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Fwd: Call for the 2nd eCAADe grant for young researchers

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From: Wolfgang Dokonal <>

Date: 2012/5/21

Subject: Call for the 2nd eCAADe grant for young researchers


Dear colleagues,

I am happy to announce the 2nd eCAADe grant for young researchers. It would be great if you can distribute the information among your students and forward it to colleagues outside eCAADe who might be interested.We are all looking forward to an interesting PhD workshop during our forthcoming conference:

Digital Physicality | Physical Digitality

September 12 – 14 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

We invite young researchers studying in Europe who have not yet received the eCAADe grant, never presented at an eCAADe conference, and who will not present at eCAADe 2012 in Prague to submit their approved PhD proposal and a motivation statement (in total about 1000 to 1500 words).

The PhD has to be in the field of computational technologies in research and education for architecture and related profession. You will attend a pre-conference PhD workshop where you will present your work and discuss with experienced researchers. The Workshop is most valuable for PhD students in the early stage of the work and not intended to be a presentation of an already finished PhD.

The PHD workshop will take place on tuesday 11th September 12:00a.m before the conference The details and the application form of the eCAADe grant are available on our website

The deadline for application is: 15/6/2012

The submissions will be blind reviewed and the best five students will receive the grant.

The grant will consist of a subsidy of 400€ and a student admission for the conference

kind regards

Wolfgang Dokonal

eCAADe Vice President

ps. if you have any questions according the grant don’t hesitate to contact us.

The submissions will be blind reviewed and the best five students will receive the grant.

Fwd: EESD 2012 Conference Introduction

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From: xiaoyouxun
Date: 2012/5/18
Subject: EESD 2012 Conference Introduction

2nd/2012 International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD 2012)

EESD2012 provides a forum for accessing to the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both industrial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. The meeting will provide an opportunity to highlight recent developments and to identify emerging and future areas of growth in this exciting field.

Hold time October 12-14, 2012.

E-mail ICEESD@188.COM


Organizer Northeast Dianli University, China

Chairman Prof. Guoqing Li, Northeast Dianli University, China

Recommended topics but not limited to:

(I) Energy Science and Technology

(II) Environmental Science and Engineering

(III) Motivation, Electrical Engineering and Automation

(IV) The Development and Utilization of Resources

(V) Theory and practice of Sustainable Development

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on our website:

accepted papers will be published on international journal “Advanced Materials Research” and will be indexed in the major academic databases, including EI Compendex, Thomson ISI (ISTP),

You ‘d better submit your paper before the June 30, 2012.

Fwd: Welcome to Nanning ICECCS Conference

From: chenzhoujie
日付: 2012年5月3日木曜日
件名: Welcome to Nanning ICECCS Conference

2012 International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Computer Science (ICECCS 2012)

June 15-17 Nanning China
Organized by:

Guangxi University, China
Hong Kong Industrial Technology Research Centre

Sponsored by:

The Institute of Physics (IOP)


Prof. Jonathan L. Gross, Columbia University, USA
Prof. Shichao Zhang, Guangxi Normal University, China
Prof. Cheng Zhong, Guangxi University, China
Prof. Tuanfa Qin, Guangxi University, China

Researchers are invited to submit full papers describing original research in the areas of interest that includes, but are not limited to the following symposium tracks: Electronics, Networks and Security, Wireless Communications Technology, Mobile Communications Technology, Optical Communications Technology,Telecommunication Protocols, Computer and Communications Technology, Antenna and Propagation, RF Passive and Active Devices, Services & Applications, Other Related Areas.

All papers, both invited and contributed, will be refereed by two or three referees. After a strict refereeing process, all accepted papers will be published in the Open Access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (EI Compendex & CPCI/ISTP)

Paper submission due: May 18, 2012

Fwd: Materiality in its Contemporary Forms (MC2012) – Call for Abstract – June 30 2012

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From: Bob Martens
Date: 2012/4/30
Subject: Fwd: Materiality in its Contemporary Forms (MC2012) – Call for Abstract – June 30 2012

Von: Philippe Marin Betreff: Materiality in its Contemporary Forms (MC2012) – Call for Abstract – June 30 2012
Datum: 30. April 2012 12:12:07 MESZ

Dear all,
We have the pleasure to announce the call for abstract concerning the symposium “Materiality in its Contemporary Forms” (MC2012) which will be held in Lyon (France) from the 29 to 31 November 2012.

Materiality in its Contemporary Forms
Architectural perception, fabrication and conception

Les Grands Atelier – Lyon – France
26 November 1 December 2012

15 June 2012 : Deadline for receipt of 600-words abstracts

Themes :

The far-reaching technological and societal changes which characterize our time go hand-in-hand with the re-organization and renewal of the issues associated with the design and construction of our built environment. Our symposium will centre on the question of materiality in its multiple forms, addressed from a multi-disciplinary, polysemic point of view. Atomic matter has always been and remains pivotal to humankind’s building activities, but this matter now has an immaterial extension in the conditions, effects or indeed performance which have become design materials in their own right. These project vectors thus give rise to new practices, know-how and construction techniques, in such a way that the modalities of project planning, design and production, every bit as much as the usual architectural modalities, configure the force field which gives shape to projects. So the notion of materiality takes on a broader sense, encompassing invisible, normative, physical, sensory, digital and societal components.

Once completed an architectural project should be understood as a synthesis by which the form of forces configures the force of a form, but new forms of materiality grasped in a performative rationale nevertheless strengthen sectoral expertise. Following six specific threads our prime aim is to present the emblematic changes and innovations which are accompanying the renewal of the paradigms associated with the construction of our physical and human environment.

Matter for the senses / Matter as energy / Matter as structure / Matter as ambiance / Matter as information / Matter as a source of innovation

Dr Sciences de l’Architecture

Modèles et simulations pour l’Architecture, l’urbanisme et le Paysage Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon

Fwd: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DETAILS: EAAC 2012 [Convergence in Divergence: Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Architectural Studies]

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From: Marc Aurel Schnabel
Date: 2012/4/27
Subject: Fwd: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DETAILS: EAAC 2012 [Convergence in
Divergence: Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Architectural Studies]
To: Tomohiro Fukuda

Please post to our members.


Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Architectural Studies

EAAC 2012 International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

10-12 December 2012


Deadline: 1 May 2012

Pleas refer to the attached file named INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION for submission details.

The two attached files Surname_First Name_CV.doc and Surname_First Name_Abstract.doc shall be filled in for this submission.

You can also refer to our website
for the same information.

For further inquiries, please contact us at

Proposals for complete panels are welcome. All papers must be written and presented in English. Following a blind peer-review process, papers may be accepted for presentation in the conference and publication in the conference proceedings.

Contributors whose abstracts are accepted must pre-register for the conference. Registration fees payment method will be announced very soon.

Please note that expenses associated with hotel accommodation and travel are not covered by the registration fees. Registration fees cover the conference program, conference abstracts, and access to all conference activities including receptions and keynote panels.


EAAC 2012 organizing committee

School of Architecture

The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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Subject: EAAC 2012 Call for Papers: International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture

EAAC 2012 International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

10-12 December 2012

Call for Papers


Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Architectural Studies

Modern study of East Asian architectural tradition began slightly more than a century ago, pioneered by Japanese scholars with ground-breaking research and publications of Itō Chūta (1868-1954) in 1893, and followed by Chinese architects in the early 20th century such as Liang Si-cheng (1901-1972), Liu Dun-zhen (1897-1968) and others. Since then, the field has expanded tremendously both in scope and methodology. What can we learn from the research achievement and experience from this important period of development? The 2012 International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is organized not only to grasp the current state of the field, but also to project issues into the future. Encompassing a common root in architectural tradition, similar trajectory of development, and much cross-fertilization in the past century, how can we collaborate further in the realm of East Asian architectural studies? Following the four thematic areas as outlined below, this Conference will explore further integration of our knowledge in the field with deepening exchanges while addressing the academic concerns of today.
With the overriding premise “Convergence in Divergence: Contemporary Challenges in East Asian Architectural Studies”, the 2012 EAAC International Conference aims to provide the opportunity for academia in this vast field of research to face the challenges and look beyond.

There will be four themes:

Theme 1. Architecture of Interpretation:

Historiography of East Asian Architecture

The writing of architectural history has been continually exerting a powerful influence on the built environment. With only around a century’s establishment on the study of architectural history in this region, the continuous shift of paradigm caused by social changes has been influencing the selection on what and how to write. In this theme, the writing of history, the interpretation on the construction of architectural history and how such readings inform our current practice on the study of architectural history shall be discussed.

Theme 2. Architecture of Negotiation:

Monumental versus the Vernacular

Studies in the monumental and the vernacular architecture have been the two major concerns architectural history across East-Asian regions. Buildings specifically designed for specific and the higher sectors in the society contrasts with the natural evolution of the built environment and have produced two distinctive approaches in architectural discourse. Underlying social forces that shape them may share similar issues such as identity, culture and power. This theme aims to draw papers that bring together the concerns between the monumental and the vernacular, the formal and informal, the physical and spatial, and between the single structure and the settlement.

Theme 3. Architectural Conservation in Practice:

From Ideal to Pragmatic

The practices and philosophy of conservation have been continuously evolving. Depending on social and cultural contexts, each case for architectural conservation generates new discussions. Particularly in East-Asia, the fast-paced economic growth results in new developments that confront daily with conservation of historical buildings. Issues regarding conservation ideals in determining the values that lead to actual practices will be the focus of this theme. The continuing negotiation between the ideal and the pragmatic, and the shifting definition of the two, shall be emphasized.

Theme 4. Architecture in Projection:

Twentieth Century Architecture and Beyond

Our understanding of the built environment since the early twentieth century should not only align with but also respond to evolving discourse and research in the field. We are at a time where we can reflect on works of the past century and the power of architecture in binding together levels of meaning, identity and culture, with the stakeholders ranging from foreign powers to local persons. In this theme, studies related to the transformation of the society through the physicality of architecture and the construction of images and ideals will be welcomed.


Deadline for receiving abstract submission and CVs

May 1

Notification of accepted abstracts for presentation

June 30

Deadline for pre-registration and full paper submissions for conference proceeding August 30

Conference program

December 10 -12


School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Centre for Architectural Heritage Research (CAHR), The Chinese University of Hong Kong