Program of the AAAI 2011 Spring Symposium on
Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Design

March 21 to 23, 2011 at Stanford University, California

Monday March 21

8:30 - 9:30      Introduction and Overview of Symposium

9:30 - 10:30    Social influences in Sustainable Design

Smart homes and smart occupants: Reframing computational models for the green home
Lyn Bartram and Robert Woodbury, Simon Fraser University

Tools for improving collaborative design processes
John Haymaker

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 12:30   Models for Sustainable Design

Knowledge based integration of sustainability issues in the (re)design process
Irem Erbas, Rudi Stouffs and Sevil Sariyildiz

Towards a design grammar for cradle-to-cradle design
Doug Fisher and Mary Lou Maher

Design Decision Support System toward Environmental Sustainability in Reusable Medical Equipment
Kyoung-Yun Kim and Jihoon Kim

12:30 - 2:00    Lunch

2:00 - 3:30      Preferences, Optimization and Sustainable Design

Reference-Based Optimization Method: Enabling Flexible Problem Formulation for Product Model-Based Passive Thermal MDO in AEC
Benajamin Welle and John Haymaker

Integration of Sustainability Issues during Early Design Stages in a Global Supply Chain Context
Elizabeth C. Olson, Karl R. Haapala and G??l E. Okudan

Identifying Sustainable Designs using Preferences over Sustainability Attributes
Ganesh Ram Santhanam, Samik Basu and Vasant Honavar

3:30 - 4:00     Break

4:00 - 4:30     Knowledge-based Sustainable Design

Causal Knowledge Network Integration for Life Cycle Assessment
Keunho Choi, Yun Seon Kim and Kyoung-Yun Kim

4:30 - 5:30     Invited Speaker: Alice Agogino

Distributed AI and Sustainable Design
Alice Agogino Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley

Tuesday March 22

9:00 - 9:30     Workshop topics discussion

9:30 - 10:30    Sustainability Through Biologically Inspired Design

Computer-Aided Biologically Inspired Design: A Bridge Between Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development
Ashok Goel, Bert Bras, Michael Helms, Spencer Rugaber, Craig Tovey, Marc Weissburg, Swaroop Vattam, Bryan Wiltgen and Jeannette Yen

Better Resource Usage through Biomimetic Symbiotic Principles for Host and Derivative Product Synthesis
Daniel McAdams and Matthew Davis

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 12:30   Methods, Methodology, and Tools for Sustainable Design 1

Parametric design tools for developing a sunshade installation for the UT Zero Energy House
Edgar Stach and Casey Arthur, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Balancing Subsystem Model Fidelity from System Level Perspective
Tomonori Honda, Heidi Chen, Kennis Chan and Maria Yang

Generation of Energy-Efficient Patio Houses: Combining GENE_ARCH and a Marrakesh Medina Shape Grammar
Luisa Caldas

12:30 - 2:00    Lunch

2:00 - 3:30      Methods, Methodology, and Tools for Sustainable Design 2

Energy Explorer: A tool for assessing designer exploration
Caroline Clevenger and John Haymaker

CBArch: A Case-Based Reasoning Framework for Conceptual Design of Commercial Buildings
Andres Cavieres, Urjit Bhatia, Preetam Joshi and Ashwin Ram

Automating Environmental Impact Assessment during the Conceptual Phase of Product Design
Karl R. Haapala, Kerry Poppa, Robert B. Stone and Irem Y. Tumer

3:30 - 4:00     Break

4:00 - 5:30     Workshop discussion breakout sessions

Wednesday March 23

9:00 - 9:30     Design Space Exploration

Interactive performance driven exploration of large design solution spaces.
Michela Turrin, Peter von Buelow, Rudi Stouffs and Sevil Sariyildiz

9:30 - 10:30    Invited Speaker: Kirstin Gail

Sustainable Laptop Design
Kirstin Gail

10:30 - 11:00   Break

11:00 - 12:30   Summary and Directions for AISD