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*CAADRIA 2005 > Digital Opportunities*

Information and Communication technologies provide the impetus for rapid
change in the strategies by which we teach and conceptualize
architecture at large. It is fast becoming difficult to think of an
architectural education without cultures researching Computer Aided
Architectural Design. Digital production, representation and
manufacturing processes demonstrate powerful potentials by which
architects conceptualize the design process, the ways in which these
processes organize labor and bring about newer patterns of work and
socialization across space and time. There are exciting challenges for
researchers in well-established research cultures, and opportunities for
those in emerging ones.

The 10th CAADRIA will also take a glance at a decade of CAAD research in
Asia, and study the approaches that have come about across nations as
they teach, demonstrate potentials of their research and academic
cultures; as they investigate the new conditions possible for
architectural  practices across the Asian region.



An association to foster Computer Aided Architectural Design in Asia
(CAADRIA) was founded in 1996 with a conference at The University of
Hong Kong that was organized with significant support from Japan. The
association took root and has flourished with annual conferences in nine
different countries all around Asia. The conference in 2005 will be held
at New Delhi and marks the tenth year of meetings.

The conference is held by and for people involved with computer aided
design in architecture schools in the region. They are attended by over
one hundred researchers, teachers, students and practitioners who are
interested in advancing knowledge and understanding in tools and
application of digital design methods in architecture. CAADRIA seeks to
mentor interest and capacity to undertake research throughout Asia. In
the past decade, such research has grown from only a few universities
participating to now dozens of universities and schools of architecture
demonstrating active commitment to teaching and research in the field.
New degree programmes in digital design have been started at several
universities in the region and graduates are contributing to design
practice with advanced skills and the development of new tools and


*A. Call for Papers*

_Papers:_ Two types of papers are being sought

Papers describing well-developed or completed research in all aspects of
Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Abstracts should be 600-1000 words
long and submitted through CAADRIA 2005 web site.

Short papers that describe research in progress (particularly from
research students) and for work that is too preliminary for a regular
technical session.

_Round Tables:_

Proposals, position papers, problematique concerning Information and
Communication technologies as they influence South Asia practices and
education are invited for Round Tables sessions.


*B. Young CAADRIA Awards*
Young CAADRIA awards consist of scholarships to support, in part,
attendance at the CAADRIA, a total of ten awards are available for
students presenting at CAADRIA 2005. See the Action Manuals provided
on association website,
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Important Dates:

        > 21-Set-2004-Final Call for Papers
        > 16-Oct-2004-Submission of Abstracts deadline
        > 01-Dec-2004-Notification Acceptance
        > 27-Jan-2005-Final formatted Papers Submission
        > 01-Mar-2005-Round Tables Proposals Submission
        > 28-Apr-2005-CAADRIA 2005 at New Delhi


Abstract submission format and instructions could be found at CAADRIA
2005 website. If you have any questions about papers submission, please

Anand Bhatt, AGK Menon (Conference Chairs)

TVB School of Habitat Studies,
D-2, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
India - 110 070
Phone: +91 11 2689 4898

E-Mail: interface.public at

Call for Papers:
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