AsCAAD 2011 conference CAAD | INNOVATION | PRACTICE (6th ASCAAD conferenc)


Location: Manama, Bahrain

Event Date/Time: Feb 21, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 23, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 10, 2012
Early Registration Date: Dec 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 25, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Nov 25, 2011
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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 region. ASCAAD is one of five sister organizations 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 human innovation and creativity. ASCAAD society invites academics, researchers and professionals interested in CAAD concepts; practical impacts on human innovation; and traditional design thinking, products, processes or organizations to join and contribute to the debate on learned lessons from the past, present and potential future impacts of present and future CAAD on innovation.
ASCAAD society and committee welcome you to join us and participate in its sixth international conference ASCAAD 2012. 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 and how the use/ implementation would support and lead to innovative concepts, tools, systems and products on architectural, Urban/City/ regional planning, and building science levels. The conference provides opportunities for participants from many fields to share their ideas and contributions.
Conference Venue
The 6th ASCAAD International Conference 2012 will be held at one of the prestigious hotels, Manama, Bahrain.

Historical background
Manama is an ancient city. It was mentioned in Islamic chronicles at least as far back as 1345. However, the north of Bahrain’s main island, which is dominated by Manama today, has seen human activity for roughly 5,000 years, as is indicated from the remains around Bahrain Fort. Early inhabitants are often associated with the historical Dilmun Civilization though the historical records of Dilmun are scanty. The islanders were soon, however, disturbed by a series of invaders, beginning with the Assyrians during the BC period and ending with the Arabs. During these many centuries Bahrain was a trading post whose importance fluctuated depending on which empire dominated. Manama is now one of the most influential financial centers in the gulf region.

Topics of Interest

ASCAAD 6th conference invites submissions of original research papers, posters and exhibitions on topics related to computer-aided design, including but not limited to:
 Design intelligence
 Design cognition
 CAAD Curriculum
 Computational research in design education
 Computational research in design practice
 Generative and parametric design
 Interdisciplinary computational design research
 Creative Design Concepts and Strategies
 Computer-supported design collaboration
 Ubiquitous computing
 Simulation and visualization
 Virtual and interactive environments
 Research, Education and Practice
 Urban/ City/ regional planning and digital Modeling
 Digital tools in design and construction
 Mass customization
 Building Information Modeling

Important Dates
Deadline for Full paper submission 5 November 2011
Notification of full paper acceptance 25 November 2011
Deadline for revised full paper submission 25 December 2011
Dates of the Conference 21-23 February 2012

Submission and Languages
Types of papers
Two types of papers could be submitted: papers that describe well-developed or completed research (max 5000 words, or 10 pages of our template) and short papers that describe research in progress (max 3000 words, or 6 pages of our template). Abstract submission must be in Arabic or English with no more than 500 words. Upon the acceptance of the abstract, full paper can also be submitted in Arabic or English. Submissions should be sent in Word Document Format or Rich Text Format RTF. Each paper will be subject to a blind review and will be sent to two to three referees. If the paper is accepted, author(s) will be invited to present the paper and have it included in the published ASCAAD 2012 conference proceedings. It is a condition of inclusion that at least one of the authors attends the conference and pays the conference fees.

Papers should be formatted according to the ASCAAD paper template.

Organizing Committee:
Mr. Ayman Nazal, Director of the Computer Centre, The Kingdom University, Manama, Bahrain
Dr. Zaki Mallasi, College of Engineering, Architecture Department, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Dr Aghlab Alatili, the School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London
Mrs. Fatima Ali Isa Alsherooqi, College of Architectural Engineering and Design, The Kingdom University, Manama, Bahrain

Scientific Committee:
Dr. Bhzad Sidawi, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia (head)
Dr. Rabee M. Reffat, Architecture Department, Assiut University, Egypt (co-head)
Dr. Amar Bennadji, The Robert Gordon University, UK
Dr. Hesham El Marsafawy, Dean of the college of Architectural Engineering and Design, The Kingdom University, Manama, Bahrain
Dr. Sherif El-Wageeh, Head of the Architectural Engineering Department, The Kingdom University, Manama, Bahrain


Additional Information

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