Call for papers // 3rd International Conference on Biodigital Architecture and Genetics

In the 20’s and 30’s of the 20th century, when some architects were disposed systematically to configure modern world, they did it stimulated for a cultural pressure, for a correct adaptation to new times, and fighting for minimum conditions of human existence. On the other hand, today the urgency is bigger.

Call for papersIt is about the entire planetary subsistence. The question is not any more a simple caprice, neither an intellectual necessity, neither sensibility for losing less favoured people. Now, the necessity is global, without reservations of classes, races or religions. The whole planet is in front of danger of no-sustainability for all mankind. By chance, now in this crucial moment, are offered new techniques of an enormous potential: biological techniques and digital techniques. And even fusion of both, in something that can be named biodigital.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Biodigital research, teaching and professional experiences
  • Nature’s geometry in architecture
  • Emerging design strategies
  • Generative algorithms
  • Bionic design
  • Natural processes of formalization
  • Biolearning methods in architecture
  • Topological and continuous architecture
  • Morphodinamic vs. morphogenetic strategies in architecture
  • Fusion of computation and genetics in design
  • New methods of biodigital production
  • Digital conception and fabrication
  • Biodigital and genetic architecture visualization

Important dates:

Deadline for abstracts: 1st December 2016
Notification of acceptance: 1st February 2017
Deadline for full papers: 1st April 2017

Submission:

Abstracts and full papers can only be submitted by e-mail to biodigital@uic.es.
Abstracts submission guidelines

Word Limits:
The abstract text body is limited to 350 words. Titles are limited to 30 words.
A maximum of three tables and three graphs/images can be included: a graph/image (in JPG, GIF or PNG with ideally 600 dpi) counts as 50 words and a table counts as 10 words per row.

Language:
Abstracts and full papers can be submitted both in English or Spanish.

Font:
A standard font, e.g. Arial, should be used when formatting the text. This helps to prevent special characters from getting lost when copying the text to the online abstract submission form. Ensure to check the final abstract with the system’s preview function before submission, and edit or replace as necessary.

Typical reasons for abstract rejection:
Abstract poorly written
Not enough new information
Hypothesis missing
Methods inadequate or insufficient to support conclusions
Data inadequate or insufficient to support conclusions
Insufficient sample size or number of patients
Controls inadequate or missing
Statistical evaluation inadequate or missing
Summary of essential results inadequate or missing
Duplicate or overlap with another abstract
Study too preliminary

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