of excellence in product and process modelling in building industry, which is currently known as building information modelling (BIM). For over 2years, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series, as the oldest BIM conference, has provided an unique 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 series of conferences was initiated by Prof. Raimar Scherer in 1994 as a joint initiative of several European research projects related to construction information technology. ECPPM was in fact the first conference focusing on BIM. Previous conferences were successfully held in 1994-2018.
Upcoming 13th ECPPM 2020-2021 conference brings together the academia, research, construction industry, software development community to the topic of information management in the building and construction industry. It will provide attendees with strategic knowledge on the achievements and trends in research, development, standardisation and industrial implementation of BIM technologies. Notwithstanding the constant and frequent spur of new information technologies, the product and process modeling remains fundamental and very important in facilitating ICT based solutions in the AEC/FM domains. Traditionally strong at ECPPM has been an overview of the EU research projects and the participation of European experts. In spite of its name, the conferences have been open and have attracted numerous researchers from overseas.
Previous conferences were successfully held in:
ECPPM 2020-2021 invites researchers, scientists and industry practitioners to submit papers addressing every aspect of product and process modelling technology and innovations in information and communication technologies for the building and construction industry in agreement with, but not limited to, the following main suggestive themes:
All submitted papers will be reviewed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity. All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of ECPPM 2020-2021 that will be published by EAPPM and CRC Press / Balkema. The proceedings will be submitted to the leading indexing services, including Thomson Reuters, Scopus, EI-Compendex, Google Scholar.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimar J. Scherer is Senior Professor at the Institute of Construction Informatics at the Technical University Dresden responsible for the research. He was heading the Institute from 1994-2017. He has more than 3years of experience in construction IT, including 7 years as full professor for CAD/CAM and structural reliabilty at the University of Karlsruhe and several years of practice in the construction industry including ICT consultancy and a one-year stay at a world leading CAD provider. His research activities include the broad spectrum of construction ICT aspects. He has been involved in 2BIM related EU and 20 German research projects, out of which he co-ordinated 16. He is member of the multimodel group of ISO 21597 since 2017 and was member and vice chairperson of the building product model group in ISO 10303 from 1988 to 1999, the forerunner of IFC (ISO 16739). In 1994 he founded the first European BIM conference, the ECPPM. In 1999 he implemented the first BIM Server in Europe, based on the later standardized IFC building core model. He was founder and vice chairperson of the IFC-ST4 structural model group. He developed the simplified MVD/IDM method in 2012 and the multimodel method in 2014. In 2014 he received the ZUSE Medal, the annual highest Award for informatics in Germany.
Prof. Dr.-Sc. Vitaly Semenov is heading the Department of System Integration and Multi-Disciplinary Applied Systems at the Ivannikov’s Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2015. His main research interests focus on model-driven software engineering methodologies and CASE toolkits for creating advanced digital platforms and integrated systems that meet the requirements of multi-functionality, multi-modality, scalability, interoperability, portability and deployment in heterogeneous environments. He has lead around 25 Russian and international R&D projects and has published 150 articles on fundamental topics of software engineering, data management, computer graphics, and operations research. He is a professor for computer science at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and the Higher School of Economics both leading Russian State Universities. For more than 20 years he has been giving lectures on software visualization, information visualization, and scientific visualization. Emerging BIM technologies are of particular attention. From 2007 to 2017 he directed the development of 4D modeling and planning system at Synchro Software Ltd. He developed innovative methods for spatial-temporal project planning, near-optimal project scheduling, effective rendering of large pseudo-dynamic scenes, and semantic reconciliation of replicated data, which made it possible to provide competitive advantages of the system and successfully employ it in hundreds of complex construction projects and large infrastructure programs worldwide.
Franz Baader is full Professor for Theoretical Computer Science at TU Dresden (Germany) since 2002 and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science at TU Dresden since 2005. From 2012 to 201he was Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science of TU Dresden. He has received his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science from the University of Erlangen Nürnberg in 1989, and from 1989 to 1993 was Senior scientist and Project leader at the Germany Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken. From 1993 to 2002 he was professor for Theoretical Computer Science at RWTH Aachen.
His main research area is Logic in Computer Science, and there in particular Automated Deduction and Knowledge Representation. He and his research group have worked on Description Logics for 30 years, and have laid the the logical and algorithmic foundations for the Description Logics underlying OWL and the OWL 2 profile OWL 2 EL. Franz Baader is co-editor of the highly-cited Description Logic Handbook and co-author of the first textbook on Description Logics, both published by Cambridge University Press. He has published more than 250 research articles in international conferences and journals. He is a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI) since 2004 and a member of the Academia Europe since 2011.
Dr. Thomas Liebich holds a Diploma in Architecture and a PhD from the Bauhaus University Weimar. Over the last 1years he worked actively on development and introduction of digital methods in design and construction with focus on Building Information Modeling, in particular on open BIM.
Thomas is managing partner of AEC3 Deutschland GmbH, a consulting firm delivering dedicated services for specifying and applying building information modeling methods and interoperability for the participants of construction projects. He is consulting government agencies, owners, operators, contractors and general designers on using BIM for collaborative work, including business process improvement.
Another focus of his professional life is standardization. He is leading the buildingSMART International team for developing the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) since 1999. He is the convener of the ISO working group TC 59/SC 13/JWG 12 for data sharing in construction and of the European counterpart CEN/TC 442/WG 02 on Information Exchanges for BIM. In Germany he is the chairman of the DIN committee for BIM.
Major projects he carried out in his professional career include the world's first automatic code checking system in Singapore, the technical support for the first international architectural contest requiring openBIM - the National Museum in Oslo Norway, and the development of open BIM guidelines and validation process for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Germany. He is the co-author of the recent BIM Guide for Germany developed for the Federal Agency for Buildings, City Planning and Urban Affairs, contributed to the Road Map for Digital Design and Construction for the German Ministry of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure, BMVI, and is the co-lead for the scientific assessment of the first BIM pilots on infrastructure projects in Germany. He is part of the German BIM Consortia to support the BIM Roadmap 2020 and for the assessment of the 13 BIM pilots of Deutsche Bahn on behalf of BMVI.
He has been involved in many leading R&D projects, including the recent EU projects INTERLINK (object type library for road constructions). He consults the international IFC Rail project (China, France, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Finland) on data standards for railways (track, signal, communication and energy), including high-speed railways.
He also is involved in open BIM education and training activities, giving lectures at universities, and for professional associations.
In order to participate in the conference please provide the required information to the organizer by filling out the following form.
Both speakers and listeners can register for conference via this form. If you are a speaker, you have to provide the title of the paper that you are going to present. We will use this information to draw up the program of the conference. If you would like to present multiple papers, please provide their titles.
The conference proceedings will be distributed among registered speakers. They have the option to request electronic key, printed book or both. Electronic keys will be provided by the date of the conference. Printed proceedings will be distributed by Prof. Scherer after the conference.
If you cannot present your paper due to good reasons but would like to receive the proceedings, please contact us.
We kindly ask all participants to register by the 1st of September.
1. Authors pay a publication fee in $ US ($ 150 per paper) by bank transfer using SAFAS operator details specified below:
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2. The transfer must contain the number of the paper that has been assigned by the EasyChair system, which can also be found in the list of accepted papers. It is possible to make a single transfer for multiple papers. The purpose of payment must be specified as follows: "Fee for publication of papers N1, N2,… in ECPPM 2021 proceedings".
3. Payments within Russia must be made in rubles (₽ 11250 per paper) in accordance with the following details:
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The submissions should contain original, high quality work, not submitted or published elsewhere. All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of ECPPM2020 that will be published by EAPPM and CRC Press / Balkema.
Abstracts (500 to 800 words; no figures) of proposed papers should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than the abstract submission date. Authors will be notified of acceptance by the Conference Editors. Final acceptance will be based upon review of the full-length paper which must be received before the corresponding conference deadline.
Abstracts and full-length papers should be submitted electronically (through the ECPPM2020 web site) in MS-WORD (.doc/.docx) format and should conform to EAPPM specifications (double-column, 12-point Times New Roman font size, 13 point line spacing, 6 - 8 pages). Full instructions and MS-Word templates can be found here.
The camera-ready version of the full paper should be submitted via EasyChair by adding the file to your existing paper submission. Authors who have already sent it by e-mail don’t have to do anything.
The consent form for publication can be downloaded here. Please submit the signed consent form via EasyChair by adding the file to your existing paper submission. Authors who have already sent it by e-mail don’t have to do anything.
Submissions are accepted online through easychair.org, where you may register and submit your abstracts in a few minutes.
If your abstract has been accepted, you can submit the full paper.
To submit the full paper, please DO NOT create new submission. Rather, please use your existing submission (the one you have created to submit the abstract):
1) Follow the link: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ecppm2020
2) Log in to EasyChair.
3) Enter ECPPM 2020 as author. You will be able to see the list of your submissions.
4) To view or update your submission click on the icon in the "View" column.
5) Click "Update file" in the upper right corner and upload a .doc/.docx file with your full paper.
Moscow, Leninskiy prospect, 32A, the Main building of the RAS (not far from Moscow Metro station "Leninskiy prospect" and Moscow Central Circle station "Ploshchad Gagarina").
Important update: due to high pandemic and organizational risks the conference will be held online.