Ecole Nationale d'Architecture
Riad Bensouda
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Topics of Interest
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Types of Papers


introduction /

The fifth International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design ASCAAD 2010 will be held in the “Ecole National D’Architecture de Fès, Moroc”. National School of Architecture in Fes, Morocco. ASCAAD is a society of those who teach and conduct research in computer-aided architectural design (CAAD) in schools of architecture in the Arab region of West Asia, and North Africa. ASCAAD is also active in Central Asia, Sub-Sahara Africa, and the Mediterranean. ASCAAD is one of five sister organisations in CAAD worldwide that share the same mission: ACADIA (North America, founded 1981), eCAADe (Europe, founded 1983), CAADRIA (Asia, founded 1996) and SIGraDi (Ibero-America, founded 1997). There is also CAADFutures foundation but with a world wide scope.

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The concepts and applications of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) have a predominant presence and impacts on our today’s buildings and cities. ASCAAD 2010 invites academics, researchers and professionals interested in CAAD concepts applications on the built environment to join and contribute to the debate on learned lessons from the past and present impacts of CAAD on buildings and cities around the world along with the potential future from a CAAD perspective.

ASCAAD society and committee welcome you to join us and participate in its fifth international conference ASCAAD 2010. With involvement of researchers and professionals in the architectural community, it will be possible for ASCAAD to facilitate communication and information exchange regarding the use of Computer-Aided Architectural Design and Information Technology in architecture, planning, and building science. The conference provides opportunities for participants from many fields to share their ideas and contributions.


topics of interest /

The conference encourages submission of papers on topics including but not limited to the following:


important dates /

First Call for papers Monday 15 February 2010
Deadline for abstracts submission [Extended] Thursday 10
April 2010
Notification of abstract acceptance [Extended] Thursday 25 April 2010
Deadline for full paper submission Tuesday 15 June 2010
Notification of full paper acceptance Sunday 1 August 2010
Conference begins Tuesday 19 October 2010

types of papers /

Two types of papers could be submitted: papers that describe well-developed or completed research (max 3000 words, or 8 pages of our template) and short papers that describe research in progress (max 1500 words, or 4 pages of our template). Abstract submission must be in Arabic, English or French with no more than 500 words. Upon the acceptance of the abstract, full paper can also be submitted in Arabic, English, or French. Submissions should be sent in Word Document Format or Rich Text Format RTF.


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