Conference Chairs

Dr. Sylvain Kubicki is Senior Research and Technology associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). He holds a PhD degree in Architecture & Computer Science. He works on research and technology projects related to construction informatics, BIM and Digital Twins, and their applications focused on environmental innovation. He is the coordinator of BIMEET (H2020, 2017-2020) and 4DCollab (bilateral funding by ANR, France, and FNR, Luxembourg, 2017-2020) projects. He acts also as partner’s Principal Investigator in several other H2020 projects (INSTRUCT, EPC RECAST…). In addition he supervises Master and PhD research in collaboration with universities (3 PhD theses defended under his co-supervision). He also acts as an expert in project proposals evaluation as well as in construction projects, and regularly gives invited conferences, lectures as well as training sessions regarding BIM and digitalisation approach, challenges, return on investment and practical implementation.

Dr Yacine Rezgui is Professor of Engineering Informatics / Director of the BRE Centre in Sustainable Engineering at Cardiff University, and a former Professor of Construction Information Technology and Director of the Informatics Research Institute at Salford University.  He is the recipient of a DEA (MSc degree) in Building Physics and a PhD degree in Construction Informatics from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France. His prior appointements include the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) in France.

He is a qualified architect with 25 years research and teaching experience. He has published over 250 refereed publications in leading journals, such as the Proceedings of the Royal Society and a wide range of IEEE Transaction journals and is the co-author of several books. He has graduated 40 PhD students to date, and completed 40+ national (UK) and European funded research projects in areas related to computing in the built environment (including in the fields of the Internet of Things, Semantics, and Artificial Intelligence). He has organized several conferences, including the recent IEEE / ICE (2020) and Pro-VE (2018) conferences. His recent work includes the development of a Computational Urban Sustainability platform (CUSP), a Semantic IoT environment augmented with Machine Learning, currently being adopted by Atkins Global, an internationally leading engineering company.

Local organising committee

Dr. Calin Boje is a research associate at LIST contributing to several research projects around the subjects of BIM, Deconstruction, LCA & Digital Twins. His alma mater is Cardiff University (UK), where he graduated with a first degree in Civil Engineering and later on got awarded a fully funded PhD from the same institution. His interests include data integration between multi-disciplinary domains, defining and testing ontologies for solving engineering problems rooted in the real world, as well as exploring the potential of AI and data automation to help build sustainably and better preserve our built and natural environments.

Dr. Annie Guerriero is senior research & technology associate at LIST (Luxembourg) where she works since 2005. She is an architect graduated from the Victor Horta Institute (Brussels, 2001). She performed a master in “Modeling and simulation of built spaces” in 2002 and she obtained her PhD in Architecture Science in 2009 at the INPL (Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy). Currently, she supervises research projects and contributes to the following topics: BIM, 4D model, Collective decision support for AEC, Smart building/city, Deconstruction, Perceived comfort & Post-Occupancy Evaluation.

Dr. Sylvain Kubicki is Senior Research and Technology associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). He holds a PhD degree in Architecture & Computer Science. He works on research and technology projects related to construction informatics, BIM and Digital Twins, and their applications focused on environmental innovation. He is the coordinator of BIMEET (H2020, 2017-2020) and 4DCollab (bilateral funding by ANR, France, and FNR, Luxembourg, 2017-2020) projects. He acts also as partner’s Principal Investigator in several other H2020 projects (INSTRUCT, EPC RECAST…). In addition he supervises Master and PhD research in collaboration with universities (3 PhD theses defended under his co-supervision). He also acts as an expert in project proposals evaluation as well as in construction projects, and regularly gives invited conferences, lectures as well as training sessions regarding BIM and digitalisation approach, challenges, return on investment and practical implementation.

Dr. Alain ZARLI 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 further European Affairs manager in CSTB. He is nowadays Managing Partner at R2M Solution and Secretary General of ECTP, the European Construction Technology Platform.

His main fields of interest are programming languages and compilation, product and process 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. He has been the Project Coordinator of various FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects, including the IST ICCI and ROADCON projects, and the REEB project establishing a roadmap to ICT-enabled Energy Efficiency in Buildings and construction.

He is in support since a long time 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 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 the organisers of various conferences in the past and present, including IEEE/ICE, CIB W78, ECPPM, as well as the series of ECTP conferences.

CIB-W78 & LDAC committees

  • Robert Amor, Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Auckland (NZL)
  • Jakob Beetz, Professor, Department of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University (D)
  • Pieter Pauwels, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL)
  • Maria Poveda Villalón, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ESP)
  • Kris McGlinn, Trinity College Dublin (IRL)
  • Ana Roxin, University of Burgundy (FR)
  • Jakob Beetz, RWTH Aachen (D)
  • Anna Wagner, PROSTEP AG (D)

Scientific committee

  • 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
  • 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

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