Welcome to the first and most unique open BIM event in the world. We gather together the best subjects, most visionary people and the industry leaders. 

This event is for all actors of infrastructure life cycle. You do not have to be a BIM enthusiastic to enjoy the event. We want open BIM to be for all. We also share lessons learned not only the success strories.

In previous editions we have received a huge number of proposals from all over the world. Unfortunately we can't accept all of them so please pay attention when writing a proposal. Acceptance is made based on your text and evaluation criteria can be found below!

For speakers we require onsite participation.



September 9,  2024 - Presentation proposal submission deadline (ExOrdo)

Beginning of November - Notification of proposals

For accepted proposals:

November 22, 2024 - Registration and payment deadline for presenting authors

End of November - Deadline to confirm/update your proposal text (ExOrdo)

January 31, 2025 - Deadline to upload slides or other shareable material for participants (ExOrdo)

February 3, 2025 - Deadline to upload the version you are going to present (Sharepoint folder)



Proposal submission can be done only via the ExOrdo portal. Maximum length of a proposal is 500 words.
When submitting, you are asked to (all obligatory)

  • choose the most suitable submission category (see below)
  • choose the most suitable theme(s) for your submissions (see below).
  • list all personnel involved in the work.
  • name the corresponding and presenting authors
    • corresponding author will receive the notification/information emails from the organizer
    • presenting author(s) should present the topic in the conference
  • provide a photo of the authors
  • provide a bio text of the presenting author(s), max length 300 words
  • Inform us if the topic has been presented before
  • Describe how does your proposal contribute to Open BIM
  • Describe what makes your case stand out from similar topics

Presentations are accepted based on the abstract text.


When writing your proposal please try to answer to the following:

  • What is new and innovative
  • How does your proposal make leaps in advancement of BIM
  • What makes your case stand out from similar topics
  • How Open BIM is shown in the proposal
    • Open BIM view
    • How Open BIM is related to subject



Choose the most suitable (ONE) submission category

  • Project showcases
  • Case study
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Technical solutions
  • Education
  • Research



Choose the most suitable theme(s) (max. 2) for your proposal.

  • BIM implementation strategy
  • Information flow through lifecycle
  • Advancements in BIM Technology
  • Future trends & innovations
  • Collaborative workflows
  • Digital Twin
  • BIM & GIS interoperability
  • Sustainability
  • Initial information
  • Legal and regulatory aspects
  • Standards and interoperability
  • Asset management
  • Other


Here are brief descriptions of each theme to help you select the right one for your presentation:

BIM Implementation Strategy

  • IFC Implementation: Focus on the practical applications and benefits of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) in BIM projects, highlighting interoperability and data exchange.
  • OpenBIM Next Steps: Explore future advancements and innovations in OpenBIM, discussing new methodologies, tools, and standards driving the industry forward.

Information Flow Through Lifecycle

  • Digital Handover: Discuss the seamless transfer of digital information from design through construction to operation, ensuring all stakeholders have accurate and accessible data throughout the project lifecycle.

Advancements in BIM Technology

  • (Design) Optimization: Share techniques and tools for optimizing BIM designs to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance project outcomes.
  • Automation: Explore the role of automation in BIM, including automated design, construction processes, and maintenance operations.
  • AI: Examine how artificial intelligence is being integrated into BIM processes, from predictive analytics to generative design.
  • Industry 4.0: Discuss the intersection of BIM and Industry 4.0 technologies, such as IoT, robotics, and advanced data analytics.

Future Trends & Innovations

  • OpenBIM Next Steps: Delve into the latest trends and future directions of OpenBIM, focusing on how these innovations are shaping the future of infrastructure projects.

Collaborative Workflows

  • Highlight best practices and tools for fostering collaboration among different stakeholders in BIM projects, ensuring efficient communication and workflow integration.

Digital Twin

  • Explore the creation and use of digital twins in infrastructure projects, emphasizing their role in real-time monitoring, simulation, and optimization of assets.

BIM & GIS Interoperability

  • Discuss the integration of BIM and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), highlighting how this interoperability enhances spatial analysis and decision-making in infrastructure projects.


  • Sustainable Development and Circular Economy: Present strategies for incorporating sustainable practices and circular economy principles in BIM projects to minimize environmental impact.
  • Sustainable Construction: Focus on sustainable construction techniques and materials, showcasing case studies and innovative approaches to green building.

Initial Information

  • Address the importance of accurate and comprehensive initial information in BIM projects, including site surveys, existing conditions, and stakeholder requirements.

Legal and Regulatory Aspects

  • Model as a Legal Document: Discuss the use of BIM models as legal documents, covering legal implications, standards, and best practices.
  • Procurement: Explore the role of BIM in the procurement process, including contract management, tendering, and supplier coordination.

Standards and Interoperability

  • Highlight the importance of standards in BIM for ensuring interoperability, data consistency, and quality across different platforms and projects.

Asset Management

  • Discuss strategies for effective asset management using BIM, including maintenance, operation, and lifecycle management of infrastructure assets.


Theme category 2

Choose the most suitable if possible (can be left empty)

  • Airports
  • Bridges, tunnels and structures
  • Digital asset management
  • Digital project management
  • Geotechnics
  • Landscaping
  • Ports and Waterways
  • Procurement
  • Railways and tramlines
  • Roads and streets
  • Sustainable development and circular economy
  • Surveying
  • Utilities and distribution networks
  • Urban and area planning
  • Other



Presenting author has to register and pay the registration fee by 22 November 2024. Speaker fee is 299 EUR (including VAT)



Should you have any questions please contact ville.raasakka[at]ril.fi


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