LC3 promises to be an exciting congress with regard to the quality and diversity of its participants. LC3 will promote and value high-quality contributions to the Construction IT and Management community by offering unique value to authors and to the community, including:
- Best papers as keynote speeches
The authors of some of the best papers selected by the LC3 Programme Committee will be invited to present their work as keynote talks. This will give the selected authors the opportunity to present their work in full-attendance plenary sessions, and over a longer time slot than in normal parallel track sessions.
- Best papers in special issues of international journals
Selected best papers of the JC3 Conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for submission in a special issue of the Elsevier Journal Advanced Engineering Informatics, a Q1 international journal with a current SJR impact factor of 1.26.
Selected best papers of the IGLC Conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for submission in a special issue of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, a Q1 international journal with a current SJR impact factor of 1.22
Many awards and prizes will be given during the LC3 congress, including: the CIB W78 Best Paper, the CONVR Best Paper, the IGLC Best Paper, and the overall LC3 Best Paper; the Charles Eastman Award (CIB W78), and the LC3 Doctoral Competition Award.
- Open Access
All accepted papers will be made available to all registered participants at least two weeks before the congress. They will become “open access” to the public one month after the congress.
- DOI numbers
The team is working with the community organisations (CIB W78, CONVR and IGLC) to provide a DOI number to each accepted paper. This will ensure robust tracking of citations and enhanced visibility to publication and citation databases like Scopus or ISI Web of Science. DOI numbers are rarely sought by organisers of Construction IT and Management conferences, but we believe this will add significant value for you.
- Presentation Videos
Your talk will be recorded and posted on the event’s Youtube channel (with your permission, of course). Each community may choose to link its members’ lectures to the archived versions of the conference papers.
Abstract/Paper Submission Instructions
The peer-review process will be focused on the Full Papers; we welcome but do not require early abstract submissions. Abstracts must be prepared using the Abstract Template that is available below, and must be submitted on the conference's submission system (EasyChair) at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lc3. Subject Area Chairs will review the abstracts received to determine their suitability for this Congress and recommend which of the four main events is most suitable. This will serve as a guideline for preparing the full papers.
Full Papers must be prepared using the Full Paper Template document that is available below, and must be submitted on the conference's submission system (EasyChair) at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lc3. Full Papers will be reviewed by two international peer reviewers selected by the Subject Area Chairs for their expertise in the domain and their lack of conflict with the authors. Given the reviews, the Subject Area Chairs will make the decisions in collaboration with the Programme Chairs. The decision may require the authors to resubmit their manuscript after having addressed the issues raised by the reviewers.
Submission Instructions and Templates
All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference's submission website, on EasyChair. All authors must agree to the policies stipulated below. Papers are limited to eight pages, including figures and tables, in the LC3 style. Please refer to the following files for detailed formatting instructions:
- Abstract Template with detailed instructions (docx): LC3-2017-Template-Abstract.docx
- Full PaperTemplate with detailed instructions (docx): LC3-2017-Template-FullPaper_v2.docx
- Author instructions for submission of Abstract and/or Full Paper on EasyChair: LC3-2017-Instructions-Author.pdf
- Conference's Submission System (EasyChair): https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lc3
Authors are required to submit a copyright agreement form with every camera-ready paper submission. Please complete the form below (PDF and DOCX are provided), sign it, prepare a PDF, rename it “LC3 Paper NNN Copyright Agreement.PDF” (where NNN = paper number in the system), and upload it to the conference submission system.
Abstract and paper must be submitted using the above templates.
It is the primary author's responsibility to ensure that all authors on their paper have their correct institutional and country information on the submission website. This information will be used to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs. If a paper is found to have an undeclared or incorrect institutional conflict, the paper may be summarily rejected.
By submitting a paper to LC3, the authors agree to the review process and understand that papers are processed to match each manuscript to the best possible Subject Area Chairs and reviewers. Note that the decisions for each paper will be either of the following three: Accept as is; Accept pending minor revision; or Reject. Note that there is no decision Accept with major revision! Getting your manuscript accepted at LC3 thus requires that you ensure that it is of great quality both in content (research contribution) and format (English and writing style).
All accepted papers will be made available to all registered participants at least two weeks before the congress. They will become “open access” to the public one month after the congress. The organizing committee will provide a unique DOI number and permanent link to each accepted paper (subject to approval of the arrangement by each of the conference communities – IGLC, CONVR and CIB W78).
The authors agree that if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the paper there. If an author has three or more papers in either part of the congress (i.e. JC3 or IGLC), an additional registration will be required for each two additional papers.