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School of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Republic of Korea
Prof. Dr. Ming Tao
School of Computer Science and Technology, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, China

Application of Smart Technologies in Buildings

Abstract submission deadline
28 December 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
28 February 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

Recent advancements in smart technologies have led to their numerous applications in the building sector. Smart technologies incorporate various processes, software, and hardware that can be used to improve quality and efficiency in different phases of a building’s life cycle, including its design, construction, operation, maintenance, and deconstruction. There is a need to identify the optimal uses of smart technologies in different building project processes and phases, determine the benefits of these applications to building projects as well as to the various stakeholders involved, and provide solutions that address challenges in their application.

We invite high-quality cutting-edge articles for the topic on “Application of Smart Technologies in Buildings”. The scope of this topic is broad; the topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Application of smart technologies in different building life cycle phases such as planning, design, construction, operation/maintenance, and deconstruction.
  • Application of smart technologies in existing buildings and new constructions.
  • Application of smart technologies in the following:
    • Design process;
    • Planning and monitoring the progress of construction;
    • Prefabrication of building systems;
    • Managing the safety of construction workers;
    • Building commissioning;
    • Smart control of buildings in the operation and maintenance phase;
    • Energy monitoring of buildings;
    • Automated control of building systems;
    • Managing building emergency situations and evacuation planning.
  • Application of advanced technologies and processes such as laser scanning and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the design, construction, and operation and maintenance of buildings.
  • Addressing challenges of computer technology applications in buildings.

Prof. Dr. Yin Zhang
Prof. Dr. Limei Peng
Prof. Dr. Ming Tao
Topic Editors


  • smart technologies
  • buildings
  • design
  • contruction
  • operation
  • maintenance
  • deconstruction
  • energy monitoring
  • automated control
  • emergency evacuation

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.1 7.2 2020 20.8 Days CHF 1600 Submit
3.1 3.4 2011 14.6 Days CHF 2600 Submit
2.6 5.4 2012 17.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
2.6 5.3 2012 15.6 Days CHF 2400 Submit
2.3 4.0 2013 16.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
2.2 5.4 2009 16.2 Days CHF 2400 Submit
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7.0 11.2 2018 20.2 Days CHF 2000 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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