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Welcome Address

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Biannual International Conference of Architecture and Urban Design ICAUD 2014, in Tirana, Albania on May 8-10, 2014.

The ICAUD 2014 is organized by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Epoka University. We look forward to endure our academic practice and provide an excellent forum for scientists, researchers, and practitioners, not only from Europe, but from all over the world. Thereby, new ideas, latest developments, and potential directions in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design shall be presented and discussed under any of its specialized themes as shown below. 

Architectural History and Historic Preservation

  • Historic architecture and the city
  • Landscape preservation
  • Archeology and museology
  • Materials and construction techniques

Architectural and Landscape Design

  • Architectural design theory
  • Architectural design practice
  • Landscape planning and design
  • Housing design

Urban/Building Physics and Technology

  • Heat and mass transfer in building materials, building envelope and the whole building
  • Buildings' energy performance 
  • Indoor climate and thermal comfort 
  • Urban physics 
  • Technologies for intelligent buildings
  • Building and room acoustics 

Urban Planning and Design

  • Sustainable urban planning and development
  • Urban planning theory and practice
  • Urban design in development
  • Public open spaces: design, maintenance, management

Architecture & Urban Design Education

  • Knowledge in architecture & urban design
  • Approaches in design-based education (Architecture & Urban Design)
  • Content of architectural & urban design education

Industry and Practice in Albanian context

  • Architectural and urban design projects in Albanian context
  • Innovative technologies of the industry in Albanian context

On behalf of the organizing Committee, I warmly invite you to join us in Tirana, Albania- a very interesting laboratory for architects and urban designers & planners, and an enjoyable place to visit.


Assist. Prof. Dr Sokol Dervishi
Chair of the conference 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:
November 15, 2013

Abstract acceptance notification:
December 3, 2013

Full paper submission deadline:
February 1, 2014
February 15, 2014

Full paper acceptance notification:
March 1, 2014
March 19, 2014

Early bird registration deadline:
April 15, 2014

Conference registration and fee payment:
April 30, 2014, by 5.00 pm CET

May 8-10, 2014

Previous ICAUD

1-st ICAUD

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