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DigitalFUTURES-CDRF 2021----The 3rd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication

Online, June 26, 2021

https://easychair.org/cfp/CDRF2021

Hosted by College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), Tongji University


'Materialist philosophers, it is becoming increasingly clear, cannot afford to ignore the basic fact that the study of matter does matter.'— Manuel DeLanda.

Why Material Intelligence? First of all, we must recognize that there is an increasing emphasis on the intelligent use of materials and on the use of intelligent materials in contemporary architectural culture. One of the primary reasons for this has been the question of material performance. Concerns about structural and environmental performance, in particular, have become paramount. These concerns go beyond mere economic considerations, to become an ethical imperative in a world of diminishing resources and global warming. Secondly, we must also recognize that we can now use intelligent computational techniques, such as artificial intelligence, to make our designs ever more materially intelligent. Thus, while intelligent computational techniques remain immaterial, they can be used to inform the intelligent design of a material building. Material intelligence, then, stands not only for the intelligent use of materials and the use of intelligent materials in the construction of a building, but also for the use of intelligent computational techniques to design the material form of that building.


The “2021 DigitalFUTURES—The 3rd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2021)” provides an international platform for advanced researches addressing Material Intelligence in architecture. The focuses of the papers include, but not limited to, architecture theories, tools, methods and procedures in:



Extended Full Paper Submission Due: 15 April 2021

Notification of the Peer Review Results: 15 May 2021

Paper Revised Submission Due: 31 May 2021

Notification of the Paper Acceptance: 10 June 2021

Conference: 26 June 2021


The accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 2021 DigitalFUTURES—The 3rd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2021) published by Springer. Within the accepted papers, the papers that are closely addressing the conference topics would be possibly included into the book publication containing our specially invited papers from the top scholars in computational design and robotic fabrication around the world.

Proceedings of the 2019 DigitalFUTURES—The 1st International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2019) and Proceedings of the 2020 DigitalFUTURES—The 2nd International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2020) were successfully published by Spinger.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to digitalfutures@tongji.edu.cn

Conference information: https://easychair.org/cfp/CDRF2021