The 28th EG-ICE International Workshop will bring together in Berlin, Germany international experts working on the interface between advanced computing and modern engineering challenges. Many engineering tasks require open-world resolution of challenges such as supporting multi-actor collaboration, coping with approximate models, providing effective engineer-computer interaction, search in multi-dimensional solution spaces, accommodating uncertainty, including specialist domain knowledge, performing sensor-data interpretation and dealing with incomplete knowledge. While results from computer science provide much initial support for resolution, adaptation is unavoidable and most importantly, feedback from addressing engineering challenges drives fundamental computer-science research. Competence and knowledge transfer goes both ways.

The workshop is intended to be a small-scale and single-track event focusing on defining strategic aspects of the interaction of computing with engineering challenges. Also, current proposals for supporting engineering challenges according to these aspects will be evaluated and compared. As in previous workshops, the promotion, dissemination and exchange of knowledge and ideas will be supported through long discussion periods within each session.

The European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE) was established in 1993 to promote research on the interface between computing and engineering challenges. The primary goals of the group are to promote engineering informatics research across Europe by encouraging and improving contacts between researchers, fostering research collaboration and enhancing awareness of the latest developments. The group maintains active contact with similar groups in countries outside Europe and encourages membership by non-Europeans. Moreover, the group has a further aim to increase the awareness of industry of advanced engineering informatics.

Conference Topics

We invite papers presenting new approaches, methodologies, and findings relating to computing in engineering, including but not limited to the following application areas:

Life-Cycle Support

  • Computer-enhanced engineering design
  • Building performance analysis
  • Enhancing sustainability and resilience
  • Geometric and parametric modelling
  • Visualization and simulations
  • Design and decision support systems

Advanced computing in engineering

  • Strategic aspects – opportunities and risks
  • Computational design
  • Data-driven design and engineering
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality
  • Quantum computing

Engineering optimization and search

  • Robust optimization
  • Design space exploration
  • Stochastic search
  • Generative design

BIM and engineering ontologies

  • Building information modeling
  • Semantic modeling in AECO industry
  • Ontology modeling and reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Graph algorithms
  • Code compliance checking

Monitoring and control algorithms in engineering

  • Sensor data interpretation
  • Infrastructure monitoring and management
  • Building control systems
  • Active structure

Computer-supported construction management

  • Collaboration informatics
  • Scheduling
  • Discrete-event simulations
  • Process modeling

Information for Authors

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts in PDF format through the EasyChair online submission system. The deadline to submit extended abstracts is December 20th, 2020. Please make sure you use the author template (*.docx).

Journal Special Issues

A selection of the best conference papers will be invited to extend their work and submit it to a special issue of the journal Advanced Engineering Informatics.

Best Paper Award

The EG-ICE Best Paper Award recognizes excellence in a paper presented at the 28th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission DeadlinesDecember 20th, 2020
Acceptance of abstractsJanuary 24th, 2021
Full Paper SubmissionMarch 15th, 2021
Paper AcceptanceApril 30th, 2021
Final Paper SubmissionMay 20th, 2021
May 15th, 2021
Authors Registration Deadline
Early Bird Registration stops on
May 20th, 2021
May 15th, 2021
Workshop datesJune 30th– July 2nd, 2021

We are looking forward to seeing you at eg-ice 2021 in Berlin!


Timo Hartmann, André Borrmann, Jimmy Abualdenien, Lucian Ungureanu, Valentina Obradovic