Digital Construction Week 2018 opens its call-for-papers


Digital Construction Week 2018 has opened its call-for-papers, offering AECO professionals the chance to share their knowledge and experience with thousands of visitors at London’s ExCel in October

Are you pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology in the built environment, and have insights and expert knowledge to share with peers across the industry? Then Digital Construction Week wants to hear from you!

On their newly launched website, the organisers call out for submissions that share something innovative, insightful, engaging and different that will help educate, inform and inspire their audience. This includes case studies, research projects, debate topics, workshops, live demos, how-to guides and best practice examples.

DCW Director and curator of the show content programme Ollie Hughes stressed the importance of crowdsourcing content directly from those in the industry. He said:

“Our show is only successful if we manage to attract the best and brightest from far and wide across AECO to share their insights and ideas. Only then can we create the type of content programme that stimulates lively debate and discussion and, ultimately, results in everyone leaving the show feeling like they’ve had a valuable couple of days. The feedback we received from visitors and speakers last year tells me that our ability to create that kind of environment is one of our key strengths as a show, and we hope to build on that again this year. I’d therefore like to urge anyone out there with an idea to submit a paper and help us make this our most diverse, inspiring and innovative show to date.”

The 2018 show will host a thought leadership conference and five seminar theatres focused on some of the key digital construction trends, including: BIM, Geospatial, Visualisation, Business Transformation, and Industry 4.0. Sessions on each stage will fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Innovation: exploring ideas for the future;
  • Digital in Action: focus on practical learning, current projects, and case studies; and
  • Technology: focused on the tools and tech.

If you’d like to submit a paper, visit and enter your session title, overview, bio and key learning points before the 12 April deadline.


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