CALL FOR ABSTRACTS / PAPERS - eCAADe 08 - abstracts due Feb 01, 2008

eCAADe 2008: The 26th Annual Conference of Education and Research in
Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe

Theme:  Architecture 'in computero': practice, methods and techniques
Dates:          September 17-20, 2008
Hosts:          The University College of Antwerpen,
         College of Design Sciences,
         The Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences, Henry van de Velde

For more than 25 years CAAD has been available and more and more
successfully used in research and commercial Architectural practice. In
education, which by definition should prepare students for the future,
the constantly evolving CAAD metaphor is provoking a challenge to cope
with the ever expanding scope of related topics. It is not surprising
that this has lead to differing opinions as to how CAAD should be
taught. Questions such as how advanced research results can be
incorporated in teaching, or if the Internet is provoking self-education
by students, are in striking contrast with the more fundamental issues
such as the discussion on analogue versus digital design methods. Is
CAAD a part of design teaching or is it its logical successor in a
global E-topia? The integration of CAAD education in the wider field of
research and design topics will make it at least greater than the sum of
its parts and could be the key to boosting CAAD for the future.

Although the E of education is a prominent factor in the raison d'être
of the organisation, the eCAADe is open to all other relevant
contributions in the area of computer aided architectural design such as:

CAAD Curriculum
City Modelling
Collaborative Design
Digital Aids to Design Creativity
Digital Applications in Construction
Generative Design
Human-Computer Interaction
Mass Customization
Modes of Production

Pervasive Computing
Precedence and Prototypes
Prediction and Evaluation
Research, Education and Practice
Shape Studies
User Participation in Design
Virtual Architecture
Virtual Reality
Web-Based Design

Important Dates:
Call for papers: October 1, 2007
Reminder call for papers: December 1, 2008
Deadline for abstracts: February 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2008
Deadline for full papers: June 1, 2008
Conference: September 17-20, 2008

Antwerp (Belgium)
The Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences, Henry van de Velde is
located in the historical buildings of the Royal Academy of Fine Art.
The bond with fine arts, established since the founding of the academy
in 1662, is still in place.
Located at the historical centre of Antwerp, the venue is within walking
distance (10 to 15 min.) from a variety of hotels, restaurants, cultural
and modern buildings of architectural interest. In the south of the city
a thriving day and nightlife has emerged around the now filled southern
docks and renovated warehouses and new award winning buildings. The
recently finished ³Court of Justice² (Richard Rogers Partnership /
VKStudio / Ove Arup & Partners) is already considered as an icon of the
city. Further north we are eagerly awaiting the completion of the MAS,
the Museum at the River Scheld (Neutelings Riedijk Architecten) and the
³Lange Wapper² bridge spanning a large part of the northern dockyards.
Antwerp is also known for its complete intact ³art deco² district
³Zurenborg² and some marvels of modernistic buildings.
Antwerp is directly connected by fast train, flight and highways to all
European capitals. (details at our website www.ecaade08.be by the end of
November )
Please don't hesitate to contact the conference organizers with any
questions: www.ecaade08.be
or via one of the following email addresses:
for general questions: [email protected] or [email protected]
for accommodation, travel and other international matters:
[email protected]
for organisational matters: [email protected]
for financial matters (except accommodation, travel): [email protected]

On behalf of the organization committee, welcome to Antwerpen, Belgium

Marc Muylle
[email protected]