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Architectural DigitalFUTURES-CDRF 2024

The 6th International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication


College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

July 6-7, 2024



Symbiotic Intelligence

In 1960, American psychologist and computer scientist Joseph C. R. Licklider proposed the concept of "Man-Computer Symbiosis," creatively likening the mutual benefit seen in ecological systems between different species to the emerging relationship between humans and computers. Today, with advancements in technology reaching unprecedented levels of intelligence and autonomy, there is a renewed emphasis on establishing a positive and harmonious symbiotic relationship between human and technologies.


Dutch philosopher Peter-Paul Verbeek argues that the relationship between humans and technology can no longer be simply summarized by traditional mediated intentionality, where technology serves as a tool between human and the world. The relationship between humans and machines is gradually manifesting diverse and complex attributes, notably hybrid intentionality and composite intentionality. In the field of architecture, the "hybrid" and "composite" of the designer and technological intentionality is reshaping the production paradigm and knowledge landscape of the discipline. The development of technologies such as machine learning, collaborative robots, and brain-computer interfaces is significantly enhancing the role of human-machine interaction in architectural design and production decision-making. At the same time, the unprecedented creativity demonstrated by artificial intelligence continually challenges and impacts the unique position and creative abilities of architects. Against the backdrop of increasingly prominent global challenges, the relationship between architects and technologies needs to evolve into a more intricate and mutually interdependent symbiotic state, collectively providing innovative resolutions to issues including climate change, pandemic propagation, and resource and environmental crises.


As the architectural domain transits into a new epoch characterized by the flourishing development of intelligent and autonomous technologies, architectural studies need to rethink and redefine the symbiotic patterns between human and technology. As the theme of CDRF2024, "Symbiotic Intelligence" aims to promote global exchange and reflection on the transformation of architectural paradigms under the influence of intelligent technologies. This conference encourages the actively exploration of the rich possibilities of symbiotic intelligence in the field of architecture, collectively driving innovation and development in the architectural discipline.


The 6th International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2024) provides a global platform for advanced researches addressing Symbiotic Intelligence in architecture. Among the topics covered by the papers include, but not limited to, architecture theories, tools, methods and procedures in:

Designs: Complex Networks, Multi-agent Systems, Parametric Morphology, AI-augmented generative design. 

Simulation: Computation and Visualization of Energy, Lighting and Acoustics, Human Behavior and Comfort, Urban/Building Microclimate. 

Optimization: Digital Twin Workflow, Performance-based Form Finding, AI-augmented Optimization. 

Construction: Architectural Robotics, Digital Customization, and Human-Machine Collaboration. 

Operation: City/Building Information modeling, Internet of Things in Built Environment, Blockchain and NFT Architecture. 

Inhabitation: Metaverse, Interactive Environments, Dynamic Structure, and Smart Environment.

For more information about the conference,  please visit the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cdrf2024


Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 29, 2023 January 12, 2024

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: January 15, 2024 January 29, 2024

Submission Deadline for Full Paper:  March 8, 2024

Notification of Full Paper Acceptance:  April 8, 2024

Revised Submission Deadline for Full Paper:  April 27, 2024

Conference: June 29, 2024 July 6 - July 7, 2024


Papers are peer reviewed in two stages: the abstract and the full paper. Submissions must be original and cannot be submitted simultaneously to another journal or conference. We strongly prohibit plagiarism (including self-plagiarism). During the review process and prior to publication, the originality of the paper will be checked several times. Upon submission, all submissions will be reviewed by the Committee for quality, originality, and relevance. 

Abstract:  Approximately 600 words, including the title, 3-5 keywords, 1-3 figures, and key references. 

Full paper: A maximum of 10 pages fitting the CDRF paper template (ca. 3000-4000 words), including the title, abstract, keywords, figures/tables/charts, and references. You can find the CDRF paper template in the following links:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wnqgLTXI6wGHs5Uiw2qECQUapRZjqvS7?usp=sharing

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1qIyC7ae8MshRnCin8LFgBQ?pwd=e4zm

Format: PDF. 

Language: English. 

Submission address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cdrf2024


In addition to being included in the CumInCAD and Scopes index, accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Proceedings of DigitalFUTURES—The 6th International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2024) in 2024. 

In addition, papers that closely address the conference theme may also be published in the Architectural Intelligence Journal (with an extension and additional review process).