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ASCAAD2006 - Second Call for Papers

Computing in Architectural Design: Re-Thinking the Discourse

Second International Conference of The Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design – ASCAAD2006

Hosted by :

School of Architecture and Design American University of Sharjah, UAE 25-27 April, 2006

The influence of digital media and information technology on architectural design education and practice is increasingly evident. The ever-advancing digital technologies are dramatically challenging fundamental assumptions, theories and practices of conventional design paradigm. The proliferation of computers and telecomputing in design education and practice has resulted in a major paradigm shift and a reorientation in theoretical and conceptual assumptions considered to be central to design education and practice. In contrast, architectural design discourse is still dominated by the prevailing conventional analogue paradigm which puts great constraints on our understanding of recent developments in teaching and practicing design.

The theme of the 2006 conference is “Computing in Architectural Design: Re-Thinking the Discourse”. This captures the role of the conference as a forum to debate and reconsider current understandings of digital design. The conference aims to provide the participants an occasion to share and exchange experiences and research findings, and to stimulate more ideas and useful insights regarding newly introduced developments in design computing and their impact on architectural design education and practice.

Topics of Interest

We invite participants to submit papers in all areas related to computing in architectural design, and particularly work focusing on bridging the gap between theory and practice. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Computer-mediated Collaborative Design
  • Design Decision Support Systems
  • Digital Architectural Education
  • Digital Design Methods and Pedagogies
  • Mass Customization
  • Future Architecture with Digital Design
  • Generative Design Systems
  • Knowledge-based Design Systems
  • Web-Based Design
  • Design Support Environments
  • Adaptive Architecture and Computation
  • Knowledge Management in the Architectural Design
  • Intelligent Design and Planning Tools
  • Virtual Reality in Design and Planning
  • Virtual Architecture
  • Virtual Design Studios

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2005
  • Paper submission: October 30, 2005
  • Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2005
  • Deadline for final papers: January 30, 2006

Type of Papers and Submission

Two types of papers could be submitted: papers that describe practical applications or completed research and short papers that describe research in progress. Abstract submission must be in English with about 800 words. Full paper submission could be either in English or Arabic. Full paper submissions should be sent in Word document format.

Relevant Information

Full paper format and submission guidelines, registration, accommodation and further information are available at ASCAAD Website: . Abstract and full paper submissions are required to be done online at the ASCAAD homepage. For further information about submissions, please, contact the Scientific Committee Chairs below.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chairs

Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar
University of Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Ahmad Okeil,
The British University in Dubai, UAE

Scientific Committee Chairs

Dr. Jamal Al-Qawasmi
KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Zaki Mallasi
University of Teesside, UK

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