EuropIA.14: 14th Intl Conf of Advances in Design Sciences and Technology (Oct 2014, France)

Dates: 1-3 October 2014
Location: Nice – Cote d’Azur, France
Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2014

Theme: Architecture, City and Information Design

EuropIA Conferences are organized as a cross-platform for the study and analysis of the application of the ICT to architecture, archaeology, building engineering, civil engineering, urban design and policy analysis. The aim of EuropIA international conferences is to promote advancements of information and communication technology (ICT) and their effective application for the Building and Construction industry.
The characteristic of these conferences is the interaction of different disciplines regarding their approach, methods and techniques for the application of advanced technologies.

The main topic of EuropIA 14 is about the complex, interdependent and independent relationships between Architecture and City Design (Urban Planning) that have been recently increased by the important and aggressive involvement as well as impact of Information and Communication Technology on the City, Architecture Perception and Design Practice. No doubt that professionals of Architectural and City Design have largely used ICT tools in their design. However they still hesitate to integrate information design as part of their design fields and as an important integrated component of the Architecture and the City.

In fact information design, via the Internet as smart objects, communicative objects, etc., that have penetrated, in an informal way, via ICT users, the universe of architecture and city design (urban planning).

Nowadays, ICT users perceive very differently most of the given functions of their habitation, offices and the city. Indeed, on the first hand unforeseen usages of ICT have seriously influenced the design and the development of ICT itself. On the other hand, emphasizes have shifted the relationship the users with their architectural and urban spaces (including the infrastructures and transportation).

EuropIA.14 observes that the three domains of design (Architecture, City and Information) have become highly interrelated. The conference invites authors involved in one or more of these areas to submit their research work and/or design projects to describe their experiences and studies of this issue (interrelation of the three domains). Presentations of ongoing and future approaches are amongst valuable contributions.

Topics of interest for this conference include, and not limited to the following:
· Architecture Design ;
· Augmented Reality
· BIM, IFC and standard representations
. City Design
· Design conflicts management
· Design Theory
· Digital aids to architectural design creativity
· Generative and Parametric Design
. Hybrid Spaces Design
· HyperUrban
· Information Design
· Information Modeling
· Mixed Reality
· Multi-agent decision-support systems
· Ontology knowledge models
· Open Data
· Process and product modeling
· Sustainable/ green design systems
· User Participation in Design
· Virtual Reality
· …

The conference will compare the different scientific positions and current results that are emerging in the international field from research on these topics, aimed at enhancing design, namely architectural, Urban and Information by means of tools that support the integrated Process/Product design activity in a collaborative space.

Topics should thus be developed with respect to: innovative and effective representations of entities and products (in the most general sense possible, creativity, requirements, methods, processes, etc.); real-time explanations of the meanings of quantities and qualities involved, and their attendant constraints; agents allowing dynamic notations among ‘internal’ representations used by each actor in their own ‘space’ of competence, and ones used to communicate their work to experts in other fields; a high quality of adapted ergonomic human interfaces.

Paper submissions are invited on these and related topics describing past and current research efforts, as well as experience with proof-of-concept, prototype and operational systems.

Instructions to Authors
• Papers submitting: maximum of 20 000 Characters plus figures.  PDF, MS-Word formats are accepted.
• Final accepted papers must be in MS-Word and submitted directly to the conference secretary:

All submitted abstracts and papers will be reviewed using double blind refereeing process

Important dates
Submission Full Papers: Mai 30 th, 2014
Notification Full Papers: June 23 th, 2014
Final Full Papers (cameraready: August 15 th, 2014
Conference: Octobre 1-3, 2014



About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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