Call for Papers: Intl Seminar on 'Architecture: Education, Practice and Research'

on Thursday 23 June 2011 - 20:43:58 | by admin
BUET International Seminar 2012 logo (Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to 25th July)
The Department of Architecture in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is the first formal institution to impart Architectural education in Bangladesh. The creation of a new faculty of Architecture and Planning in BUET fifty years ago in 1962 was instrumental in filling a professional vacuum and it's opening had spurred significant changes in the development of the country. On the occasion of the celebration of '50 years of Architecture in Bangladesh' an International Seminar on 'Architecture: Education, Practice and Research' has been organized to mark the new direction that architecture has taken in Bangladesh with the starting of formal institutional education in Architecture at BUET.

As it is declared in the official call for papers document the purpose of the event is to provide a forum for architects, engineers, scientists and designers to share ideas on architectural design, innovation, science and technology through paper presentation and discussion. It aims to raise
questions on the interfaces between academia and practice, and between research and its application in Architecture. It will extend the scope to assess the past, present and future directions of education, practice and research in Architecture.

Originality in thinking and reporting of first hand ideas are expected. Submission of paper in architecture and related disciplines are invited from architects, engineers, artists, educationists, graduate students, theorists, and researchers. Interested authors may submit papers in all areas of architecture, related to education, practice and research. Please note that the seminar is inclusive and collaborative, aiming to forge links between diverse groups.

Time and Place:
02 - 04 February 2012
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Submission of Abstruct
Abstracts of papers are welcomed related to purposes outlined for the seminar. Interested authors are requested to submit extended abstracts written in English for Long or Short papers. The abstract should contain at least 350 but must not exceed 500 words. The abstract should include the title of the paper, name(s) of author(s), presenting author, affiliations including e-mail addresses, key words, objectives, conclusions and option for long/short paper. Abstracts should be submitted by 15 July 2011 via e-mail in Microsoft Word format to the Seminar Secretariat ( All submitted abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed. Instructions and templates for final papers will be sent along with notification of acceptance of abstracts. Accepted papers (both long and short) of registered participants will be published in CD format as Proceedings of the Seminar. Printed proceedings will be available by additional fee after the seminar. On the basis of merit of the papers and availability of time, short papers may be presented along with poster presentation. For all inquiries, please contact the Department of architecture, BUET.
Download the call for papers official PDF release from HERE.

Call for Paper: 10 June 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: 25 July 2011
Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2011
Deadline for full paper submission: 15 September 2011
Notification of Reviewers' report: 15 October 2011
Deadline for reviewed paper submission: 15 November 2011
Notification of full paper acceptance: 15 December 2011
Deadline for Registration: 31 December 2011
International Seminar: 2 - 4 February 2012

This International Seminar on Architecture: Education Practice and Research is being organized by the Department of Architecture, BUET, in collaboration with Institute of Architects, Bangladesh (IAB) and Architects Alumni Association of BUET (ArcAAB).
Comments (8)


  • MozelleStark
    28 Apr : 16:03
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    Well, it was a very good opportunity to enhance my skills as per blog articles. This gives a vision to the students as a part of research on the topic related.
  • Deshaunconner
    30 Dec : 18:43
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  • looneyhans
    22 Nov : 13:27
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    I really loved it here but are there any recent updates? Thanks wood gate
  • NEO
    24 Jun : 11:50
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    I found an objectionable problem with the title of this event!
    They are calling this event as the celebration of '50 years of architecture in Bangladesh'. That 50 years starts from 1962's foundation of the department of architecture of BUET. What does it mean? There was no 'architecture' before 1962? So what Muzharul Islam did in 1953 was not architecture?! And what are those things built by Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim rulers built centuries ago? Those are not 'architecture' too?

    They could name it as '50 years of architectural education in Bangladesh' may be!

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