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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


Deadlines and important dates



Paper Submission


Paper Submission Deadline
8th June, 2021

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
3rd Sept, 2021

Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline
21th Sept, 2021

Conference Dates
3-5 Dec, 2021

Poster Submission


Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
6th July, 2021

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
3rd Sept, 2021

Final Poster (Print Ready) Submission and Early Bird Registration Deadline
21th Sept, 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.



The Scientific Committee:

Prof. Samitha Manawadu, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Horoshi Yoshino, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University, Japan
Prof. Lalith de Silva, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Kanchana Perera, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Rangajeewa Rathnayake, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Indrika Rajapaksha, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Julie Rudner, Community Planning and Development, La Trobe University, Australia
Prof. Girish Dalvi, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Prof. Anne Bessemans, Faculty of Architecture and Art, Hasselt University
Dr. Sepani Senaratne, Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr. Tilanka Chandresekera, Dept. of Design, Housing & Merchandising, College of Human Sciences, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Elham Delzendel, School of Art, Design and Architecture, The University of Huddersfield
Dr. Clarissa Biotto,Senior Lecturer, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Dr. Laura Santamaria, Institute for Design Innovation, Loughborough University London
Dr Namrata Bhattacharya-Mis, Dept. of Geography and International Development, University of Chester
Dr. Zhonghua Gou, Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Built Environment - Architecture and Design, Griffith University
Dr. Xiaoxi Li, Dept. of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
Dr. Melissa Kennedy, Community Planning and Development Program, La Trobe University
Dr Francesco Mazzarella, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, UK

List of Paper Reviewers:

Dr. Jagath Munasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Janaka Wijesundara, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anishka Hettiarachchi , Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Wasana De Silva, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Shaleeni Cooray, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Wajishani Gamage, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Narein Perera, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Rizvi Noordeen, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Amila Jayasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Chethika Abenayake, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Shanaka Kariyawasam, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Chamali Hewawasam, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Gayani Ranasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Sri Rohana Rathnayake, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Town and Country planning, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ch. QS Induni Senaviratne, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ch. QS Suranga Jayasena, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Nayanthara De Silva, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Sachie Gunathilake, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anuradha Waidyasekera , Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Udayangani Kulatunga, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Chandanie Hadiwattege, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Menaha Thayaparan, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Pournima Sridarran, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ms. Melanie K. Dissanayake, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Integrated Design , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ms. W.M.N. Dilshani Ranasinghe, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Integrated Design , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ms. Inoka Samarasekara, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Integrated Design , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ms. Ruwandika Senannayake, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Integrated Design , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Sivakumar, Dept. of Transport and Logistics Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka



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