Call for Submissions

Symposium Chairs:
Tarek Rakha and Michela Turrin
trakha at syr.edu and M.Turrin at tudelft.nl

Scientific Chairs:
Daniel Macumber, Forrest Meggers and Siobhan Rockcastle

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We invite you to submit and present an original contribution for SimAUD2018. All submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for selection by the Scientific Committee. All accepted full papers (8 pages) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. However, all the accepted submissions (both full and short papers) will be published in SimAUD’s proceedings. Please observe the submission types and deadlines on the Symposium website. SimAUD is run collaboratively with ACM/SIGSIM and is sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.

Areas of Interest

SimAUD topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Simulation-based Generative Design
  • Simulation-Based Collaborative Design
  • Simulation-Based Design Tools and Methods
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Simulation Performance and Scalability
  • Building Comfort & Energy Performance
  • Simulation of Occupant Behavior
  • Simulation of Building Controls
  • Physics-Based Simulation in Design
  • Whole Building Energy Simulation
  • Thermal Comfort & Occupant Satisfaction
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • Airflow In & Around Buildings
  • Acoustics Modeling, Simulation & Design
  • Visualization of Simulation Data
  • Urban-Scale Modeling
  • Uncertainty, Validation and Risk Management
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Design Agency & Multi-Agent Systems
  • Intelligent Buildings & Building Lifecycle Management
  • Sensor Networks & Building Performance Monitoring
  • Interactive Environments
  • Responsive Facades
  • Robotic Fabrication in Design

Submission Types

Research works can be submitted in several categories:

Note: All submissions are published in SimAUD’s Proceedings.

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Important Dates

Abstracts Deadline: October 20, 2017 (Optional)

The Abstract submission should be a short paragraph describing the topics to be covered in the full submission. Abstracts are optional. They will NOT be reviewed and are simply to help the Committee recruit the number of reviewers needed in the appropriate sub-disciplines.

Submission Deadline: December 23, 2017

This is the date when papers (archival format, 8 pages maximum for full papers, 4 pages maximum for short papers), projects, and accompanying videos must be submitted. The review process will be double-blind.

Acceptance Notification: February 16, 2018

Authors will receive their peer-review feedback and acceptance decision by this date. Accepted and conditionally accepted works will then have a short period of time to integrate reviewer feedback before submitting the final Camera-ready deadline.

Camera-ready Due: March 16, 2018

At this date, final submissions of accepted works are due.

Conference Presentations: June 04-07, 2018

Authors will present their works at the venue in Delft, the Netherlands during the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design. See you there!

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Submission Types

We invite research works in several categories:

Full Papers

Full papers (max. 8 pages) present significant contributions to research and practice in the SimAUD areas. Accepted full papers will be archived at the ACM Digital Library. Links to SimAUD papers in the Digital Library are posted at www.simaud.org/papers.php.

Please adhere to the 8-page limit and prepare your paper using one of the templates below:

Paper templates will be available soon.

Short Papers

Short papers are non-archived publications (max. 4 pages) that present brief and focused research contributions that are noteworthy but may not merit a full paper. Typically short papers provide an overview of research-in-progress and/or thought-provoking work relevant to the SimAUD community. They have not reached completion level necessary for jury review and acceptance as complete papers; however, authors will benefit from in-person feedback from symposium attendees.

Short papers should include:

  • A focused description, and if appropriate, analysis of the work
  • Potential impact of the work to the SimAUD community
  • Recommendations for future research and application in practice

Please adhere to the 4-page limit and prepare your paper using one of the templates below:

Paper templates will be available soon.

Invited Papers

In order to help bring together diverse disciplines we aim to establish a common language of perspectives, case studies, techniques or technologies. One way to start this process is through invited works. The Committee may internally evaluate and invite certain papers, projects, or videos to include in the symposium outside the formal peer-review process. To nominate research that you believe would be beneficial to building this new community, please email any of the chairs with suggestions.

Project & Videos

Many architecture and urban design projects communicate visions of a proposed future. Projects and videos are among the best ways to communicate these visions. We invite project and video submissions of high-quality scientific visualizations of architecture or urban design projects, interactive design decision support systems, compelling animations of construction simulation, and more. We strongly encourage authors of full and short paper submissions to also provide a high-quality video for peer-review and exhibition at the SimAUD symposium.

Accepted projects and videos will be featured on SimAUD's website. If you plan to provide a video or project, please notify the General Chair by email prior to the submission deadline.