BuiltViz2017 - 11th International Conference

Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments

22-26 Feb 2017

The British University In Egypt ● Cairo ● Egypt

Aims and scope

The rapid development of information technologies, and the extent to which IT and visualisation have become pervasive in architecture and construction, mean that processes, methods, theories and key research themes require study and debate. This conference will address many of these key themes, and provide an environment within which discussion can lead to fruitful new ideas, and allow participants to make contact with peers from across the globe.


The conference will include sessions structured to provide a range of paper, poster and panel discussion events. Papers are invited which present original research under the overall conference theme of Visualisation in built and rural environments.



The conference will take place over 3 days. Space will be allocated for themed paper sessions, within which authors will be allocated 10 minutes each to speak, followed by no more than 5 minutes for questions. Following the delivery of all papers, a further 30 minutes will be set aside for general questions from the floor, with session chairs encouraged to support and stimulate debate.


A formal poster session will be timetabled for the second day of the conference, with poster presenters encouraged to give 5 minute overviews of their work.


The conference proceedings will be made available to delegates, and presenters are encouraged to provide whatever supplementary materials which they feel might be of interest to peers, beyond that already in their paper. For example, delegates might wish to provide additional images or movie files.

Papers are welcomed, but are not limited to, research in the following areas.




Built Environment Information Modelling

Visualisation as a decision-aid for construction and architectural management

2D, 3D, 4D and nD modelling, simulation and visualisation in AEC

Design decision support systems

Emergent technologies in collaborative working

Facilities management

Visualisation as a decision-aid for planning

Standardisation and interoperability in such applications


Data Oriented Built Environment _ Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Assembly Model (BAM), Building Operation Optimisation Model (BOOM) operation

Data Type & scale in Digital Design for Built Environment and lead to OPEN DATA in construction

Creating Business Intelligence from BIM

Interdisciplinary collaboration


Visual Process Based Modeling

Visualisation of design and construction processes

Health, safety and risk management via visualisation

Interoperability and standards in AEC

Smart buildings

Virtual and augmented reality tools in AEC prototyping

Collaborative virtual environments in AEC

Visualisation in concurrent engineering


Virtual Prototyping & Technology

Mobile and ubiquitous environments

Perception and expectation of visualisation tools in AEC

3D scanning and virtual site representation

Remote sensing, Lidar and other automated environmental data capture processes

Cognitive and sensory computing in AEC

Visual impact assessment

Validation of the reliability of judgements in AEC and planning from visual imagery


Architecture Visualisation

3D modelling and Rendering


2D and 3D Animation

Video Compositing

Visualisation on aesthetic values in architecture and construction

Visualisation in architectural product design

Landscape & rural environmental visualisation

3D geographic information systems

Interactive modeling

Organising & Liaison Committee


International Symposium of Visualisation in Built Environment

Ebad Banissi, London South Bank University, UK
John.Counsell, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Dr Mahtab Farshchi, Natural & Built Environments, Kingston University, UK
Farzad Khosrowshahi, University of Salford, UK

Richard Laing, The Robert Gordon University, UK

Symposium chairs:

Professor Ebad Banissi
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA UK.
Tel: (Int. +44) 20 - 7815 7476

Email: banisse (AT)

All other enquiries and submissions should be addressed to:

Conference Co-ordinator


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