Call for Papers – 10th Nordic Conference in Tallinn

10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization

7-8 May 2019, Tallinn, Estonia

Regional markets, networks and opportunities

CALL FOR PAPERS

  • Abstract submission: [conference website TBA]
  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2018

We welcome both academic and industry contributions to the 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization. Abstract and full paper submissions are managed through the online conference management system. Authors are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words and 5 keywords. You will be asked to select a conference theme when submitting your abstract.

Submitted conference papers will be subject to a double-blind review by leading experts and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The best contributions will be recognized through best paper awards and opportunities to submit extended versions of papers for publication in a well-known scientific journal.

The conference programme includes a pre-conference workshop for doctoral students addressing research methods. Doctoral students are also welcome to contribute to the main program of this conference.

Conference theme

Against a backdrop of globalization, the free movement of people, goods, services and capital particularly within the European Single Market, suggest that it is increasingly relevant to consider the construction industry from a regional perspective. Regional integration brings with it both opportunities – to expand operations and smooth out the volatile construction cycles in smaller countries – and associated challenges such as greater competition and the conditions governing posted workers. The academic research community has historically embraced networking beyond national boundaries, but under these same drivers, regional and international research coallitions are increasingly becoming the norm.

The 10th Nordic conference on Construction Economics and Organization is focused on exploring these developments with its general theme “Regional markets, networks and opportunities”. This conference brings together leading experts from academia and industry to network and share the latest research findings and industrial experiences. We welcome contributions from industry, research institutes and academics. More specific themes of the conference include, but are not limited to:

The economics and business of construction

  • Economic modelling
  • Whole life costing
  • Business models and strategies
  • Value in construction and real estate
  • Supply chains

Construction and project management

  • Quality, time and cost management
  • Risk management
  • Procurement management
  • Performance measurement
  • Decision-making

Building information, data and digitalization

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Digital design
  • IT for construction
  • Construction data
  • Big data

Innovations in the construction process

  • Lean construction
  • Off-site construction
  • Industrial construction
  • Relational contracting
  • Early contractor involvement

Sustainability and resource efficiency

  • Social, environmental and economic sustainability
  • Zero energy buildings
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Climate change

Stakeholders of construction and real estate

  • Stakeholder roles
  • Gender and diversity
  • Health, safety and well-being
  • Organisations and institutions
  • Dispute resolution

Built environments

  • Architectural and urban planning issues
  • Value and meaning of spaces
  • Smart cities
  • Healthy cities
  • Disaster resilience

Construction education and research

  • Learning, training and education
  • Study / work interfaces
  • Research orientations and directions
  • Theories and frameworks
  • Research methods

Other topics linked to the overall conference theme

  • Regional, national, local contexts
  • Governance
  • Legislation and regulation
  • Ethics
  • Multidisciplinarity

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Abstract submission deadline 31 March 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance 31 May 2018
  • Full paper submission deadline 30 September 2018
  • Review results notification 15 December 2018
  • Camera ready paper submission deadline 28 February 2019
  • Pre-conference Doctoral Workshop 6 May 2019
  • Conference dates 7-8 May 2019

Program for 9th Nordic Conference

The conference is approaching,  and we are currently finalizing the program but in order to enable some planning the information below is good to have – looking forward to meet you all!

  • The conference start on Tuesday 13 June at 09.00, with registration from 08.00. The conference ends on 14 June at 16.00.
  • Conference reception is on June 12th at 18.15.
  • The CREON General Assembly will be held at 16.15 on the closing day of the conference.

A detailed program is underway, and can be found on these pages soon.

Also, be sure to read the guidelines for conference presentations in a previous post, or on the conference page.

Guidelines for paper presentations

Presentations are 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion.

All presentations will be done in seminar rooms with tables and chairs in groups to support discussions and interaction between session participants, i.e. no auditorium setting.

To support discussion and common development of knowledge, we do not want presentations that are mere descriptions of paper content. Each presenter should include:

  • a comment/reflection on the challenges of the presented research, considering issues related to method, data collection, relationship to theory etc.
  • comments on in what way the presented research contributes to practice or research and in what way it brings the issues it addresses forward.

We want to know what you learnt from the choices you made in the work behind the paper, and we want to learn how you consider your contribution is adding to the research body in the field of construction economics and organization.

The reason for this approach to presentations is that we want to make sure we learn, not just listen. Do help out in making this an active and learning conference!

Regarding presentations, either bring your lap top or a memory stick with your presentations. Use power point and if you have films or other media included in your presentation make sure all links are active.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organizer. Contact via: goran.lindahl[at]chalmers.se

NEW Final submission date April 30th!

The deadline for uploading your final version of your paper is April 30th. Please ensure that the papers are complete with names of all the authors and their affiliations. Also, please check again that your paper complies fully with the paper template on the conference webpage before you upload it. The template can be found under Conferences and 9th.

For those of you that also shall and want to register for the conference, this is the last day for all to register with lower price. See: http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/conferences/9th-nordic-conference-on

PhD Workshop

Abstracts: the trick of the trade – a workshop on the art of writing an effective abstract
Christine Räisänen and Martine Buser

Starting point and preparation
This PhD workshop focuses on titles and abstracts, two of the most crucial communicative elements for the dissemination of research. The abstract reflects the coherence and content of the research it presents/represents. It also reflects the authors’ knowledge and skill in communicating research. Most importantly, it enables the reader to make sense of the prospective article. However, abstracts far too often miss the mark! Why is this?

In the workshop we will be analysing published abstracts as well as those of the participants. Therefore, the requisite for the course is that you send us an abstract for a paper you are currently in the process of writing as well as the abstract you submitted to the Nordic Conference. Martine and Christine will give you feedback on these abstracts. At the workshop, we will adopt a ‘learning by doing’ approach to improving your texts. As a preparation, reflect and consider the challenges you have had when writing abstracts and prepare to share with the other participants.

Workshop, program
09.30 Coffee
10.00 Problematising titles and abstracts: what, how and why
The logic, structure and organisation of effective titles and abstracts
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Learning by doing and peer-response
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Follow-up and recap
17.00 End
18.00 Conference reception at Älvrummet, see separate information

Practical
The workshop will take place at Chalmers in conjunction with the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation and concerns PhD candidates within the conference subject area.

Registration via conference registration (if you are also participating in the conference) http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/conferences/9th-nordic-conference-on or via e-mail to goran.lindahl@chalmers.se (if you are  not attending the conference).

Titles and abstracts should be sent to christine.raisanen@chalmers.se no later than May 29th. Please mark the file: PhD_WS+your name.

9th Nordic conference, registration and accommodation

Conference Registration

Conference registration for the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation is now open. You can find it via this web link:

http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/conferences/9th-nordic-conference-on

The registration concerns the conference on June 13th and 14th as well as a possibility to register for the PhD workshop (if you are a PhD student) which takes place on June 12th.

NB: After April 30th a higher rate is applicable for all.

Accommodation

You can book hotel in two ways:

  1. There are a number of hotels in the Göteborg region. You can use any web based booking service to book hotel.
  2. The university has an agreement with Panorama Hotel. Prices are 935 SEK/night for single room and 1159 SEK/night for double room. To use this agreement, contact the hotel directly via details below.

E-mail: reservation.q.panorama@choice.se
Tel: +46 (0)31-767 70 50
Bookning code: CEO2017

NB: This option is open until April 12th.

Looking forward to see you all in Göteborg!

Updated timeline and info

Time waits for no one, below is an updated timeline for the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation. See you in Göteborg, Sweden!

2016
16 December, submission of paper version 1.

2017
10 February, review 1 decision
10 March, submission 2 revised paper
07 April, review 2 and final decision
19 April, submission final paper
12 June, PhD workshop
13-14 June, Conference

PhD Workshop theme

The theme of the PhD workshop at the conference in June will be:

Abstracts, the trick of the trade

A detailed program will be presented in mid January 2017.

Revised submission date for paper draft 1

Revised submission date is now December 16th.

When submitting via Easychair, do it as submission 2 and use the number you got when you submitted your abstract 🙂

Practical info will be posted in first week of January.

For those attendees that are PhD candidates/students. There is a PhD workshop on June 12th, 10.00-17.00. This is free and includes coffee/lunch. Information will be posted in the beginning of 2017.