Advances in Shape Grammars: Implemented Shape Grammars
Important Dates
May 27 Submissions due
June 10 Notification of acceptance
26 June 9:00am –12:30pm Workshop

Workshop Aim:

Shape grammars have been researched for more than 40 years now, reaching several areas of design, most particularly architectural design, engineering, and product design. Besides the intellectual challenge involved in the development and use of a shape grammar, the potential they would have in addressing real life design problems is enormous. Several shape grammars implementations and generic shape grammar interpreters have been developed over the last years, but a true impact in the design process still needs to be proven possible.

This workshop aims at addressing both the current shape grammar interpreters and future paths of implementation towards practical use cases. We will discuss what is being left unresolved from shape grammars in recent computer implementations and how can this be addressed in future ones.

  • Are shape grammars computer implementable as they were originally defined?
  • What more can one do in the implementation of shape grammar interpreters to make them useful to a real life design scenario?
  • To what extent is there a difference between an implemented shape grammar and a parametric design tool, or a procedural modelling tool, or a multidimensional generative design tool?

After the introduction of invited reference implementations and the usage of these systems by workshop participants, an open discussion will be accommodated, aiming to document the state of the art of available technologies in shape grammar interpreters and implementations and what these interpreters and implementations might evolve into over the coming years in real life design scenario's.

Workshop Chair
Pieter Pauwels (pipauwel.pauwels@ugent.be)
Sara Eloy (sara.eloy@iscte.pt)
Program Committee
  • Chris Earl - Open Univeristy
  • Thanos Economou - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • José Pinto Duarte - University of Lisbon
  • Terry Knight - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ramesh Krishnamurti - Carnegie Mellon University
  • António Leitão - University of Lisbon
  • George Stiny - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Workshop Notes
Submission form (http://goo.gl/forms/seMNMfvGs2)

Submission information:

Please submit a presentation proposal via http://goo.gl/forms/seMNMfvGs2. Also regular participants are encouraged to submit a proposal to indicate their background and interest.

Workshop format:

The workshop will last for a half day and it will consist of the following sessions:

Attendees at the workshop need to register either as an addition to the DCC'16 conference registration at a cost of $30, or if not registered for the conference at a cost of $60. Please go to the DCC16 conference homepage and then to Registration to register.

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