Welcome to SimAUD 2018

Built environment simulation and design computation have become ubiquitous throughout the design world, from small scale offices to multinational firms. Simulation workflows harness the ever-growing power of personal computers, and the increasing use of cloud computing, to aid design teams in their increasingly complex endeavors throughout the globe. Disciplinary boundaries are blurring, as simulation-based decision support systems bring experts from various fields together to develop low-tech solutions, using high-tech simulation tools. The 9th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) therefore aims at creating a trans-disciplinary scholarly platform by bringing together the brightest researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, visualization and simulation. SimAUD offers the opportunity to present innovative simulation methods and techniques and to discuss their roles in bridging disciplinary gaps in urban planning, architecture, engineering, construction, and management. This year's event will be held at TU Delft's campus, the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university in the Netherlands.

In past years, attendees have included researchers and practitioners in the fields of urban planning and design, architecture and building science, visualization and construction, as well as software developers, managers, educators, and business professionals. Past SimAUD symposia have attracted exceptionally high-quality submissions (papers, notes, works in progress, datasets, and videos). We highly encourage you to take advantage of the free downloads of previous years' proceedings. We invite you to submit and present an original contribution for SimAUD 2018. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and accepted full papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Please observe the submission types and deadlines on the Symposium website. SimAUD is run collaboratively with ACM/SIGSIM and is sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.