Scope & Topics

The iaSU2012 JAPAN is an international conference where blind review is applied. We accept applications of studies that deal with life, technology and culture centered on architecture in the countries on the Silk Road, which stretches from Europe to Japan, and illuminate characteristics of a specific country or a region, or characteristics of cross-cultural interaction. These studies are expected to provide researchers, designers and engineers around the world with the latest findings concerning life, technology and culture and to contribute to the progress of studies.

Specific examples of acceptable topics:

1. Cross-cultural interaction along the Silk Road

    A topic related to cross-cultural interaction along the Silk Road in comparison of life, technology and culture centered around architecture.

2. Regional characteristics and individuality of living space

    A topic related to characteristics of living space affected and nurtured by local climate, history and culture in the Silk Road region.

3. Modernization, globalization and urbanization

    A topic related to rapidly progressing modernization in life, technology and culture, globalization and urbanization, and various issues arising from them.

4. Science and technology that underpin culture

    A topic related to approaches to a certain aspect of culture, or related to dealing with various cultural issues, using various technologies in the domain of natural science, mathematical science, engineering etc..

5. Sustainability and global environment

    A topic related to approaches to issues of life, technology and culture from the viewpoint of sustainability and global environment.

6. Religion and art

    A topic related to approaches to arts from the aspects of beauty, history or religion, or related to religious spaces..

7. Case studies on cultural formation

    Case studies on formation of local culture, or renaissance of the Silk Road as a path of cultural exchange..

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