The XVI SIGraDi Conference will take place in Fortaleza, Brazil, between November 14th and 16th 2012, focusing the debates on the theme form[in]formation.
The challenges and efforts of our times are related to information. They deal with the progressive processes in which data is organized, and how this information can be communicated in various shapes and perceived as knowledge.
Contemporary processes of design and production of the object, architecture and the city, require the digital manipulation of information. This manipulation allowed the resurgence of design processes based on emerging shapes, using algorithms and grammar; it is this digital progress that allows for the information management of BIM and other protocols of collaborative tasks; it also allows the idea formation in virtual realities, or even incorporated by the matter itself, through CAD-CAM technologies.
It is this process of formation, this continuos flux of reducing entropy, that comprises our matter. It is acknowledging this flux that we propose the XVI SIGRaDi Conference: the investigation of the processes of form[in]formation.
The sub themes for SIGraDi 2012 are related to the new procedures, media and practices of urban and architectonic design, the diverse manifestations of art, and design. The abstract submission should consider this multiplicity, choosing the topic that best suits the approach or envision of the work, according to the following tracks:
Poetics of design
Information modeling and Simulation
Information design and interface
Collaborative environment as a support for design
New production systems
Teaching strategies and curriculum
Schedule and abstracts
We invite you to submit abstracts with a maximum of 600 words until April 15th 2012. Abstracts may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English. You must also indicate your work interest area, approach and category. You can add five (5) keywords and a synthesis image.
Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated through a blind peer review process by an International Scientific Committee. Criteria for acceptance are relevance, originality, premises, level of development and clarity of presentation.
The notification of acceptance is expected before July 15th 2012, and the full papers can be submitted until September 15th 2012.
All conference information and communication will be available through the conference website http://www.sigradi2012.com.br and through email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already registered in SIGraDi 2011 website, you could use the same username and password in this system.