17 - 18 October 2018
Excel, London

DCW 2018

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Are you working at the cutting edge, pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology in the built environment?  Have insights and expert knowledge to share and help drive our industry forward?  Then join Our Roster of Renowned Industry Experts & Thought Leaders and present at DCW 2018.

Our call for papers offers you the chance to share your experiences and expertise with the entire industry.  If you have an innovative project or story to share we'd like to hear from you.

We have 6 different seminar theatres this year focused on some of the key trends in Digital Construction including; BIM, Geospatial, Visualisation, Transformation, and Industry 4.0. .

Enter now for your chance to speak on one of our six different seminar theatres live at DCW 2018.  Entries open on the 1st March and close on the 12th April 2018.

REGISTER NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR

Sessions on each stage will fall in to one of three categories; Innovation (exploring ideas for the future), Digital in Action (focus on practical learning, current projects, and case study), and Technology (focused on the tools and technology). 

We'll be looking for something new, that hasn’t been heard before or offers a new insight. Above all else we want to show our audience something truly engaging, something different, something that will genuinely help educate and inform them and ultimately something that will inspire them and help drive the industry forward.

We want case studies, research projects, debates, workshops, live demos, how to guides, examples of best practice, new insights.  Basically, if you've got an engaging and informative story that can help educate and inform we want to hear about it.

SUBMIT YOUR PAPER VIA THE FORM BELOW BY THE 12TH APRIL 2018

THEATRE OVERVIEWS

THE BIM VILLAGE

In partnership with the UK BIM Alliance.  Submissions for this theatre should focus on helping 'make BIM business as usual'.  We want a range of practical sessions demonstrating best practice in BIM.  With applications from design all the way through to asset operation and maintenance. 

BIM WORKSHOPS

These should again focus on making BIM business as usual.  Submissions for this theatre however should take the form of more in depth classroom style workshops. 
 

GEOSPATIAL THEATRE

Submissions for Geo should go beyond data collection and show how geospatial solutions and asset data is helping drive greater efficiency, project delivery and asset management.  We're also keen to explore the opportunities associated with smart cities, estates management, the future of transportation networks, machine controls, the connected site and more. 
 

VISUALISATION THEATRE

Visualisation will focus on the latest Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality technologies and how they can assist you in the design, construction, and operation of our built environment.  Submissions should focus on practical applications, creating value for clients, and generating tangible returns.  We're equally interested in the latest applications and technologies.


INDUSTRY 4.0 THEATRE

Submissions for this theatre should focus on the future of our built environment.  Exploring but not limited to; IoT, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Automation, blockchain, cyber security, Additive Manufacturing, Computational Design, Wearable Technology, and much more. 

 

THE TRANSFORMATION HUB

In 2018 we will be introducing a brand-new theatre and workshop stage called the Transformation Hub.  The Transformation Hub will focus on business transformation rather than a specific trend such as BIM, Geo, Visualisation, or Industry 4.0.  Topics we're interested in include; creating a culture of collaboration, understanding risk, the business case for innovation and tech, R&D, funding models, creating value, change management, business solutions, skills, education, upskilling and more.

THE DBE THEATRE

The Digital Built Environment Theatre will focus on opportunities linked to manufacture and assembly, offsite and DfMA and the products and materials used to create our built assets.  We'll be looking for innovative and practical examples of how digitisation is helping change the way we operate as an industry shifting focus from traditional building to more modern methods of construction.  

THE TECH STAGE

The Tech Stage is open to our exhibitors and sponsors only.  Entries for this theatre will open late April early May 2018.

INFORMATION FOR YOUR SUBMISSION

To complete your entry, you will need to provide the following;

  • Name of person submitting proposal
  • Name, job title, and company of proposed speaker
  • Stage you wish to present on;
    • BIM
    • Geospatial
    • Visualisation
    • Industry 4.0
    • Transformation Hub
    • BIM Workshop
  • Session title (keep to around 10 words max)
  • Session description (200 words)
  • Speaker bio (150 words)
  • 3 Key Learning Points

THINGS TO CONSIDER

We're looking for something to stand out and to provide real value to our visitors, think about;

  • What our audience will learn, what new knowledge can they take away with them
  • What challenges were solved and how can other people apply this learning to their own work
  • People to share best practice, not just the good stuff, but what didn’t work and how did you fix it
  • Co-Speakers – we’d love to hear from you, your clients, and your collaborators
  • Something not seen elsewhere
  • Interactive and engaging sessions
  • Something that makes your session stand out
  • Genuinely new and ground-breaking ideas

ADDITIONAL INFO

Please check out the 'small print' below before submitting your paper;

  • Presentations will last up to 25 minutes including brief Q&A. 
  • Speakers and visitors will have the chance to discuss further in our networking space following the presentation. 
  • Proposals will be selected by our conference team. 
  • Submission does not guarantee your session will be included. 
  • Please submit your proposal before the 12th April 2018 for it to be considered.
  • Please ensure that you will be available to speak on both the 17th and 18th October 2018 at the ExCel in London before submitting your proposal.

SUBMIT YOUR PAPER

To enter our call for papers please fill out the form below and click submit. 

Note; the form does not allow you to save your progress so it is recommended that you complete the criteria in a separate doc then copy and paste across.  Good Luck!

 

Often presentations cover a range of topics and could be applicable to different theatre programmes. Please select an option below if you think your paper would work on a different theatre.
Your session title will be featured in our seminar programme as it appears below. Make sure it's eye catching and descriptive so our visitors know what they're coming to see.
Please provide us with a short session overview. Your session overview will be included in our seminar programme online as it appears here. Your overview should grab the attention of our visitors so make sure you let them know what they will learn and why they should attend your session.
Please provide three key learning points or take aways that our visitors can expect from your presentation. Keep to 10 words maximum per point.
Please enter the speakers bio. The bio will be used online please keep to 150 word maximum. Details in the bio should be relevant to the speakers expertise in the area they are speaking about.

 

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