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The McWhorter School of Building Science will host the 33rd annual International Symposium for Automation and Robotics Construction, or ISARC, from July 18 to 21, 2016, at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center. The theme for the 2016 conference is “Collaboration between Academia and Industry.”

According to Dr. Anoop Sattineni, the Bob Aderholt Professor in the School of Building Science, construction companies are active participants in a variety of roles within academic institutions throughout the U.S.

“This is an excellent opportunity for researchers and practitioners to interact and share ideas regarding the future of technology in the construction industry," he said.

ISARC, which started in 1984 in Pittsburgh, serves as the annual meeting for the members of the International Association in Automation and Robotics in Construction , or ARC. IAARC is a global community with specific concern for all fields of construction including civil and building engineering, machine automation, robotics applications to construction, IT technologies, planning and logistics. IAARC’s membership is not just restricted to end-users, manufacturers and researchers, but welcomes participation from other industrial sectors and from government organizations.

ISARCs hosted in several countries worldwide have yielded diverse refereed papers that have been published in proceedings.

“The refereed academic journal ‘Automation in Construction’ is the highest ranked global publication for researchers on the subject,” said Sattineni. “As such, it can be unequivocally stated that most of the advances in the area of automation in construction have been shaped by the research published in this prestigious journal. Together, these form a compelling illustration of how Automation and Robotics in Construction developments continue to march towards the market place. Contributions from all continents at ISARCs provide the major platform for delegates to exchange views and information and discuss how they might work together on new projects.”

Auburn University won the bid to host the conference over fellow bidders from Taipei and Moscow, in 2014, at the Sydney meeting. Around 200 researchers from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the conference. This is an excellent opportunity for Auburn University to showcase many of the research endeavors undertaken by its faculty and students.

The ISARC invites researchers from Auburn University to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations by end of October 2015. All abstracts will go through a two-stage blind peer review process before acceptance. Abstracts can be submitted through the ISARC website.