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Adaptive Fontiers  of   Digital Architecture

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The ninth International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design ASCAAD 2018 will be organised by Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) - Amman, Jordan. 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.

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Various themes proposed by ASCAAD in its previous conferences point at the existance of a border or a coterminous area at the edge of our field of study and research. This area both hosts a high volume of individual volatile activities that represent ongoing efforts by researchers in their exploration; and it also reflects a body of knowledge that is forming, perhaps a discontinous outline of an entity of knowledge. ASCAAD 9th Conference theme aims at identifying the adaptive digital frontier by creatinge linkages between the thematic areas of Sustainable Architecture, Adaptive Architecture, Building Performance.

ASCAAD society and committee welcomes you to join us and participate in its ninth international conference ASCAAD 2018. 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 9th conference invites submissions of original research papers, posters and exhibitions on topics related to computer-aided design, including but not limited to:


important dates /

Deadline for abstract submission 20 October 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance 27 October 2017
Deadline for full paper submission 01 December 2017
Extension to the above 08 December 2017
Notification of full paper acceptance 01 January 2018
Deadline for revised full paper submission 15 January 2018
Conference March 12 - 14 2018

types of papers /

Two types of papers can be submitted: Full papers that describe well-developed or completed research (max 5000 words, or 14 pages of our template) and short papers that describe research in progress (max 3500 words, or 8 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 2018 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. If you require the arabic version, then please download ASCAAD arabic paper template.


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