EG-ICE Workshop 2011

6-8, July 2011 Twente University, The Netherlands

Augenbroe keynote canceled! Fischer will instead present already on Thursday morning!

Godfried Augenbroe had problems with his flight and was not able to make it in time. We decided to move Martin Fischer’s keynote to the Thursday morning 8:45 spot. We canceled his keynote on Friday. Our excuses for any conveniences this last minute change might have caused.

Last Minute Information

The complete conference will take place at the university campus of the Twente University. All sessions will be in the Drienerburght hotel and the reception and BBQ will be at the Faculty Club. For easy orientation on the campus you find a map here:

The easiest way to reach campus from Schiphol airport is to take the direct train to Hengelo at 49 minutes after the hour. The train goes every hour between 5:49 AM until 22:49. From Heneglo you can then take a taxi to the Drienerburght (also for Logica guests) or the De Broeierd. If you should run into problems please do not hesitate to call me (0031 (0)6 5754 6985).

For information about the conference schedule please consult the conference program and book of abstracts:

Preliminary Conference Program

The proceedings of the conference are available online in case you want to read one or the other paper before the conference:

Online conference proceedings

The eg-ice Group

eg-ice is the acronym for the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering. The focus of eg-ice is to promote research and applications of advanced informatics to all aspects of engineering. The primary goals of the group are to promote advanced informatics research across Europe by improving contact between researchers, fostering research collaboration and enhancing awareness of the latest developments. With this latter aim in mind, the group maintains active contact with similar groups in countries outside Europe and encourages membership by non-Europeans. The group has a further aim to increase the awareness of industry of advanced informatics as well as the economic benefits that can be gained by implementation. 

Call for Papers

The field of computing in engineering, traditionally limited to covering analysis tasks such as the determination of physical behavior of structures, is growing. Today, it includes geometric modeling and simulation of technical systems, design support, diagnostic applications such as system identification, control of complex systems and data fusion. It further expands its focus into the field of construction and infrastructure management. Research and development in topics related to computing in engineering require a strong theoretical basis building on concepts from fields such as mathematics or physics. Advances in the field, additionally, benefit from advances in modern information and communication hardware.

To accommodate this wide focus, we solicitate papers from a wide range of topics related to computing in engineering, including, but not limited to:

· Data structures, BIM, geometric modelling

· Optimization and search

· Constraint-based reasoning

· Simulation of technical systems

· Design Support

· Diagnostics and system identification

· Control of complex systems

· Data fusion

· Knowledge systems, machine learning

· (distributed) Web applications

Please submit your short paper (extended abstract) by December-20, 2010. You find more information about the formal submission process under the “Information for Authors” link to your left.


We organize the 2011 eg-ice conference at the University of Twente, in Enschede, the Netherlands. The University of Twente is an entrepreneurial research university founded in 1961 that offers education and research in areas ranging from public policy studies and applied physics to biomedical technology. The UT is the Netherlands' only campus university.

Enschede lies directly on the Dutch eastern border, and it is a characteristic, modern and lively university town. Elegant historic buildings in the town and surrounding area are evocative of Enschede’s rich textile past. Some of the town’s most notable monuments are the beautiful town hall, several beautiful churches and a unique synagogue.

At the same time, large-scale urban renewal has given Enschede a new skyline with eye-catching, contemporary architecture.


Department of Construction Management and Engineering

Timo Hartmann