"Hello, Culture"

Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures 2019

Welcome to CAAD futures 2019 !

“Hello, Culture !"

Things are nothing without being defined by someone. All things including creation or social phenomenon have been given meaning through being understood.

In 2019, the theme of the conference is "Hello, Culture" borrowing from "Hello, World" which is used in all programming languages. As if to say hello to a new world, we are looking forward to meeting with a new cultural area. The new and diverse cultural areas will be defined through contemporary architectural, design, engineer and other researches.

CAAD Futures 2019, with its theme "Hello, Culture", warmly welcomes every contribution to understanding cultures in any shape or form. Subjects of the conference are as follows, but there are no limit.

Recommend Subject list

Computational design research,
Theories of design in the digital age,
Design cognition,
Design and cultures,
Algorithmic and parametric design,
Data analytics,
Design and decision support systems,
Building information modeling
Virtual/augmented reality,
Smart buildings,
Smart cities,
CAAD curriculum
Shape & form studies,
Modeling & simulation,
Digital Heritage,
AI for design
Digital aids to design creativity,
Human-computer interaction,
Collaborative design

Here is the CAAD futures website: CAAD futures Foundation
You can get the general information of CAAD futures.

Reviewer Committees

Important dates

Program Schedule

Cameara-ready Submission: 29th March, 2019

Workshop Date: 20 - 25th June, 2019
Conference Date: 26 - 28th June, 2019

Final Acceptance Notice : 28th February, 2019
Extended Full paper submission: 15th January, 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance : 15th October, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline extension : 14th September, 2018
Abstract Submission: 31th August, 2018


You can download two kinds of proceedings :

  • Eletronic proceedings with whole papers (REVISED version)

  • Proceedings Download

  • Proceedings-CCIS 1028 with selected papers (Click the below)
  •      (access available from conference period to 4 weeks later)

  • Figure 09


    Our conference provides to all registration :

  • Entrance to All open sessions
  • Access to full conference proceedings
  • Refreshment breaks
  • One ticket for the Reception Dinner
  • Registration Regulation :

  • For inclusion in the CAAD futures 2019 Conference Proceedings and Publication,
         at least one registration per submission is required by 21 April 2019. (Registration period extended.)
  • Cancellation after registration is not possible for any reason.
  • If you need an invitation letter from our conference, please send e-mail to yitaeha@kaist.ac.kr with the full name (same name in your passport). We will send the letter in 2 days.

    Registration fees (KRW/USD)

    Before 21 April 2019 After April 21 2019
    Normal Registration 670,000 KRW 850,000 KRW
    Student Registration 430,000 KRW 490,000 KRW
    Onsite Registration - 850,000 KRW
    Accompaying Person - 115,000 KRW

    Workshop fees (USD)

    Title Days Fee (USD)
    Rhino/GH Shape Grammars 4 days
    450,000 KRW
    The 3rd cultural DNA workshop 1 days
    Contextualized Digital Heritage
    Workshop -Buyeo
    3 days
    370,000 KRW
    Introduce Research of GSCT, KAIST 1 days


    "Announcing our keynote speakers."

    Terry Knight

    Terry Knight

    Professor, MIT

    Design and Computation
    in the Department of Architecture

    Robert Woodbury

    Robert Woodbury

    Professor, Simon Fraser

    Architecture and
    the Engineering Design Research

    Wohn Kwangyun

    Kwangyun Wohn

    Chairperson, NST

    National Research Council of
    Science and Technology


    The CAAD futures 2019 Daejeon workshops invite researchers and industry practitioners to share their research experience, original research results and practical development experiences on specific new challenges and emerging issues of design computing.

    The Workshop will be held at the CAAD futures conference in Daejeon on 20-25th June, 2019 (depending on their length). The registration fee for workshops will be determined by the conference (not the workshop itself). The fees will be paid to the conference (the fee will be added according to the number of workshops you choose), and the conference will provide workshop facilities including the working notes printing, the meeting room, coffee break, etc.

    The List of Workshops

    GH Shape Grammars

    by Rudi Stouffs/ Andrew Li / Dan Hau
    (2019.06.22 - 25)

    The 3rd Cultural DNA Workshop

    by Ji-Hyun Lee

    Contextualized Digital Heritage Workshop - Buyeo

    by Danilo Di Mascio / Jongwook Lee
    (2019.06.20 - 22)

    Introduce Research of GSCT, KAIST

    by Graduate Students of GSCT

    Co-Designing Wearables for Sport & Tangible interaction in museums

    by Massimo Zancanaro


    Daejeon, Korea

    Daejeon Daejeon

    Daejeon is the fifth largest city in Korea with a population of approximately 1.5 million people living in an area of 540 km2 (the total area of the Korean peninsula is 222,154 km2). The city name comes from the Chinese characters 大(dae) and 田(jeon), which means "great field." Located in the center of Korea, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation. Major expressways and railways connecting the country from the north to south converge in Daejeon. With this wonderful transportation network, it is possible to travel anywhere in the country in under half a day from Daejeon.
    Daejeon is also known as the city of science, and many science and research institutes are established here. KAIST is located in the northwestern part of Daejeon. (Ref: KAIST Handbook, AirBnB post)


    Daejeon Daejeon

    KAIST; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    KAIST was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to foster elite human resources in science and technology needed by the nation. Currently, KAIST has successfully become a well-respected member of the worldwide science community.
    In the future, KAIST must become a university in which the world lays its eye upon, by discovering the best leaders, offering the best education, and becoming the envy of the academic world, not only within Korea but all over the world through the university’s first invention.

    GSCT; Graduate School of Culture Technology
    The Graduate School of Culture Technology was established in 2005 under the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It aims to foster top-quality professionals by providing an interdisciplinary education program and research envirionment encompassing cultural arts, sociology, and media technology.

    - To foster global leaders for the culture and media industry
    - To develop core technologies for the culture and media industry
    - To provide interdisciplinary education that fuses technology, art, business, and social and human sciences
    (Ref: official site of KAIST, GSCT)

    Directions to KAIST Main Campus [CLICK]


    Currently, our reservation is fulled. If you hava any questions, please contact yitaeha@kaist.ac.kr

    Lotte City Hotel Daejeon
    Lotte City Hotel Daejeon opened in March 2014 in Daejeon, where it’s a hub of R&D and education in the Northeast Asia, a mecca of advanced science and technology, and the Silicon Valley of South Korea. This 18-story hotel is located in front of the Daejeon Convention Center, and has 304 modern-designed rooms, a luxurious restaurant commanding a sky view, and multi-purpose banquet halls.
    Through our partnership with the hotel, we will provide the guest rooms for conference participants at a discounted price. In addition, buses will be available to go to school on the day of the conference, so Lotte City Hotel will be a good choice for conference participants.

    Lotte City Hotel, Daejeon [CLICK]

    Ramada Hotel Daejeon
    Ramada Hotel Daejeon will open in April 2019 in Daejeon, near the Yusong Hot Spring station.The official homepage has not yet been opened, and it takes about 20 minutes (Distance: 5km) by car to KAIST.

    Ramada Hotel, Daejeon

    Hotel Interciti Daejeon
    Hotel Interciti is equipped with high-tech facilities for supreme events and seminars. The luxurious interior, comfortable and calm rooms, and special dishes that captivate the taste of our customers are a customized service that meets the styles of customers, this hotel will maintain their reputation as the leading luxury hotel in Daejeon.
    Hotel Interciti is adjacent to Yuseong Oncheon Station within Yuseong Oncheon Theme Street, and visitors can enjoy nature and the hot spring together with the neighboring Yuseong foot bath experience center, herbal medicine foot bath cafe, etc.

    Hotel Interciti Daejeon [CLICK]

    Toyoko Inn Daejeon
    Toyoko Inn, located near the Daejeon Government Complex, offers convenient access to a variety of transportation options and affordable accommodation.

    Toyoko Inn Daejeon [CLICK]


    To visit KAIST, you can take a bus or train from Incheon International Airport to Daejeon.

    flight Incheon International Airport >>> Daejeon

    BY BUS
      1. Start: Incheon Bus Terminal 9D ~ Destination: Daejeon Government Complex Station
      2. Start: [BUS_604] Dunsan Police Station ~ Destination: Korea Institute of Geoscience Station

      1. Start: [SUBWAY] Incheon Airport Station ~ Destination: Seoul Station
      2. Start: [TRAIN_KTX] Seoul Station ~ Destination: Daejeon Station
      3. Start: [BUS_201] Daejeon Station ~ Destination: Jung-ang-ro Station (Exit. 6)
      4. Start: [BUS_604] Jung-ang-ro Station (Exit. 8) ~ Destination: Korea Institute of Geoscience Station


    For more details, please contact us.
    Organization Committee

    Chair Ji-Hyun Lee :: jihyunlee@kaist.ac.kr

    Taeha Yi :: yitaeha@kaist.ac.kr (General questions & Invitation)
    Chang Mi :: rosechang@kaist.ac.kr (Sponser & Marketing)
    Meereh Kim :: kaistibdproject@gmail.com (Submission & Proceedings)
    Minkyu Choi :: cmk0310@kaist.ac.kr (Payment & Receipt)



    Graduate School of Culture Technology (N25 Building), 291, Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 Korea