BuiltViz2015 - 9th International Conference

Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments

21, 22, 23 and 24 July 2015

The University of Barcelona ● Barcelona ● Spain ●



Aims and scope

The rapid development of information technologies, and the extent to which IT and visualisation have become pervasive in architecture and construction, mean that processes, methods, theories and key research themes require study and debate. This conference will address many of these key themes, and provide an environment within which discussion can lead to fruitful new ideas, and allow participants to make contact with peers from across the globe.


The conference will include sessions structured to provide a range of paper, poster and panel discussion events. Papers are invited which present original research under the overall conference theme of ‘Visualisation in built and rural environments’.



The conference will take place over 3 days. Space will be allocated for themed paper sessions, within which authors will be allocated 10 minutes each to speak, followed by no more than 5 minutes for questions. Following the delivery of all papers, a further 30 minutes will be set aside for general questions from the floor, with session chairs encouraged to support and stimulate debate.


A formal poster session will be timetabled for the second day of the conference, with poster presenters encouraged to give 5 minute overviews of their work.


The conference proceedings will be made available to delegates, and presenters are encouraged to provide whatever supplementary materials which they feel might be of interest to peers, beyond that already in their paper. For example, delegates might wish to provide additional images or movie files.

Papers are welcomed, but are not limited to, research in the following areas.




Built Environment Information Modelling

·         Visualisation as a decision-aid for construction and architectural management

·         2D, 3D, 4D and nD  modelling, simulation and visualisation in AEC

·         Design decision support systems

·         Emergent technologies in collaborative working

·         Facilities management

·         Visualisation as a decision-aid for planning

·         Standardisation and interoperability in such applications


Visual Process Based Modeling

·         Visualisation of design and construction processes

·         Health, safety and risk management via visualisation

·         Interoperability and standards in AEC

·         Smart buildings

·         Virtual and augmented reality tools in AEC prototyping

·         Collaborative virtual environments in AEC

·         Visualisation in concurrent engineering


Virtual Prototyping & Technology

·         Mobile and ubiquitous environments

·         Perception and expectation of visualisation tools in AEC

·         3D scanning and virtual site representation

·         Remote sensing, Lidar and other automated environmental data capture processes

·         Cognitive and sensory computing in AEC

·         Visual impact assessment

·         Validation of the reliability of judgements in AEC and planning from visual imagery


Architecture Visualisation

·         3D modelling and Rendering

·         Visualisation

·         2D and 3D Animation

·         Video Compositing

·         Visualisation on aesthetic values in architecture and construction

·         Visualisation in architectural product design

·         Landscape & rural environmental visualisation

·         3D geographic information systems

·         Interactive modeling


Organising & Liaison Committee


International Symposium of Visualisation in Built Environment

John.Counsell, Cardiff School of Art & Design , University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
Farzad Khosrowshahi, University of Salford, UK

Richard Laing, The Robert Gordon University, UK

Symposium chairs:





John Counsell BArch MSc Architect RIBA

Head of the Department of Architectural Studies

Cardiff School of Art & Design
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
Cardiff, UK
e-mail : jcounsell(AT)uwic.ac.uk


All other enquiries and submissions should be addressed to:

Conference Co-ordinator


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