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IWeDA 2021 The Next Level will showcase cutting-edge digital architecture and anticipate the coming new world of digital-based architecture.


Digital Architecture (DA) is not about drawing a building using a computer. It is about exploring, utilizing, embedding information technology products into the architecture world. The role of digital technology in architecture design started, as most people believe, when we applied computer-aided architecture design. Since all the design processes are happening in our brain, a computer is just a tool. A computer is just our added-hands. Now, we see digital technology is advancing beyond our imagination. The development of artificial intelligence (and artificial emotion) offers new ways of using computers. Digital computation comprehensively involves in the architecture design process. A laptop becomes our added-brain. The webinar expects around 150 participants, including professional architects, academics, students, and public.


DA is advancing thanks to the new crazy ideas and sophisticated software and hardware development. Innovation in DA will create a future un-precedented architecture world. This International Webinar on Digital Architecture (IWeDA) challenges anyone to share their brightest ideas on embedding digital technology into the architecture world. DA will discuss topics, but not limited, on:

  • Group 1: The Digital Architecture Education and Works
    • History of digital architecture
    • Philosophy of digital architecture
    • Digital technology in architecture education
    • Best practices of digital application in architectural works
    • Presentation techniques (animation, holograph, etc.)
    • Presentation techniques (animation, holograph, etc.)
    • Simulation (lighting, acoustics, ventilation, structure, tsunami, earthquake, fire, urban heat island, etc.)
    • Digital fabrication
  • Group 2: The Technology Development of DA
    • Human activities (public movement, body movement, etc.)
    • Gameworld (virtual architecture, avatar, cyberspace, etc.)
    • Hardware and software supporting digital architecture (big data, laser 3D scanner, etc.)
    • Artificial intelligence (machine learning, deep learning, neuro-computer interface, etc.)
  • Group 3: The Future of Architecture Design and Research as Influenced by DA
    • Mixed reality (hyper-reality, augmented virtual reality, etc.)
    • Digital architect (design automation, architect-less architecture design, etc.)
    • Intelligent architecture (smart building, building automation, etc.)

Note: The above grouping is not strict as some topics might belong to more than one group. In that case, participants may group their paper according to their paper’s dominant focus.


IWeDA 2021 The Next Level will produce an Indexed Proceeding.

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Prof. Marc Aurel Snabel, M.Ed., Ph.D.

Victoria University of Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Research interests: Virtual reality and related simulation, architecture design, architectural heritage and conservation, visual communication, urban design, built environment, higher education, curriculum, and pedagogy.
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Prof. Mohd Hamdan Ahmad, B.Arch., Ph.D.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MALAYSIA

Research interests: green and sustainable development, sustainable cities and architecture design, building climatology, smart cities, and architecture education.
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Prof. Veronica Soebarto, M.Arch., Ph.D.

University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA

Research interests: Building thermal or energy simulation, environmental monitoring, sustainable building design and assessments, human thermal comfort, age-friendly built environment, social dimension of sustainability and sustainable design.
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Assoc. Prof. Eka Sediadi, Ph.D.

American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Emirat Arab

Research interests: sustainable green environmental architecture and the landscape design approach, green assessment, site planning, public housing, natural daylighting and natural ventilation, and renewable energy in buildings.
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Assoc. Prof. Tomohiro Fukuda, B.E., M.E., Ph.D.

Osaka University, JAPAN

Research interests: Computer-Aided Architectural Design method (CAAD) using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), data modeling, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), BIM (Building Information Modeling), and AI (Artificial Intelligence) for architectural, urban and environmental design engineering, and digital heritage.
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Mochamad Asri, Ph.D.


Research interests: tinyML and edge-devices, high-performance computer architecture, microarchitecture, and HW-SW co-design.
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Prof. A. Djoko Budiyanto S.H.R., M.Eng., Ph.D.

Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, INDONESIA

Research interests: computer science, data engineering, information system, and human computer interaction.
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Dr. Rizal Muslimin, Ph.D.

University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Research interests: craft, architecture and computational design.
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Prof. Dr.Ing. L.M.F. Purwanto

Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata, INDONESIA

Research interests: tropical architecture, digital architecture, building physics, energy.
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Prof. Prasasto Satwiko, M.B.Sc., Ph.D.

Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, INDONESIA

Research interests: digital architecture, building environmental performance simulation, building physics, building energy, and sustainable design.

START - 2021

April 20th

IWeDA 2021 announcement.

June 30th

Abstract submission deadline.

June 30th - July 15th

Abstract review.

July 15th

Abstract acceptance announcement.

July 15th - September 1st

Registration and payment.

December 5th

Full paper + presentation file submission.

December 14th

Full revised paper submission.

December 13rd - 14th

IWeDA 2021's day.

END - 2021