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CoDeC Symposion

We are pleased to invite you to AIT’s CoDeC Symposion, celebrating the completion of the Cognitive Urban Design Computing (CoDeC) project!

Join us to hear exciting presentations and updates of CoDeC affiliated researchers from academia and industry, presenting current developments and project successes and giving you an outlook of the future in computational urban design. After the presentations you will have the opportunity to engage in inspiring debates with the presenters, the CoDeC team and other participants at a joint dinner.

This event does not only conclude the CoDeC project, but also serves as a starting point for an open discussion on the future development of computational urban design, and a debate on how urban data, artificial intelligence and generative design methods can shape sustainable and liveable cities of the future.

During the symposion, you will also have the opportunity to experience a live demonstration of the AIT City Intelligence Lab with an interactive, hands-on presentation of the methods and tools developed within the CoDeC project.


Get your free tickets > CoDeC Symposion Tickets, Thu, Mar 30, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite


We look forward to your participation and seeing you again in Vienna!

Date: 30th of March 2023

Time: 09:00 - 18:00 with a joint dinner as a conclusion

Venue: Reaktor, Vienna https://www.reaktor.art/en/about


Time Program Details Speaker
08:00 - 09:00 Registration    
09:00 - 09:30 Opening Address    
    Opening Address from the AIT Managing Directors Wolfgang Knoll
Managing Director, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Welcome from the Head of Center Wolfgang Hribernik
Head of Center for Energy, Austrian Institute of Technology
    The Digital Resilient Cities Unit Markus Ray
Head of Competence Unit, Austrian Institute of Technology
09:30 - 10:40 Symposion Opening    
    The Cognitive Urban Design Computing (CODEC)
Principal Scientist Project
Reinhard Koenig
Professor - Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
    The City Intelligence Lab Angelos Chronis
Head of City Intelligence Lab, Austrian Institute of Technology
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break    
11:00 - 12:40 Session 01 Data-Driven Co-Design  
  Keynote 01 Data Driven Design for Urban Habitat Resilience
Tools and methods for the implementation of design and decision making tools enabling inclusive and resilient cities toward climate change adaptation 
Mathilde Marengo
Head of Studies, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
    Knowledge Graphs for Multi-Disciplinary Co-Design of Buildings
Knowledge Graphs and Ontologies in the AEC industry, and their potential to enhance data interoperability and facilitate design decisions through description logic and reasoning exemplified with the BHoM RDF Toolkit. 
Diellza Elshani
Research Associate, Institute for Computational Design and Construction
    A Data-enabled Participatory Process for Enhancing Neighborhood Accessibility
A novel workflow of managing urban data and visualizing them with the use of a mixed reality interface for studying urban accessibility aspects of historic built environments
Iason Giraud
Research Assistant, The Cyprus Institute
    Accessibility Analysis through Grasshopper
Using graph theory and shortest route algorithms to analyse and visualise accessibility
Andrej Sluka
Digital Architect, REHUB FORGE
    Performance-driven Design and Data Visualization: An Integrated Design-Space Explorer for Comparative Design Variant Analysis
Research on an interactive and modular data processing and visualization framework for data-driven urban design
Serjoscha Duering
Digital Architect, REHUB FORGE
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch    
14:00 - 15:20 Session 02 Integrated Simulation for Sustainable Design  
  Keynote 02 Unleashing the Power of Simulation - Does the Performance Gap Really Matter? Christina Hopfe
Head of Institute of Building Physics, Services and Construction, TU Graz
    Urban Sustainability through Computational Design
The planning of a sustainable city requires intelligent methods, it will be presented how computational design approaches can be used in real planning tasks
Theresa Fink
Research Engineer, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Urban Climate Design & Planning
Computational tools and approaches for integrating climate adaptation into urban planning practice
Gheyath Mohammed
Computational Designer, Henning Larsen
    Predictive-performative Urban Design
Predictive-Performative Urban Design as a result of the impact of artificial intelligence on performance-based urban design and its role in solving urban climate issues
Robson Canuto da Silva
PhD Candidate, University of Campinas
15:20 - 15:40 Pecha-Kucha FemTech Internships at the City Intelligence Lab  
    Introduction to the FemTech Program Angelos Chronis
Head of City Intelligence Lab, Austrian Istitute of Technology
    Beating the Heat: Large-Scale Shading Solutions for Dense Urban Areas Hager El-Sokaily
Student, Technical University of Vienna
    From Urban Data to Design Methodology Viktoria Tudzharova
Student, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
    Exploration of the Technology behind InFraReD Anna Erdi
Researcher and Software Developer, Software Competence Center Hagenberg
    Interactive Geoovisualizations with Mapbox on Vienna's Aspern Seestadt Iulia Michaela Enache
Student,  University of Applied Sciences Krems
15:40 - 16:00 Coffee Break    
16:00 - 18:00 Session 03 Artificial Intelligence for Resilient Design  
  Keynote 03 Rethinking Eco-Computational Design: Integrating Intuition and Intelligence
Links between environmental intuition and intelligence in architecture
Jonathan Natanian
Head of Environmental Performance and Design Lab, Technion IIT
Machine learning protocols for urban and environmental
spatial monitoring in the scenario of Barcelona Superblocks.
Aldo Sollazzo
CEO Noumena Group, Director Master in Robotics and Advanced Construction, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
    Building Massing Generation using Deep Learning
How can we use a database of existing building stock to train models capable of generating new building massing designs?
Ondřej Veselý
Product Owner, OMRT
    SOCRATES  - Using Computational Methods in Design Space Exploration for Sustainable Developments
Methods to assist architects in quickly finding optimal solutions for given questions in urban planning, building distribution and apartment distribution by helping them explore and reduce the design space
Pol Foreman
Digital Architect, REHUB FORGE
    COUP - Cockpit for Collaborative Urban
Planning Interactive real-time simulation tool for tangible urban twins
Andre Landwehr
Research Associate, HafenCity Universität Hamburg
Balázs Cserpes
Tech Lead, HafenCity Universität Hamburg
An Intelligent Framework for Resilient Design
Angelos Chronis
Head of City Intelligence Lab, Austrian Istitute of Technology
18:00 - 19:00 CIL Demos Interactive Hands-On Demos on the City Intelligence Lab  
18:00 - 18:30 CODEC Hackathon CODEC Hackathon Results
Interactive presentation of the results of the CODEC Hackathon: a collaborative development effort from the CODEC Researchers
Serjoscha Duering
Digital Architect, REHUB FORGE

Viktoria Sandor
Research Engineer, Austrian Institute of Technology
18:30 - 19:00 CIL Demo City Intelligence Lab Demo
Interactive hands-on demo of the City Intelligence Lab
Angelos Chronis
Head of City Intelligence Lab, Austrian Istitute of Technology
19:00 Reception & Dinner