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CAUMME 2012 International Symposium
Global Impacts and Local Challenges

Murat SOYGENİŞ, Symposium Chair,
Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Ashraf M. SALAMA,   Symposium  co-Chair,
Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University, Qatar

Advisory Committee
Murat SOYGENİŞ, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Yildiz Technical University
Nuran KARA PİLEHVARİAN Head of the Department of Architecture, Yildiz Technical UniversityRengin ÜNVER, Former Head of the Department of Architecture at Yildiz Technical University
Huseyin CENGİZ, Head of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Yildiz Technical University

Organization Committee
Nazire DİKER, Head of Organization Committee
Department of City and Regional Planning at Yıldız Technical University
Selim ÖKEM,   Department of Architecture at Yıldız Technical University
Kunter MANİSA, Department of Architecture at Yıldız Technical University
Tolga İSLAM, Department of City and Regional Planning at Yıldız Technical University
Serkan UYSAL Department of Architecture at Yıldız Technical University

Scientific Committee
Aleya Abdel Hadi, Helwan University, Egypt
Amer Moustafa, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Asuman Türkün, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Ayda Eraydın, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Attilio Petruccioli, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Aykut Karaman,  Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Ayşen Akpınar, İstanbul Commerce University, Turkey
Bülent Tarım, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Cengiz Can, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Can Binan, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Carolyn Freeman, Virigina Commonwealth University in Qatar.
Dalila El Kerdany, Cairo University, Egypt
Deniz İncedayı, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Faruk Tuncer, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Funda Kerestecioğlu, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
George Prevelakis, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
Gert De Roo, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Güven Arif Sargın, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Güzin Konuk, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey
Harun Batırbaygil, Okan University, Turkey
Handan Türkoğlu, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey
Howayda Al Harithy  American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Husam Salama, Qatar University, Qatar
Hüseyin Cengiz, Yıldız Technical University
İclal Dinçer, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
İlhan Tekeli, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
İrem Kırış, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey
Kelly Hutzell, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Kevin Mitchell, American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Khaled Adham,  United Arab Emirates University, UAE.
Khaled Asfour, Misr International University, Egypt
Konstantinos Lalenis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Magda Sibley, University of Manchester, UK.
Mashary Al-Naim, Dammam University, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al-Asad, Centre for the Study of the Built Environment, Jordan
Murat Şahin, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Nuran Kara Pilehvarian, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Pantoleon D. Skayannis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Peter Chomowicz, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar
Remah Y. Gharib, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Qatar
Rengin Ünver, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Seda Tönük, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Sema Soygenis, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey
Sercan Özgencil Yıldırım, İstanbul Aydın Üniversity, Turkey
Suha Özkan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Suna Güven, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Wael Samhouri  Damascus University, Syria
Yasser El Sheshtawy, United Arab Emirates University, UAE.
Tolga Akbulut, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Zekiye Yenen, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey
Zeynep Enlil, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey

CAUMME 2012 International Symposium 
Global Impacts and Local Challenges

Overview / Symposium Theme
Since the beginning of the new millennium, it was apparent that a new phase influencing the development of architecture and urbanism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East had begun, when rulers, decision makers, and top government officials developed stronger interest in architecture and development.  With such a sturdy interest many cities in this region are experiencing rapid growth coupled with fast track urbanization processes, and marked by large scale work, learning and residential environments, and mixed use developments. This is witnessed from Istanbul’s intensive urbanization process to Abu-Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Development to Bahrain Financial Harbor, and from Kuwait’s City of Silk to the future city of Qatar, Lusail.   Notably, some cities have acquired a geo-strategic importance. Through the shift of global economic forces, they have developed to central hubs between old economies of Western Europe and the rising economies of Asia. In the context of international competition between cities new challenges are emerging.  

Architecture and urbanism in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions are viewed  as a crucial catalyst for cities to sustain their position in the milieu of a global knowledge intensive economy that is identified as the key driver for spatial-urban development, which includes international services, high tech industries, and trans-cultural higher education institutions.  While  a city like Dubai has come to set the stage as an exemplar of a global city, other cities are inspired, aspired, and are now competing through their architecture and urbanism where new cities and large scale urban regeneration projects are being constructed or in their completion phases. Coupled with these developments we are now encountered with the complex task of translating the so called Global Sustainable Culture into a responsive local environment. Global warming and climate change imperatives, evidence based planning and design, health and the built environment are some of the issues that are spread worldwide, seeking adequate responses from architects and planners.

In light of these developments and the associated theoretical and critical discourses on contemporary architecture and urbanism, this symposium fosters the understanding and appreciation of different manifestations in the built environment in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, while debating the impact of the global condition on local interventions. The symposium addresses a number of Sub-themes identified as major issues challenging contemporary architecture and urbanism this part of the world. Interested scholars are expected to submit contributions addressing one or more of these topics.

Symposium Tracks
Architectural Identity, City Branding, and Image Making.
Architecture and Urbanism of Cities within Cities.
Informal Urbanism-Behind the Scenes of the Global Images.
Multiculturalism and the Emerging City.
Place Making, Politics and Urban Power.
Scopes of Flows and the Contemporary City.
Social Impacts, Health and Sustainable Environments.
Urban Cohesion, Sustainability and Community Participation.
Urban Sprawl, Density, and Transport.
Urban-Spatial Regeneration and Heritage Conservation.
Local Impacts in Architecture
Local Impacts in Urbanism

Key Dates
Symposium call for submissions, December 26, 2011
Deadline for Abstract Submission, February 27, 2012
Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts, March 30, 2012
Deadline for Full Paper Submission, May 25, 2012
Notification of Reviews/Acceptance of Full Papers, July 10, 2012
Deadline for Final Full Papers Submission, September 21, 2012

Early Bird Symposium Registration, July 15 August 31, 2012
Deadline of Symposium Registration, September 21 October 7, 2012

Symposium, November 21 – 22, 2012
Post Symposium Tour, November 23, 2012

Submissions and Guidelines
Anyone interested in presenting their research and/or professional experience in architecture and planning and related disciplines are welcome to participate in the symposium to share their work. We, therefore, invite submissions from academy / faculty members, research students, as well as professionals and researchers from government offices, the private sector, and NGOs.

Abstracts should be submitted for full paper presentation. Submissions should be made to the relevant track, which will then be reviewed by Scientific Committee. Contributors should complete all required information fields on the online submission system and follow the requirements below:

Abstracts should be written in English,
Text should be 12-point, in Arial Font and justified with single line spacing,
Three to five keywords should be included to indicate which sub-theme the abstract fits most closely under the track it is submitted.
Author(s) name(s) and all author affiliations should be included.
The name of the presenting author must appear first on the list of authors and indicated by highlighting the name in bold. Contact email of presenting author should be included.
Abstracts should be text only. Graphics, pictures or graphs should not be submitted.

Abstracts should include:  
− Title of Paper
− Author(s) - Presenting author's name to be highlighted in bold
− Institutional Affiliation/Address/Email
− Abstract text (300 words maximum). Suggested subsections: context, central
theme or hypothesis; methodology; expected outcomes and relevance of the work to planning education, practice or scholarship; preliminary bibliography.
− 3 to 5 key words
Abstracts should be in the following page layout:
− 21 cm x 29.7 cm paper size (A-4 Size)
− Portrait orientation
− Top margin: 2.5 cm or 0.98"
− Bottom margin: 2.5 cm or 0.98"
− Left and right margins: 2.5 cm or 0.98"
− Header and Footer: 1 cm
− Indents - paragraphs of section - none
− Spacing between paragraphs: Single space

Conditions for Submission and Presentation
Participants can present only one paper although they may be co-authors in more papers. In the event of more than one abstract being accepted, we kindly ask you to withdraw abstracts as necessary.

In order to be eligible for presentation, authors whose abstracts are accepted will have to submit their full papers by September 21, 2012. Papers that are sent later than this date cannot be scheduled for presentation.

There are no fees associated with abstract submission or reviewing process. Registration fees of the conference are as follows:

Other registration details would be announced later on the symposium web page:

−   Early Bird  Registration Before July 15 August 31, 2012  :  320 EUR
−   Late Registration Until September 21 October 7, 2012   :  480 EUR

CAUMME 2012 Registration Fee Includes:
• Book of Proceedings
• Welcome Reception
• Symposium Dinner
• Lunches
• Coffee Breaks
• Congress Bag

Publication of Full Papers

All accepted papers will be published in the Book of Proceedings and a maximum number of 30 papers will be published in Megaron or Archnet-IJAR e-journals (max. 15 papers per each journal). The papers should be sent according to the text formats given at the end of this document.

Megaron is an official publication of Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. It is anonymously peer-reviewed e-journal that considers for publication original articles, research briefs, book reviews and viewpoints on planning, architecture, design and construction.

Megaron indexed in
-ULAKBIM Social and Human Sciences Database,
-EBSCO Host Art & Architecture Complete,
-DOAJ, and Gale / Cengage Learning.

Megaron Website :
Information for authors :
E-ISSN : 1309 – 6915

Archnet-IJAR that is International Journal of Architectural Research is an interdisciplinary scholarly online publication of architecture, planning, and built environment studies. The journal aims at establishing a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of architectural and design research, and urban planning and built environment studies. It reports on the latest research findings innovative approaches for creating responsive environments, with special focus on developing countries. The journal has two international boards; advisory and editorial. The range of knowledge and expertise of the boards members ensures high quality scholarly papers and allows for a comprehensive academic review of contributions that span wide spectrum of issues, methods, theoretical approach and architectural and development practices.

IJAR indexed in
-  EBSCO Products, EBSCO-Art and Architecture Database.
-  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.
-  INTUTE: Arts and Humanities Database.
-  DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals.
-  Pro Quest Arts and Humanities Database.

Website & Information for authors :
E-ISSN - International (Online) : 1994-6961
E-ISSN - United States (Online) : 1938-7806

Other participation and registration details will be announced later on the symposium web page:

Guidelines for the Full Papers:

Manuscripts may be submitted in English. The preferred length for manuscripts submitted is between 5000 and 7000 words including Notes and References.

Manuscript preparation: Manuscripts should have double-line spacing, leaving sufficient margin on both sides. The font size (12 points) and style (Times New Roman) of the main text should be uniformly taken into account. All pages of the main text should be numbered consecutively. Cover letter, manuscript title, author names and institutions and correspondence address and abstract in English should be provided before the main text.

The cover letter must contain a brief statement that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors, that it has not been submitted to, or is not under consideration for publication in, another journal. It should contain the names and signatures of all authors. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. 

Figures, illustrations and tables: All figures and tables should be numbered in the order of appearance in the text. The desired position of figures and tables should be indicated in the text. Legends should be included in the relevant part of the main text. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. 

All references should be numbered in the order of mention in the text and should be given in abbreviated form (author, year of publication and page numbers) in footnotes. The style and punctuation of these abbreviated references should follow the formats below:

All references should be numbered in the order of mention in the text and should be given in abbreviated form (author, year of publication and page numbers) in footnotes. The style and punctuation of these abbreviated references should follow the formats below:
1 Kuban, 1987, s. 43.
2 Ünsal, 1972, s. 135.
3 Alkım, 1958, s. 201. 
4 Having provided an overview of the literature, this section focuses on…. 
5 Kuban, 2002, s. 97.

The references should be listed in full at the end of the paper in the following standard form. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication.

Journal article; 
He, S. (2007), “State-sponsored gentrification under market transition: The case of Shanghai”, Urban Affairs Review, 43:2, 171-198.

Chapter in book;
Lichfield, D., (1998), “Integrated planning and environmental impact assessment”, In: Lichfield, N., Barbanente, A., Borri, D., Khakee, A., Prat, A. (eds), Evaluation in planning: facing the challenge of complexity. The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers; p. 151-77.

Edwards, B., (2005), Rough Guide to Sustainability, London, RIBA Enterprises.

Kılınçaslan, T. ve Kılınçaslan, İ. (1992), “Raylı Taşıt Sistemleri ve İstanbul Ulaşımında Gelişmeler”, İstanbul 2. Kentiçi Ulaşım Kongresi, 16-18 Aralık 1992, İstanbul, İnşaat Mühendisleri Odası İstanbul Şubesi, s. 38-48. 

Unpublished thesis;                  
Agat, N. (1973) “Boğaziçi'nin Turistik Etüdü”,  Basılmamış Doktora Tezi (unpublished PhD thesis), İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Mimarlık Fakültesi.
Internet sources should be listed at the end of the reference list in the following standard form: [Accessed 14 April 2008]