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ISARC 2014 : The 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining


When Jul 9, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014
Where Sydney Australia
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2014
Notification Due Mar 17, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2014
Categories    automation   robotics   construction   mining

Call For Papers


ISARC series have been organised by members of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC) to address the needs and concerns of a global community in all fields of construction, including civil and building engineering, machine automation, robotics applications to construction, mining automation, infrastructure networks, construction and environmental sustainability, Information Technology innovations, planning, logistics, etc. IAARC welcomes participation from other industrial sectors and governments.


ISARC 2014 will be a prestigious gathering of researchers, academics and industry practitioners in all specialty areas related to the construction, mining and built infrastructure industry. Apart from addressing latest advances in automation and robotic technologies for construction, building and mining, field instrumentation and sensors, excavation and haulage, safety and protection, fleet management, and computer-aided process design and optimization, ISARC 2014 will focus on issues of efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability in construction/mining automation and its interactions with the environment under the theme "Automation, Mining, Construction and Environment."


Full paper submission deadline: 31 JAN 2014

Notification of papers acceptance: 17 MAR 2014

Early-Bird Registration: 25 APR 2014


The technical program of ISARC 2014 will consist of keynote speeches, workshops, invited sessions and oral/poster presentations. Papers describing original work on abstractions, algorithms, theories, methodologies, and case studies are invited. Accepted full papers will be published in the Proceedings of ISARC 2014. The symposium is an offspring of the Elsevier journal Automation in Construction. Top-rated and extended papers will be selected to be published in a Special Issue of Automation in Construction or in Springer's Visualization in Engineering.


Topics include but not limited to:

Advanced Computing - Advanced Planning Tools - Advanced Surveying and Positioning - Air Quality Modelling & Control - Augmented and Virtual Reality - Automated Haulage - Automation and Robotics - Building Information Modelling - Building and Architecture- Collaborative Design and Construction - Computational Mechanics - Computing for Conceptual Design - Decision Support Systems - Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery - Distributed Computing in Engineering - Distributed Generation - Drill Automation - Energy Efficiency - Environmental Sensing and Monitoring - Environmental Sustainability - Extreme Environments - Fault Analysis and Control - Fleet Management and Dispatching - Field Robotics - GIS and Databases - Green Automation - Hoist Control -Human Machine Interactions - Infrastructure Networks - Mining and Built Infrastructure- Intelligent Mining - Instrumentation and Sensors - Management Issues - Materials Handling Systems - Mechatronics - Multiple Vehicle Coordination - Networking and Communications - Novel Mining and Construction Methods - Operator Assisting Systems - Offshore Stevedoring & Service - Project Information Management - Process Control and Optimization - Real Time Systems - Reliability and Availability - Remote Sensing - Renewable Energy - Robotic Excavation - Safety - Sensing Technology- Service Robotics - Smart Structures-Space and Extreme Engineering Applications - Solar Energy and HVAC - Supervisory Control - Structural Control - Telerobotics.

ISARC 2014 invites submissions of high-quality research papers under 8 technical tracks:

* IT Applications (co-chairs: Jochen Teizer, Ali Akba Nezad and Peter Brady)
* Building and Architecture (chair: Ioannis Brilakis)
* Mining, Built Infrastructure and Human Factors (chair: Tim Horberry)
* Robotics and Mechatronics (chair: Hung La)
* Automation and Control (co-chairs: Jianchun Li and Ngai-Ming Kwok)
* Sensing and Communication (chair: Xuesong Shen)
* Construction Management (co-chairs: Seokho Chi and Manwoo Park)
* Energy and Environment (chair: Alessandro Carbonari)


Paper submissions will be handled by the EasyChair conference management system. If you have already had an account with EasyChair you will be able to reuse that account, otherwise please create a new account during the registration process. When you start submitting the abstract, please select the most appropriate track for your paper(s) first, and then enter exact details and upload abstracts/papers to complete the submission.

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Par Ahman, Bursu Akinci, Tatsuo Arai, Carlos Balaguer, Thomas Bock, Carlos Caldas, Alessandro Carbonari, Min-Yuan Cheng, Moon Young Cho, Fred Delabbio, Ernesto Gambao, Jozef Gasparik, Frans van Gassel, Quang Ha, Carl Haas, Yukio Hassegawa, Arturas Kaklauskas, Hyoungkwan Kim, Soonwook Kwon, Tai Sik Lee, Alan Lytle, Ger Maas, Fiorenzo Malaguti, Osama Moselhi, Ronie Navon, Yehiel Rosenfeld, Kamel Saidi, Miroslaw Skibniewski, Jochen Teizer, Richard Tucker, Koshy Varghese


Chair: Quang Ha

Co-chairs: Perry Forsythe, Bijan Samali, Xiangyu Wang

Local Committee: Merched Azzi, Leonhard Bernold, Peter Brady, Gamini Dissanayake, Hiep Duc, Ngai-Ming Kwok, Gu Fang, Jianchun Li, Dikai Liu, Ali Akbar Nezhad, Le-Tuyen Nguyen, Matt Riley, David Rye, Xuesong Shen

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