Intelligent Computing in Engineering and Architecture

13th EG-ICE Workshop 2006, Ascona, Switzerland, June 25-30, 2006, Revised Selected Papers

  • Ian F. C. Smith

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4200)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 4200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Bernard Adam, Ian F. C. Smith
    Pages 7-14
  3. Tomasz Arciszewski, Joanna Cornell
    Pages 32-53
  4. Ioannis K. Brilakis
    Pages 92-100
  5. Carlos H. Caldas, Seokho Chi, Jochen Teizer, Jie Gong
    Pages 101-108
  6. Nashwan Dawood, Sushant Sikka
    Pages 127-135
  7. Christian Derix
    Pages 136-146
  8. Bernd Domer, Benny Raphael, Sandro Saitta
    Pages 147-152
  9. Krystyna Dziadak, Bimal Kumar, James Sommerville
    Pages 153-162
  10. Tamer E. El-Diraby
    Pages 175-185

About these proceedings


Providing computer support for tasks in civil engineering and architecture is hard. Projects can be complex, long and costly. Firms that contribute to design, construction and maintenance are often worth less than the value of their projects. Everyone in the field is justifiably risk adverse. Contextual variables have a strong influence making generalization difficult. The product life cycle may exceed one hundred years and functional requirements may evolve during the service life. It is therefore no wonder that practitioners in this area have been so reluctant to adopt advanced computing systems. After decades of research and industrial pilot projects, advanced computing s- tems are now being recognized by many leading practitioners to be strategically - portant for the future profitability of firms involved in engineering and architecture. Engineers and architects with advanced computing knowledge are hired quickly in the market place. Closer collaboration between research and practice is leading to more comprehensive validation processes for new research ideas. This is feeding devel- ment of more useful systems, thus accelerating progress. These are exciting times. th This volume contains papers that were presented at the 13 Workshop of the Eu- pean Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering. Over five days, 70 participants from around the world listened to 59 paper presentations in a single session format.


artificial neural networks building construction civil engineering conceptual modeling construction planning context-aware services data mining decision making design engineering i image registration information retrieval intelligent computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian F. C. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-46246-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46247-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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