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CAADRIA 2014 Call for Papers

CAADRIA 2014 Call for Papers
500-Word Abstract Due September 7, 2013

Rethinking Comprehensive Design: Speculative Counterculture 19th
International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural
Design Research in Asia

May 14-17, 2014
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan http://caadria2014.org

Influenced by Buckminster Fuller’s holistic worldview, the concept of
Comprehensive Design was proliferated by the publication of the Whole Earth
Catalog, an American counterculture publication, by Stewart Brand in the
late 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue featured innovative ideas,
scientific discoveries, and technological advancements that demonstrated the
interconnectedness of the environment and human activities. It emphasized
the need for cross-disciplinary approaches towards understanding and
nurturing our complex world. This concept also inspired a generation of
computer engineers and programmers to view technology as a tool for
individual empowerment and collective transformation.

45 years have passed since then, and now the concept of Comprehensive Design
has evolved from a utopian idea to an actualized design tool. It not only
transformed the way we network seamlessly, linking the physical with
information and solving complex problems via advanced computational
processes, but it also democratized and domesticated technology by offering
an alternative trajectory for more open, creative, comprehensive, societies.
“Rethinking Comprehensive Design” provides a cross-disciplinary context for
the challenging mainstream culture of computation and invites researchers
and practitioners alike to speculate and explore the potential of
counterculture with an emphasis on four
themes:

Complex calculations to explore, discover, optimize, and achieve design
intentions High volume real-time data with ubiquitous social network Cloud
computing to collaborate design processes via open source network
Integration of advanced materialization and fabrication processes

Besides the above specific themes, CAADRIA 2014 also invites submissions of
original research papers and posters on general topics in computational
design research, including but not limited to the following topics:

Computational design research and education Computational design analysis
Generative, parametric and evolutionary design Digital fabrication and
construction Collaborative and collective design User participation in
design Shape studies Design cognition Digital aids to design creativity New
digital design concepts and strategies Virtual/augmented reality and
interactive environments Virtual architecture and city modeling
Human-computer interaction Ubiquitous and mobile computing Practice-based
and interdisciplinary computational design research Theory, philosophy and
methodology of computational design research

Young researchers currently involved in postgraduate studies are invited to
submit their work-in-progress research papers to the CAADRIA2014
Postgraduate Student Consortium.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 07 September 2013
Full Paper Submission: 01 December 2013 Poster Submission: 01 December 2013
Postgraduate Student Consortium Submission: 01 December 2013 Young CAADRIA
Award Submission: 01 December 2013
CAADRIA2014 Conference: 14-17 May 2014

CAADRIA2014 Organising Committee

Conference Chair: Prof. Ryusuke Naka, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Prof. Shuichi Asayama, Tokyo Denki University, Japan Dr. Tomohiro Fukuda,
Osaka University, Japan Mr. Ryota Ieiri, Ieiri Lab Ltd., Japan Prof. Yasushi
Ikeda, Keio University, Japan Mr. Hideyuki Ishisone, FM System
Incorporated, Japan Mr. Takashi Izato, Taisei Corporation, Japan Dr. Narito
Kurata, Kajima Corporation, Japan Dr. Yuji Matsumoto, Kyoto InMr. Masanori
Nagashima, Informatix Inc., Japan Dr. Yusuke Obuchi, University of Tokyo,
Japan Dr. Yasunobu Onishi, Kumamoto University, Japan Dr. Akira Wakita, Keio
University, Japan Dr. Shun Watanabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan Dr.
Atsushi Takizawa, Osaka City University

Contact: http://caadria2014.org

CAADRIA2014 Paper Selection Committee
Committee Chair: Dr. Ning Gu, The University of Newcastle, Australia Dr.
Shun Watanabe, Tsukuba University, Japan Dr. Weixin Huang, Tsinghua
University, China Dr. Hank Haeusler, The University of New South Wales,
Australia Dr. Ricardo Sosa, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Contact: psc@caadria-review.org

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