21 Sep. 19


The 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction (2019 EC³) is the premier European Conference for information, communication and technological research, innovation and policy for the Construction Sector as a whole in Europe. It is the biennial meeting organised by the European Council for Computing in Construction, with the purpose of bringing together researchers, practitioners and construction industry professionals from around Europe to meet and share information about the latest developments in all aspects related to computing in construction. The EC³ conference aspires to establish an active dialogue on the challenges in the field of Computing in Construction and provide a forum to present the latest advances in research and professional practice in this domain.


The 2019 Conference took place in the beautiful city of Chania, Crete in Greece, between 10 - 12 July 2019. A paper was published titled 'BIM-based Holonic System for Real-time pathfinding in Building Emergency Scenario' by our colleagues  Prof. Berardo Naticchia and Prof. Alessandro Carbonari at UNIVPM.


The abstract of the paper can be found below

"Emergency management can benefit from advanced information and communication technology (ICT), since they can support officers in charge with rescue operation to deal with urgent decision within a really short deadline. Further enhancement can derive from the application of holonic systems, inherited from the manufacturing industry, to tackle unforeseen scenario. The aim of this research is to develop a BIM-integrated technology for the real-time pathfinding during emergencies. A virtual reality platform, exploiting building topological data from the digital model, can support the standard emergency approach if an unexpected event voids the network of predetermined paths. The developed system has been tested in a large mixed-used building assumed as case study."


The fulltext paper can be downloaded at http://www.doi.org/10.35490/EC3.2019.174