eCAADe 2012 Prague Conference

eCAADe 2012

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eCAADe 2012
The 30th International Conference on
Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
September 12 - 14 2012, Prague, Czech Republic
To be held at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture

"Digital Physicality | Physical Digitality"

Digitality is the condition of living in a world where ubiquitous information and communication technology is embedded in the physical world. Although it is possible to point out what is "digital" and what is "real," the distinction has become pointless, and it has no more explanatory power for our environment, buildings, and behaviour. Material objects are invested with communication possibilities, teams are communicating even when not together, and buildings can sense and respond to the environment, each other, and to inhabitants. Digital is no longer an add-on, extra, or separate software. Reality is partly digital and partly physical. The implication of this condition is not clear however, and we need to investigate its potential. We have to search for new strategies that acknowledge the synergetic qualities of the physical and the digital. This is not limited to artifacts or what we design, but it also influences the process, methods, and what or how we teach. For the conference therefore, we are looking for contributions that explore this synergy. Authors are encouraged to submit their work on the conference theme.

Subjects may be, but are not limited to:

  • CAAD curriculum.
  • Modes of production.
  • New design concepts and strategies.
  • Mass customization.
  • Collaborative design.
  • Digital aids to design creativity.
  • User participation in design.
  • Generative design.
  • Virtual architecture.
  • Shape studies.
  • Virtual reality.
  • Precedence and prototypes.
  • Web-based design.
  • Design tool development.
  • Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Simulation, prediction, and evaluation.
  • City modelling.
  • Digital applications in construction.

Important dates

  • Deadline extended abstracts 4 February 2012
  • Acceptance of papers 26 March 2012
  • Extended submission of full papers 10 June 2012
  • Extended deadline early registration 10 June 2012
  • eCAADe workshops 10-11 September 2012
  • eCAADe conference 12-14 September 2012