Welcome to SimAUD 2019

Over the last decade, simulation and design computation have become synonymous with the pursuit of building performance and integrated environmental design. The rapid acceleration of computing power, through the continued development of hardware, software, and web-based applications, allows architects and urban designers broad access to tools that can aid the design process. With this expanded capacity comes a blurring of disciplinary boundaries, as simulation-based decision support unites stakeholders from various fields. In many ways, this increased collaboration between disciplines has made the building industry more amenable to reiteration, optimization, and integration across a range of performance considerations - from energy to form generation fabrication, human comfort, and behavior. Like any significant change in an applied field, this transformation in computational capacity has resulted in a disruption to the status quo and opened the doors to a broad array of new performance considerations and generative design methods. The 10th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecure and Urban Design (SimAUD) offers a platform to unite researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, and data science. SimAUD 2019 invites submissions across a range of topics related to simulation with a special emphasis on methods that bridge disciplinary gaps between design, construction, operations, resource management, human behavior, and performance analytics across building and urban scales.

This year we celebrate 10 years of SimAUD at Georgia Tech in Atlanta GA, USA. 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.