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venerdì 22 maggio 2009

Call for papers IJAC - Submission Deadline 1 July

Incorporating computational theories and technologies
in architectural design

International Journal of Architectural Computing
Published by Multiscience, UK Volume 7, Issue 4, 2009 ISSN 1478-0771

Issue Editors
Gabriela Celani UNICAMP Universidade Estadual deCampinas, Brazil
Pablo C. Herrera UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru
Underleia Miotto Bruscato UNISINOS Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos,

New computational theories and technologies that aim at improving the architectural design and production processes have been developed in the past decades. They include generative design, building information modelling, virtual and rapid prototying, digital fabrication, shape grammars and so on. These theories and technologies have been well explored in the academic environment and well discussed in international conferences. However, except for a few famous architectural firms, it is not clear to which extent they have effectively changed general architectural design practice and industry. Do young architects effectively apply what they have learned in school, or they simply go back to the old methods when they face the reality of daily work? Are there any differences among the different countries in terms of how these technologies are assimilated by architects and the construction industry? In this number of IJAC we would like to find out what is the real impact of architectural computing in the work of the new generation of architects and in the built environment throughout the world.

The submissions should be in one of these categories:
(1) Full-length papers (3000 - 5000 words, maximum length 6000 words)
reporting original research.
(2) State-of-the-art reviews, which will be either perspective tutorial
articles in rapidly evolving fields or comprehensive scholarly reviews of
significant topics.
(3) Short papers (1500 ­ 2000 words) presenting original research in
concise form.

Template and guidelines can be downloaded at

Authors are required to submit their paper by uploading to the IJAC review system http://architecturalcomputing.org/review/author/submit.php and

notify by email the Issue Editors that a paper was uploaded.

Submission Deadline: .......... 1 July 2009
Notification of Acceptance: ... 1 August 2009
Re-submittal Deadline: ........ 1 Sept 2009
Submittal of final revised paper: ............15 Sept 2009
Publication Date: ............. November 2009

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