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Contact


Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama
(Director - FARU)
Faculty of Architecture
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka
Email: faru@uom.lk
Phone: +94 77 9490745


FARU PROGRAMME 2021


Zoom Link A (3rd Dec 2021) DAY 01


Zoom Link B (4th Dec 2021) DAY 02


Deadlines and important dates



Paper Submission


Paper Submission Deadline
8th June, 2021 Extended to 30th June, 2021

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
15th Oct, 2021

Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline
29th Oct, 2021

Conference Dates
3-5 Dec, 2021

Poster Submission


Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
6th July, 2021

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
15th Oct, 2021

Final Poster (Print Ready) Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline
29th Oct, 2021

Conference Dates
3-5th Dec, 2021


Overview

The aim of the FARU is to open up a platform to discourse theoretical and empirical studies through discussions, debate under its main theme ‘Dimensions of Space’. It looks at research, practices, scholarly work and industry contribution on ‘space’ and different dimensions of it within the discipline of Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics and Design. FARU interprets ‘Space’ as an element of design in architecture, design and the built environment, or as an agglomeration of urban elements, open spaces in town and country planning. Space is also defined as the professional space within the construction industry and the contribution towards building economics and quantity surveying. Be it a physical or a virtual space, FARU encourages to exchange and share experiences and knowledge through its FARU Annual Conference and FARU Journal.

Introduction to FARU 2021
Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka is organizing FARU 2021, 14th International Research Conference focused on the theme ‘Beyond Sustainability: Reflections Across Spaces’. The Conference will present virtual and in-person presentations on 03-05 December 2021 at the University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka. Each of the three days will feature interactive live sessions and many concurrent pre-recorded sessions from which to choose under this year’s theme. Thus, the conference will provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and students in the areas of Architecture, Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics, Facilities Management and Design.





Conference Theme
This year’s conference theme is ‘Beyond Sustainability: Reflections Across Spaces’. We encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of spaces that one can reflect upon Sustainability and to define it beyond its mere meaning. Thus, it also can be presented as a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach across academic communities in the fields of Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics and Design. Possible topics in the thematic selection may include : Society, Environment, Economy, Technology, Built form, Materials, and Health of People.

CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS AND DEMO PROPOSALS

All papers and posters should be submitted via Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) https://faruj.sljol.info/ You may click the ‘call for papers’ tab for more information.

Full Paper Submission: The conference carry out a double-blind peer-review process by two experts considering the originality, clarity, completeness, relevance, and significance to the field of study. At the review process, the papers will be selected based on reviewers’ comments and the editorial board’s approval. The high ranked papers will be published in the FARU Journal Vol. 8 bearing ISSN 20126301 (as hard and softcopy); and the remainder will be published in the FARU 2021 Conference Proceedings bearing an ISBN number (as hard and softcopy). All selected papers will be provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). All selected papers must be presented at the FARU Conference 2021.

Poster Submission: The conference aims at carrying out a double-blind review process by an expert considering the originality, clarity, completeness, relevance, and significance to the field of study. The selected poster abstracts of all tracks will be accepted for a virtual display and published in the soft and hard copy of the Conference proceedings bearing an ISBN number.

Demo Proposal Submissions: We regret to inform you that we will not be taking submissions this year and wish to plan it for the next year.



Organizing Committee:
  • Conference Chair: Dr. D.P. Chnadrasekara
  • Conference Co-chair: Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama
  • Members: Dr. Pournima Sridarran, Dr. Menaha Thayaparan, Dr. Chethika Abeynayake, Dr. Wajishani Gamage
  • Secretariat: Mr. AMS Attanayake, Ms. Priyanwada Thalis, Mr. R A J Kithsiri