International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design (ICWSAUD 2012)

We got a new info from our partner in Malaysia, there is upcoming architecture conference that will be held from 3 to 5 March 2012 in Penang, Malaysia. The name of this conference is ICWSAUD 2012. ICWSAUD  is International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design. The theme is “Intervention: Reaching Out to the Bottom Billion”. Reaching Out to the Bottom Billion The conference provides a platform for researches in sustainable architecture and urban design to discuss the challenges in addressing the bottom billion.International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design ICSAUD 2012

Globalisation with all its positive effects however, has left the bottom billion behind.  The United Nation Millennium Goal of eradicating poverty by halve; fights hunger and disease; and provision of  basic amenities to the poor by 2015 requires aggressive and collaborative efforts from the world community for it to be successfully achieved. The conference showcases trends and practices in the development of sustainable architecture and urban design and set a platform for the fraternity to take up the moral challenges in addressing the bottom billion.  Themed “Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design Intervention: Reaching Out to the Bottom Billion”, it invites practitioners and academicians alike to share insights into the complexities faced when working to improve the quality of process and physical place for the use of the urban and rural poor.  The conference intends to highlight new ideas and fresh approaches to enhance the living standards of the bottom billion and find ways to articulate effective strategies to narrow the gap between the have and the have not.


The objective of this conference is to provide a platform  to academicians, researchers, urban planners, architects, engineers, post-graduates, and those involved in housing, building and planning industries to discuss and share issues in relation to the conference theme.


  • Technology for buiding design solutions
  • Rediscovering traditional design for the alternative solution
  • Smart and k-city
  • Vehicle-free city concept
  • Heritage Buildings
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Site Planning
  • Building materials and construction
  • Energy efficiency in built environment
  • Renewable energy
  • Computer Aided Building and Urban Design
  • Planning design
  • Water efficiency
  • Passive design
  • Issues in hill cuttings and land reclamation
  • Autonomous buildings
  • Holistic construction
  • Culture landscape and agro-tourism
  • Liveable City
  • Crime prevention
  • Human and social factors
  • Education in built environment
  • Maintenance and repair technique
  • Other related topics


  • Fullpaper Submission Deadline: 31st May 2011
  • Notification of Fullpaper: 15th Sept 2011
  • Registration & Conference Fee Payment Deadline: 10th November 2011
  • Full paper Submission Deadline (After Review): 30th November 2011


It covers lunches, tea break/dinner and welcoming dinner during this conference on day 1 & 2 besides conference materials complimentary with ferry tour and Day 3 trip tour with lunch. Participants who stay in Berjaya Hotel Penang will be provided with free breakfast. This registration fee does not cover travel insurance.

Foreign Participants** (Studying or Working Outside Malaysia):

  • USD275  – Before 10th November 2011
  • USD325  – After 10th November 2011

Local Participants** (Studying or Working at any Institution/University in Malaysia):

  • RM450 – Before 10th November 2011
  • RM550 – After 10th November 2011

**with fullpaper (presenter) or without fullpaper (observer)
CALL FOR ABSTRACT/PAPER (Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 25th March 2011)
Participants interested in presenting oral presentations are invited to submit their abstract (English) about 200 words in Microsoft Word [*.doc or *.docx] for consideration by the conference committee. The abstract should contain “Problem Statement, Approach, Result and Conclusion”.
All accepted fullpapers (after payment of your registration fee) will be published in the Conference Proceedings (a book in CDR softcopy) with ISBN, and its photocopy (hardcopy) will be provided to all participants who register during the conference. Each fullpaper length is preferably from 6 to 12 pages including figures, tables, references and acknowledgement.

Selected fullpapers (reached its minimum standard of journal level with good English writing depending on the evaluation results by reviewers and conference editor) will be published either in “special issues” by USM Press publication (ISBN indexed in Scopus) or by the International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Science & Technologies (ITJEMAST – ISSN indexed in DOAJ and Sparc Europe).
EMAIL YOUR ABSTRACT TO: [email protected]

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4 Responses to International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design (ICWSAUD 2012)

  1. Veina Smith says:

    Last year I joined this conference (ICWSAUD 2011). I am looking forward to meet you at this conference – it is going to be a special event for several reasons as things are going to change for me right now;)… so don’t miss this conference, join us with this highlight of our architecture community..

  2. Nanne de Rey says:

    Yes, and I am really looking forward. ICWSAUD was researched a lot when I was studying in the Berlage Institute. I’m curious to see it for real, also after all those years.

  3. Stephen Hamnett says:

    Hi admin…why can not integrate in facebook again ????? :(

    I am architecture students in australia. I must join this conference to finish my study. I have visited these website,,,but there is no info about venue ……

    I never go to malaysia before. I need info about venue and hotel first..send me email : [email protected]

    thank you

    • admin says:

      Hello Stephen.

      We are really sorry to not connect on facebook for one month. You can subscribe our site via feedburner. Or you can follow us via twitter.

      The venue of this conference in Berjaya Hotel Penang. You can check the event website. And you can go to for more information.

      Kind regards

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