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Each participant may submit up to two papers to the conference as long as the papers adhere to the guidelines and paper topics outlined below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Dr. Amelia Saul (


CITC-13 proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS. Expanded versions of selected papers will be submitted for peer-review and possible publication in the Springer International Journal of Civil Engineering.




We are offering online participation to the event with a virtual video presentation option. Any paper that has been accepted can participate and attend virtually, just select the "Student & Online Participant" option when registering.

More information on video presentations will be made available closer to the event.


  • Papers should be limited to 8 pages, and require an English edit before final submission.

  • When submitting your full-length paper, all identifying information will be removed from your paper for the blind review process. You will be given a Paper ID to use for all future communications about your paper(s). 

  • Please use the Writing Guidelines (below) when preparing papers. A sample paper and template are also provided for your convenience.


Please write your paper on one of the following topics:

  • 3D Printing

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

  • Extended Reality (AR/VR/MR) Systems

  • Autonomous Vehicles

  • Blockchain systems

  • Building Automation

  • Building Information Modeling

  • Concrete Technology

  • Construction 4.0

  • Construction Contracts

  • Construction Education

  • Construction Exoskeletons

  • Construction Robotics

  • Construction Safety & Health

  • Construction Scheduling 

  • Construction Wearables

  • Cost Analysis & Control

  • Cultural Issues in Construction

  • Design-Build Construction

  • Drones in Construction 

  • Engineering & Construction Materials

  • Ethical Issues in Engineering and Construction

  • Innovative Systems and Technologies

  • Information Technology and Systems

  • Infrastructure Systems and Management

  • International Construction

  • International Construction Issues

  • Leadership in Engineering & Construction

  • Lean Construction Practices

  • Legal Issues in Construction

  • Materials and Technology Research

  • Modular Construction

  • Project and Program Management

  • Reality Capture Technologies

  • Quality and Productivity Improvement

  • Smart City and Society

  • Sustainable Design and Construction

  • Structural Analysis & Design             

  • Tall Buildings

  • Value Engineering

  • Women in Construction


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Construction in the 21st Century International Conferences (CITC) commits itself to promote the highest standard of professional ethical norms and values for all its participants (practitioners, academics and students).


All participating authors of CITC submit a paper on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to this journal. Authors submitting a paper also do so maintaining they are the original creators of the work. 


To submit an article for presentation and publication in Construction in the 21st Century International Conference proceedings, the quality, and integrity of research must be ensured. Each submitted paper to CITC goes through a double-blind peer-review process, providing beneficial feedback for final paper submission. This ensures the quality and integrity of research as well as respects the confidentiality and anonymity of researchers. An International Scientific Committee of renowned experts from around the world review all full papers. Acceptance is based on quality, relevance, and originality. Participants submit papers to CITC conferences voluntarily. Research topics provided for CITC are independent and impartial with no conflict of interest present. 

  • Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.

  • In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

  • In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.

  • The journal should have guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.

  • Publishers and editors should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed


Publication malpractice is an unfortunate occurrence in the world of scholarly literature. It happens in all subject areas and in all jurisdictions, and few journals or books are immune. The prevention of publication malpractice is the responsibility of every author, editor, reviewer, publisher, and institution.

Scopus requires that every journal we index has clear and publicly available statements of publication ethics and publication malpractice. Scopus will hold each publisher listed in the database accountable for the performance and compliance with these policies. Scopus does not mandate any specific wording of publication ethics and publication malpractice statements, but notes that:

  • Major publishers already publish comprehensive statements of compliance on their websites. See Elsevier for an example.

  • A number of industry organizations publish comprehensive guidelines and advice that can be readily adopted by any publisher. Such notable organizations include:

    • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

    • World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

    • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

    • Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)

  • Guidelines for what a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement should adhere to (PEMS)

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