The 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

Rapidly evolving technologies are increasingly shaping our societies as well as our understanding of the discipline of architecture. Computational developments in fields such as machine learning and data mining enable the creation of learning networks that involve architects alongside algorithms in developing new understanding. Such networks are increasingly able to observe current social conditions, plan, decide, act on changing scenarios, learn from the consequences of their actions, and recognize patterns out of complex activity networks. While digital technologies have already enabled architecture to transcend static physical boxes, new challenges of the present and visions for the future continue to call for both innovative responses integrating emerging technologies into experimental architectural practice and their critical reflection. In this process, the capability of adapting to complex social and environmental challenges through learning, prototyping and verifying solution proposals in the context of rapidly shifting realities has become a core challenge to the architecture discipline.

Supported by advancing technologies, architects and researchers are creating new frameworks for digital workflows that engage with new challenges in a variety of ways. Learning networks that recognize patterns from massive data, rapid prototyping systems that flexibly iterate innovative physical solutions, and adaptive design methods all contribute to a flexible and networked digital architecture that is able to learn from both past and present to evolve towards a promising vision of the future.

CAADRIA 2018 invites original high quality papers and posters presenting current computer-aided architectural design research in a general sense, accommodating a broad spectrum of approaches ranging from speculative, informal investigations to conventional scientific research, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Computational design research and education
  • Computational design analysis
  • Generative, algorithmic and evolutionary design
  • Digital fabrication and construction
  • Collaborative, collective and participative design
  • Design cognition
  • Virtual/augmented reality and interactive environments
  • Virtual architecture and city modeling
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Ubiquitous and mobile computing
  • Practice-based and interdisciplinary computational design research
  • Theory, philosophy and methodology of computational design research
  • Simulation and visualization
  • Building Information Modelling
  • AI for design and built environments
  • IoT for built environments
  • Smart cities and smart buildings

Abstract (500-800 words) due 30th September, 20171

Paper acceptance will be subject to a two-stage reviewing process, consisting of an initial abstract review and a later double-blind peer review of full-length manuscripts. Paper publication will be subject to review acceptance, to compliance with submission deadlines and formatting guidelines, and to payment of the conference registration fee.

Besides the above specific theme, CAADRIA 2018 also invites short papers on general topics in computational design research, and posters on digital architectural design works that have been constructed. Young researchers currently involved in postgraduate studies are invited to submit their work-in-progress research papers to the Postgraduate Student Consortium.


  • Young CAADRIA Award Submission of Letter of Application and CV: 3rd February 2018
  • Notification of Young CAADRIA Award Acceptance: 19th February 2018
  • Submission to: psc[at]


  • Sasada Award Nomination: 30th November 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1st February 2018
  • Submission to: sasada[at]


  • For young researchers currently involved in postgraduate studies.
  • Postgraduate Student Consortium Submission: 31st March 2018
  • Submission of work-in-progress research papers to: pgsc[at]


  • Poster and Short Paper Submission: 12th February 2018
  • Notification of Poster and Short Paper Acceptance: 4th March 2018
  • Poster and Short Paper Submission: caadria2018[at]


  • Workshop Proposal Submission: 15th January 2018
  • Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance: 31st January 2018
  • Call for Workshop Participants: 1st February 2018
  • Workshop Proposal Submission: caadria2018[at]

Contact conference organizer: caadria2018[at]

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