??????The National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), University of Cyprus, McGill University (Canada) and Fuzhou University (China), are organizing the 1st International Conference on Optimization-Driven Architectural Design (OPTARCH2019) to be held in Amman, Jordan from November 5th - 7th, 2019.
The purpose of the Conference is to bring together the scientific community working in the broader field of Engineering Optimization and Architectural Design including problems formulation, computational methods and software development. OPTARCH2019 conferences will facilitate the exchange of ideas in topics of mutual interests and will serve as a platform for establishing links between research groups with complementary activities. Thus, the communities of Mathematical Programming and Nature-Inspired Search Algorithms will become more familiar with important application areas arising from Architectural design real-world problems. Moreover, the Architectural Design Community will be exposed to advanced numerical methods and software tools, which can highly assist in tackling combinatorial optimization problems.?
OPTARCH2019? is endorsed by the? International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE), Scientific Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), Association of Civil Engineers of Greece (ACEG), and Cyprus Architects Association (CAA)??
Amman has served as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with a 1994 excavation uncovering homes and towers believed to have been built during the Stone Age, circa 7000 BCE. There are many Biblical references to the city, which by about 1200 BCE had become the Ammonite capital of Rabbath-Ammon. The Ammonites fought numerous wars with Saul, David and others. Amman is built on seven hills, or jabals, each of which more or less defines a neighborhood. Most jabals once had a traffic circle, and although most of these have now been replaced by traffic lights, Amman’s geography is often described in reference to the eight circles which form the spine of the city. First Circle is located near downtown, and the series extends westward through Eighth Circle.??