CAADRIA 2021 invites original high-quality papers and projects presenting current computer-aided architectural design research, accommodating a broad spectrum of approaches ranging from speculative, informal investigations to conventional scientific research, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Artificial intelligence, neural networks and machine learning
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • City Information Modeling (CIM)
  • Collective, collaborative & interdisciplinary design
  • Computational design research & education
  • Design cognition and human-computer interaction
  • Disrupted practices, resilience, and social sustainability
  • Environmental and ecological performance
  • Generative, algorithmic & evolutionary design
  • Digital Heritage
  • Interactive environments
  • Material systems, processes and assembly
  • Practice-based design research
  • Robotics, digital fabrication and construction
  • Simulation, visualisation and impact projection
  • Theory, philosophy & methodology of computational design research
  • Urban analytics, big data analysis and smart cities
  • Virtual / augmented / extended realities

Paper acceptance will be subject to a two-stage reviewing process, consisting of an initial abstract review and a later double-blind peer review of full-length manuscripts. Paper publication will be subject to review acceptance, to compliance with submission deadlines and formatting guidelines, and to payment of the conference registration fee. Multiple submissions are subject to multiple registrations. Accepted papers will be required to be presented at the conference, tickets for on-line and in-person participation will be available. For more information, visit our registration page.

Full Papers:
Full papers will be subject to a double-blind peer review of full-length manuscripts. Length: 10 pages fitting the CAADRIA format (ca. ~3000-4000 words). Full papers should be submitted using the ProceeDings Web Editor system. Several requirements for the structuring and formatting of your content apply and can be found on our submission guidelines page.

The full paper submission period has now ended. The submission system is open to registered users for updates as requested by the Paper Selection Committee.

Paper Submission Dates:
Abstract Submission (500 words): 27 September 2020
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 October 2020
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 20 October 2020

Full Paper Submission: 29 November 2020
Extended Full Paper Submission: 13 December 2020
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance: 20 January 2021
Submission of Camera-ready Full Paper: 14 February 2021

Author’s Conference Registration Deadline: 21 February 2021
(Late registration for accepted paper authors is possible until 7 March.)
Author’s Presentation Video Submission Deadline: 15 March 2021

Enquiries regarding paper submissions:


The CAADRIA 2021 Project Exhibition offers researchers and practitioners an opportunity to present work in progress or completed projects in a visual format. Accepted projects will be featured on the conference website as part of our online exhibition.

Projects that involve innovative use of computational design in architecture and urban design, and innovative processes in manufacturing and construction are encouraged to be submitted. The CAADRIA 2021 conference hosts welcome in particular innovative projects that are in planning or have been recently completed in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area or South East Asia.

The project content should consist of maximum 10 images, a text description of 500 words, and image captions. Acceptance will be subject to a review by the conference organising committee.

Submission of Projects: 7 March 2021
Notification of Project Acceptance: 12 March 2021


The CAADRIA Postgraduate Student Consortium provides a supportive setting for feedback on your current research and guidance on future research directions. It offers you comments and fresh perspectives on your work from international academics and students outside your institution. It promotes the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research. The Postgraduate Student Consortium is an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues of similar background or interests and from the international community and to explore potential external examiners. Your supervisors don’t have to attend the consortium, but they are invited to join.

The consortium is different from a paper presentation since it addresses your research process and offers you advice on your overall study and progress and explores in more detail your thesis. You present your ongoing research work and results to date. You have the chance to discuss your research in an informal session with peers and experienced academics from your field. Applications should include:

  • An extended abstract or full paper describing work in process and key questions addressed.
  • A one-page curriculum vitae (attached to the end of the paper).
  • Submission Deadline: 21 March 2021
  • Notifications of Acceptance: 23 March 2021
  • All inquiries & submission via email to: