Conference Agenda

HDI: Human Data Interaction (HDI) Committee
Thursday, 11/Jul/2019:
5:45pm - 6:45pm

Session Chair: Mohamad Kassem
Location: Imperial 1

Agenda for the board presentation

1- Introduction to the HDI: remit and areas of focus

2- An update about current membership

3- Recruitment of new members

4- Future steps and challenges 

Session Abstract

The design, construction and operation of the built environment at every level, ranging from an individual asset to whole cities, and the interactions of occupants with their built environment are now pervaded by data that is generated by ubiquitous computing and sensing technologies. Investigating the interactions between human and data across these different asset levels and project phases can unravel new understanding across the engineering, social and management domains.

The purpose of the Human Data Interaction (HDI) Committee of EC3 is to foster and lead the research debate about HDI in engineering and construction projects and the operation of the built environment. It will represent the EC3 voice on HDI related topics and will liaise with relevant industry and policy stakeholders (industry associations/societies, communities of practice, funding bodies, and policy makers). It will play a key role in identifying priorities for research and education in HDI and developing research roadmaps for such priorities. It will strive to spearhead HDI research and practice in the selected areas of priorities, and will support existing and new conferences and journals in relation to HDI topics in engineering and construction projects and the operation of the built environment.                        A preliminary list of HDI topics that the committee intends to address include:

  • Theories, methodologies and methods used in HDI;
  • Paradigms and frameworks for analysis, design and application;    
  • Developing and evaluation of new platforms, architectures or component technologies that underpin the interaction between human actors and the data systems within projects and the built environment;
  • Evaluation of existing technologies and designs through different testing methods (experiments, simulations, case studies, benchmarks, etc.);
  • Understanding users and their behaviours to inform the improvement and the design of new systems and/or policies;
  • Extending interactions through the development of new uses and techniques;
  • Ethics and implications: understanding individual and societal implications and consequences of emerging interactions and novel uses of ICT and AI-related applications.

No contributions were assigned to this session.