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 InstituMr. 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

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