Welcome to SimAUD 2015
We are pleased to welcome you to the 6th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD). This venue brings together the brightest researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, visualization and simulation. With the advent of advanced design and simulation tools as well as high-performance computing, we now have the potential to predict how buildings and whole neighborhoods will perform long before their construction. SimAUD contributes to the growing knowledge pool that will allow society to reduce the environmental and economic impact of the built environment through modeling and simulation.
In past years, attendees have included researchers, engineers, architects, software developers, managers, educators, and 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 contribution for SimAUD 2015 in the Washington DC metro-area (Alexandria, VA) USA (April 12-15, 2015). All submissions will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, 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.