CAADence in Architecture


The focus of this forthcoming event is the changing role of architects in relation to the increasing integration of information-technology into the design process.

Through paper presentations and a workshop the comittee wishes to spark a professional discourse amongst professors, researchers, practicing architects, PhD and regular students, who immerse themselves in different areas of computer aided architectural design methods and applications.

If you have further ideas and capability to organize your own workshop in the frame of this event, contact CAADence Organizing Team, please.


Topics include


 1 - BIM
 2 - Smooth transition (from pure geometry to CAAD modeling) 
 3 - Visualization and communication 
 4 - Towards smart cities 
 5 - Didactics and digital education 
 6 - Media supported teaching 
 7 - Electronic design studio
 8 - Generative design 
 9 - Collaborative design 
10 - Simulation
11 - Modeling with scripting
12 - 3D shape grammar


Important dates


Deadline for abstracts 10th March, 2016
Acceptance of abstracts 20th March, 2016
Deadline for full papers 10th May, 2016
Acceptance of full papers 20th May, 2016
Deadline of early registration 15th April, 2016
Workshop and conference 16-17th June, 2016




You are requested to submit an abstract with a length of 150 to 200 words - along with references (max. 10). 

You can make your submission here:

Downloadable pdf form of this call.


Mission statement 

The aim of this workshop is to help to transfer and spread newly appearing design technologies, educational methods and digital modeling supported by information technology in architecture. 


Those architects who keep up with the new design demanded by the building industry will not lose ground as conductor of the design process in our information-technology based world. With this attitude of not staying stranger to the tools available for simulations and early phase models architects keep control. We can get back to command. 

The other message of our slogan <Back to command> is, that in the expanding world of IT applications there is a need for a comfortable change of preliminary models by using parameters and scripts. These approaches bring back the feeling of command-oriented systems, however the effectiveness is much higher. 

Why CAADence in architecture?

The cadenza is perhaps one of the most unusual elements of classical music, an indispensable addition to an orchestra-accompanied concerto that, though ubiquitous, can take a wide variety of forms. By definition, a cadenza is a solo that precedes a closing formula, in which the soloist plays a series of personally selected or invented musical phrases, interspersed with previously played themes – in short, a free ground for virtuosic improvisation.


The CAADence Organizing Team