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Welcome to 5-ICAUD!

The Department of Architecture at EPOKA University, welcomes participants to the Fifth International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (5-ICAUD), to be held on 16 – 18 November 2023 in Tirana, Albania. Building upon the successful experience of the previous four editions of ICAUD, the conference promises a venue of scientific debate on a wide range of topics on architecture and urban design, and an international audience of academics and practitioners from around the world. The 4-ICAUD provided an international forum for knowledge exchange where 83 scientific papers and posters were presented by academics from 18 different countries. All contributions were reviewed from a scientific committee consisting of internationally acclaimed scholars.  The keynote speakers comprised internationally renowned academics and local policy makers.

Recent developments have produced a range of real global challenges. Climate change, natural disasters, pandemics such as Covid’19, and wars have reshaped the local, regional and global arena. Issues such as migration, energy supply, economic and climate crises are pushing many countries to reflect and think for new creative solutions. It is evident that dealing with these challenges requires more than a political approach; it requires a cross-disciplinary and cross-sectorial approach. The role of disciplines such as urban planning, architecture engineering and design is crucial in these problem-solving processes. Also, the need for a more holistic trans-disciplinary approach in dealing with the built environment is essential.

The 5th International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design (5.ICAUD 2023) aims to create a medium of discussion and knowledge sharing in topics related to architecture and urban planning/design but not only. The main focus will be on exploring the idea of self-sufficient cities in terms of social, economic and cultural aspects.

Best papers will be published in the Special Issue of "The Urban Book Series", a resource for urban studies and geography research by Springer.

We appreciate your interest in 5-ICAUD and look forward to seeing you in Tirana.

5-ICAUD Organizing Committee
Department of Architecture, Epoka University


To download the conference call, please click here.


Important Dates

Early bird registration deadline:
October 8, 2023

Abstract submission deadline:
September 30, 2023

Abstract acceptance notification:
October 7, 2023

Conference registration and fee payment:
October 14, 2023

Extended Abstract:
October 21, 2023

Extended Abstract acceptance notification:
October 28, 2023

Full article submission startline:
November 1, 2023

Poster submission deadline
November 10, 2023

Late Payment:
November 10, 2023

Conference: :
November 16-18, 2023

Full article submission deadline:
December 30, 2023


International participants Early Bird Registration: 100 €

International participants Normal Registration: 130 €

International participants Late Payment: 180 €

Albanian participants: 75 €

Conference partners and supporters: 75 €

PhD students: 50 €

Epoka students: 50 €

Conference attendance: free

Each additional paper: 50 €

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