Call for co-creation:
Topics proposals deadline: (Friday 17 June 2022) Extended Friday 1 July 2022
Sub-topics proposals deadline: (Friday 23 September 2022) Extended Friday 18 November 2022
Call for papers:
Abstract submission deadline: (Friday 17 June 2022) Extended Friday 1 July 2022
Notification with feedback: Friday 22 July 2022
Paper submission deadline: (Friday 23 September 2022) Extended Friday 7 October 2022
[Requests of further extensions accommodated]. Revised Timeline:
Notification of acceptance/rejection with reviews: by Friday 27 January 2023
Submission revised papers: by Friday 3 March 2023
Papers are in publication process
Authors shall complete the payment of the registration fees as in-person or online Participant/Presenter as soon as possible, necessarily before 31 May 2023 to ensure publication and a presentation slot.
Call for Co-creation
The call regards co-creation of content for Working Sessions.
The conference welcomes co-creation of content to be discussed and further developed at the conference, regarding "research urgencies" (emergent research priorities) relevant to the conference’s theme. With focus on the role of computation to interconnect in and for Architectural Design, the theme is organized in three main streamlines:
- Interconnections across Knowledge Domains;
- Interconnections across Scales;
- Interconnections across Questions.
You may see the Conference Theme-page for more information on the Conference theme.
The call for co-creation is as per following 4 stages process:
1st stage – MAIN TOPICS:
- SUBMIT A TOPIC PROPOSAL: Proposals about topics can be submitted in form of extended abstracts (see template). Each proposal includes the names of 5 to 10 experts who support the proposal.
- JOIN THE SHARED PLATFORM: Selected proposals will be made visible within an online platform (forum-like). All teams of the selected proposals will be granted access to the platform and will be able to see all selected proposals. In the platform, each team may join the thread of their proposal and initiate a discussion about the proposed topic.
2nd stage – SUB-TOPICS:
- SUBMIT A SUB-TOPICS PROPOSAL: The selected topics will be announced publicly on the conference website. For each topic, proposals for sub-topics can be submitted in form of extended abstracts (see template).
- JOIN THE SHARED PLATFORM: Selected proposals for sub-topics will be added in the platform. The authors of the selected sub-topics will join the platform and their topic’s discussion threads.
3rd stage – OUTPUT:
- GROW YOUR WORKING GROUP: Each topic’s thread is meant to grow a 2023 CAAD Futures Working Group. Each 2023 CAAD Futures Working Group will be composed by the authors of the selected proposals and eventual new invited experts; and will have a leading coordinator agreed with the Conference Organizers.
- DEBATE: In the online threads, each working group will share interactive discussion and brainstorming sessions in the months prior the conference. (Short updates from each working group may be made public time-to-time for visibility prior the conference.)
- REPORT: Before the conference, each working group will produce a short (1-2 A4) report on the outputs (see template) to be discussed at the conference; meant as starting point for a working session at the conference.
4th stage - CONFERENCE WORKING SESSIONS:
Based on the output of this online collective process, the conference will include a number of working sessions where each 2023 CAAD Futures Working Group together with the conference participants will further develop ideas, elaborate and report on each thread. The output of the conference working sessions will result into a body of content around each topic, which is intended for publication in form of (collective) report with position papers tackling open problems.
(NOTE: Initial submissions are meant to provide the basis for this collective process. It is important to realise that during this collective process initial submissions may merge, disappear, evolve. Also, it is important to realise authorship will be shared and ideas will be evolved collectively, depending also on active participation. Do not submit confidential or otherwise sensitive material)
TOPIC PROPOSAL SUBMISSION [closed]
You can submit your proposal. If accepted, the proposal will be shared openly under a Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (CC-BY-SA). The Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC BY-SA) is a license that let third parties to share, copy and redistribute your work and build upon your work, remix and adapt it even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Please submit a proposal only if you agree on these terms. Please include a signed Copyright license and Consent form.
- Topic proposal template form HERE
- The Copyright license and Consent and Privacy note can be downloaded HERE
Submissions of Topic Proposals has been closed.
SUB-TOPIC PROPOSAL SUBMISSION [closed]
Out of the topic proposals received, 11 have been selected. For each one of these 11 topics, a summary can be found here following. Based on these 11 topics, CAAD Futures 2023 is now calling for Sub-topics: for any of these 11 topics, proposals for sub-topics can be submitted in form of extended abstracts (see template).
You can submit your proposal for a sub-topic. If accepted, the proposal will be shared openly under a Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license (CC-BY-SA). The Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC BY-SA) is a license that let third parties to share, copy and redistribute your work and build upon your work, remix and adapt it even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Please submit a proposal for sub-topic only if you agree on these terms. Please include a signed Copyright license and Consent form.
- Sub-Topic proposal template form HERE
- The Copyright license and Consent and Privacy note can be downloaded HERE
See below a summary for each one of the 11 topics. For any eventual doubts on the topics, feel welcome to contact the conference organizers.
TOPIC 1 - Participatory Design in the Metaverse for Sustainable Habitats
This topic calls for studies that focus on collaboration and co-creation in Participatory Design, which involves both expert and general intelligence in design and decision-making processes for the aim of synthesising top-down and bottom-up approaches. The studies should consider citizens not as passive consumers and recipients of architectural services and aids, but active contributors and experts on the daily life of the city. Contextualised in sustainable habitat production, this topic problematizes traditional client-contractor modes of exchanges and explores alternative stakeholder-driven models, examining how emerging Metaverse tools may assist or fail in the process.
Provides Ng, Eli Joteva, Alberto Fernandez, Hira Zuberi, Ya Nzi, David Doria, Artem Konevskikh, Kaf Ng
TOPIC 2 - Post Carbon - how to align UN SDGs to teaching and research in Computational Design.
An increase of the worlds population to 10 billion people by 2050 will consequently also mean an increase of the building sectors contribution to climate change. Currently our sector uses globally most of natural resources (~60%), produce too much emission (~50%), and waste (~50%) – all are interlinked. This proposal aims to address this through re-thinking the role and focus of computational design research and education and how we can address through our work the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
M. Hank Haeusler, Dagmar Reinhardt, Tim Schork, Anastasia Globa, Daniel Yu, Nicole Gardner, Cristina Ramos Jaime
TOPIC 3 - Multi-species and multi-scalar urban ecologies.
The human impact on urban areas continues to be a challenge that is only accelerated by climate change. Human habitats are at the same time habitats for other species, but are they still ‘natural’, or even supportive of life forms? A better understanding is needed for natural urban processes, more-than-human relationships, multi-species justice and how we can conserve and expand biodiversity in our urban ecosystems. This includes development of approaches and infrastructures or scaffolds for integrative ecologies across multi-species and multi-scales in our urban settings, from dense inner cities to the vast and regimented landscapes of suburbia.
Dagmar Reinhardt, Tracey Woods, Henriette Bier, Dieter Hochuli, Danielle Celermajer, Hamed Alavi
TOPIC 4 - Machine Learning Data for Architectural Design.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most promising technology to transform ever-increasing data into valuable knowledge, upon which decisions and actions are made to resolve the world's biggest challenges. In accordance, AI in architecture is progressively used to analyze the built environment, while the informed-design decisions are further supported by intelligent modeling tools. To develop state-of-the-art AI for architectural design, extensive and reliable data is the key, due to the data-driven nature of modern AI. In this co-creation event, AI experts and designers exchange ideas to approach “data sparsity” problem when it comes to the machine learning datasets for AI in architecture.
Seyran Khademi, Casper van Engelenburg, Fatemeh Mostafavi, Özgün Balaban, Theodore Galanos, Zack Xuereb Conti
TOPIC 5 - Human Building Interaction and Digital Twinning
Humans are evolving with technology whether we like it or not. To explicitly face this reality, and actively seek to understand it, we can maximize the success of this co-evolution. The Center for Intelligent Environments supports development of a new field – human-building interaction (HBI) – which represents unique collaborations between many disciplines – architecture, engineering, computer and data sciences, human factors, and psychology, and more. The most exciting implications of the emerging field of HBI are the possibilities for optimizing automation in buildings for many goods - safety, security, worker well-being and sustainability to name a few. The work conducted by CENTIENTS, and TRAX, will evolve into opportunities for the development of sentient Digital Twins and the feedback loops including automation/AI to redesign our lives and interactions with the built environment.
David Gerber; Azam Khan; Burcin Becerik Gerber
TOPIC 6 - Information Management across the Lifecycle of 3D Objects.
The accelerating urbanisation rate in society faces the challenge of sustainability, including issues relevant to land administration and management, taxation, etc. In this scene, spatial data play an important role, especially as the increasing awareness of location services spotlights their exploitation. Specifically, structuring and organising spatial data into an efficient (and standardised) data flow in order to be shared between actors and phases of the SDL and widely used to support decision making, represent a challenge within the AECOO industry. Today, data in the built environment is rarely shared due to technical, legal, cultural, and business reasons, hence interdisciplinary collaboration based on standards needs to be further supported.
Eftychia Kalogianni, Peter van Oosterom, Efi Dimopoulou, Jesper Paasch, Abdullah Alattas, Jörg Blankenbach
TOPIC 7 - Computational Design: a mandatory skill or a specialized role in the AEC?
The need for digitizing the entire process chain in the AEC industry has created requirements for a computational designer. However, with the advent of such a specialist role, the industry is struggling to categorize it either as a content specialist or a process specialist. Therefore, the main aim of this discourse is to investigate and define the role of computational designer in project teams and design process. The purpose of the debate is to understand the different perspectives of the industry experts regarding computational designers through open discussions. The study will support the increasing demands of industry stakeholders concerning efficiency, flexibility, speed and quality of a design process to deliver better informed design solutions.
Pieter Schreurs, Anagha Yoganand, Ginevra Nazzarri, Gijs Joosen
TOPIC 8 - Are graphs the new BIM?
The way knowledge is represented influences how the design is explored and analyzed. Current object-oriented data models are rich in terms of semantics and geometric information; however, relationships between data as well as data validation or reasoning are not the primer goal of such models. In this session, we will elaborate on graph data models as an extension to current object-oriented building information models. We will investigate several topics, including data modelling strategies, data interoperability issues, co-design with graphs, evaluation of graph data models for the AEC industry, data federation, etc. Furthermore, we will elaborate on graphs' complex queries that can help recognize violated design constraints from the early design stages.
Diellza Elshani, Thomas Wortmann, Pieter Pauwels, Michela Turrin, Wassim Jabi, Greg Schleusner, Jeroen Werbrouck, Navid Hedayati, Edlira Kalemi Vakaj, Tanya Bloch, Guy Austern, Esra Bektas
TOPIC 9 - AEC Decentralised Autonomous Organisations.
The Architecture-Engineering-construction Decentralised Autonomous Organisations aim to change the AEC industry from a resource extractive, fragmented, unproductive industry into a productive, integrated, regenerative industry. This topic of co-creation will explore the structure, impact and immense potential that blockchain technologies have in having an impact within the AEC space, more so when questions of permanence and digital scarcity are ever more urgent in the industry as we see the emergence of the metaverse as a field for architects to structure new spaces for human activity.
Theodoros Dounas, Davide Lombardi, Shree Laxmi, Simon Prokop, Jiri Vele, Mayur Mistry, Richa Gupta, Daniel Hall, Jens Hunhenvicz, David Bucher, Wang Hongyang
TOPIC 10 - Algorithmic Community Construction.
What is the potential for shared construction to create community? What factors impact this construction of these physical assemblies and communities? What is the impact on the space and the participants afterward? Is there an “identity” which arises for participants as agents of the physical and social results of the collaboration? This Co-Creation brings together four practitioners who seek to create community through shared construction of physical spaces / objects following algorithmic rules with a respondent to drive an examination. It is hoped that a greater understanding of the creation of community and individual identity through construction will be gained.
Duane McLemore, Molly Claypool, Gilles Retsin, Xavi Aguirre, Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou
TOPIC 11 - Incremental Media Empowerment: Establishing Voice through Communication Narratives.
The architectural profession is driven by research and data, architects tasked with making informed decisions with regard to a confluence of factors, motives, and needs. To understand the breadth of considerations, architects must communicate both verbally and graphically with a wide variety of audiences, and piece together information related to clients, investors, developers, users, community members, and political actors. There are a wide array of media that professionals use to conduct research, communicate with involved parties, and synthesize information to inform their design. Given the breadth of other skills and education objectives across the architectural curriculum, what is the priority of research and data synthesis within design education?
Michelle Pannone, Margaret McManus, Randy Damico, Kimberley Hagan, Kate O'Connor, Rebecca Dolgas, Meghan Strevig
Call for papers
The conference welcomes paper submissions on thematic areas relevant to the conference’s theme. With focus on the role of computation to interconnect in and for Architectural Design, the theme is organized in three main streamlines:
- Interconnections across Knowledge Domains;
- Interconnections across Scales;
- Interconnections across Questions.
You may see the Conference Home-page for more information on the Conference theme.
With focus on the role of computation, relevant thematic areas include (but are not limited to):
- Performance-based Design
- Collaborative/Multi-disciplinary Design
- Building Information Modelling
- Inclusive/Participatory Design & Co-creation
- Algorithmic and Parametric Design
- Evidence-based Design and Decision-making
- AI for Design, Prediction and Decision-making
- Multi-Disiciplinary Multi-objective Optimisation for Design
- Data-driven Conceptual Design Explorations
- Computer Vision for Architectural and Urban Design
- Modelling and Simulations
- Robust Design & Uncertainty Quantification
- AI for Life-Cycle planning
- Data-driven Nature-based Design
- Data-driven Human-centred Design
- Sensing and Monitoring toward Data-driven Design
- Data Acquisition Systems and Processes
- Value of Data and Information
- Data Infrastructures and Databases
- Interdisciplinary Data Platforms
- Massive Spatial Data Storage and Processing
- 3D Visualisation on Urban Scale
- Spatial Decision Support System
- BIM-GIS integration
- Data Analytics
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Smart Buildings and Cities, IoT
- Smart Technologies for the Built Environment
- Robots and Drones for the Built Environment
- Digital Fabrication and Materials
- Design Theories in Digital Age
- “Digital” in Architectural Education Curricula
- New Standards
- New perspectives for Ethics, Privacy and Intellectual Property
The timeline for the submissions is as per “important dates”. You may check this information regularly as some adjustments may occur. The timeline includes a rigorous double-blind review process toward selection of accepted papers. The abstracts will be checked by the conference organizers for basic criteria and pertinence to the conference theme. The papers will be subject to a double-blind review process with reviewers. Acceptance rate of the papers is expected below 25%. The accepted papers will be published in a Springer Special Issue.
• Abstract submission template HERE
Submissions of Abstracts has been closed.
Submitted Abstracts have been checked for basic scientific criteria and pertinence to the conference theme. All authors have been notified. Authors of accepted Abstracts shall submit the related Paper. The timeline for the submissions is as per “important dates”, you may check this information regularly as some adjustments may occur.
Accepted papers will be published on a Springer publication as a Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) proceedings volume. You may see the previous CAAD Futures proceedings volumes in Springer.
To prepare the paper, the Authors should consult Springer Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings and use either the LaTeX or the Word templates (note: inclusion of embedded videos is possible). Authors shall be aware the final appearance of papers submitted in LaTeX or Word will be slightly different.
Submitted papers are expected to be full papers min. 12 max. 15 pages (400 words per page based on LNCS format). If for strong reasons these paper-length restrictions do not suit your Paper, the Authors may contact the conference organizers (without making adjustments to the Templates).
The papers will be subject to a double-blind review process by international reviewers. To comply with the double-blind review process, the submitted papers must be anonymized (Authors should make sure to remove the author names from the uploaded document, as well as other details from which the identity of the Authors might be deduced from).
Authors should also follow the Springer Nature Code of Conduct.
Finally, Authors shall be informed each paper accepted for publication in the Communications in Computer and Information Science proceedings volume will require a License-to-Publish form signed in due course by the corresponding Author on behalf of all Authors of that paper; the License-to-Publish form can be seen at the Springer’s Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings webpage and conference website.
To submit a Paper after Abstract Acceptance: Authors of accepted Abstracts can upload their full-Paper by following the link provided in the notification of Acceptance – or by clicking here.
To submit a Final Paper after Paper Acceptance: Authors of accepted Papers can upload their Final Paper in EquinOCS by following this process.
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