EBF2021: 2nd Eurasian BIM Forum (Online)

Moving Forward with BIM

11-12 November 2021, Digitally Hosted by Istanbul Technical University

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is rapidly changing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry as the catalyst for more integrated, sustainable and efficient processes. This paradigm change leads to knowledge-based economies in the AEC which open new trajectories for industrywide transformation. BIM is both a process, method and, technology but more importantly, it is now the new common language of the AEC across all disciplines. Keeping the pace with these developments, the BIM paradigm also evolves with new possibilities and novel approaches.

From this viewpoint, the 2nd Eurasian BIM Forum aims to cover a wide range of BIM related topics and stakeholder groups from the academic and professional perspectives. The purpose of the event is to bring together the academic community and industry experts from different disciplines of the AEC industry. The forum will form a platform for exchanging academic and industry knowledge and experience on the novel developments in BIM tools and technologies and BIM-based information and project management approaches. The focus of the forum is both regional focusing on southwest Europe, Asia and the Middle East; and global including regions of Asia, the Far East and America. The conference will be held as an online conference due to COVID-19 precautions.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • BIM and Architectural Design
  • Visualization and Representation Techniques in BIM
  • Immersive (VR/AR/BR) Technologies in BIM
  • Educational Pedagogies for BIM
  • Computational BIM
  • BIM in Professional Practice
  • BIM and Public Projects
  • BIM-enabled Sustainability and Performative Design
  • BIM-enabled Collaboration and Interoperability
  • BIM Standards and Protocols
  • BIM and Life Cycle Management
  • BIM in Risk Analysis and Management
  • BIM in Building Cost Control
  • BIM and Construction Operations
  • BIM-based Project Delivery Methods
  • Quality Checking of BIM Content
  • BIM and Facility Management
  • BIM and Legal Issues
  • BIM and Health and Safety
  • BIM and Internet of Things (IOT)
  • BIM and Robotics
  • BIM and Digital Fabrication Techniques
  • BIM and Cultural Heritage
  • BIM-GIS Integration and Smart Cities

Submission Guidelines

Authors are expected to submit their papers using the EasyChair conference management system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ebf2021).

Paper style should be compatible with the template that can be found here and all authors of the papers that are selected for Springer CCIS book should also fill this form. For futher guidelines you can check this page.

All authors are required to submit extended abstracts and final version of their papers.

The extended abstracts will be evaluated with a blind peer-review process. If the outcome is positive a paper can be accepted as a full paper or a sketch paper.

Accepted full and sketch papers will be revised by the authors based on the reviewer comments and will be re-submitted. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Extended Abstracts should be in the range of 1000-1500 words.

Final Papers (can be in 2 forms):

Full Papers: Selected extended abstracts will be invited as full papers and will be presented in the conference. Full papers should be in the range of 3500-5000 words and should not exceed 15 pages including illustrations, tables and bibliography. The abstract section of the full papers should not exceed 300-400 words.

Sketch Papers:  Selected extended abstracts will be invited as sketch papers and will be presented in the conference. Sketch papers would be in the range of 1000-1500 words

All illustrations must have a resolution of at least 300 DPI and have a width of 7.5 cm or 15 cm.

A selection of full papers will be included as chapters of an International Book that will be published by Springer CCIS, as papers in IJDIBE and others will be published in the online Conference Proceedings.

General Remarks

  • You are kindly asked to prepare your paper as Microsoft Word (*.doc or *.docx) file locally on your own computer, using the template provided.
  • Papers should be clear, concise and written in English with correct spelling and good sentence structure.
  • We recommend that the paper contribution is carefully compiled and thoroughly checked, in particular with regard to the list of authors, before submission in order to avoid last minute changes.
  • The submission of a paper carries with it the obligation that it is actually presented at the conference by the author or by one of the co-authors.
  • One registered author can present a maximum of 2 papers.

Important Dates

Call for papers: January 20, 2021

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: June 1, 2021

Notification of Acceptance: July 10, 2021

Deadline for Full Papers: October 1st, 2021

You can submit your papers using the Easychair system.