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2017 SimAUD
Conference

TORONTO CANADA

MAY 22-24, 2017 | MaRS DISCOVERY DISTRICT & UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO | TORONTO, CANADA

The Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) offers a venue for architecture researchers and simulation researchers to come together to focus on this important area. Buildings are the largest consumers of energy responsible for 48% of all Green House Gas emissions and due to the complexity and multidisciplinary aspects of architecture design and construction, and urban design and society, modeling and simulation become valuable techniques to understand and optimize this enormous challenge. Scientists, engineers, managers, educators, and business professionals who develop or use simulation tools are invited to participate and present original papers.
To respond to the increasing complexity of cities and buildings, computer simulations for the built environment are not only required to support both specific disciplinary expertise and interdisciplinary collaborations, but also address all scales of the built environment, from exploring new urban configurations to the design of building components. Consequently, innovation in computer simulations questions disciplinary boundaries and derives from the convergence of knowledge from different fields.
The 8th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) tackles the interdisciplinary aspects of the development and use of simulations to measure, predict, assess, comprehend and manage the performances of buildings and cities, in regard to their technical and non-technical requirements. SimAUD offers the opportunity to present innovative simulation methods and techniques and to discuss their roles in urban planning, architecture, engineering, construction, and management. This year’s event will be held at the MaRS Discovery District and at the University of Toronto in Canada, in the heart of one of the largest urban innovation hubs.

for additional conference information please visit:  www.simaud.org

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Submission Types

  • Full Papers (Archived at the ACM Digital Library)
  • Short Papers (Not Archived at the ACM Library)
  • Invited Papers (Archived at the ACM Digital Library)
  • Posters & Videos (Not Archived at the ACM Digital Library)

Note: All Submissions are published in SimAUD’s Proceedings.

Keynote Information

The Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design 2017 (SimAUD’17) brings leading experts in various domains of Modeling and Simulation together.

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Areas of Interest

SimAUD TOPICS BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Simulation-Based Design Generation and Exploration
  • Simulation-Based Collaborative Design
  • Simulation-Based Design Tools and Methods
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Simulation Performance and Scalability
  • Building Comfort and Energy Performance
  • Simulation of Occupant Behavior
  • Simulation of Building Control
  • Physics-Based Simulation in Design
  • Visualization of Simulation Data
  • Urban-Scale Modeling
  • Design Agency & Multi-Agent Systems
  • Intelligent Buildings & Building Lifecycle Management
  • Sensor Networks & Building Performance Monitoring
  • Interactive Environments
  • Responsive Facades
  • Robotic Fabrication in Design

Conference Venue and Hotel

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mars

MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

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IMPORTANT DATES & GENERAL SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Important Dates

Abstracts Deadline: September 19, 2016

Submission Deadline: December 5, 2016

Acceptance Notification: January 23, 2017

Camera-Ready Due: March 6, 2017

Conference Presentations: May 22-24, 2016

Submission Guidelines

Original and high-quality technical papers are solicited for review, possible presentation and subsequent publication in the conference proceedings. For further instructions, please refer to the Submission Instructions in the SCS Conference Proceedings Management System web site. They will be peer reviewed and – if accepted and presented at the conference – submitted to the ACM

Digital Library. Papers must not have appeared before (or be pending) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during SimAUD’17 review process.

At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the symposium and must present the paper at the symposium.

Online Submission

All abstracts and manuscripts must be submitted using the SimAUD 2017

Online Submission Site

Submission Types

Full Papers

Full papers (max. 8 pages) present significant contributions to research and practice in the SimAUD areas. Accepted full papers will be archived at the ACM Digital Library. Links to SimAUD papers in the Digital Library are posted at www.simaud.org/papers.php.

Please adhere to the 8-page limit and prepare your paper using one of the templates below:

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Short Papers

Short papers are non-archived publications (max. 4 pages) that present brief and focused research contributions that are noteworthy but may not merit a full paper. Typically, short papers provide an overview of research-in-progress and/or thought-provoking work relevant to the SimAUD community. They have not reached completion level necessary for jury review and acceptance as complete papers; however, authors will benefit from in-person feedback from symposium attendees.

Short papers should include:

  • A focused description, and if appropriate, analysis of the work
  • Potential impact of the work to the SimAUD community
  • Recommendations for future research and application in practice

Please adhere to the 4-page limit and prepare your paper using one of the templates below:

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Invited Papers

In order to help bring together diverse disciplines we aim to establish a common language of perspectives, case studies, techniques or technologies. One way to start this process is through invited works. The Committee may internally evaluate and invite certain papers, data sets, or videos to include in the symposium outside the formal peer-review process. To nominate research that you believe would be beneficial to building this new community, please email any of the chairs with suggestions.

 

Posters & Videos

Many architecture and urban design projects communicate visions of a proposed future. Posters and videos are among the best ways to communicate these visions. We invite video and poster submissions of high-quality scientific visualizations of architecture or urban design projects, interactive design decision support systems, compelling animations of construction simulation, and more. We strongly encourage authors of full and short paper submissions to also provide a high-quality video for peer-review and exhibition at the SimAUD symposium.

Accepted posters and videos will be featured at SimAUD’s website. If you plan to provide a video or poster, please notify the General Chair by email prior to the submission deadline.

 

Data Sets

Data sets are optional (but recommended) collections of ZIP files of original data that accompany full or short paper submissions. A data set submission may include, for example, a detailed Building Information Model (BIM) of a real or virtual building that would be of use to the SimAUD community for simulation testing or cross-validation. Another example would be a conceptual model of a process or event expressed as DEVS classes. Other data sets could be point clouds, sensor data, programs, models of HVAC units, fridges, escalators, geothermal, etc. Many scientific communities suffer from a lack of access to high-quality detailed data sets and algorithms. At SimAUD, an accepted peer-reviewed data set is recognized as a significant contribution to science, and we hope to encourage researchers and practitioners to share their data for the greater good of the community.

Data sets will be linked or archived at www.simaud.org/datasets. If you plan to contribute a data set, please notify the General Chair by email prior to the submission deadline.

Questions? Call Phone: 858-277-3888 or Email scs@scs.org