conference

Theme

eCAADe 2018
36th Annual Conference
17th - 21st September 2018

Faculty of Civil Enginnering, Architecture
and Environmental Engineering
Lodz, Poland

When we consider the aims of research activities, design efforts and mastering towards ideal solutions in the area of digital technologies in the built environment, such as CAD, CAM, CAE, BIM, FM, GIS, VR, AR and others, we may realise the actual reason for that is to make life better, healthier, prettier, happier, more sustainable and smarter. The usefulness of undertaken studies might be tested and proved by the noticeable shared approach of putting humans and their environments in a central position: man and the environment, nature and design, art and technology...

Natural disasters and climate change, crime and terrorism, disabilities and society ageing - architects, designers and scientists active in the built environment domain are not able to eliminate all the risk, dangers and problems of contemporary world. On the other hand, they have social and moral responsibilities to address human needs and take up this multifaceted challenge. It involves a co-operation and, moreover, an interdisciplinary and user-oriented approach.

The complexity of raised problems should not discourage us, on the contrary, it should stimulate activities towards living up to human dreams of a better and sustainable tomorrow.

This calls for a revision of methods and tools applied in research, teaching and practice. Where are we? What are the milestones and roadmaps at the end of the second decade of the 21st century?

Do we really take the most of the abundance of accumulated knowledge? Or we skip to explore another undiscovered domains?

keynote

Speakers

To be announced

important

Dates

Deadline for extended abstracts 1st February 2018
Acceptance of papers 1st April 2018
Submission of full papers 1st June 2018
eCAADe workshops 17th - 18th September 2018
eCAADe PhD workshop 18th September 2018
eCAADe conference 19th - 21st September 2018

preliminary

Programme

eCAADe workshops 17th - 18th September 2018
eCAADe PhD workshop 18th September 2018
eCAADe conference 19th - 21st September 2018
optional programme: post tour 22nd September 2018

CallforPapers

We invite academicians, researchers, professionals and students to address the multifaceted notions of using computing in architectural practice for developing a better tomorrow. Approaches discussing the theme from the perspective of computer aided design education; design processes and methods; design tool developments; and novel design applications, as well as real world experiments and case studies are welcomed.

The complexity of raised problems should not discourage us, on the contrary, it should stimulate activities towards living up to human dreams of better tomorrow.


Topics include, but are not limited to:


  • AI for design and built environment
  • Building Information Modeling
  • CAAD education
  • City modeling and GIS
  • Collaborative and participative desing
  • Design concepts and strategies
  • Design tools development
  • Design and structure optimisation
  • Digital application in construction
  • Digital design for sustainable buildings
  • Digital fabrication and robotics
  • Generative design
  • Human-computer interaction in design
  • Information technologies in cultural heritage
  • Internet of things for built environments
  • Material studies
  • Parametric modelling
  • Shape, form and geometry
  • Simulation, prediction and evaluation
  • Smart and responsive design
  • Smart cities
  • Spatial reasoning and ontologies
  • VR, AR and visualisation

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Committees

Conference chair

Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak

Organising committee

Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak

Sebastian Białkowski

Mateusz Pankiewicz

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Partners

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Host

The 36th eCAADe conference in 2018 will be hosted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Enginnering, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.

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Venue

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city of

Lodz

Łódź (Lodz), the former textile industry empire, today is a city of modern technologies, creative enterprises and grand events. It is a metropolis where a landscape of industrial architecture mixes with silhouettes of office buildings, production halls, culture and sports buildings. A small settlement, that in 1423 was granted civic rights, was thriving at the beginning of the 19th century. Lodz became one of the Europe`s biggest and fastest growing textile industry centre. At that time, a new identity of the city - a promised land and a city of many cultures developed. In Lodz people of different nationalities and religions shared the same dream of a success. Despite the differences they were able to build the city together. Lodz gave world many great people such as composer and pianist Arthur Rubinstein and Alexandre Tansman, a star architect Daniel Libeskind and Jacob Bronowski, a famous mathematician and historian of science.

Highlights:

Manufaktura is an amazing showpiece of Lodz - it is the place with a rich history, which entered the 21st century with great impetus. This is an excellent example of the 19th century industrial architecture re-use with numerous shops, restaurants and an award-winning hotel.


EC1 One of important buildings of the New Centre of Lodz in terms of its architectural form is the EC1 Lodz Power Plant Complex. The power plant commenced generating and transferring power in 1907. It served as the main heat and power plant for the residents of Łódź until 2000. The revitalised and expanded EC1 East complex will now fulfil cultural, artistic and social functions.


The Museum of Art in Lodz is the second oldest permanent collection of Modern Art in the World. This is one of the most valuable exhibitions of this kind in Europe. The permanent exhibition is a “work in progress”, constantly subject to alterations, rearranged by invited curators and artists themselves.


The Film School in Lodz is famous for its professors and students including: Zbigniew Rybczynski (Oscar 1982), Roman Polanski (Oscar 2002; Palme d’Or 2002), Krzysztof Zanussi (Golden Lion 1984), Krzysztof Kieslowski (The European Film Award 1988; Golden Lion 1993), Andrzej Wajda (Oscar 2000; Palme d’Or 1981).


Central Museum of Textiles is one of the oldest cotton mills in Europe converted into a major industrial museum and the collection of textile art (Museum is the seat of the renown International Triennial of Textiles). Part of the complex is the Open-air Museum of the Lodz Wooden Architecture.

travel info &

Accomodation

Lodz Airport (LCJ)

Direct flights to/from:

  • Amsterdam
  • Dublin
  • East Midlands
  • London Stansted
  • Munich
  • Paris

The Lodz Airport is close to the city. Travel from Lodz Airport to Lodz city centre takes up to 20 minutes.

Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW)

Travel from WAW to Lodz:

BUS

With modlinbus - direct connection.
Travel duration - ca. 0200 hrs

TRAIN

With PKP - connection with one change.
Travel duration - 0140 hrs

Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI)

Travel from WMI to Lodz:

BUS

With modlinbus - direct connection.
Travel duration - ca. 0330 hrs

Lodz is situated in the centre of Poland, accessible with A1 and A2 motorways as well as S8 express way.
Exemplary distances / travel times (based on ViaMichelin):

  • Amsterdam - 1090 km / ca. 1100 hrs
  • Berlin - 470 km / ca. 0530 hrs
  • Budapest - 771 km / ca. 0900 hrs
  • Darmstadt - 968 km / ca. 1100 hrs
  • Praha - 494 km / ca. 0800 hrs
  • Vienna - 580 km / ca. 0700 hrs

The new Lodz Main Railway Station is opened!
Now it is possible to reach out to the every corner of the country - and abroad - from the heart of the city!
More info coming soon.

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Programme

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Contact

For further information and scientific related questions, please contact the Conference Secretariat at ecaade2018@info.p.lodz.pl

Faculty of Civil Engineering,
Architecture
and Environmental Engineering


Aleja Politechniki 6
90-924 Lodz, Poland
Institute of Architecture
and Urban Planning


Aleja Politechniki 6a
90-924 Lodz, Poland
Department of Digital Technologies
in Architecture and Urban Planning


Aleja Politechniki 6a
90-924 Lodz, Poland
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