Monday, April 13, 2015
 
SpringSim Keynote/Plenary-1
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM SpringSim Welcome
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM SpringSim Keynote
Simulation in the Scientific Study of Religion
(Wesley J. Wildman)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
 
Human Behavior Session Chair: Shajay Bhooshan
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM SimAUD Welcome
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM SimAUD Keynote
Stochasticity in Building and Urban Simulation
(Darren Robinson)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Simulating Human Behavior in not-yet Built Environments by means of Event-based Narratives
(Davide Schaumann, Yehuda E. Kalay, Seung Wan Hong and Davide Simeone)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
 
Building Information and Data Session Chair: Rhys Goldstein
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Capturing an Architectural Knowledge Base Utilizing Rules Engine Integration for Energy and Environmental Simulations
(Holly T. Ferguson, Charles F. Vardeman II and Aimee P. C. Buccellato)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Digital Campus Innovation Project: Integration of Building Information Modelling with Building Performance Simulation and Building Diagnostics
(Zixiao Shi, Aly Abdelalim, William O'Brien, Ramtin Attar, Peter Akiki, Katie Graham, Barbara Van Waarden, Steve Fai, Alex Tessier and Azam Khan)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Forensically Discovering Simulation Feedback Knowledge from a Campus Energy Information System
(Clayton Miller and Arno Schlueter)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
 
Design Optimization Session Chair: Stylianos Dritsas
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Multiobjective Optimization of Structure and Visual Qualities
(Kirk Martini)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Decomposition Strategies for Building Envelope Design Optimization Problems
(Steve Barg, Forest Flager and Martin Fischer)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Optimizing Creatively in Multi-Objective Optimization
(Yassin Ashour and Branko Kolarevic)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM A Multi Agent Systems for Design Simulation Framework: Experiments with Virtual Physical Social Feedback for Architecture
(David Jason Gerber, Evangelos Pantazis, Arsalan Heydarian and Leandro Marcolino)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
 
SpringSim Keynote/Plenary-2
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM SpringSim Announcements
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM SpringSim Keynote
Overcoming the Barriers: Getting Simulation Used in Healthcare
(Sally Brailsford)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
 
Occupant Tracking and Visualization Session Chair: Darren Robinson
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Exploratory Sequential Data Analysis for Multi-Agent Occupancy Simulation Results
(Simon Breslav, Rhys Goldstein, Azam Khan and Kasper Hornbæk)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Occupant-Aware Indoor Monitoring for Enhanced Building Analysis
(Dimosthenis Ioannidis, Stelios Krinidis, Anastasios Drosou, Dimitrios Tzovaras and Spiridon Likothanassis)
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM A System for Tracking and Visualizing Social Interactions in a Collaborative Work Environment
(Mani Williams, Jane Burry, Asha Rao and Nathan Williams)
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM ((MODYPLAN)) - Early-Stage Hospital Simulation with Emphasis on Cross-Clinical Treatment Chains
(Gabriel Wurzer, Wolfgang E. Lorenz, Matthias Rössler, Irene Hafner, Niki Popper and Barbara Glock)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
 
Impact Minimization Session Chair: David Gerber
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms for the Minimisation of the Life Cycle Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Cost of the Refurbishment of a Residential Complex`s Envelope: A Case Study
(Yair Schwartz, Rokia Raslan and Dejan Mumovic)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Optimization of Passive Cooling Control Thresholds with GenOpt and EnergyPlus
(Alexandra R. Rempel and Stephen J. Remington)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Toward Pre-Simulated Guidelines for Low-Energy High-Rise Residential Design in Megacities
(Holly Samuelson, Apoorv Goyal, Sebastian Claussnitzer, Alejandra Romo-Castillo, Yujiao Chen and Arpan Bakshi)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
 
Fabrication and Architecture Session Chair: Ramtin Attar
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM A Digital Design and Fabrication Library
(Stylianos Dritsas)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Aware Design Models
(Martin Tamke)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Curve-Folded Form-Work for Cast, Compressive Skeletons
(Shajay Bhooshan, Vishu Bhooshan, Ashwin Shah, Henry Louth and David Reeves)
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
 
CFD and Ventilation Session Chair: Alexandra Rempel
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM A Physical and Numerical Simulation Strategy to Understand the Impact of the Dynamics in Air for the Design of Porous Screens
(Mani Williams, Rafael Moya, Daniel Prohasky, Mehrnoush Latifi Khorasgani, Simon Watkins, Mark Burry, Jane Burry and Philip Belesky)
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Assessing the Energy and IAQ Potential of Dynamic Minimum Ventilation Rate Strategies in Offices
(César Porras-Amores and Spencer Dutton)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM A Comparative Study of Mixed Mode Simulation Methods: Approaches in Research and Practice
(Priya Gandhi, Gail Brager and Spencer Dutton)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
 
Solar Shading Session Chair: Alejandra Romo-Castillo
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM A New Approach to Modeling Frit Patterns for Daylight Simulation
(Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Anne Waelkens)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Remote Solving: A Methodological Shift in Collaborative Building Design and Analysis
(Matthew Naugle and Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ComfortCover: A Novel Method for the Design of Outdoor Shades
(Christopher Mackey, Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari and Panagiotis Samaras)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
 
Design Methods Session Chair: Angelos Chronis
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Simulating Human Visual Experience in Stadiums
(Roland Hudson and Michael Westlake)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Self-Organizing City: Experiments using Multi-Agent Model and Space Syntax
(Ming Tang)
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Computing Curved-Folded Tessellations through Straight-Folding Approximation
(Suryansh Chandra, Axel Körner, Antiopi Koronaki, Rachelle Spiteri, Radhika Amin, Samidha Kowli and Michael Weinstock)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
 
Energy Modeling Session Chair: Sebastian Claussnitzer
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Analyzing Indoor Comfort Conditions through Simulation and On-Site Measurements
(Raghuram Sunnam, Annie Marston, Zhuzhou Fu and Oliver Baumann)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Approaching Biomimetics: Optimization of Resource Use in Buildings using a System Dynamics Modeling Tool
(Mercedes Garcia-Holguera, Grant Clark, Aaron Sprecher and Susan Gaskin)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Development of a Modeling Strategy for Adaptive Multifunctional Solar Energy Building Envelope Systems
(Nicholas Novelli, Justin Shultz and Anna Dyson)