From: "ASCAAD Conference 2009" <[email protected]>
This is a reminder of Call for Papers of ASCAAD 2009. The conference
will be held in Manama, Bahrain, 11-12 May 2009, and organized by
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, College of
Engineering, University of Bahrain.
Digitizing Architecture: formalization & content.
CAAD is constantly provoking and raising many potentials, challenges
and arguments in academia, practice, and even in the theory of
architecture itself. This process starts with the pedagogy of
designing and the ongoing questions such as how much of CAAD should
be incorporated in teaching, and ends with digital design
technologies and the new emerging questions such as how biologically
inspired computational processes alter the form of our architecture
and the typical design process.
Architecture originates from peoples' needs and beliefs. The new
forms of digital architecture generate debates in terms of various
important issues, ranging from emotional and social factors to
sustainability and global warming.
The focus area of the conference can be shaped, as follows:
considering all these potentials, challenges, and arguments, which
we have to benefit from and cope with, are there truly legitimate
concerns about the future ofour architecture and its content in
particular from human and environmental dimensions? Can we develop
our own ways of benefiting from the new technology that cater for
our environment and culture? Can we still see the form of
architecture in the traditional way or should we change our
perspectives? In other words the conference concentrates on bridging
between the new digital forms and the traditional human content.
The important dates
Deadline for abstracts submission Thursday 20 November 2008
Notification of abstract acceptance Monday 15 December 2008
Full paper submission Friday 30
Notification of full paper acceptance Sunday 15 March
Dates of the Conference Monday-Tuesday11-12 May
- ProfessorAndré Brown School of Architecture, University of
- Professor Richard Coyne Chair of Architectural Computing, the
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
- Professor Branko Kolarevic Haworth Chair of Integrated Design, the
University of Calgary, Canada.
For more information please visit the conference website: http://ascaad.org/conference/2009/
On behalf of the Scientific Committee
Wael Abdelhameed, PhD.
University of Bahrain, Bahrian.
Scientific Committee Co-Chairs:
Dr Wael Abdelhameed
College of Engineering
University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Dr Neveen Hamza
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Newcastle University, UK
Dr Amar Bennadji
School of Architecture and Built Environment,
The Robert Gordon University, UK