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Elsevier/Smart Infrastructure IoT 2017 : Special Issue/Automation in Construction: Smart Infrastructure, Construction and Building IoT


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Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2017
Notification Due Nov 15, 2017
Categories    internet of things   smart city   cyber-physical systems   smart infrastructure

Call For Papers

*Revised Deadline

Special Issue of "Automation in Construction":

Title: Smart Infrastructure, Construction and Building Internet of Things

Scope and Aims:
Once just a buzz-word, the Smart City concept is now receiving significant attention from public authorities, private companies and academia, with billions of dollars of investment being made in US and global cities in recent years. Smart infrastructure, construction and building (SICB) systems form the backbone of our future Smart Cities. These systems are based on the integration of basic infrastructure like roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, and other constructed facilities with distributed smart sensing systems, information and communication technology, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Arguably, an effective IoT network is a key factor in delivering integrated, intelligent digital infrastructure solutions, making cities better for those who live in them as well as those who run them and those who do business in them. The IoT is an emerging technology creating a massive world-wide network of interconnected physical objects embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, with the ability to transfer data over the network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The rapid development of the IoT is concomitant with the emergence of cloud computing, Big Data, robotics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), wireless communications, radio-frequency identification (RFID), semantic technologies, etc. This dramatic growth is impacting several scientific and engineering application domains.
Among different domains, the IoT technology is becoming a core to next generation SICB systems. In this context, the next big revolution will involve interconnected IoT-based maintenance, condition monitoring and operation of infrastructure systems, also creating a system of systems. Because real-time data-driven management systems are an imperative for future cities, research and development efforts in these areas are critically needed. The intent of this special issue is to invite scholars, researchers, engineers and other innovators to collectively display their state-of-the-art knowledge and their cutting-edge innovations in the areas of smart infrastructure, construction and building Internet of Things (SICB-IoT). All submissions should consider the practical application of the SICB-IoT through industry case studies, case surveys, experiments, and empirical validation.

Topics of interest in Civil Engineering domain include (but not limited to):
● Highway and Transportation Engineering
● Structural Engineering and Health Monitoring
● Construction Engineering and Management
● Information Technology in Civil Engineering
● Environmental Engineering
● Hydraulics and Water Power Engineering
● Earthquake Engineering
● Surveying and Geo-Spatial Engineering
● Geomatics, Geosciences, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information systems (GIS)
● Geotechnical Engineering
● Materials Science and Engineering
● Coastal and Harbor Engineering
● Tunnel Engineering

In particular, contributions in the following themes are welcome:
● IoT Architecture Design for the SICB Systems
● Cloud Computing in SICB-IoT
● Big Data Analytics in SICB-IoT
● SICB-IoT Enabling Technologies (Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting, Smart Devices, Mobile Devices, RFID, etc)
● SICB-IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
● SICB-IoT and Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs)
● Machine Learning and Data Mining in SICB-IoT
● Data Collection, Processing and Fusion in SICB-IoT
● Sustainable Design and Solutions for SICB-IoT
● Human-IoT Technology Interactions
● Intelligent Algorithms for SICB-IoT Network Control and Optimization
● Real-Time Sensor Data Analysis in SICB-IoT
● Data Quality Management for SICB-IoT
● Virtual Sensors in SICB-IoT
● Citizen Sensors in SICB-IoT
● Reliability of Large-Scale SICB-IoT Systems
● Security, Privacy, and Safety Technology for SICB-IoT
● Mobile Computing in SICB-IoT
● Energy Management for SICB-IoT

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 31, 2017
Review period: August 01, 2017- September 30, 2017
Revision and re-review (if required): October 31, 2017
Final decision due: November 15, 2017
Final compilation and submission of Editorial/Introduction: December 15, 2017
Publication of the special issue: January 2018

Submission Format and Guideline
All submitted papers must be clearly written and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (one-column, and having at least 11pt font size) including figures, tables, and references. A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at:

All papers to be published in this special issue of Automation in Construction should include discussion and conclusions regarding the potential benefits and/or implications of the presented research on the construction industry and/or construction processes.
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EVISE). The authors must select “VSI:Smart Infrastructure-IoT” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EVISE website is located at:

Guest Editors:
Dr. Amir H. Alavi, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. Email: alavia[at]; ah_alavi[at]

Dr. William G. Buttlar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, USA. Email: buttlarw[at]

Dr. Mani Golparvar-Fard, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Email: mgolpar[at]

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