M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D.
Murat Sahin, Ph.D.


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The Design Communication Association (USA) along with the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey, will host the 2016 European Design Communication Conference in Istanbul, May 11-14, 2016. In addition to scholarly paper presentations, the conference will include a number of activities including:

- Keynotes
- Hands-on workshops
- Parallel paper sessions
- Poster presentation
- Printed proceedings with all accepted papers
- Young architects’ forum
- City guided architecture tour

We are happy to announce that at this early stage our confirmed keynote speakers include:

- Dr. Ken Yeang (internationally acclaimed architect, ecologist and author)
- Professor Francis D. K. Ching (distinguished educator and prolific author of architecture books)
- Turkish Architects’ Forum (presentation and discussion on current trends)

The theme of the 2016 Istanbul conference focuses on the aspect of “inclusiveness in Design”. Having described inclusivity as “the attitude of exploring ideas and the making of a work through many more points of contemplation...” Antoniades (1992) underscores the significance of  “the idea of symphony” and the inclusion of  people from various fields and disciplines, diverse points of views and design methods and  various channels in design process to generate “all-inclusive creativity”  Today while we are  living in a more complex system-based world, design studies has been conducted  in a different sense of inclusivness.  Design is expected to be sensitive to social, cultural and environmental context more than ever.

A number of hands-on workshops are available on the first day of the conference. Participation in workshops are free with full registration. Following workshops are tentatively scheduled from 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.


Workshop 1: Francis D. K. Ching (Drawing with Ching)
Workshop 2: Ayse Ozbil Torun  (Space Syntax)
Workshop 3: Ipek Gursel Dino  (Parametric Design)
Workshop 4: Efe Gozen  (Transcorporal)
Workshop 5: Tim Frank  (Ecological Design Simulation)
Workshop 6: Uddin & Welty  (Moving Entourage in Architectural Animation)
Workshop 7: Metin Cavus (Cinematic Manipulation of Space)

The host of the 2016 DCA European Conference is Özyeğin University. Özyeğin University is a new private, non-profit university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It ranked 6th among the Most Entrepreneurial and Innovative Universities of Turkey and currently has these following schools; Faculty of Architecture and Design, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Applied Science, School of Aviation, and School of Languages. The graduate division offers Masters and Ph.D. program in a number of disciplines including Engineering and Business.

The official conference hotel is Holiday Inn Express Altunizade. Complementary shuttle to the conference venue from this hotel will be provided by the conference. Please visit the Venue/Hotel page for further details.

Important Dates
- Call for Abstracts: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
- Submission of Abstracts: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 (extended deadline)
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstracts: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
- Paper Submission: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
- Submission of Final Paper in Conference Format: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Full Papers: Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

To take active participation please send abstract and paper for review and acceptance before the scheduled deadline. See Abstract/Paper Submission page for details on submission process. For submission of abstract or other question please e-mail conference co-chairs at the bottom email addresses.

We hope to have an enjoyable time with both scholarly sessions and architecture excursion during the conference period and looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul in May 2016.


2016 DCA European Conference Co-Chairs | email:
Saleh Uddin ( and Murat Sahin (