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Call for Contributions 2018: Digital Past

We are seeking submissions from those working on innovative projects on the themes outlined below in a research or operational capacity, who can contribute to this both retrospective and forward-looking conference. Contributions can be made through formal presentations or workshops, or more informally through the ‘unconference’ session or a show stand. We welcome contributions through the medium of Welsh, English, or bilingually. Please find details of the various formats below.

Themes and topics

The two main strands of the conference will be Digital Technologies and Digital Heritage, which may encompass digital survey (Terrestrial Scanning, Geo-physics, LiDAR, Photogrammetry, UAV’s, etc.), data processing, manipulation and analysis (including GIS & BIM), data storage and archiving, 3D modelling and reconstruction, visualisation and animation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, gaming, immersive environments, 3D printing, e-publication, crowd sourcing, communities, education, engagement, interpretation and tourism.

As this is the 10th Digital Past conference, we are also seeking papers that take both a celebratory and critical look at the developments over ten years of digital heritage, the lessons learnt, and the opportunities and challenges for the sector in the decade ahead.

Other topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Effects of digital technologies on equality, diversity and accessibility of the heritage sector;
  • Implications of digital/innovative requirements by funding bodies;
  • Implications of Brexit on funding of, and cooperation in, digital technologies;
  • Implications of austerity on technological innovation and development
  • Implications of bilingualism on digital platforms.

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International Conference on Trends in Architecture and Construction

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Every era of advancement is marked by a unique style of architecture. Globalisation, industrial evolution, rapid upsurge in demand for more modern, sustainable and innovative architectural masterpieces. Advancement in technology have changed the role of Architects and Planners in society. The academic realms of the field demands broader skills than just mastery of scientific and technological disciplines. The International Conference on Trends in Architecture and Construction (ICTAC 2017) will provide a forum for researchers from Academia and Industry by providing excellent opportunity to explore and share the advancements in the field of Architecture and Construction. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the existing technological knowledge and share information in the relevant areas that could lead to future developments. The conference will endow with an opportunity to present and observe the latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in the field of architecture. It will also give opportunities to students to meet experienced peers & researchers.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Research Papers, conceptual papers and case studies relevant to the theme of conference are invited from academicians, research scholars and professionals. Some of the promising areas are mentioned below, however the list is indicative and not exhaustive.

TOPICS OF INTEREST FOR RESEARCH PAPER INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

■ Architectural Design & Theories■ Urban Planning & Design ■ Advance Construction Materials ■ Energy Conservation ■ Innovative Building Materials ■ Environmental Protection ■ Role of Art in Architecture ■ Construction & Renewable Energy Sources ■ Building Technology Science ■ Housing Affordability ■ Importance of Landscaping in present scenario ■ Net-zero Homes & Communities ■ Architectural Environment & Equipment Engineering ■ Project & Construction Management ■ Green Building Materials ■ Development, Innovation in Architecture & Construction ■ Sustainable Development Of Building Energy Environment ■ Architectural Conservation & Restoration

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14th International Conference on: Engineering, Architecture and Technology

Al Azhar University is a university in Cairo which is associated with Al Azhar mosque, it’s Egypt’s oldest degree-granting university, and one of the most prestigious universities in Egypt. Studying sections were assigned inside Al Azhar University since it was established. Recently, new sector has been introduced into Al Azhar University implying Engineering since 1964.

Al Azhar’s Engineering International Conference (AEIC) started since 1989 to be held regularly. Uniquely, the conference covers a wide range of engineering fields.

Engineering Science is one of the disciplines and careers in the community that specializes in studying various branches, such as; artssciencesphysicsmathematicscomputer and further engineering branches.
Engineering Science integrates all the previously mentioned branches together in creative ways to develop new technological solutions of engineering analysis for testing, production, maintenance and construction.

Architecture Engineering is a branch of engineering which combines artscience & technology and application of engineering principles for the development of designing, planning and construction. Architecture is the constant innovation in designing for high-efficiency in the performance of buildings, in terms of planning, construction and lighting, while maintaining and applying the art in its form.

Technology is applied sciences that is concerned with the study of evolution and many others such as, industryarts & crafts and all related subjects.
In Engineering, Technology aims to prepare the next generation of technical professionals in order to contribute in future developments in different technical fields.

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Digital Past Conference

Celebrating ten years of new technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach

7 – 8 February 2018, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Digital Past is an annual two day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond. Bringing together individuals from the commercial, public, academic, third sector and voluntary sectors, the conference aims to promote learning, discussion and debate around a range of digital technologies in current use, or in development, to record and understand the historic environment.

Delegates will be offered a combination of presentations and hands-on workshops and demonstrations in a friendly and informal atmosphere that aims to promote networking and exchange of ideas. Unconference sessions will be provided on the first afternoon, giving the opportunity for delegates not on the formal timetable to present on projects, research, ideas or issues within or outside the themes of this year’s event. Exhibition and Poster stands will also give the opportunity for display and demonstration of projects or products, and the chance to talk to heritage organisations, societies, universities, product developers and retailers.

Call for Contributions 2018

We are seeking submissions from those working on innovative projects on the themes outlined below in a research or operational capacity, who can contribute to this both retrospective and forward-looking conference. Contributions can be made through formal presentations or workshops, or more informally through the ‘unconference’ session or a show stand. We welcome contributions through the medium of Welsh, English, or bilingually.

Find out more on abstract deadline and programme here

New Insights into 16th- and 17th-century British Architecture

The 8th conference in this series, organised by Claire Gapper and Paula Henderson  will be held at The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House. Proposals in the form of short abstracts (up to 250 words) are invited for papers 30 minutes long. While the emphasis remains on new developments in architecture, we welcome proposals on related themes, such as decorative arts, gardens, sculpture and monuments. The proposals should be submitted by mid August 2017, and the final programme will be announced in September. We are grateful to the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain for sponsoring bursaries for postgraduate students and we encourage the participation of new scholars. For further information please contact us at Claire.gapper@btinternet.com and Henderson.paula@comcast.net.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST)

Many economies, and industries of the countries depend on tourism, which is able to direct the flow of the world. Cultural Tourism is the subset of tourism that is concerned with the country’s lifestyle in certain geographical areas, such as their, art, architecture, rituals, festivals, and more values that help convey the culture of the country itself. Cultural tourism involves the visitor getting involved or in contact with the unique heritage and special character of a place. More awareness of the place’s values, languages, lifestyle, and customs is conveyed to the visitor. Through tourism, lays the possibility of associating cultures together, assisting in creating cohesion amongst the world’s inhabitants. Considering that culture and heritage are two important factors in attracting tourists, they maintain their stature as a resource for development, and for improving the economy. –

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Urban Archaeology and Integration: Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies

The aim of this conference is to enhance the collaboration between historians and archaeologists and related disciplines using new technologies and to showcase best practice applications in multidisciplinary research. The conference organizers invite sessions dealing with one of the following topics or a combination thereof:

  • Application of effective 3D-methods for the reconstruction of buildings, integrating archaeological excavation data with historical sources including images, thus increasing our understanding of the past
  • Additional digital methods for the combined visualisation of archaeological and historical data (e.g. monitoring changes and preservation of archaeological monuments based on historical images).
  • Application of new technologies to assess the archaeological record based on historical data (maps, tax returns, inventories, ship wreck lists, etc.) and/or combining historical sources and archaeological data in a geographical information system for recording the history of urban or rural landscapes.
  • Games, apps, and teaching software integrating archaeological and historical knowledge
  • Historical data as a basis for checking or validating digital tools applied in archaeology and vice versa.
  • Dealing with inscriptions (including cuneiform, hieroglyphs and symbols): digital methods for enhancing readability (e.g. Reflectance Transformation Imaging), pattern recognition of letters or pictograms, comparison of hand writing (same author?).
  • Statistical analysis investigating the correlation between historical place names and archaeological evidence.

Deadline for  CALL for PAPERS, POSTERS, APPS and SCIENCE SLAM: May 31, 2017

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CALL FOR PAPER: Heritage and Democracy

On behalf of ICOMOS India and the Scientific Committee for the Symposium, ICOMOS has the pleasure of presenting the call for papers and proposals for the Scientific Symposium which will take place in Delhi, India, on the occasion of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 11 to 15 December 2017 (the exact dates of the Scientific Symposium are from 12 to 15 December 2017).

The theme of the Scientific Symposium is “Heritage and Democracy” with the following subthemes:

ST01: Integrating Heritage and Sustainable Urban Development by engaging diverse Communities for Heritage Management
ST02: The Role of Cultural Heritage in Building Peace & Reconciliation
ST03: Protecting and Interpreting Cultural Heritage in the Age of Digital Empowerment
ST04: Culture-Nature Journey, Exploring the Complexities of Human Relationships with Natural and Cultural Places

The call for papers for subthemes ST01, ST02 and ST03 is available on the official website of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: http://icomosga2017.org/call-for-papers/

In addition to the call for papers, a call for proposals is launched for subtheme ST04 of the Scientific Symposium, the Culture-Nature Journey. ICOMOS and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), with a growing group of our members and partners, will build on the success of the Nature-Culture Journey at the IUCN World Conservatio Congress in Hawai’i in September 2016 and invite the submission of proposals of sessions in various formats (knowledge cafés, workshops, kiosks, etc.) to address the interconnected character of cultural and natural heritage.

The call for proposals is also available on the official website of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: http://icomosga2017.org/call-for-proposals/

Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2017 – Extended deadline 30 April 2017
Deadline for proposals for the Culture-Nature Journey: 30 April 2017

Registration for the 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is on the official GA website: http://icomosga2017.org/

We look forward to receiving your submissions for what promises to be an interesting conference.

CALL FOR PAPER: Identities and the Cities: Urban Transformations, Transition and Change in Urban Image Construction

As part of the 6th Euroacademia International Conference
‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’
Florence, Italy, 22 – 23 June 2017

Deadline: 10th of May 2017

Panel Description:

Urban image construction is a reflection, expression and constitutive factor of local identity formation and dynamics. Cities simultaneously localize identities and connect them with wider global signs of utility, function and symbolic order. Elasticity of the label identity accommodates everything that surrounds us as presence or absence, persistence or change. As a theatrical scenery, cities change after each act, sometimes with discrete adaptations, sometimes with radical interventions. If the scenery is composed of streets, parks, roads, museums, monuments, shopping malls and buildings connected through the intricate network of the perpetual and cumulative actions of its inhabitants, every adaptation and intervention affects its multi-dimensional identities. Changes in urban visual identities unfold as a form of public art feeding from the immense potential of social imaginary significations accommodated by a time’s perception of stability, structure and continuity. Urban change is itself a production of meaning, interpretation and identity making practices.

As the chaotic canvases of cities are being stretched over a framework of identity, its further exploration seems more than appropriate. Amidst the incredibly rapid urban growth crowding more than half of the world population in towns and cities, the questions are only going to keep multiplying. How are city identities made and re-made, used and abused, imagined and narrated, politicised and communicated, expressed and projected, imposed and marketed? And above all, how do they thrive within the dynamic interpolation of the nexus of local-global, centre-periphery, urban – suburban, old and new. As out-dated as these dichotomies may sound, in many places their daily life is far from over. As old cities became new capitals and new capitals struggle for more capital, the challenges of maintaining public-driven collective identities in the face of cultural fragmentation and diversification, coupled with consumer-attractiveness is turning them into urban palimpsests. Urban environments reflect the human needs and values. In an increasingly globalized world, the human beings are becoming more citizens of the world than citizens of the cities. The increasing mobility of the new pilgrims of globalization creates more of the same in the logic of universalized urban functionality. Within this logic, the cities are now in the position to re-evaluate their impact on the world and shape their future in a manner that assumes a wider responsibility that evades a localized mentality. Urban local identities are becoming increasingly thin and rely strongly on negotiating a local specificity with universalized functionality and global responsibility. An increasing need for uniqueness and distinctiveness foster site-specificity aimed at placing a particular urban identity within a global economic hierarchy. Public art became essential for affirming distinctive local urban identities in a universe of serialization and commodification.

As the research on cultural identities of the city is becoming more abundant, this panel aims at adopting a wide-lens inter-disciplinary approach, while focusing on various processes affecting identities in the urban context in its global-regional-national-local interplay.

Some example of topics may include (but are not limited to):

•       Collective Memory, Identity and Urban Image Construction
•       Appropriation, Instrumentalisation and Functualisation of Public Spaces
•       Contemporary Nomadism and the City as a Common Denominator for Collective Identities
•       Architecture as ‘Politics with Bricks and Mortar’
•       History, Heritage and Urban Change
•       Urban Regeneration Projects, Landmark Buildings and ‘Starchitects’
•       Non-Places and (Non)Identity
•       Immigrants and the Cultural Identity of Cities
•       City Marketing and City Branding
•       Cities and Public Goods
•       European Capitals of Culture and European Identity
•       Cities and Sites of Memorialisation
•       Identity Creation and the Cultural Offer of the City
•       Urban Cultural Heritage as Identity-Anchor
•       Minor Places: Dominant Culture and Site-Specific Urban Identities
•       Creative Changes of the Cities
•       Art and Industry in Urban Development
•       Urban Aesthetics
•       Urban Installations
•       Critical Architecture
•       Urbanism and Social Intervention: Inclusion of the Marginalized
•       Centre/Periphery Nexuses in Contemporary Urban Development
•       Cities and the Quality of Life
•       Urban Landscapes and Sustainable Cities
•       Contemporary Cities and Environmental Responsibility
•       Ugliness, Kitsch and Value in Shaping Contemporary Urban Spaces
•       Urban Sites of Identification
•       Temporary Urban Interventions
•       Architecture as Public Art

If interested in participating, please read the complete event details on the conference website and apply on-line. Alternatively you can send a maximum 300 words abstract together with the details of your affiliation until 10th of May 2017 by e-mail at application@euroacademia.org

For full details of the conference and on-line application please see:
http://euroacademia.eu/conference/6th-conference-identities-and-identifications/

CALL FOR PAPER: The Sustainability & Resilience Of Cities: Infrastructures, Communities & Architectures

CONSTRUCTING  AN  URBAN  FUTURE : 

 THE    SUSTAINABILITY    AND    RESILIENCE   OF   CITIES – INFRASTRUCTURES, COMMUNITIES AND ARCHITECTURES

Dates:  March 18-19, 2018
Place: Abu Dhabi University
Abstract Submissions: December 01, 2017

Abstract Submission Form ADU

This conference brings together academics from across the world around the issues of sustainability and resilience in cities. It is multi-disciplinary and invites architects, planners, engineers and urban designers. It also welcomes geographers, sociologists, urban economists, housing specialists, and more.

The reason for bringing these disciplines together around the sustainability and resilience of cities is simple: we cannot solve problems in isolation.

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