Conference CoChairs
So-yeon Yoon, Ph.D.
M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D.

[email protected]
[email protected]

Paper Review Committee

Jack Breen , TU Delft, The Netherlands
Eugenio Morello, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Barbara Piga, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Murat Şahin, Ph.D., Özyeğin University, Turkey
JiYoung Cho, Ph.D., Kyunghee University, Korea
Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Ph.D., Lodz U, Poland
So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D., Cornell U, USA
M. S. Uddin, Ph.D., Kennesaw State U, USA
SeonMi Choi, Ph.D., U of Central Oklahoma, USA
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State U, USA
Henry Sorenson, Montana State U, USA
Arief Setiawan, Ph.D., Kennesaw State U, USA
Zuzanna Karczewska, Montana State U, USA
Steven Juroszek, Montana State U, USA
Thomas M. Lesko, Wentworth U, USA
Moh’d Bilbeisi, Oklahoma State U, USA
Eric Todd Inglert, AIA, U of Cincinnati, USA
T Chandrasekera, Ph.D., Oklahoma State U, USA
B Balakrishnan, Ph.D., U of Missouri-Col, USA
Lora Kim, RA, Wentworth Inst of Technology, USA
Kathe Julin, Ph.D., U of Wisconsin, USA
Michael K Chisamore, The U of Memphis, USA
Michel Mounayar, Ball State U, USA
Newton D’Souza, Ph.D., Florida Int. U, USA
Matt Brehm, U of Idaho, USA
Simon Bussiere, U of Hawaii, USA
Gökçen F. Yücel, Ph.D., Istanbul Aydin U, Turkey
Laurent Lescop, Ph.D. Ecole d’Architec Nantes, France


The venue is at one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US at Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca New York.

The campus features 4,800-acre with noteworthy architecture including the I.M. Pei-designed Johnson Museum of Art, Milstein Hall by Rem Koolhass, Weill-Hall by Richard Meier, Bill and Melinda Gates Hall by Morphosis group.

Conference events are planned to be at: Keynote G71 or G73, sessions  101,201, 151, 153, 166, 167, board meeting and lunch 153.
Additional information will be provided at a later date.


We recommend three hotels that are close to conference venue. The official conference hotel is The Statler Hotel at Cornell University, only .7 miles from the venue. The other two hotels are about 1.4 miles away. Special conference rates at least for two hotels will be secured at a later date.
Conference Official Hotel

The Statler Hotel at Cornell University  
(0.7 mile. 15min walk from the conference site. Airport Transportation available)
130 Statler Dr, Ithaca, NY 14853. Phone: (607) 250-1103
Hotel Web site: 

Spatial Rate available until September 7, 2018
CODE: DCA100718  Reservation link

An Iconic Ithaca, NY Hotel in the Heart of the Cornell Campus. Tucked into Cornell University's vibrant campus, The Statler Hotel blends contemporary style with a grand tradition of hospitality. Delight in upscale accommodations and first-class service from seasoned hospitality professionals and energetic students from Cornell's world-renowned School of Hotel Administration. Get swept away by panoramic views of the lush Finger Lakes countryside.

Other Two Recommended Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca
(1.4 mile. Airport & Campus Transportation, Route10 bus to Campus)
130 E Seneca St. Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: (607) 277-8900
Spatial Rate available until September 7, 2018
CODE: CUDCA  Reservation link

Ithaca Marriot Downtown on the Commons
(1.4 mile. Airport & Campus Transportation, Route10 bus to Campus)
120 S Aurora St, Ithaca, NY. Phone: (607) 272-2222


Cornell University is located in Ithaca, a small city in central New York State. It is approximately 250 miles (400 km) northwest of New York City and 60 miles from Syracuse, New York, 89 miles from Rochester, New York.

Travel by Air

Our local airport is the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located only four miles from the Cornell campus. DCA would try to arrange volunteers to greet you at this airport if you notify us beforehand.
Currently, these airlines offer direct service at the Ithaca Airport:
American to/from: Philadelphia International Airport
Delta to/from: Detroit Metro International Airport
United to/from: Newark Liberty International Airport

Note: There are no direct flights to/from JFK International Airport; therefore we suggest going to one of the above three instead. If you need to use JFK, you could then take a shuttle or taxi to the Newark airport for a flight to Ithaca. Another option is to take a bus, car, or train from a New York City location to Ithaca (see below).

If you cannot arrange a flight to Ithaca, you will find that the Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York, offers more airline options (including from JFK on Delta or Jet Blue). Ithaca is 60 miles/100 km (70 -minute drive) from Syracuse. Ground transportation can be arranged through a local service, Ithaca Airline Limousine (phone: 1.607.273.3030 or 1.855.349.0084). Several scheduled trips are offered each day and you must call to make a reservation two to 14 days in advance. The cost is $85/one way, or $130/round trip (subject to change). (You also have the option of a private reservation, at a time you choose, for a higher cost.)
As an alternative, you may choose to use taxi service from the Hancock Airport. There are no schedules or advance reservations required, and you can usually depart quickly. The cost is approximately $180/one way. Another possible option is to rent a car at the airport and drive to Ithaca.

By Bus

Cornell's Campus-to-Campus Express (phone 1.607.254.8747)
We recommend Cornell's executive bus, which offers direct express service (4.5 hours) with a convenient stop location on campus, comfortable seating, wireless Internet, power outlets, reading lights, complimentary beverages, and snacks. Advance reservations needed; we suggest you book early. To make a reservation, go here and click 'Book Now.' After you have made your trip selections, you will be taken to a login page. Before finalizing the reservation, you must create an account by clicking 'Sign Up Here.' (For these fields on the account form: Cornell Affiliation - Guest/Visitor, NetID - leave blank.)

Greyhound (phone: 1.607.272.7930 or 1.800.231.2222)
Ithaca stop: Ithaca Bus Terminal
New York City stop: Port Authority Bus Terminal

ShortLine (phone: 1.607.277.8800 or 1.800.631.8405)
Ithaca stops: Ithaca Bus Terminal and Cornell Theater Arts Center
New York City stop: Port Authority Bus Terminal

By Rental Car

Avis (phone 1.607.257.0441 or 1.800.831.2847)
Enterprise (phone 1.607.275.9000 or 1.800.736.8222)
Hertz (phone 1.607.257.8677 or 1.800.654.3131)
National (phone 1.607.272.2575 or 1.888.868.6207)

By Train

Amtrak train service is also an option, although the nearest station to Ithaca is in Syracuse. Ithaca Airline Limousine can provide shuttle transportation from the Syracuse train station to Ithaca.