Because the deadline for submissions was extended, we must also extend the time required to complete the first phase of the review/selection process. You will be notified regarding your abstract by 24 May.

Nexus 2014: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics. 9-12 June 2014

The 10th international, interdisciplinary Nexus conference for architecture and mathematics will take place 9-12 June 2014 in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by the Department of Architecture of Middle East Technical University.


Call for Papers: Extended Deadline for submission of Abstracts 15 April 2013

Click here to download the Call for Papers

This is the tenth conference in the Nexus series, following those in 1996 (Fucecchio, Florence, Italy), 1998 (Mantua, Italy), 2000 (Ferrara, Italy), 2002 (Óbidos, Portugal), 2004 (Mexico City), 2006 (Genoa, Italy), 2008 (San Diego, USA), 2010 (Porto, Portugal) and 2012 (Milan, Italy). The papers from the conference will be published in future issues of the Nexus Network Journal.

The Nexus conferences are dedicated to explorations of the relationships between architecture and mathematics, through a broad panorama of topics. In the past, these topics have included: symmetry in architecture, projective and descriptive geometry, soap bubbles and minimum surfaces, systems of proportions, geometry and urban design, the development of structural forms, the use of arithmetical, geometrical, and harmonic means, calculations of domes and arches, linear algebra and geometric forms, music theory and architecture, fractals in architecture, etc. Presentations have also included discussions of the work of individual architects, such as Alberti, Palladio, Frank Lloyd Wright; historical periods, such as Roman, Incan and Renaissance; the application of particular branches of mathematics to architectural design, such as geometry, topology and algebra.

Call for Papers


  •  Cover sheet. Please include a cover sheet with the following information: name, title or profession and affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, e-mail address, title of proposed paper, a brief description of the proposed presentation; 
  • Abstract. Abstracts in English, no more than 500 words (an A4 or 8 1/2 x 11 page); 
  • Curriculum vitae. No more than 1 page, including recent publications
  • Submissions are to be sent via e-mail to Kim Williams

If you are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program or have received your Ph.D. within the two years before the conference (2012-2014), please see the CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXUS 2014 PH.D. DAY. Papers submitted by Ph.D. students will not be selected for plenary presentations at Nexus 2014, but will be considered for the "Nexus 2014 Ph.D. Day".


In order to assure the highest academic quality, the selection process for papers for presentation at the conference is divided into two phases. The first phase is the review and selection of ABSTRACTS. Authors whose abstracts are selected will be asked to complete their research by the date in the schedule below. The completed research will undergo a final double-blind peer-review process in order to select the presentations for the conference. Research not selected for presentation at the Nexus 2014 conference will be considered for publication in the Nexus Network Journal. Please note:

  • Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Nexus Network Journal.
  • Submission of a proposal is not a guarantee of acceptance at the conference or of publication in the Nexus Network Journal.
  • Speakers chosen for the conference must cover their own travel expenses to the conference venue. There will be a minimal conference fee for speakers.


The schedule for submissions, selections, and the preparation of the final presentations is:

15 March 2013

Deadline for submission of abstracts

1 May 2013

Notification of acceptance of abstracts.

1 November 2013

Deadline for submission of complete paper for final selection

15 December 2013

Notification of acceptance for conference presentation

11-14 June 2014

Nexus 2014 conference

1 September 2014

Deadline for submission of final papers for publication


Publication of papers in the Nexus Network Journal vol. 17

If you would like to know more about the Nexus conferences, books or the Nexus Network Journal, or you have questions about the call for proposals, please don’t hesitate to a member of the Scientific Committee.

Conference Directors:

Arzu Gönenç-Sorguç
Department of Architecture
Middle East Technical University
Kim Williams
Editor in Chief
Nexus Network Journal

Scientific Committee:

Javier Barrallo
School of Architecture
The University of the Basque Country


Sylvie Duvernoy

Department of Architecture
University of Ferrara

Michael Ostwald

Sch. of Architecture and Built Environment
University of Newcastle, Australia

Mine Özkar
Istanbul Technical University
Department of Architecture

Michela Rossi

Dipartimento di Design
Politecnico di Milano

Sebnem Yalınay Çinici
İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi
Faculty of Architecture
Department of Architecture


João Pedro Xavier
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Porto