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International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM)

International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM)

Now the International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment (IJDIBE)
Editors-in-Chief: Jason Underwood (University of Salford, UK), Sisi Zlatanova (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) and Umit Isikdag (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2156-1710|EISSN: 2156-1702|DOI: 10.4018/IJ3DIM


The International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM) focuses on three research domains: building information modeling, 3D GIS, and integration of 3D information in the urban built environment. IJ3DIM facilitates the exchange of current scientific information, as well as sharing of state-of-the art technological developments within the AEC industry. The journal provides a forum for information dissemination between academics and academics/professionals associated with city planning and management, infrastructure management, all disciplines of geosciences, building and civil engineering, disaster management, logistics, environmental planning and conservation, computer graphics, data management, gaming, and so forth. In addition to academics, the primary audience of the journal also includes engineers, architects, contractors, consultants, and facility managers. IJ3DIM publishes original research articles, case studies, reviews and best practices, and applications, including mathematical models and algorithms.

Topics Covered

  • 3D augmented and virtual reality
  • 3D data collection and reconstruction
  • 3D GIS standards
  • 3D interoperability
  • 3D spatial analysis
  • 3D spatial information infrastructures
  • 3D static and dynamic network models
  • 3D to nD spatial information modeling
  • 3D/4D visualization and visual analytics
  • BIM based 4/5/nD modeling and management
  • BIM based collaborative working
  • BIM based facilities/asset management
  • BIM based visualization/simulation/augmented reality
  • BIM in site automation
  • BIM maturity/readiness/adoption
  • BIM standards
  • Building information modeling and management (BIM)
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Geo-coding and 3D location based services
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Location based scheduling
  • Management of large 3D datasets
  • Multi-source and multi-domain 3D data integration
  • Ontology/schema/service level integration
  • Serious Games
  • Spatial DBMS
  • Training and education on BIM
  • Urban planning, management and renewal
  • Web semantics and knowledge engineering

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM) is to provide a comprehensive and collective body of knowledge in the domains of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and 3D Geographical/Geospatial Information Models & Systems (3D GIS). The journal stimulates the sharing of knowledge, research approaches and practical experience in domains related to BIM, 3D GIS and Urban Information Fusion and combines the worlds of BIM and GIS toward integrated management and re-use of “3D semantically rich information”. IJ3DIM encourages developments in BIM, 3D GIS, City Modeling (including Indoor Modeling). IJ3DIM focuses on both advanced technologies and soft aspects, including human, process, organizational, industrial level problems, relating to BIM, 3D GIS and Urban Information Fusion. The journal also facilitates the sharing of scientific knowledge related to the development of indoor applications, such as indoor navigation, evacuation, facility management, intelligent buildings, and sustainable buildings.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2018): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2012)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Jason Underwood is a Professor in Construction ICT & Digital Built Environments and Chartered Psychologist in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford. He is also Director of Construct IT For Business, an industry-led collaborative membership-based network. His research interests are in the area of concurrent engineering, integrated and collaborative computing in construction, product and building information modelling, digital built environments, collaborative construction and behaviours, BIM maturity assessment, BIM education and training in the development of BIM capabilities, and organisational e-readiness. He is actively engaged in the digital transformation of the UK construction industry through affiliation at both national and local levels, including the Education & Training working group of the UK Government BIM strategy and the current Chair of the UK BIM Academic Forum.
Sisi Zlatanova is a SHARP Professor at the University of New South Wales. Faculty of Built Environment and Head of the Geospatial Research, Innovation and Development (GRID) lab. Her research interests are in the area of 3D modelling and more specifically integration of BIM and GIS, 3D Indoor modelling, 3D representations, management and visualisation of the built environment. She is actively involved in the activities of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Standards Australia. She is President of Technical Commission IV ‘Spatial Information Science’ of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) for the period 2016-2020 and Treasurer of the Urban Data Management Society (UDMS) . She works with Australian companies and institutions towards advancing the Australian digital twin.
Umit Isikdag has his PhD (from the University of Salford) in Construction Information Technology. His research interests are BIM / IFC, 3D GIS, Internet of Things (WSNs), SOA, RESTful Architectures, BIM 2.0, and Spatial Web Services. He is actively involved in the organization of 3D GeoInfo and GeoAdvances Conferences, and also serving as the Secretary of ISPRS WG II/2.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Volker Coors, Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences – Hochschule für Technik, Germany
Jack Goulding, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Bimal Kumar, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Thomas Adolphi, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Mustafa Alshawi, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Robert Amor, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ghassan Aouad, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait
Yusuf Arayici, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Mohammed Arif, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Salman Azhar, Auburn University, United States
Jakob Beetz, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Filip Biljecki, National University of Singapore, Singapore ORCID
Pawel Boguslawski, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
André Borrmann, Technische Universität München, Germany
Volkan Cagdas, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Eliseo Clementini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
António Costa, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Sagi Dalyot, The Technion, Israel
Efi Dimopoulou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Andreas Donaubauer, Technische Universität München, Germany
Robin Drogemuller, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ning Gu, University of South Australia, Australia
Ihab Hijazi, An-Najah University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Alan Hore, TU Dublin, Ireland
Zhizhong Kang, China University of Geosciences, China
Ismail Karas, Karabük University, Turkey
Kourosh Khoshelham, University of Melbourne, Australia
Arto Kiviniemi, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Erik Kjems, Aalborg University, Denmark
Richard Laing, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Hugo Ledoux, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Salih Ofluoğlu, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Ken Ohori, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jacynthe Pouliot, Laval University, Canada
Alias Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia
Andrew Ross, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Kemal Sahin, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Jantien Stoter, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Ali Murat Tanyer, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Bulent Onur Turan, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Qing Zhu, Wuhan University, China
Sisi Zlatanova, UNSW, Australia ORCID


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJ3DIM should be directed to the attention of:
Jason Underwood, University of Salford, UK
Sisi Zlatanova, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Umit Isikdag, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey

All manuscript submissions to IJ3DIM should be sent through the online submission system: