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Fwd: Call for Papers – ACADIA 2011 (Calgary/Banff, Canada).

ACADIA 2011 Annual Conference    
October 13 — 16, 2011                      ————————–
The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada



Computation is one of the main agents in forming links among seemingly disparate disciplines. Computational modeling has established a new territory where architecture and its allied disciplines of engineering, construction, and urban design can meet the fields of computer science, material science, mathematics and biology. The aim of this conference is to project a fundamentally different attitude towards integration, one that needs not be limited to the professions and disciplines comprising the building industry.

Conference co-chairs seek papers that highlight experimental research and projects in which methods, processes, and techniques are discovered, appropriated, adapted, or altered from elsewhere, and digitally pursued through algorithmic thinking, bio-mimicry, computation, digital fabrication, material exploration, and/or performance analysis toward the production of architecture and the design of cities.

Architects, engineers, media artists, scientists, researchers and others in related fields of inquiry are invited to submit works that explore, but are not limited to, the following topics:

. Computational models of complex systems in design
. Emergent and self-organizing systems
. Evolutionary computation
. Representation and visualization of data sets
. Mathematical, physical-geometric and natural algorithms in design
. Emergent structural and material systems
. Material and structural optimization models
. Physical computing and integrated material systems
. Behavioral simulation in performance-based modeling
. Bio-inspired and biomimetic design
. Multi-agent systems as design tools
. Embedded and/or extended interface design
. Responsive environments
. Adaptive urban and architectural environments
. Shifting and dynamic geometries in fabricated assemblies
. New paradigms in digital fabrication
. Integrative design approaches in education
. Changing computational paradigms in technology, culture and society

Works could be submitted in one of the following three categories: full papers (4,000 words), work-in-progress (2,000 words) and projects (for exhibition). Accepted papers will be included in the peer-reviewed paper sessions and proceedings of the conference.


Abstracts due ……………. March 1, 2011
Deadline for full papers ….. April 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance … May 15, 2011
Revised papers due ……….. June 15, 2011

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Conference Co-chairs:

Jason S. Johnson . Branko Kolarevic . Vera Parlac . Joshua M. Taron
Laboratory for Integrative Design (LID)
Faculty of Environmental Design
University of Calgary, Canada

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