Johann Potgieter, currently a PhD candidate in the field of Civil Engineering Informatics, won the prize in the category “Best post-graduate paper” at the 14th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE 14) that was held in Moscow in June 2012.
This is a remarkable achievement since the ICCCBE conferences are the most important conferences in the field of Civil Engineering Informatics and approximately 300 papers were accepted for ICCCBE14.
Johann’s paper, titled “A multi-objective approach to project scheduling”, addresses the problem of task scheduling for the consulting engineering industry with a unique approach towards minimising both the duration and the resource demands of the schedule.
The prize was awarded during the closing ceremony of the conference in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. In the picture below Johann appears on the left, next to Prof Dr Valery Tilichenko (rector of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering), Prof. Dr. Svetlana Bachurina (Russian representative on the International Society for Computing in Civil and Building Engineering) and Dr Ing Irina Bilchuk (conference