International Journal of Architectural Computing
Published by Multiscience, UK
Volume 8, Issue 1, 2009
ISSN 1478-0771

Issue Editors:
Erik Champion <[email protected]> Massey University, Auckland
New Zealand
Sheng-Fen Chien <[email protected]> National Cheng Kung
University, Taiwan

Digital designing takes place through processes of interaction
between human designers and computers. As such, its location is the
in-between, a shared realm of conversation where capabilities of both
man and machine are amplified.

This issue of IJAC will pursue this conversation in terms of three
perspectives that drive both research and practice in the computer-
aided architectural design field:

Integrative digital design: With the diverse and fast speed of the
global economy in the 21st century, the barrier between different
disciplines is being overcome digitally. The integration of multiple
disciplines is crucial for facing the next wave of global challenges.

Intuitive digital design: With advanced computational technology, how
humans will cooperate with machines after the computing era will
surely become the next challenge for all computational design-related

Intelligent digital design: With artificial intelligence, design
intelligence is the third theme we would like to address this year.
We wish to challenge global researchers to provide a smart and
responsive environment for improving our lives and stimulating our
economy in innovative ways.

Authors are invited to submit complete and original articles, which
have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under
consideration for another journal or conference.  Full-length papers
should be 3000 - 5000 words, maximum length 6000 words normally,
reporting original research.


In order to facilitate the review process, authors are required to
submit their paper by uploading to the IJAC review system. Before
submitting, authors should make sure that papers conform to the IJAC
template and guidelines, which can be downloaded at:

The papers must be submitted in either Adobe PDF format (.pdf) or as
a Word 97-2003 document (.doc). Please avoid using the more recent
Word2007 file format (.docx). The filename should be no longer than 8
characters (plus file extension). The file must not be larger than
5MB in size. Please use low resolution (72ppi) JPEG images for the
online review. Higher resolution (300ppi) JPEG should be used for the
final submission.

Properly formatted files should be uploaded at the following
location, after completing all of the information on the page:

Authors should also notify by email the Issue Editors that a paper
was uploaded to the online review system.


Submission Deadline: .......... 1 Sept 2009
Notification of Acceptance: ... 1 October 2009
Submittal of final revised paper: ............ 1 November 2009
Publication Date: ............. Jan 2010


The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) is a peer-
reviewed journal dedicated to promoting collaborative research and
development of computer-aided architectural design. IJAC is committed
to deepening the understanding of the foundations of digital systems
for architectural design and the technologies enabling their
development and application.

IJAC is published four times a year by MultiScience in both
electronic and hardcopy. The Editorial Board members are drawn from
its four founding organizations: Education and Research in Computer
Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), the Association of
Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Sociedad
Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital (SIGraDi), and Computer Aided
Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). Issues are
coordinated by Andre Brown ([email protected]), the Editor in


Submission guidelines:
IJAC Journal:
Architectural Computing Organization: http://