Recent Advances in Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning / Edition 1

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The International conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning is organised bi-annually by the Eindhoven University of Technology. This volume contains a selection of papers from the seventh conference that was held at De Ruwenberg Castle in Sint-Michiels Gestel, The Netherlands, from 2 to 5 July, 2004.

Traditionally, the DDSS conferences aim to be a platform for both starting and experienced researchers who focus on the development and application of computer support in the areas of urban planning and architectural design. This results in an interesting mix of well-established research projects and first explorations. It also leads to a very valuable cross-over of theories, methods, and technologies for support systems in the two different areas, architecture and urban planning. This volume contains 22 peer reviewed papers from this year's conference that are organised into five sections:

* Applications of Artificial Intelligence,
* Visualisation fro Design and Decision Support,
* Simulation and Agent Technology,
* Design Research and Design Support Systems,
* Geographical Information Systems.

Together, these papers provide an excellent overview of the latest results in research and development of design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402024085
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/20/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Application of neural networks for landslide susceptibility mapping in Turkey 3
An evaluation of neural spatial interaction models based on a practical application 19
Improved understanding of urban sprawl using neural networks 33
Using on-line geographical visualisation tools to improve land use decision-making with a bottom-up community participatory approach 53
A spatial decision support system for the management of public housing 69
Visualization of usable building space according to planning permission ordinances for public participation in district plan in Japan 85
A comparison of 3D visualization technologies and their user interfaces with data specific to architecture 99
Color your feeling 113
Using bayesian decision networks for knowledge representation under conditions of uncertainty in multi-agent land use simulation models 129
Towards a generic multi-agent engine for the simulation of spatial behavioural processes 145
Crowd modeling and simulation 161
Using a spatial microsimulation decision support system for policy scenario analysis 177
Cellular automata modeling for fire spreading as a tool to aid community-based planning for disaster mitigation 193
Augmented reality meeting table : a novel multi-user interface for architectural design 213
A method to index images in the wooden architecture domain 233
Hybrid approach to solve space planning problems in building services 247
Reduction mechanisms explored in architectural re-design 263
On the notion of level in architecture 279
Supporting design learning with design puzzles 293
A new computer supported design tool : Rasterplan 311
Enhancing 3DSky view extension performance 325
Relationship between convenience store robberies and road environment 341
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