Universidad Nacional de San Antonio de Abad, Cusco
Identifying Meaningful Problems and Appropriate Methodologies for Lean Construction Research
The 2020 IGLC28 International Doctoral Summer School will provide an opportunity for postgraduate research students to present their work and receive feedback from a panel of senior Lean Construction academics. This two-day event supports in-depth discussion of current research in the field of Lean Construction (including research into Lean & BIM, Lean & Sustainability, etc.). Additionally, this program offers students an opportunity to (1) collect feedback on their research and presentation styles, (2) engage in discussion with leaders in the Lean Construction community, and (3) meet like-minded peer students researching similar topics and develop new connections that may lead to future research collaboration.
The Summer School is organized to foster discussion – student presenters have 15 minutes to present their work, followed by 25 minutes of discussion. Students report this is one of the most valuable parts of the conference since it offers them an opportunity to improve their research proposals. The Summer School will also offer instruction on problem statement and research methodology formation to help students make relevant and original contributions within the Lean Construction domain.
Who can attend?
All postgraduate research students who conduct research in Lean Construction are welcome to apply to become a presenter or a listener in the Summer School. Student presenters will share their work with peers and a panel of Lean Construction experts. Student listeners are more likely to be at an early stage of research development, so they will primarily participate in the discussion of their peers’ research. However, time and space permitting, Lean Construction experts may meet with student listeners in a separate room to provide individual guidance. Acceptance as a student presenter or listener is subject to availability of slots in the program schedule.
Registration for Summer School
The Deans of the 2020 IGLC28 Summer School are Dr. Clarissa Biotto (firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Federal University of Sao Carlos, UFSCar, Brazil, and Dr. James P. Smith (email@example.com) of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. Dr. Biotto and Dr. Smith will process all applications for Summer School presenters and listeners. After approval, accepted Summer School student presenters and listeners will be able to participate in the Summer School.
Financial Aid for Student Presenters
Financial aid is primarily for student presenters who are PhD students, but lListeners, Master’s students, researchers, and other academics may also apply. Support may be granted based on student applications depending on resource availability, and will cover accommodations, breakfast, and lunch for selected presenters and listeners. Those interested in applying for financial aid should write a letter justifying their need and submit it with their extended abstract.