City Information Modeling (CIM): an introduction

- online workshop | -English


Required Skills: Notions of: Geometric Modeling, Database, Building Information Modeling, and Geograpthic Information Systems.

Required Software: No special requirements: operating system, web browser, text editor, presentation editor, and a PDF file reader.

Required Hardware: A microcomputer and a fast internet connection.
Maximum number of participating students: 100

City Information Modeling (CIM), constitutes a new paradigm that seeks to address the challenges generated by the growing urban complexity. CIM can be understood with the extension of the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the city, and its scope ranges from the various phases of urban planning, the life cycle of urban systems, including their performance indicators, to the identification of patterns of urban morphology. To this end, City Information Modeling uses technologies, systems, tools, models and standards that are being proposed and implemented. In this context, this workshop aims to introduce and discuss the state of the art of City Information Modeling, contemplating its theoretical and practical aspects, such as: conceptualization, data standards, technologies and applications, besides the problematization of the theme. The topics include the presentation and discussion of the state of the art of the CIM paradigm, which involves the representation of urban complexity through computer systems. In the process, theoretical and practical aspects of urban planning will be addressed, as well as its relation to the life cycle of various urban systems. The CIM approach comprises: conceptualization and applications; technologies and tools; working methods; data standards; types of models and their characteristics.

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timezone: (GMT -3:00) Brazil, Buenos Aires, Georgetown
Start timeEnd timeDescription
2022-06-27 - 09:002022-06-27 - 12:00What is CIM
2022-06-28 - 09:002022-06-28 - 12:00Why CIM is important
2022-06-29 - 09:002022-06-29 - 12:00The technological challenge
2022-06-30 - 09:002022-06-30 - 12:00Implementing a CIM Model
2022-07-01 - 09:002022-07-01 - 12:00Applications and final discussion


Arivaldo Leão de Amorim Civil Engineer, Architect, and specialist in Urban Transportation Management by Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He holds a master's and a doctorate in Transportation Engineering by University of São Paulo (USP), in the areas of: design and construction of transportation routes, and spatial information, respectively. He is a specialist in Pedagogical Computer Applications by Catholic University of Salvador (UCSal). He did post-doctoral studies at the Univesità Politecnica dela Marche (UNIVPM) in Italy and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany. He is a full professor at the Architecture School of UFBA, with interest in digital technologies applied to the following areas: urban planning and infrastructure, CAD, BIM, CIM, smart cities, and architectural documentation.

All workshops will accept 100 applications MAX.