30 June - 3 July 2018 Radisson Blu Plaza, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Zhiliang Ma (Tsinghua University, China)

zmaBorn in 1963, he obtained his Bachelor Degree in 1986 at the Department of Civil Engineering of Tsinghua University, China and his Master Degree in 1989 and Doctor Degree in 1992 at the Department of Civil Engineering of Nagoya University, Japan. He became an Associate Professor in 1994 and a full Professor in 2003 at Tsinghua University.

His major research interests are on the application of information technology in civil engineering. He has been in charge of two large national research projects on IT application in addition to more than 40 research projects and drafted several plans and strategies on applying information technology for the central government of China.

He is now the vice chair of the Branch of Computer Application, China Civil Engineering Society, and the vice chair of the Specialty Committee on Building Information Modeling, China Graphics Society. He acts as the member of expert committee of several nation-wide industrial associations in China. He serves as the member of board of editorial committee of several international and domestic academic journals and is now the associate editor of the journal of Automation in Construction.

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Keynote speakers

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Ghassan F. Aouad
The art and science of leadership in construction
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Tarek Bahgat
Risk Management and Governance of Mega Projects
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Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Better (and within reason) design-construction interactions in a BIM world...
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Jesus M. de la Garza
Shortcomings in Plain Vanilla CPM Schedules


Submission of abstracts
15 January 2018

Notification on abstracts' acceptance
15 February 2018

Submission of final papers
31 March 2018

Payment of early registration fee
31 March 2018

Final deadline for hotel reservation
31 March 2018

Cancellation without penalty
15 May 2018

30 June - 3 July 2018