Dr. Upendra Rajapakshe
(Director - FARU)
Faculty of Architecture
University of Moratuwa
Phone: +94 77 3466346
Extended papers from FARU 2017 proceedings
will be invited to be published in Special Issues
of "Archnet-International Journal of Architectural Research (Archnet-IJAR) in July 2018"
details available on Journal website.
"Construction Economics and Buildings in September 2018" - details to be available soon
Publish on special issue of Architectural Science Review in 2018- contact Dr. Richard Hyde, Editor-in-Chief, after publishing proceedings FARU 2017
"Special Issue of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment"
Extended papers from FARU 2017 Proceedings in disaster management and resilience areas will be invited to publish in a Special Issue of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment" - in early 2018. This is a SCOPUS ranked journal and Editor of the Journal is Professor Dilanthi Amarathunge of University of Huddersfield, UK. In addition, the best paper award and two other highly-commended awards will be given to papers in this area at the conference.
The Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline :
27th July, 2017
Notification on abstract acceptance :
14th August, 2017
Full paper submission deadline :
30th September, 2017
Notification on full paper submission:
24th October, 2017
Final print ready paper submission
3rd November, 2017
8th & 9th December, 2017
10th December, 2017
Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka are jointly organizing the 10th International research conference on architecture/built environments in Colombo between 08th – 10th December 2017. The conference will provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and students in the areas of architecture, built environment, planning, building economics and integrated design.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts written in English within 300 words in areas related to the theme and sub themes of the conference.
Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa will be the main organizer of the conference. National Science Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Technology will be the co-organizer of the conference.
Theme of FARU 2017 recognizes design as a discipline that cares and serves a multitude of concerns and functions through its life cycle within a broader context of built environment involving architecture, town and country planning, building economics and product design. FARU 2017 invites research papers from academics, researchers, students and practitioners from all these disciplines and allied fields.
Scope and call for papers
Architecture, Environment and energy
Architecture, People, socio-cultural and physical context
Architecture, Technology and materials
Cost, management and life cycle
Urban environments, planning, urban health and climate
|Professor Susan Roaf||Professor Geoffrey Qiping Shen|
|Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom Sue Roaf is Professor of Architectural Engineering at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Having spent ten years in Iran and Iraq she completed academic studies on the windcatchers of Yazd, nomadic architecture in Iran, and the ancient water systems, technologies and archaeology of Iraq. She has an international reputation for work on thermal comfort, photovoltaics, passive building design, ecohousing, and the education of architects. She is the author of a number of books on Benchmarks for Sustainable Buildings, Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change and Ecohouse Design. Professor Roaf Chaired the 2nd International Congress on Solar Cities in Oxford 2006. She is an internationally recognised speaker on issues of the environment and buildings and gave the Keynote talks at the ARBS2010 in Sydney and the ASHRAE 2009 Conferences, being the premier HVAC conferences in South East Asia and the USA respectively. For more detail..||Faculty of Construction and Environment,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Geoffrey Shen is the Chair Professor of Construction Management and Associate Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has a proven record of accomplishment of accomplishment of academic and research leadership in construction management with special interest in sustainable construction supported by information and communication technologies. He has led a large number of research projects with total funding over HK$35 million, and has authored more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is member of the editorial boards of several leading journals, and has been invited to give keynote presentations in a number of international conferences. He has served the built environment panel of the Research Assessment Exercise in Hong Kong in 2006, and he is the immediate past Chair of the Global Leadership Forum in Construction Engineering and Management Programs. Professionally, he is an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Value Management (HKIVM). For more detail..
|Dr. Katherine Moline||Prof. Arun Gupta|
|University of New South Wales, Australia Dr Katherine Moline is an artist, designer and academic. She is the Associate Dean Research Training in the Faculty of Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Katherine’s research explores the cross-overs between artistic avant-gardes and contemporary experimental design, with a current focus on the social imaginaries of data emerging in recombinations of art, science and design. Recent research projects she has led include The Selfie and Social Activism at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney (2016); and the exhibitions Climactic: Post Normal Design at Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2016); Experimental Thinking: Design Practices at Griffith University Gallery, Brisbane (2015); Experimental Practice: Provocations in and Out of Design at RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne (2015); and Feral Experimental at UNSW Galleries, Sydney (2014). Her research has been widely published in book chapters, academic journals, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogues. She has served on editorial boards and peer-review committees for a number of journals including Material Thinking and Radical Designist. For more detail..||National Institute of Design, India Prof. Arun Gupta has taught various filmmaking courses (including Direction, Scriptwriting, Film Language and Film Appreciation) for more than two decades, at NID and elsewhere. He has a Post- Graduate Diploma in Film Direction from Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, India and a BA in English Literature from the University of Delhi, India. He has had a long stint in Indian television before joining full-time teaching at NID. He has served as Jury in several International Film Festivals, runs a biennial Asian Short & Documentary Film Festival at NID called "Alpavirama" and has been writing a book on Hindi Film Villains. He believes that the soul of India - South Asia resides in its syncretic traditions and practices, and they need to be more robustly celebrated in the times that are." For more detail..|
The Scientific Committee:
Professor Richard Hyde, Editor in Chief- Architectural Science Review Honorary Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, The University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Fergus Nicol, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Oxford Brooke University, United Kingdom
Professor Juergen Reichardt, Munster University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Horoshi Yoshino, Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University, Japan and Secretary Science Council Asia
Professor Susan Roaf, Hariot Watt University, United Kingdom
Professor Richard Haigh, Global Disaster resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Professor Robert Brown, Professor of Architecture, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Professor Marc Aural Schnable, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Samitha Manawadu, Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Sepani Senaratne, Western Sydney University, Australia
Professor Rohinton Emmanuel, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Dr. Jagath Munasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Indrika Rajapaksha, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Rangika Halwathura, Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Angelique Chettiparambil, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Professor Barbara Rahder, York University, Canada
Dr. Julie Rudner, La Trobe University, Australia
Dr. Yasangika Sandanayake, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Wasana de Silva,Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Rizvi Noordeen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Associate Professor, Tilanka Chandrasekara, Oklahoma State University, USA
Dr. Shaleeni Cooray,Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Professor Kanchana Perera, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra, Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal, Associate Professor, Architecture Section, Aligarh Muslim University, India