Creative Construction 2012 (CC2012)

Venue: Hotel Thermál Margitsziget

Location: Buapest, Hungary

Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 03, 2012
Registration Date: May 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2012
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The organizers of Creative Construction 2012 cordially invite you to participate in this conference, which will take place 30 June – 3 July 2012 in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary famous for its old Europe’s charm and breathtaking architecture.
The Chair of the Organizing Committee, Prof. Miklós Hajdu (Szent István University, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Budapest) and the Chair of the International Scientific Committee, Prof. Mirosław Skibniewski (University of Maryland, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering e-Construction Group, College Park, USA) and their team of collaborators are arranging an innovative scientific programme paired with accompanying social events.
The Creative Construction 2012 Conference is an excellent opportunity for collective brainstorming and exploring together the known and unknown boundaries of construction. We are looking forward to seeing you in Budapest in the summer of 2012.
For more information please visit the Conference website:

Papers are invited on topics related to the general concept of Creative Construction. Themes of interest include, but are not limited to, the list given in the “Topics” section. The International Scientific Committee will review all abstracts and full papers. Accepted papers will be included in the ISBN numbered proceedings. Expanded and fully refereed versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of Automation in Construction, an international research journal published by Elsevier.
Invited and contributed papers will be organized into several parallel sessions. The sessions will be part of distinct Conference streams, and streams are grouped by corresponding technical fields.
All abstracts should be submitted online. This section of the website opens in January 2012.
• The abstract text should be within 300 words (together with space) and typeface in Body text format (see template)
• The abstract title must be brief (max. 2 lines allowed in "Title Case" format) and clearly indicate the nature of the investigation (see template)
• Authors number: will be maximized: 10 names
• Workplaces: max. 10 different workplaces
• The abstract must represent original work and should be as informative as possible.
• The body of the abstract should be ordered as follows:
o Objectives of study
o Methods
o Results
o Conclusions
• 5 keywords needed at the end of the abstract text
Once the abstract has been submitted, modified or deleted, the corresponding author will automatically receive an acknowledgement of receipt, modification or cancellation (by email).
Correspondence regarding the abstracts such as confirmation of submission, notification of acceptance or rejection and instructions for presentation will only be sent to the corresponding author. It is his/her responsibility to forward the information to all co-authors. The presenting author is required to register for the Conference and pay the registration fee as a condition of presenting the paper.

Creative Scheduling in Construction
• Cost optimization
• Decision networks
• New developments in traditional network techniques
• Artificial Intelligence in scheduling
• Constraint Logic programming
• New tools and algorithms for resource and cost planning
• Project monitoring and control
• Creative tools for scheduling
• Case studies in creative scheduling

Creative Management in Construction
• Risk analysis and decision making in construction
• Construction process reengineering
• Challenges in lean construction
• Innovative information systems in construction
• Intelligent decision support systems for construction management
• Supply chain management in construction
• Construction procurement management, e-procurement in construction
• International construction issues
• Web-based construction project management
• Knowledge management in construction
• Quality management in construction
• Managing international construction projects
• New tools in the education of construction management
• Case studies in creative management for construction

Creative Construction Technology and Materials
• Creative construction technology development
• Creative construction of heavy structures (roads, bridges, tunnels)
• Creative construction of tall buildings
• Future design and construction of tall buildings
• New construction materials
• Nanotechnology in construction
• Extraterrestrial construction
• Case studies in creative construction technologies and materials

Automation and Robotics for Construction
• Sensors and sensor based systems in construction
• Robotics for construction sites
• Artificial intelligence in construction automation
• Innovative controls for construction equipment
• Case studies in automation and robotics in construction

Visualization, Virtual Reality for Design and Construction, Building Information Modeling (3D, 4D, nD)
• Visualization in design and construction processes
• Construction simulation for virtual construction
• Building Information Modeling and Rapid Prototyping for Construction
• New tools for visualization and virtual reality in construction
• Case studies in construction visualization and virtual reality applications in construction

Sustainable Construction, Health and Safety
• Sustainable construction methods and technologies
• Recycling of construction waste
• Climate change issues in construction
• Green design and construction
• Creative methods in health and safety of the construction sites
• Case studies


Submission of abstracts: 15 February 2012
Notification on acceptance of abstracts: 28 February 2012
Payment of early registration fee: 31 March 2012
Submission of final papers: 30 April 2012
Notification on acceptance of papers: 15 May 2012
Hotel reservation: 15 May 2012
Cancellation without penalty: 15 May 2012
Submission of revised papers: 31 May 2012
Conference: 30 June – 3 July 2012


Miklós Hajdu (
Júlia Bisztray (
Orsolya Bokor (

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (invited members, subject to their acceptance)
Mirosław Skibniewski (University of Maryland, USA - Chairman)

Simaan AbouRizk (University of Alberta, Canada)
Syed M.Ahmed (East Carolina University, USA)
Burcu Akinci (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Ghassan Aouad (University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE)
Carlos Balaguer (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Thomas Bock (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Edmund Burke (The University of Nottingham, UK)
Albert Chan (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Min-Yuan Cheng (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
Lieyun Ding (Northeastern University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Dongping Fang (Tsinghua University, China)
Martin Fischer (Stanford University, USA)
Chung Fu (University of Maryland, USA)
James H. Garrett (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Jozef Gasparik (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Carl Haas (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Miklós Hajdu (Szent István University, Budapest)
Thomas Hanak (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
Makarand Hastak (Purdue University, USA)
Chris Hendrickson (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Rita Kiss (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Tai Sik Lee (Hanyang University, Korea)
Heng Li (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Sui-Pheng Low (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Ferenc Makovényi (Szent István University, Hungary)
Surinder Mann (Institute of Nanotechnology, UK)
Levente Mályusz (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
John Messner (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Andrzej Minasowicz (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
Osama Moselhi (Concordia University, Canada)
Ronie Navon (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Jan Olek (Purdue University, USA)
John Paris Pantouvakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
Mladen Radujkovic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Alfredo Serpell (Pontifical Catholic University, Chile)
Tony Thorpe (Loughborough University, UK)
Jochen Teizer (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Ales Tomek (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Hui-Ping Tserng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Leonas Ustinhovicius (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Wen-der Yu (Chung Hua University, Taiwan)
Xiangyu Wang (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Edmundas Zavadskas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Yunfeng Zhang (University of Maryland, USA)
Patrick X.W. Zou (University of Canberra, Australia)

Diamond Congress Ltd.
Mr. Attila Varga
H-1255 Budapest, P.O. Box 48, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 225 0210 Fax: +36 1 201 2680

You can book a room in the hotel's online booking system. The discounted conference rates are available only by clicking the official CC 2012 booking link below. VAT, city tax, usage of swimming pool, thermal bath, Danubius Premier fitness gym and the breakfast are included in the prices.
Room for 1 person: 90 EUR/room/night
Room for 2 persons: 100 EUR/room/night

For further information on the location and venue, travelling and visa and generally about Hungary and Budapest, visit our website:
The preliminary programme of the Conference will also soon be announced here.

We are really looking forward to meeting you in Budapest in July, 2012.
Yours sincerely,
Miroslaw Skibniewski Miklos Hajdu
chair, Scientific Committee chair, Organizing Committee


Margaret Island, Budapest

Additional Information

REGISTRATION Registration is required for all conference participants preferably until March 31, 2012. It is recommended to make the registration online, which is available from January, 2012. In order to avoid double charges, please, register only ONCE. Early bird fees are available until March 31, 2012. Any registration and payment received after that date will be accepted as regular registration. Confirmation will be sent to all participants by the organisers upon receipt of registration and payment. Registration Type Early Bird Fee paid until March 31, 2012 Regular Fee paid after March 31, 2012 Registration fee for participants € 590 € 650 Accompanying person's fee € 150 € 180 Delegate registration fee includes: • Access to all scientific sessions • Admission to the exhibition • Printed material of the conference • Conference bag • Banquet dinner • Coffee breaks • Lunches Accompanying persons' fee includes: • Lunches • Banquet dinner Cancellation policy of registration All the cancellations and changes must be sent to Diamond Congress Ltd. in written form. All refunds will be processed after the Workshop. Please send your exact bank account details in the written cancellation, unless you paid by credit card. Refund of the registration fee will be made as follows: • 100% refund (minus an administrative fee of 50 Euro) - in case of cancellation received before May 15, 2012 • No refund - in case of cancellation, received after May 15, 2012 Payment All payments should be made in Euro. All charges due to bank transfers have to be paid by the sender. In any case please bring the proof of payment with you to the registration desk. Bank transfer has to be made to Diamond Congress Ltd. – CC2012 Raiffeisen Bank Zrt. Address: 1015 Budapest, Széna tér 1/a. International Bank Account Number HU79 12010154 00175156 00200001 SWIFT code: UBRT HUHB Credit Card VISA, EuroCard/MasterCard, American Express Card number with expiry date, card holder's name, billing address of the cardholder, CVV code (the last three digits on the back of the credit card where the signature is - only VISA and EC/MC) and signature of the cardholder are needed.