CIB W119 Workshop Announcement

CIB W119 Workshop Announcement

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“Advanced Construction and Building Technology for Society”

27th October 2016
Laboratory of Building Realization and Robotics
Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany


Institute of Advanced Study, TUM
CIB Working Commission, W119 on “Customized Industrial Construction” has been established as the successor of former TG57 on Industrialization in Construction and as a joint CIB-IAARC Commission. Prof Dr Ing Gerhard Girmscheid, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Coordinator of the former TG57) and Prof Dr Ing Thomas Bock, Technische Universität München, Germany are the appointed Coordinators of this Working Commission.


The workshop is hosted by the Chair for Building Realization and Robotics located at TUM within the Bavarian high tech cluster, the Master of Science Course “Advanced Construction and Building Technology” and by IAARC-Academy representing the research training program of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). The workshop will concentrates international researchers, practitioners and selected top-students coming from 8 different professional backgrounds (Architecture, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Business Science, Interior Design, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering).


Industrialization in Construction will become more customer oriented. Systems for adaptable manufacturing and robot technologies will merge the best aspects of industrialization and automation with aspects of traditional manufacturing. Concepts of mass customization can be implemented via the application of robots in construction and building project/product life cycle as prefabrication processes, on site and in service as socio technical systems. Topics include, but are not limited to the following aspects of Automation and Robotics in Construction:
  • Industrialized Customization in Architecture: Mass Customization off site, Factory Production, Logistics and Factory Networks, Production
  • Logistics/ Site Automation and Robotics: Mass Customization on site, Site Automation, Site Robotics, Site Logistics for Automation, Systems and Technologies, Automation and Robot oriented Site Management
  • Service Science through Automation and Robotics: Mass Customization of performance oriented environments, Automation and Robotic Assisted Living, Service Robotics, Personal Assistance, Demographic change design and management of socio technical systems by human ambient technologies in daily life especially for aging society.
  • Automation and Robot Oriented Design: Design and Buildings Structures Enabling efficient use of Automation and Robotics, Modularization, Product Structure, Building Information Modeling
  • Automation and Robotics Deployment Strategies: Innovative business processes, automation and robot oriented management, human-machine communication, socio technical aspects, socioeconomic aspects, history of automation and robotics
  • Contributions of both theoretical and applicative interest are welcome.


    Authors are invited to submit full papers. Papers must comply with the Workshop template formats and the maximum length of 8 pages. The submission system is now open and early submissions are welcome. Please prepare your submission in accordance with the rules described above and submit an MS-Word file via Easychair system.


    The oral presentations of the accepted Papers will be conducted on the workshop day. Each Presenter will be given a 10 minute time slot followed by 5 minutes discussion and questions. The presentations should be prepared using MS PowerPoint.


    Full Paper Submission deadline: October 09, 2016
    Notification of full paper acceptance or rejection: October 12, 2016
    Camera Ready Papers Submission: October 19, 2016


    Prof. Prof. h. c./SRSTU Dr.-Ing./Univ.Tokio Thomas Bock (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. hab. Alexej Bulgakow (South West State University of Kursk, Russia)
    Dr.-Ing. Christos Georgoulas (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    Dr.-Ing. Katharina Langosch (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    M.Eng Jörg Güttler (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

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