CAUMME 2012: “Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”

CAUMME 2012, 21-23 Kasım 2012 tarihleri arasında İstanbul'da gerçekleşiyor.

Since the beginning of the new millennium, it was apparent that a new phase influencing the development of architecture and urbanism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East had begun, when rulers, decision makers, and top government officials developed stronger interest in architecture and development. With such a sturdy interest many cities in this region are experiencing rapid growth coupled with fast track urbanization processes, and marked by large scale work, learning and residential environments, and mixed use developments. This is witnessed from Istanbul’s intensive urbanization process to Abu-Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Development to Bahrain Financial Harbor, and from Kuwait’s City of Silk to the future city of Qatar, Lusail. Notably, some cities have acquired a geo-strategic importance. Through the shift of global economic forces, they have developed to central hubs between old economies of Western Europe and the rising economies of Asia. In the context of international competition between cities new challenges are emerging.

Architecture and urbanism in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions are viewed as a crucial catalyst for cities to sustain their position in the milieu of a global knowledge intensive economy that is identified as the key driver for spatial-urban development, which includes international services, high tech industries, and trans-cultural higher education institutions. While a city like Dubai has come to set the stage as an exemplar of a global city, other cities are inspired, aspired, and are now competing through their architecture and urbanism where new cities and large scale urban regeneration projects are being constructed or in their completion phases. Coupled with these developments we are now encountered with the complex task of translating the so called Global Sustainable Culture into a responsive local environment. Global warming and climate change imperatives, evidence based planning and design, health and the built environment are some of the issues that are spread worldwide, seeking adequate responses from architects and planners.

In light of these developments and the associated theoretical and critical discourses on contemporary architecture and urbanism, this symposium fosters the understanding and appreciation of different manifestations in the built environment in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, while debating the impact of the global condition on local interventions. The symposium addresses a number of Sub-themes identified as major issues challenging contemporary architecture and urbanism this part of the world. Interested scholars are expected to submit contributions addressing one or more of these topics.

Symposium Tracks
1. Architectural Identity, City Branding, and Image Making.
2. Architecture and Urbanism of Cities within Cities.
3. Informal Urbanism-Behind the Scenes of the Global Images.
4. Multiculturalism and the Emerging City.
5. Place Making, Politics and Urban Power.
6. Scopes of Flows and the Contemporary City.
7. Social Impacts, Health and Sustainable Environments.
8. Urban Cohesion, Sustainability and Community Participation.
9. Urban Sprawl, Density, and Transport.
10. Urban-Spatial Regeneration and Heritage Conservation.
11. Local Impacts in Architecture
12. Local Impacts in Urbanism

Key Dates
Symposium call for submissions, December 26, 2011
Deadline for Abstract Submission, February 27, 2012
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts, March 30, 2012
Deadline for Full Paper Submission, May 25, 2012
Notification of Reviews/Acceptance of Full Papers, July 10, 2012
Deadline for Final Full Papers Submission, September 21, 2012
Early Bird Symposium Registration, July 15, 2012
Deadline of Symposium Registration, September 21, 2012

Symposium, November 21 – 22, 2012
Post Symposium Tour, November 23, 2012

Submissions and Guidelines
Anyone interested in presenting their research and/or professional experience in architecture and planning and related disciplines are welcome to participate in the symposium to share their work. We, therefore, invite submissions from academy / faculty members, research students, as well as professionals and researchers from government offices, the private sector, and NGOs.

Abstracts should be submitted for full paper presentation. Submissions should be made to the relevant track, which will then be reviewed by Scientific Committee. Contributors should complete all required information fields on the online submission system and follow the requirements below:

Abstracts should be written in English,
Text should be 12-point, in Arial Font and justified with single line spacing,
Three to five keywords should be included to indicate which sub-theme the abstract fits most closely under the track it is submitted.
Author(s) name(s) and all author affiliations should be included.
The name of the presenting author must appear first on the list of authors and indicated by highlighting the name in bold. Contact email of presenting author should be included.
Abstracts should be text only. Graphics, pictures or graphs should not be submitted.

Abstracts should include:
− Title of Paper
− Author(s) – Presenting author’s name to be highlighted in bold
− Institutional Affiliation/Address/Email
− Abstract text (300 words maximum). Suggested subsections: context, central theme or hypothesis; methodology; expected outcomes and relevance of the work to planning education, practice or scholarship; preliminary bibliography.
− 3 to 5 key words

Abstracts should be in the following page layout:
− 21 cm x 29.7 cm paper size (A-4 Size)
− Portrait orientation
− Top margin: 2.5 cm or 0.98″
− Bottom margin: 2.5 cm or 0.98″
− Left and right margins: 2.5 cm or 0.98″
− Header and Footer: 1 cm
− Indents – paragraphs of section – none
− Spacing between paragraphs: Single space

Conditions for Submission and Presentation
Participants can present only one paper although they may be co-authors in more papers. In the event of more than one abstract being accepted, we kindly ask you to withdraw abstracts as necessary.

In order to be eligible for presentation, authors whose abstracts are accepted will have to submit their full papers by September 21, 2012. Papers that are sent later than this date cannot be scheduled for presentation.

There are no fees associated with abstract submission or reviewing process. Other registration details would be announced later on the symposium web page

Publication of Full Papers
Accepted papers will be published in the symposium CD in digital format and hard copy book of proceedings and selected papers will be published in Megaron or Archnet-IJAR e-journals.

The papers should be sent in both Megaron and Archnet-IJAR text formats. Megaron is an official publication of Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. It is anonymously peer-reviewed e-journal that considers for publication original articles, research briefs, book reviews and viewpoints on planning, architecture, design and construction.

Megaron indexed in
-ULAKBIM Social and Human Sciences Database,
-EBSCO Host Art & Architecture Complete,
-DOAJ, and Gale / Cengage Learning.

Megaron Website :

Information for authors :

E-ISSN : 1309 – 6915

Archnet-IJAR that is International Journal of Architectural Research is an interdisciplinary scholarly online publication of architecture, planning, and built environment studies. The journal aims at establishing a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of architectural and design research, and urban planning and built environment studies. It reports on the latest research findings innovative approaches for creating responsive environments, with special focus on developing countries. The journal has two international boards; advisory and editorial. The range of knowledge and expertise of the boards members ensures high quality scholarly papers and allows for a comprehensive academic review of contributions that span wide spectrum of issues, methods, theoretical approach and architectural and development practices.

IJAR indexed in
– EBSCO Products, EBSCO-Art and Architecture Database.
– Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.
– INTUTE: Arts and Humanities Database.
– DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals.
– Pro Quest Arts and Humanities Database.

Website & Information for authors :
E-ISSN – International (Online) : 1994-6961
E-ISSN – United States (Online) : 1938-7806


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