Special Issue "Computer-Aided Architectural Design"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Fukuda

Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan
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Interests: computer-aided architectural design; virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR); design engineering and simulation; three-dimensional data modeling; BIM (building information modeling); AI (artificial intelligence)
Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taro Narahara

College of Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
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Interests: architecture; computational design; AI; deep learning; self-organizing systems; agent-based simulations; participatory design; robotic fabrication; physical computing; human–computer interaction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computer-aided architectural design (CAAD) has evolved over the last decade due to environmental changes and rapid technological advancement. Since the so-called “super-smart society” is going to become a reality in the near future, CAAD is currently exploring its expanded new roles and approaches, such as generative design, additive manufacturing, smart buildings and cities, seamless simulations for evidence-based design, intuitive and interactive visualization for participatory design, digital twin, telepresence, robotic process automation, and digital conservation, in addition to the further upgraded architectural design and communication medium, which were its original major roles. CAAD also covers impact, transformation, and education for architects, designers, engineers, and citizens in the future architecture and building fields.
In this Special Issue, we seek contributions in the field of CAAD in a broad sense. CAAD covers interdisciplinary fields which include natural science, arts and humanities, and social science. We invite your submissions related to but not limited to the keywords below.
If you are not sure if your paper fits the focus of this Special Issue, please contact the Guest Editor.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Fukuda
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Taro Narahara
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Smart buildings, smart cities
  • Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR)
  • Digital fabrication and robotics
  • Telepresence, collaborative design
  • Digital twin
  • Generative, algorithmic, and parametric design
  • Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data
  • Performance-based design
  • Interactive and responsive design/environments
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Computational design education
  • Digital conservation, digital heritage
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Laser scanning, photogrammetry, structure from motion (SfM), point clouds

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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