Call for Papers and Posters

Important Notification: 
Final paper due:  February 21, 2014

Call for Posters: 
Deadline for digital poster submission: 10 April 2014 to:
For more information, please download the flyer!

The 15th annual International Conference on Information Technology in Landscape Architecture: Digital Landscape Architecture DLA 2014 will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, 21 May – 23 May, 2014. We would like to invite you to contribute to this conference on GeoDesign case studies, approaches and teaching of new technologies in landscape architecture and planning. Please submit “Extended Abstracts” (minimum one page, maximum two pages text including key references and optional additional selected graphics) as pdf file online via a web-based submission system at:  by October 15, 2013 for review and possible inclusion in the program as presentation or as poster. Abstracts must be formatted using the template available to download here.
The conference proceedings are published as fully reviewed papers by Wichmann Verlag, Heidelberg as following: “Girot/Grêt-Regamey/Wissen Hayek/Fricker/Buhmann (Eds.): Peer Reviewed Proceedings Digital Landscape Architecture 2014, ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Wichmann Verlag Offenbach Berlin, May 2014“.

Main Theme and Suggested Topics:
The DLA Program Committee cordially invites you to submit proposals for original, unpublished presentations focusing on the conference’s main theme
“Landscape Architecture and Planning: Developing Digital Methods in GeoDesign”
in one of the other following areas:
1)     GeoDesign Concepts
2)     From Point Clouds to Geo-Based Design
3)     Interactive Virtual Landscapes and Visual Landscape Assessment
4)     Teaching GeoDesign in Landscape Design and Landscape Planning
5)     GeoDesign Case Studies in Regional Planning
6)     GeoDesign Case Studies in Urban Design
7)     Mobile Devices for GeoDesign
8)     Landscape Information Model (LIM) and Standardization

Important dates for the review process are:
Abstracts due extended till: October 27, 2013
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2013
Full manuscript draft due:  December 20, 2013
Reviewed manuscript due: February 21, 2014
Conference:                       May 21 – May 23, 2014

Important links:

Abstract submission system:

Download the paper template here: DLA2014_Example_Formatting_Paper

Download the authors guidelines here: DLA2014_AuthorsGuidelinesForFinalPaper


DLA Poster Competition:

We are looking for projects which challenge the application of state of the art technologies in order to advance the discipline of landscape architecture and planning. If you are looking for an international platform to showcase and discuss your work, you are welcome to submit your poster with your best project!
• You are a landscape architecture/planning student, a recent graduate of a landscape architecture/planning program, PhD candidate or a young researcher.
• Present the result process in A0 size (portrait) and include all information: source(s) of data; details of your team and name of software program(s).
Participants with the 5 best posters are invited to give a short presentation before an audience of peers and specialists on the 23rd of May 2014 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland during the DLA 2014 conference.
Registration fee: 120 CHF for the whole conference or 60 CHF for a 1 day entry for contributors of all accepted poster submissions.
Deadline for digital submission (pdf): 20 April 2014 to:

Invited Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Dr. Marc Pollefeys
Computer Vision and Geometry Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Carl Steinitz
Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Prof. Antje Stokman
Institute for Landscape Planning and Ecology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Hans-Georg Schwarz-v. Raumer
Institute for Landscape Planning and Ecology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Clément Willemin
BASE Bien Aménager Son Environnement / Build a Super Environment, Paris, France

Invited Session Chairs:
Tess Canfield
Landscape Architect, London, UK
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner
Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey
Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Eckart Lange
Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof. Dr. Andrew Lovett
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
Philip Paar
Laubwerk GmbH, Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Peter Petschek
Department of Landscape Architecture, Hochschule f. Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Jörg Rekittke
Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Singapore