Cutting Edge in Architectural Science – 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association

Cutting Edge in Architectural Science
47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Hong Kong: 13th – 16th November 2013

School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Abstracts due: 1 May 2013

We cordially invite you to contribute to the 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association “Cutting Edge in Architectural Science” 13th- 16th November 2013 that is co-hosted by theSchool of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong & the Architectural Science Association (ASA)by submitting your original research papers & posters on topics in architectural science, including but not limited to the following subjects:

–                 Architecture & Environment

–                 Buildings & Energy

–                 BIM & City Information Modelling

–                 Construction, Material & Technology

–                 Design Education & Design Research

–                 Environmental & Earth Science

–                 Generative, Parametric & Evolutionary Architecture

–                 Interactive Environments & Collaboration

–                 Modes of Production & Mass Customization

–                 Simulation, Prediction, & Evaluation

–                 Theory, Philosophy & Methodology

–                 Thermal Comfort, Lighting & Acoustics

–                 Practice-Based & Interdisciplinary Design/Research

 We are facing unprecedented challenges in our natural & human-made, cultural, social & built environments. Working at the intersection of human needs, creative innovation, education, critical thinking, computing, science, design & technology, Architectural Science Practitioners & Researchers are uniquely placed to engage with these challenges & frontiers. Architecture is no longer an organization of matter & space, but systems with multi-layered components & increasingly complex relationships.

The 47th International ASA-Conference hosted by the School of ArchitectureChinese University of Hong Kong aims to present cutting edge developments, relevant discourses and, possibly, appropriate cures. It will explore & raise awareness to the need of overstepping disciplinary boundaries & reaching creative communities at all levels of expertise, by pooling resources, knowledge & practices, & integrating them into the discipline of applied architectural research & science.
The 47th International ASA-Conference presents state-of-the-art papers, posters, exhibitions, & postgraduate students’ research that highlight the recent development in applied research, education & praxis. Hereby the conference reaches out to intra-disciplinary & -professional research & practice. Original contributions from associated areas of knowledge or disciplines are recognized as bringing rich connections & are therefore particularly encouraged.

All abstracts & full papers will be double blind peer reviewed by the ASA International Editorial Board. Based on the quality of their full-paper selected authors will be invited for publishing in Architectural Science Review (ASR ) The conference is supported by Taylor & Francis.

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International ASA Postgraduate Student Consortium

This year we will host a the International ASA International Postgraduate Student Consortium to provide postgraduate students with an opportunity to discuss their research with experienced researchers and other students. Submissions are invited from current postgraduate students, who would benefit from constructive discussions of their research.

The International ASA Postgraduate Student Consortium allows students to network with established researchers of their fields and to explore ideas outside the supervision context.  


Abstracts                             1 May 2013
Abstract Acceptance      1 June 2013
Full Papers                         1 July 2013
Referee Reports              1 August 2013
Papers for Publication    1 September 2013
Conference:                       13-16 November 2013

Organising Committee

Conference Chair            Prof Marc Aurel Schnabel
Vice Chair                           Prof Jin-Yen Tsou
ASA President                  Dr Henry Skates
Hon. Secretary &             Prof Richard Hyde
Treasurer ASA


47th International ASA Conference
School of Architecture I Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
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