2021 Conference


The next ISIC conference will be held in Guimaraes, Portugal in 2021. We will announce the dates by August 2020. It will be hosted by Prof. Antonio Gomes Correia of University of Miho.


The theme of ISIC 2021 is “Trends on Construction in the Post-Digital Era“.

Important Dates


Topics for Presentations/Papers

  • Real-Time/Continuous Construction Monitoring Controls
  • Machine Automation
  • High Precision Survey and Mapping
  • Smart Cities
  • Big Data, Data Standards, and Hardware/Software
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Intelligent Maintenance Technologies
  • Applications/Case Studies


  • Day 1 – Short Courses and Workshops
  • Day 2 – Honors Lectures, Main Lectures, Subcommittee Reports
  • Day 3 – Technical Sessions

Conference Publication

The conference publication will be indexed in WoS and Scopus.


We are anticipating the following non-financial sponsors:

ASCE, DFI, ISSMGE, FHWA, International Association of Structures and Architecture, PFP-Portuguese Railway Platform, Plataforma Tecnológica Portuguesa da Construção, Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab, DTx Colab – Digital Transformation CoLab, Built Colab, APPIA-Sociedade Portuguesa para a Inteligência Artificial, ECTP – European Construction Technology Platform, ECTP-European Built Environment, ERTRAC- European Road Transport Research Advisory Council, Construction Products Europe AISBL, the Portuguese CoLAB “BUILT CoLAB”.

We are anticipating the following financial sponsors:

IP – Infraestruturas de Portugal (Roads and Railways); Brisa Auto-Estradas de Portugal, SA., ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, Mota-Engil, Construsoft, Betar, China Railways, China Roads, China Civil Aviation Airport Engineering Technology Research Center


The conference venue will be at Cultural Centre Vila Flor.

Local Attractions

Guimarães is a city and municipality located in northern Portugal, in the district of Braga. Its historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an “exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town” in Europe.