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ICAUD 2017 : 19th International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

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Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga
2 Ncondo Place, Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road,
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Conference Code: 17ZA01ICAUD

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICAUD 2017: 19th International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Architecture and Urban Design. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Architecture and Urban Design are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICAUD 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Architecture and Urban Design. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   December 5, 2016
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   December 10, 2016
Conference Dates   January 12 - 13, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) Towards a Computational Model of Consciousness: Global Abstraction Workspace
Halim Djerroud, Arab Ali Cherif
2) Template Design Packages for Repetitive Construction Projects
Ali Youniss Aidbaiss, G. Unnikrishnan, Anoob Hakim
3) Effects of Free-Hanging Horizontal Sound Absorbers on the Cooling Performance of Thermally Activated Building Systems
L. Marcos Domínguez, Nils Rage, Ongun B. Kazanci, Bjarne W. Olesen
4) Empirical Study on Causes of Project Delays
Khan Farhan Rafat, Riaz Ahmed
5) Development of Prediction Models of Day-Ahead Hourly Building Electricity Consumption and Peak Power Demand Using the Machine Learning Method
Dalin Si, Azizan Aziz, Bertrand Lasternas
6) Development of Energy Benchmarks Using Mandatory Energy and Emissions Reporting Data: Ontario Post-Secondary Residences
C. Xavier Mendieta, J. J McArthur
7) The Application of Data Mining Technology in Building Energy Consumption Data Analysis
Liang Zhao, Jili Zhang, Chongquan Zhong
8) Building Information Modeling and Its Application in the State of Kuwait
Michael Gerges, Ograbe Ahiakwo, Martin Jaeger, Ahmad Asaad
9) Sound Insulation between Buildings: The Impact Noise Transmission through Different Floor Configurations
Abdelouahab Bouttout, Mohamed Amara
10) Climate Adaptive Building Shells for Plus-Energy-Buildings, Designed on Bionic Principles
Andreas Hammer
11) Causes of Construction Delays in Qatar Construction Projects
Murat Gunduz, Mohanad H. A. AbuHassan
12) Enhance Indoor Environment in Buildings and Its Effect on Improving Occupant's Health
Imad M. Assali
13) Characterization of the Airtightness Level in School Classrooms in Mediterranean Climate
Miguel A. Campano, Jesica Fernández-Agüera, Samuel Domínguez-Amarillo, Juan J. Sendra
14) Evaluation of Easy-to-Use Energy Building Design Tools for Solar Access Analysis in Urban Contexts: Comparison of Friendly Simulation Design Tools for Architectural Practice in the Early Design Stage
M. Iommi, G. Losco
15) Viability of Eggshells Ash Affecting the Setting Time of Cement
Fazeera Ujin, Kamran Shavarebi Ali, Zarina Yasmin Hanur Harith