CAAD | CITIES | SUSTAINABILITY The Fifth International Conference of The Arab Society for Computer A (AsCAAD 2010)

Venue: AsCAAD 2010

Location: Fes, Morocco, Morocco

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2010
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The Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) is a society of those who teach and conduct research in computer-aided architectural design (CAAD) in schools of architecture in the Arab region of West Asia, and North Africa. ASCAAD is also active in Central Asia, Sub-Sahara Africa, and the Mediterranean. ASCAAD is one of five sister organisations in CAAD worldwide that share the same mission: ACADIA (North America, founded 1981), eCAADe (Europe, founded 1983), CAADRIA (Asia, founded 1996) and SIGraDi (Ibero-America, founded 1997). There is also CAADFutures foundation but with a world wide scope.
The concepts and applications of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) have a predominant presence and impacts on our today’s buildings and cities. ASCAAD 2010 invites academics, researchers and professionals interested in CAAD concepts applications on the built environment to join and contribute to the debate on learned lessons from the past and present impacts of CAAD on buildings and cities around the world along with the potential future from a CAAD perspective.
ASCAAD society and committee welcome you to join us and participate in its fifth international conference ASCAAD 2010. With involvement of researchers and professionals in the architectural community, it will be possible for ASCAAD to facilitate communication and information exchange regarding the use of Computer-Aided Architectural Design and Information Technology in architecture, planning, and building science. The conference provides opportunities for participants from many fields to share their ideas and contributions.
Conference Venue
The 5th ASCAAD International Conference (ASCAAD 2010 will be held in “Ecole National D’Architecture de Fès, Moroc”. National School of Architecture in Fes, Morocco.

Fes was a former capital of Morocco. The original part of the old city is today’s called FEZ al bali. It is an authentic medieval city with complex and labyrinth alleys and considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It has the oldest continuously functioning university in the world which is the University of Al-Karaouine that is founded in 859 C.E. Al Karaouine University played a leading role in the cultural and academic relations between the Islamic world and Europe in the middle ages. The university has produced numerous scholars who have strongly influenced the intellectual and academic history of the world such as Ibn Rushayd al-Sabti, Pope Sylvester II and Maimonides.

The big Qarawiyyin Mosque which is the most famous mosque of Morocco was also built in the same year. Religious, commercial, residential etc. buildings have been erected since the foundation of the city and many still exit until our present time. The visitor to the old district would have a pleasant and peaceful feeling as he/ she wanders in the winding and narrow streets that is shaded from sun by projected and beautifully ornamented Mashrabiyahs (i.e. windows with wooden latticework) which provides an enclosure to the street and breaks the monotony of the urban context. The design of the city at the architecture and urban level is considered by a number of Western scholars as a good example of the sustainable city that is capable to fulfill its' inhabitants physical, social, psychological, spiritual and environmental needs and aspirations along the history. After visiting the city you will have two homes: one is your home city and the other one is Fes. We welcome you in the capital of academia and sustainability.

Topics of Interest
The themes of ASCAAD 2010 conference include but are not limited to the following:
 Digital architecture
 Digital fabrication and mass customization
 Digital cities
 Digital design tools and applications
 Building simulation and assessment
 Facilities Operations and Management
 Smart buildings
 Eco/Tech of sustainable and green buildings and cities
 Virtual reality
 Virtual management of construction projects
 Virtual community participation in architecture and urban planning
 Digital cultural/ architectural Heritage and virtual eco-Tourism

Important Dates
First Call for papers 15 February 2010
Deadline for abstract submission 1st April 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance 15th April 2010
Deadline for Full paper submission 15th June 2010
Notification of full paper acceptance 1st August 2010
Dates of the Conference 19-21 October 2010

Submission and Languages
Types of papers
Two types of papers could be submitted: papers that describe well-developed or completed research (max 3000 words, or 8 pages of our template) and short papers that describe research in progress (max 1500 words, or 4 pages of our template). Abstract submission must be in Arabic, English or French with no more than 500 words. Upon the acceptance of the abstract, full paper can also be submitted in Arabic, English, or French. Submissions should be sent in Word Document Format or Rich Text Format RTF.

Document Format, using the ASCAAD paper formatting guidelines or template.

Organizing Committee co-chairs

 Mr. Abdelghani Tayyibi,
Head of Ecole National D’Architecture de Fès, Morocco.

 Dr Amar Bennadji,
School of Architecture and Built Environment,
The Robert Gordon University, UK

 Dr Zakai Malasi
Perkins + Will

Scientific Committee co-chairs
 Dr Amar Bennadji,

 Dr Bhzad Sidawi,
Assistant Professor
University of Dammam (Previously called King Faisal University)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Please visit the conference website for more Information.


AsCAAD 2010
National College of Architecture, Fes, Morocco

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