Simulation and design computation cover a wide range of scales across space and time: As planners, we are used to shift between the very large and the very small, employing tools that let us predict performance in aggregated or real time. In this continuum of possible scales, we must seek reasonable abstractions on which we base our solution-seeking strategy, to be carried out by ourselves or by computers and machines acting on our behalf. The co-evolutionary nature of computer-aided designing together with new ways of collaborative work enables us to meet challenges ahead swiftly and give answers more precisely than ever before. However, this increased pace also demands us to think ahead. We need to overcome pre-established boundaries that impede our decision process, assessing our own capabilities accurately and without reservations. In order to do that, we need to validate and verify, asking ourselves: “are we building the right product?” and “are we building the product right?”. The answer lies not only in ourselves, but also in the different stakeholders and problem areas we try to have an impact in.

The 11th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) offers a platform to unite researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, and data science. SimAUD 2020 invites submissions across a range of topics related to simulation with a special emphasis on methods that bridge disciplinary gaps between design, construction, operations, resource management, human behavior, and performance analytics across building and urban scales.

We invite you to submit and present an original contribution for SimAUD2020. 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