Welcome to SimAUD 2013
We are pleased to welcome you to the 4th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD). This venue provides a fantastic opportunity for bringing together the brightest researchers and designers in the fields of architecture, building science, design, computer-aided design and simulation, and urban design. With the advent of high-performance computers and advanced design and simulation tools, we're have the tools to predict how buildings and whole neighborhoods will perform long before they're built. SimAUD contributes to the growing knowledge pool that will allow society to reduce the environmental and economic impact of the built environment, through simulation and modeling.
In past years, attendees have included researchers in simulation, architecture, urban design and planning, visualization; engineers, architects, software developers, managers, educators, business professionals.
Past SimAUD symposia have attracted exceptionally high-quality submissions (papers, notes, works in progress, datasets, and videos) on a diverse range of topics. We encourage you to take advantage of the free downloads of previous years' proceedings. We invite you to submit and present an original for SimAUD 2013 in San Diego, California, USA (April 7-10, 2013). All submissions are peer-reviewed and if accepted, will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Please observe the submissions 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.