Call for Papers

CAADRIA 2022 // POST CARBON // SYDNEY // 9 - 15 APRIL 2022

Full Paper Submission Deadline Extended: 12 December 2021

Paper Submission Instructions

Accepted abstract authors are invited to finalise their full papers using the CAADRIA2022 MS Word Template. Authors need to use this template, including the embedded layout settings and paragraph styles to format their content into a paper of maximum 10 pages in length, including images and bibliography. For the full paper review stage, author names should NOT be included.

Authors are required to generate a PDF FILE using the supplied template and submit this via OpenConf (, following the ‘Authors: Upload File’ option. The maximum file size is 10 Mb. It is possible to upload multiple times, the latest file will automatically replace the previous version.

Use ‘Edit Submission’ option to update the paper title if required and upload the latest version of your abstract text.

To upload your file or edit your submission, use your paper ID number and author password. In case you have forgotten your password or have problems logging in, contact

Please note that papers need to be formatted EXACTLY as the example provided in the template. Papers that do not exactly match the required formatting will be excluded from the reviewing process.


An increase of the world population to up to 10 billion people by 2050, coupled with a current continued economic growth, digitalisation, and infrastructural expansions in many countries require us to reconsider the global carbon impact.

The consequences of the fourth industrial revolution and resulting climate changes can be directly and physically experienced as phenomena around the globe and by many of us; as coastal and river floods, cyclones, bushfires, air pollution, a decline of resources, and diminished natural habitats.

In the carbon equation, architecture, urban design, engineering and construction play a significant role as buildings produce and consume large amounts of carbon during construction, in the life cycle, and after demolition.

In this context, computational design, simulation, analysis, fabrication, and management allow us to evaluate, understand and forecast trends and consequences of connected impacts across multiple disciplines. In a post-carbon framework, computation can be applied for improving the quality, sustainability, and resilience of the architecture, infrastructures and public resources of the built environment.

Consequently, the conference theme ‘Post Carbon’ seeks profoundly different approaches to identify closer dialogues, better collaboration, increased agency and effective ways to address a world in which climate change has become a reality. We specifically call for papers that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals as we are forced to live with extreme climate, live with limited resources and live with reduced biodiversity.

The 2022 annual conference for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), will bring together academics, researchers, and practitioners involved in contributing to applying computational design methods, tools, and processes towards achieving a post carbon future of the architecture, engineering and urban design sector.

Additionally to this paper call and a further call for workshops, we plan to extend the conference with a separate international call for a hackathon on August 18th. Here teams can address themes aligned with the thinking of the conference via the hackathon. Further satellite events produced with researchers, architects, engineers, industry partners, councils and politicians will take place prior to the conference in Sydney in April 2022.

Call for Papers:

CAADRIA 2022 invites original high-quality papers and posters presenting current computer-aided architectural design research, accommodating a broad spectrum of approaches ranging from speculative, informal investigations to conventional scientific research, including but not limited to the following topics:
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in design
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Collective, collaborative & interdisciplinary design
  • Computational design in education
  • Creativity, design thinking and human-computer interaction
  • Digital heritage
  • Digital representation and visualization
  • Environmental performance based design and sustainability
  • Generative, algorithmic & evolutionary design
  • Interactive environments
  • Robotics, digital fabrication and construction
  • Structural performance optimization
  • Innovative material systems and 3D printing
  • Theory, philosophy & methodology of computational design research
  • Urban analytics, big data analysis and smart cities
  • Urban modelling and simulation
  • Virtual and Augmented Realities

We specifically ask authors also to position their research in relation to the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals:


Reviewing Process:

Paper acceptance will be subject to a two-stage reviewing process, consisting of an initial abstract review and a later double-blind peer review of full-length manuscripts. Paper publication will be subject to review acceptance, compliance with submission deadlines and formatting guidelines, and to payment of the conference registration fee. Please kindly note that multiple submissions are subject to multiple registrations.


Abstracts will be subject to an initial review – length 500 words plus key references. They should contain the problem statement, article aim, original contribution, research question, methodology, and main conclusions.

Please add one or more Sustainable Development Goals to your abstract’s ‘keywords’ section of your submission, use a keyword such as ‘SDG3’ / ‘SDG4’, followed by specific SDGs keywords for instance ‘Good Health and Well-being’ or ‘Quality Education’, additional to your own research specific keywords. You can have up to 10 keywords.

Full Papers:

Full papers will be subject to a double-blind peer review of full-length manuscripts. Length: 10 pages fitting the CAADRIA format (ca. ~3000-4000 words). Submission details, style, and formatting requirements will be listed on the CAADRIA 2022 website. Publication of the paper will be subject to review acceptance, compliance with submission deadlines and formatting guidelines, and payment of the conference registration fee. Accepted papers will be required to be presented at the conference, tickets for online and in-person participation will be available.

Paper Submission Dates:

Abstract Submission: Extended to 26 September 2021
Abstract Acceptance Notification: 18 October 2021

Full Paper Submission Deadline Extended to 12 December 2021
Full Paper Acceptance Notification: 17 January 2022

Young CAADRIA Award Application: 23 January 2022
Young CAADRIA Award Notification: 31 January 2022

Camera-ready Full Paper Submission: 6 February 2022

Conference Dates:

Hackathon: 18 August 2021 - 14 April 2022
Workshops: 9 - 11 April 2022
Conference Dates: 12 - 14 April 2022
Post Conference Tour: 15 April 2022

CAADRIA 2022 Paper Selection Committee:

Jeroen van Ameijde – (Chinese University of Hong Kong) – Chair
Nicole Gardner – (UNSW Sydney)
Kyung Hoon Hyun – (Hanyang University Seoul)
Dan Luo – (University of Queensland Brisbane)
Urvi Sheth – (CEPT University Ahmedabad)

CAADRIA 2022 Organising Committee (General Chairs):

Dagmar Reinhardt – (The University of Sydney)
Tim Schork – (The University of Technology Sydney)
Hank Haeusler – (University of New South Wales Sydney)

Contact conference organizers: