...for Springer book (abstracts will also be published in Cumincad)

  • The next city and complex adaptive systems
  • A platform for urban analytics and semantic data integration in city planning
  • Distributed and heterogeneous data analysis for smart urban planning
  • Tangible mixed reality on-site - Interactive augmented visualisations from architectural working models in urban design
  • Development of high-definition Virtual Reality for historical architectural and urban digital reconstruction - A case study of Azuchi Castle and Old Castle Town in 1581
  • Interrogating interactive and responsive architecture - The quest of a technological solution looking for an architectural problem
  • A model for sustainable site layout design of social housing with Pareto Genetic Algorithm: SSPM
  • Algorithmic design tool for integrating renewable energy infrastructures in buildings - Object Oriented Design for energy efficiency
  • Pedestrian as generator - Implementing a stand-alone piezo power generating device in the urban context
  • Dynamic façades and computation - Towards an inclusive categorization of high performance kinetic façade systems
  • The future of the architect’s employment - To which extent can architectural design be computerised?
  • Design agency - Prototyping Multi-Agent systems in architecture
  • ModRule - A user-centric mass housing design platform
  • Structural design based on performance applied to development of a lattice wind tower
  • Parametric modeling of bamboo pole joints
  • Assisted construction of non-standard wooden walls and envelope structures by parametric modeling
  • A BIM-compatible schema for architectural programming information
  • A framework for speech-oriented CAD and BIM systems
  • Development of BIM performance measurement system for architectural design firms
  • Facilitating fire and smoke simulation using Building Information Modeling
  • A semantic web approach for built heritage representation
  • Migratory movements of Homo Faber - Mapping Fab Labs in Latin America
  • A New Machinecraft - A Critical Evaluation of Architectural Robots
  • Formal descriptions of material manipulations - An exploration with cuts and shadows
  • Super-details - Integrated patterns from 3D printing processes to performance-based design
  • Architecture meets gaming and robotics - Creating interactive prototypes and digital simulations for architects
  • Design Patterns from empirical studies in Computer-Aided Design
  • Shape Grammars for architectural design - The need for reframing
  • From idea to shape, from algorithm to design - A framework for the generation of contemporary façades
  • Pattern, cognition and spatial information processing - Representations of the spatial layout of architectural design with spatial-semantic analytics
  • The geometry of Chuck Hoberman as the basis for the development of dynamic experimental structures
  • Material computability of indeterminate plaster behavior
  • A design tool for generic multipurpose chair design

...for the Conference Proceedings (abstracts and full papers will also be published in Cumincad)

  • A Place at the Table for Research Through Design
  • Development of a multi-disciplinary university wide design course
  • CAAD conferences: A brief history
  • Woka: Towards a dialogical design of future cities
  • Urban Prototyping: Socializing the Design to Fabrication process
  • Smart city and Internet of Things: possible changes in the public space
  • Hybrid Connections: Computational Mapping Methodologies for Mexico City
  • Urban Codes: Abstraction and Case-Based Approaches to Algorithmic Design and Implications for the Design of Contemporary Cities
  • The Potential Use of Laser Scanner in Urban Contexts
  • Augmented Reality: Recognition of Multiple Models Simultaneously 
  • Understanding face to face interactions in a collaborative setting: Methods and Applications
  • Intelligent Architectural Settings Using a Computer Vision Based Visual Analytic Interface
  • Accuracy and Ambiguity: Geometric reconstruction of a seventh century stone temple in Hanchey, Cambodia
  • The Computation Turn in Structural Performance Based Architecture Design
  • Sketch-based and parametric modeling: Association of two-externalization processes for early daylight optimization
  • "Analysis of Space Layout Using Attraction Force Model and
  • Quadratic Assignment Problem"
  • Development of Parklets by using parametric modeling
  • Making Sense of those Batteries and Wires: Parametric Design between Emergence and Autonomy
  • Parametria applied to Urbanism
  • Parametric Studies and Metamorphosis in Islamic Designs
  • The definition of semantic of spaces in virtual built environments oriented to BIM implementation
  • Closing the Loop: From Analysis to Transformation within BIM
  • Point Clouds to BIM: Methods for Building Parts Fitting in Laser Scan Data
  • 4D Construction Simulation Model of MASP
  • Digital Stereotomy: The Rejuvenation of Stone Masonry
  • Alternative Fabrication Process for Free-Form FRP Architectural Elements Relying on Fabric Materiality: Towards Freedom from Molds and Surface Articulation
  • Transient Materialization: Ephemeral, Material-Oriented Digital Fabrication
  • Digital Fabrication in Brazil: Academic Production in the last decade
  • Tactile models of elements of architectural heritage: from the building scale to the detail
  • Analysis and validation of the digital chain relating to architectural design process: Achievement of a folded structure composed of wood panels
  • Re-inventing ceramic tiles: Using shape grammars as a generative method and the impact on design methodology


CAAD Futures' reviewing process consists of three phases and approval in each of them does not assure that your work will be approved in the next one. We have received 200 abstracts for the abstract evaluation phase of CAAD Futures 2015, from which only 128 have been accepted for the next phase. Each abstract was evaluated by at least two experts in the selected field, among a group of 80 international reviewers. The result of the evaluation process and the reviewers comments have been communicated by email to each contact author in November.

For the next submission authors had to choose between two categories: "Long Papers" and "Short Papers". "Long Papers" will be published in a book by Springer, while "Short Papers" will be published only in the conference proceedings. They also had to consider the reviewers' comments. In some cases they have suggested that the paper is presented in the Long or Short category. However, it was up to the authors to decide upon that.

For the second evaluation phase we received 47 long papers, among which 33 were pre-selected for the Springer book. Among the 14 long papers not selected for the book, 11 were invited for the electronic proceedings. We also received 32 short papers, among which 22 were pre-selected for the electronic proceedings and one was invited for the book. 9 short papers were rejected in this phase.

Paper categories:

1. Long papers of 15-20 pages describing outcomes of substantive research. The review process consists of two steps: (1) an initial assessment (with submissions by February 2nd, 2015) by a review committee of 3 experts who will advise on accept/reject/accept with changes; (2) a decision by the conference organisers in April of accept/reject of the revised paper. The accepted papers (approx. 30) will be distributed as part of the pre-proceedings the conference. After the conference, authors will have a chance to improve their papers. They will be printed by Springer and a copy of the published proceedings will be sent to authors by mail. Submissions not accepted as long papers may be recommended as short papers (see below).

2. Short papers (max 12 pages) may be accepted. The review process consists of two steps: (1) accept/reject/accept with changes by a review committee of 3 experts; (2) accept/reject of changed paper by the conference organisers. The accepted papers (approx. 50) will be printed as part of the pre-proceedings of the conference only.


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This conference is sponsored by the following Brazilian public research foundations: CAPES, CNPq and FAPESP.