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The Arab Society for Computer-Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) is a society active in the area of computer-aided architectural design (CAAD).[1]

History and mission of ASCAAD[edit]

The founding meeting of ASCAAD took place on the 16th of May, 2001 in Jordan University of Science and Technology.

ASCAAD is a society of those who teach and conduct research in computer-aided architectural design in schools of architecture in the Arab World. ASCAAD aims to facilitate communication and information exchange regarding the use of computers and information technology in architecture, planning and building science.


Membership of ASCAAD is available to architects, designers, educators and researchers. Membership is not restricted to any geographical region, however, the activities of ASCAAD are mainly carried out in the Arab World (West Asia, and North Africa). We accept members from all over the world. Anyone can register online via ASCAAD website.

Annual conference[edit]

ASCAAD organises an annual conference in one of the Universities or institutions in the Arab region [1]. Papers are accepted in the conference after a blind review process. All accepted papers are published in the proceedings of the conference, and included in CUMINCAD.Public CumInCAD records are available via an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) feed and records are available via multiple bibliographic archives and citation indexes onine.[2][3][4]

List of conferences[edit]

Year Title Institution Place
2005 E-Design in Architecture King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
2006 Re-Thinking the Discourse American University of Sharjah Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2007 Embodying Virtual Architecture Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria, Egypt[5]
2009 Digitizing Architecture: Formalization & Content[6] University of Bahrain Manamah, Bahrain
2010 CAAD - Cities - Sustainability National School of Architecture Fes, Morocco
2012 CAAD - Innovation - Practice Kingdom University Manamah, Bahrain
2014 Digital Crafting Effat University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Conference Proceedings[edit]

A link to the abstracts for all conferences' papers can be found at:

Board of directors[edit]

ASCAAD board of directors is composed of ten members elected by members of ASCAAD: president, vice president, and 8 members. Office term for each member in the board is two years, however, to ensure continuity of ASCAAD activities and mission, half of the board is elected annually to join the already existing half. The elected president replaces the existing president, who, in turn, replaces the existing vice president. The four newly elected members of the board replace half of the existing members.

ASCAAD BoD convene in a formal meeting once a year at least. Usually the meeting is scheduled during ASCAAD annual conference.

List of presidents[edit]

Period Name Institution
2001–2005 Jamal Al-Qawasmi King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
2005–2007 Ahmad Okeil Abu Dhabi University
2007–2008 Amar Bennadji The Robert Gordon University,
2008–2011 Rabee Reffat King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals,
2011–20012 Zaki Mallasi Effat University,
2012–2013 Neveen Hamza Newcastle University,
2013–20014 Zaki Mallasi Effat University,

List of current members of the board of directors[edit]

Name Institution
Neveen Hamza Newcastle University
Zaki Mallasi Effat University
Aghlab Al-Attili University of London
Ayman Ahmed Othman British University in Egypt
Bhzad Sidawi University of Dammam
Magdy Ibrahim Abu Dhabi University
Sherif AbdelMohsen Georgia Institute of Technology
Omar Helmy WS Atkins

List of Previous members of the board of directors[edit]

Name Institution
Ahmad Okeil Abu Dhabi University
Aghlab Al-Attili University of Edinburgh
Dina Taha Alexandria University
Hassan Satti Skidmor, Owings, & Merrill LLP
Hazem Hammad Assiut University
Maher El-Khaldi Gehry Technologies
Ramzi Hassan Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Sameh Shaaban RIBA Enterprises
Wael Abdelhameed South Valley University
Zaki Mallasi Perkins + Will


  1. ^ Digi-arts knowledge portal, UNESCO.
  2. ^ "Architexturez CumInCAD OAI-PMH Mirror". Architexturez. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "DBLP". UNI-Trier. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Researchgate". Researchgate. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "اليوم الثقافي قدم خلاله دراسة للتغير العمراني في مكة المكرمة 25 دولة تشارك في مؤتمر "تجسيد العمارة التخيلية" 25 countries participate in the "virtual embodiment of Architecture"". اليوم الإلكتروني (in Arabic). December 8, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  6. ^ Bahrain News Agency, BNA.

External links[edit]

Sister organizations[edit]

There are five sister organisations around the world to provide a more accessible regional forum for discussion of computing and design. The major ones are:

  • ACADIA - Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, since 1981
  • CAADRIA - The Association for Computer Aided Architectural Design in Asia, since 1996.
  • ECAADE - The Association for Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, since 1982.
  • SigGraDi - Sociedade Ibero-Americana de Gráfica Digital, since 1997.
  • CAAD Futures - Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, since 1985.
  • CUMINCAD - The Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Architectural Design.