(Note: The deadline for abstract submission to DLA2020 has passed — with more than 100 entries ! Please consider submitting to DLA2021, next year…)

Main Theme and Suggested Topics:

For the 21st Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA2020 (June 3-5, 2020), the Editors and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture JoDLA cordially invite you to submit abstracts
by November 1, 2019
at   https://dla.loel.hs-anhalt.de/dla2020
for original, unpublished presentations focusing on the conference’s main theme:

Cybernetic Ground: Information, Imagination, Impact

Abstracts are encouraged on one or more of these topics:

  • Algorithmic design and analysis of landscapes
  • Mobile devices, Internet-of-Things, and ‘Smart’ systems in the landscape
  • Data Science and Landscape Information Modelling
  • Drone/UAV imagery and uses
  • Digital fabrication in landscape architecture
  • Visualization and animation of landscapes
  • Augmented reality (AR), Virtual reality (VR), and immersive environments
  • Geodesign approaches, technologies, and case studies
  • Digital landscape architectural responses to climate change
  • Social media in landscape architecture
  • Teaching digital landscape architecture
  •  Digital landscape architecture in practice

We invite you to contribute to this conference on all aspects of digital landscape architecture, by submitting an Extended Abstract, with a minimum of 1200 words and maximum of 2000 words including key references; additional selected graphics are optional. Abstracts are reviewed for full paper (8-12 pages) submission and possible presentation at the DLA Conference. Submit the extended abstract online via the web-based submission system at:

  https://dla.loel.hs-anhalt.de/dla2020 by November 1, 2019

Accepted abstracts will be returned by December 1, 2019, and authors invited to submit a full paper (8-12 pages), due January 10, 2020 for a second-round fully blind peer-review process, returned by February 1, 2020. Final papers with revisions submitted by February 15, 2020 will be published in JoDLA : Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture 5–2020 by Wichmann VDE Verlag, Berlin-Offenbach.

Important dates for the review process are:

Call for Abstracts September 1, 2019
Extended Abstracts due: November 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: by December 1, 2019
Full manuscript submission due: January 10, 2020
Opening of Call for Posters & Art February 1, 2020
Manuscript reviews returned: by February 1, 2020
Revised/Final manuscript due: February 15, 2020
Posters and Art submissions due: May 1, 2020
Conference: W-F June 3-5, 2020
Post-Conf. Activities / Field Trips June 6,7, 2020

Invited Keynote Speakers:


Glorianna Davenport, Visiting Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Responsive Environments

Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, FASLA, National Landscape Practice Leader, AECOM

The conference language is English. The DLA 2020 conference will be held at the

Graduate School of Design, Harvard University,

48 Quincy Street, Cambridge Mass, 02138 USA

For further information please contact:

Stephen Ervin, Conference Chair

Email: DLA2020@gsd.harvard.edu

DLA | Digital Landscape Architecture