CALL FOR PAPERS
TO THE 6th
INTERNATIONAL SPACE SYNTAX ISTANBUL SYMPOSIUM
biennial Space Syntax Symposium brings together the research community to share
their current research and to discuss ideas. Over the years, it has proven
itself to be a stimulating and mind enhancing event for all who attended.
Moreover, the proceedings have been a very significant academic resource in the
field as the Symposia have always been fully refereed. Maintaining the high
standards set in previous symposia, both abstracts as well as the full papers
submitted will be blind peer reviewed.
Contributors are invited to submit an abstract of about 200 words for short- and
400 for full-papers in English, addressing a topic consistent with the themes of
the symposium. Abstracts should state clearly the aims and objectives of the
paper, the context and background literature, the method of inquiry or argument,
the findings, conclusions, the applicability to the field, and the work to be
done next. In the case of papers on recently completed doctoral research, the
authors should clearly state the status of their data and work. The references
should also be included at the end of the abstracts. The word count of the
references will not be included as part of the abstract. For an accepted paper
to be published in the conference proceedings, at least one author is required
to register before end of the date to be determined for early bird registration.
deadline for the submission of all categories of papers is
September 30th, 2006.
will be due by January19th, 2007
included in the printed proceedings by those authors whose work has been
positively reviewed by the International Refereeing Committee. For submissions,
the names of the authors, their e-mail address, their postal address, telephone
numbers and institutional affiliations must be indicated on a separate front
page of the papers. In all cases, the first author will be treated as the "contact
person" for the paper. The format for electronic versions of the papers will be
distributed to those whose paper will be accepted by the refereeing committee.
Here are the
September 30th, 2006 : Submission of Abstracts for all categories
November 15th , 2006 : Notification of Abstract Acceptance
January 19th , 2007 : Submission of Full Papers
1st , 2007 : Notification of Full Paper Acceptance
behalf of the International Steerring Committee
Professor Ayse Sema Kubat, Ph.D. Chairperson of 6th International Space
The 6th International Symposium on Space Syntax
will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, during the week 12-15 June 2007 and will be
hosted by the Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. The aim of
the symposium is to bring together the scholars, researchers and designers from
all over the world who are currently working on space syntax and related methods,
to make and hear presentations of recent work, take part in discussions of
theoretical and methodological issues, and explore directions for future inquiry.
As a set of techniques for analyzing spatial
patterns in buildings and cities, and an associated body of theories linking
space and society, space syntax is now one of the most influential scientific
movements in the field of architecture and planning. Space syntax, originally
proposed by Professor Bill Hillier and his colleagues at University College
London, has been used to treat spatial configuration as an independent variable
in a variety of studies of the social functions, cultural significance and
behavioural implications of built space, in contemporary and historical contexts.
Space syntax has also been used to explore,
evaluate and predict the likely effects of design alternatives. Thus “space
syntax” has come to interact with a variety of fields of inquiry and to support
a plurality of theoretical developments. This is clearly documented in a
cumulative record of contributions at the International Space Syntax Symposiums,
held in London (1997), Brasilia (1999), Atlanta (2001), London (2003), Delft
Themes of the Symposium
Papers which deal with Architectural Theory, Computation in
Architecture & Urban Space, Urban Analysis, Building Morphology, and Design
Issues will be accepted for presentation for the Symposium.
Theories in Architecture
in Architecture & Urban Space
theories applied in design
Computing, communications and space
in Space Syntax
Urban Space and
Urban Growth and
and Crime in Urban Structures
Spatial and/or functional analysis at the urban level
Spatial and/or functional analysis of buildings
Domestic culture and space
Meaning in Domestic Space
The dwelling and its inhabitants
Embodied societies, minds, extra-somatic world
Approaches in design
Design in Architecture
in design practice
syntax symposiums have been venues where the space syntax community has came
together with researchers from
related disciplines and fields of inquiry. We hope to continue this tradition
with themed sessions that will feature invited speakers.
Symposium will be held under three categories:
2. Short Papers
with poster presentations and
symposium will be preceded by three optional Workshops.
Space syntax in my PhD,
2. New developments in space syntax software,
3. From research to design: space syntax in architecture & urban practice.
papers with poster presentations
Poster presentations will form a major part of the 6th
International Symposium, to allow
participants to discuss a wider range of inquiries in a formal as well as an
informal manner and to encourage the fermentation of research programs and
initiatives. To reflect the importance that will be given to poster
presentations, every poster will be associated with a short paper that will be
published in the conference proceedings. These should normally be about 1500
words, including abstracts of no more than 200 words, but not including
references. Short papers should under no circumstances exceed 2000 words.
Illustrations and diagrams should be such that they could fit, without loss of
necessary detail, in at most two A4 pages. However, each diagram and
illustration should be presented on a separate sheet at the time of submission.
The composition of the final
pages is the responsibility of the editors of the proceedings. After the
referees have selected the best papers, formatting guidelines will be issued
regarding the final short papers to be printed in the proceedings as well as the
posters to be displayed in the symposium. Further details and instructions for
the presentation and display of posters will be released when successful
submissions have been identified.
Papers intended for full presentation may address any topic
consistent with the themes of the symposium and may be 3000-5000 words in length.
An abstract up to 400 words should be included. Each table and illustration
should be provided on a separate page. Abstracts as well as full papers will be
blind-refereed and selected by an international committee. Notification for
those authors whose abstract has been positively reviewed by the International
Refereeing Committee will be on 15th
of November 2006. Guidelines for the submission of
final papers will be issued around that time.
Please use the
abstract form for the submittions.
submissions to the 6th International Space Syntax Symposium should be sent to
Contributors are invited to submit an abstract of about 200
words for short-papers, 400 words for papers in English, including references
and addressing the topic consistent with the themes of the symposium. Abstracts
should clearly state the research question and its significance for the field,
the nature of the data and analysis used to address the question, and the
results and conclusions. In the case of papers on recently completed doctoral
research, the authors should clearly state the status of their data and work.
Papers should, in addition to the more complete statement of the above, also
make references to appropriate literature, discuss methodological innovations if
any, and discuss the implications of the results, and the work to be done next.
||Submission of abstracts for all
categories of papers
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
||Submission of Full Papers
||Notification of Full Paper Acceptance
For submissions, the names of
the authors, their e-mail address, their postal address, telephone numbers and
institutional affiliations must be indicated on a separate front page of the
papers. In all cases the first author will be treated as the "contact person"
for the paper. The format for electronic versions of the papers will be
distributed to those whose paper will be accepted by the refereeing committee.
submissions to the 6th International Space Syntax Symposium should be
or sent by post to
Sema Kubat (chairperson of SSS6)
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Architecture
34437 Taskisla Building / Taksim / Beyoğlu
Istanbul / TURKEY
PHONE : +90 (0212) 293 13 00 /2325
FAX: +90 (0212) 251 48 95