The sixth International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design ASCAAD 2012 will be organised by the Kingdom University - Manama, Bahrain. 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 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.
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