Preliminary Program

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Call for Paper


Prof. Dr. Carl Steinitz and Dr. Hrishi Ballal will give a one day workshop on organising and applying Geodesignhub software on Wednesday, June 7th one day before the conference starts. Reserve this date if you are interested in participating in this Geodesign workshop. Further registration details will be announced soon.

Dear Colleagues,

In response to several requests, we are extending the deadline for the extended abstracts until October 15, 2016.

We thank for having received excellent extended abstracts which will be revised immediately.

CALL FOR PAPERS (extended)

DLA 2017, June 7-10 DIGITAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bernburg, Germany

18th International Conference Digital Landscape Architecture DLA 2017

The 18th annual International Conference on Information Technology in Landscape Architecture DLA 2017 will be held at Anhalt University in Bernburg, Germany, from June 7 - 10, 2017. We would like to invite you to contribute to this conference on all aspects of technologies in landscape architecture. Please submit "Extended Abstracts" (minimum of1500 words, maximum of eight pages text including key references and optional graphics) as pdf file online via the web-based submission system at: and DLA Conference 2017

or directly: by October 15, 2016

for review for full paper submission and possible inclusion in the program as presentation.

Accepted papers will be published as fully blind reviewed papers in

JoDLA − Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 2-2017

by Wichmann VDE Verlag, Berlin-Offenbach. Accepted papers will also be distributed as an open access article at


Main Theme and Suggested Topics:

For the 18thDLA Conference, the Editors and the Board of Editors of the Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture cordially invite you to submit proposals for original, unpublished presentations focusing on the conference's main theme

Responsive Landscapes

or in one of the other following areas:

2)  Mobile Devices for Geodesign

3)  Geodesign and Smart Cities

4)  Geodesign in Urban and Rural Regions for Tackling Climate Change

5)  Point Clouds, Digital 3D Scanning and Fabrication in Landscape Design

6)  Algorithmic Landscapes

7)  Augmented and Virtual Reality in Landscape Architecture

8)  Onsite Computational Design

9)  Sharing and Connecting Landscape Information Online (Cloud Computing;


10 ) Social Media in Landscape Design

11) Teaching Digital Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


Important dates for the review process are:

Extended Abstracts due:               October 15, 2016 (extended)

Notification of acceptance:            November 5, 2016 (extended)

Full manuscript draft due:              December 1, 2016

Reviewed manuscript due:             February 1, 2017

Conference:                                  June 7-10, 2017

Invited KeynoteSpeakers:

Bradley Cantrell, Harvard University, United States

Prof. Kelleann Foster, Penn State University, United States

Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antje Stokman, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Invited Session Chairs:

Dr. Stephen Ervin, Harvard University, United States

Pia Fricker, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. James Palmer, Vermont, United States

Dr. Sigrid Hehl-Lange, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Dana Tomlin, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Barty Warren-Kretzschmar, Utah State University, United States

Dr. Ulrike Wissen Hayek, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

The conference language is English. The DLA 2017 conference will be held at the

Anhalt University in Bernburg, Germany

For further information please contact:

Prof. Erich Buhmann

Anhalt University Strenzfelder Allee 28 D-06406 Bernburg, Germany


Conference organization: