"Pattern Recognition and Automation in Construction & the Built Environment"

The PRAConBE workshop is organized in conjunction with
ICPR2020 The 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Milan, Italy, January 10, 2021.

The PRAConBE workshop will be VIRTUAL due to COVID-19 reasons

Aim & Scope

The workshop covers a topic that is rapidly gaining attention in the recent years, with a continually increasing number of research papers, research groups, projects and applications in various subfields of applying pattern recognition-related methods to automating different facets of the construction and renovation process. The architecture, engineering and construction industry, an economic sector of significant importance (annual revenues of approx. US$10 trillion, or about 6% of global GDP), is expected to be radically transformed by digitalizing ever more aspects of the construction model, thereby boosting productivity, managing complexity and enhancing worksite safety and quality. Pattern recognition is central to this process of transformation, with computer vision, signal & image processing, machine learning applications increasingly finding uses of great impact to the field. At the same time, as novel problems arise corresponding to new applications in automating construction, the need for novel models and methods of pattern recognition is becoming ever-more urgent, in a process that is revitalizing and beneficial for both pattern recognition as a research field, as well as the construction industry.

Topics addressed by the PRAConBE Workshop

Workshop Organization :

The workshop organizers are currently participating in on-going H2020-funded research projects related to construction applications:

eDREAM ( eDREAM - "enabling new Demand REsponse Advanced, Market oriented and Secure technologies, solutions and business models" ), which includes the task to estimate Demand Response potential using pattern recognition techniques over RGB/thermal imaging inputs, detecting buildings of interest and structural assets.

BIMERR ( BIMERR - "BIM-based holistic tools for Energy-driven Renovation of existing Residences" ), a project directly related to contributing towards enhancing the efficiency of the renovation process, employing an arsenal of tools that includes computer vision and pattern recognition techniques and their interoperability with building information modeling.

Workshop Co-chairs :

Giorgos Sfikas, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Ioannina,
Athanasios Tsakiris, Senior Research Associate at CERTH/ITI,
Dimitrios Giakoumis, Senior Researcher, Grade C' at CERTH/ITI,
Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Senior Researcher, Grade C' at CERTH/ITI,
Dimitrios Tzovaras, Director of Research at CERTH/ITI,

Invited Speakers :

Frédéric Bosché, Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Programme Management at the University of Edinburgh
Talk Title : "Recent advances in automation in construction"

Program committee :

Dimitriou Nikolaos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Kargakos Andreas, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Kostavelis Ioannis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Krinidis Stelios, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Malassiotis Sotiris, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Mariolis Ioannis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Peleka Georgia, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Skartados Evangelos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Stavropoulos Georgios, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Topalidou - Kyniazopoulou Angeliki, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece
Vasileiadis Manolis, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-ITI), Greece

Call for papers:

Paper submissions are open through the workshop papers submission system !

Accepted papers will be included in the ICPR 2020 Workshop Proceedings, which will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS). Once accepted, at least one author is expected to attend the event and orally present the paper.

Word/LaTeX templates can be found at this link.
Springer's proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf.

Papers can be submitted using the EasyChair (Both source (latex/word) and pdf files are required).

Authors are invited to submit full papers (12-15 pages) or short papers (6-8 pages), written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS templates.

The reviewing process will be single-blind.

Call for papers [PDF]

Important Dates :

Workshop Paper submission deadline : October 20th, 2020
Notification to authors : November 10th, 2020
Camera ready deadline : November 15th, 2020

Workshop Programme :

You can download the PRAConBE workshop programme here.