SPECIAL NOTE FOR PH.D. CANDIDATES AND RECENT PH.D. GRADUATES
If you are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program or have received your Ph.D. within the two years before the conference (2016-2018), do not submit an abstract.
Please see the CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS FOR THE NEXUS 2018 PH.D. DAY.
The 12th international, interdisciplinary conference “Nexus 2018: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics” will take place 11-14 June 2018 in Pisa, Italy, hosted by the Department of Engineering of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction (DESTeC) of the University of Pisa and Kim Williams Books.
This important meeting is the twelfth conference in the Nexus series, following those in 1996 (Fucecchio, Florence, Italy), 1998 (Mantua, Italy), 2000 (Ferrara, Italy), 2002 (Óbidos, Portugal), 2004 (Mexico City), 2006 (Genoa, Italy), 2008 (San Diego, USA), 2010 (Porto, Portugal), 2012 (Milan, Italy), 2014 (Ankara, Turkey) and 2016 (San Sebastián – Donostia, Spain).
The Nexus conferences are dedicated to explorations of the relationships between architecture and mathematics through a broad panorama of topics. Over the years since the Nexus conferences began in 1996, conference participants have presented studies of buildings both large and small, as well as entire cities and neighbourhoods, designed by great architects of the past such as Leon Battista Alberti and Andrea Palladio, and by modern masters such as Xenakis, Le Corbusier, Frei Otto and Frank Lloyd Wright, and contemporary architects such as Anna Bofill and Greg Lynn. These works are studied from the viewpoint of mathematical notions: symmetry, descriptive and projective geometry, proportion, statics, grammars, computer science, topology, algebra, fractals, and many more.
Speakers at the Nexus 2018 conference will be selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of abstracts submitted in response to the present call for proposals. Acceptance will be based on the originality of topic, rigour of research and clarity of presentation.
Abstracts will be accepted either for presentation in the form of a 40-minute talk, or for presentation in the form of a poster on display for the entire duration of the conference.
All accepted abstracts (talks and posters) will be collected in a book published by Kim Williams Books that will be distributed during the conference itself.
Following their presentation at the conference, a limited number of the accepted abstracts will be invited to develop their work into full research papers for publication in the Nexus Network Journal. The selection will be made by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the presentations at the conference.
The following conditions apply:
WHAT TO SUBMIT
WHERE TO SUBMIT
Submissions are to be sent via e-mail to the Secretary of the Scientific Committee at this address:
WHEN TO SUBMIT
Submissions will be accepted from 1 September 2017 to 30 October 2017. No abstracts will be acknowledged before 1 September or accepted after 30 October, unless an extension of the deadline is specifically announced.
CATEGORIES OF RESEARCH
The following categories of research are intended to facilitate the review work of the Scientific Committee. Please indicate the category that you believe best describes your research:
CONFERENCE WORKING SCHEDULE
The schedule for submissions, selections, and the preparation of the final presentations is:
If you would like more information about the Nexus conferences, books or the Nexus Network Journal, see the Nexus Network Journal website