الخميس، 30 أبريل 2015

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2016. -- 07-12 March 2016, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2016.
07-12 March 2016, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong

This conference brings together researchers from across the globe to explore urban life on islands and archipelagos.

Islands are often associated with peripherality, yet they have long been important sites for the growth of cities. Physical separation from the mainland and spatial limitations can encourage the transport of products and ideas, improved defence infrastructure, construction of social capital, consolidation of political power, formation of vibrant cultures, and concentration of population. Some island cities were located on inland river islands and have since expanded far beyond their original borders while others are still strongly associated with their island cores.

Fostering dialogue between the fields of island studies and urban studies, this interdisciplinary conference will featurepresentations that explore and critique the varied connectionsbetween the urban and the insular from a diversity of perspectives on culture, planning, politics, architecture, economy, and environment in island cities worldwide. We welcome papers and panels focusing on individual casestudies as well comparative analyses and conceptual frames.

Presentations are invited to address questions such as:
• How does islandness sustain processes of urbanisation?
• How can urban planning and urban design address the challenges faced by island societies?
• Why are islands historically privileged sites for urban development?
•  How does islandness influence urban cultures?
•  What roles do island cities play in national, regional, and global frameworks and processes?
• How does urbanisation affect island society and environment?
• How does island city status affect distributions of political authority?
• How do urban archipelagos relate to their hinterlands and oceanic environments?
• How are island cultures reconstituted in (mainland) urban diasporas?
• What challenges do island environments pose to urban development and planning?
• How does the particular mobility of island populations shape the development of island cities?
• What other topics are critical to the future of island cities?

How to make a presentation.
The deadline for abstracts is 31 August 2015. However, to take advantage of early registration rates and ensure that you have time to seek funding from your institution or government, we recommend that you submit your abstract early.

Publication in Urban Island Studies.
Presenters are invited to submit written papers for consideration by the online, open access journal Urban Island Studies. Because all papers are subject to peer review, publication is not guaranteed. There is no deadline for submission, but authors who wish to make an impact on research resulting from the conference may wish to submit papers by 31 August 2015. You can learn about the journal and how to submit a paper on the Urban Island Studies site.
 
 Call for papers
Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos 2016
07-12 March 2016, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong

This is international academic conference explores the dynamics of urban areas located on islands. The concept of 'island cities' includes densely urbanised small islands and archipelagos as well as major population centres of larger islands and archipelagos. The conference will feature presentations on urban culture, politics, planning, economy, environment, and design in island cities worldwide.

The deadline for abstracts is 31 August 2015. However, to take advantage of early registration rates and ensure that you have time to seek funding from your institution or government, we recommend that you submit your abstract early.

Proposing a presentation.
To propose a presentation, fill in all sections of the form to the right. If you have difficulty using the form, e-mailconvenor Adam Grydehøj (agrydehoj@islanddynamics.org)for more information.

Submission Type: Select between two submission types.
Standard Presentations last a maximum of 20 minutes, followed by around 10 minutes' audience discussion.These talks may be accompanied by PowerPoint presentations.
Organised Sessions are groups of 3-4 Standard Presentations concerning a single theme and organised by the presenters (rather than the conference's scientific committee). To propose an organised session, the corresponding author must submit a title and abstract forthe session as a whole, including the names of the authors.Each participating presenter must then submit the abstracts that form part of the Organised Session.

Title & Abstract: The title and abstract of your talk must be between 150-200 words total. Shorter or longer submissions may be ignored. Do not format the text usingitalicsbold, or underlined words, and avoid discipline-specific jargon and citations to other works.

Biographical Note: Your biographical note (maximum 100 words) should be written in complete sentences and include your research areas, academic degree, job title, and affiliation as applicable. If the presentation has more than one author, the corresponding author should provide biographical notes for the other authors as well.








Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 
E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
Web Site:  https://mosul.academia.edu/EmadAlallaf
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

 

الأربعاء، 29 أبريل 2015

من نفائس التنزيل الزخرفي في الموصل ... أ.د.احمد قاسم الجمعه


من نفائس التنزيل الزخرفي في الموصل 
خلال العصور العربيه الاسلاميه

 أ.د.احمد قاسم الجمعه

عندما اورد احد طلبة الدراسات العليا في الاثار السلاميه مصطلح (التطعيم) على
زخرفة جدران المبنى المتعلق برسالته, ويعني به وضع ماده داخل ارضيه لمادة اخرى مغايره لها بالنوع او اللون لغايات جماليه.
وكرر نفس المصطلح لدى تعرضه لزخرفة مصاريع المدخل من الخشب, قلت للطالب اثناء المناقشه لماذا اوردت ذات المصطلح بالنسبة للجدران الحجريه والمصاريع الخشبيه؟, فقال لي لان عملية تنفيذ الزخرفه في الحالتين تمت بنفس الصيغة, ولان بعض المراجع العلميه التي اعتدمتُ عليها ذكرت ذلك.
فقلت له يعد هذا من الاخطاء الشائعةٍ لدى العديد من الباحثين وحتى لبعض الاساتذه المتخصصين لان التسميه تختلف حسب نوعية المادة الموضوعه بداخلها الزخرفه, وتصويبها على الوجه الاتي: اطلاق تسمية (التنزيل) اذا وضعت الزخرفه داخل الحجاره والطوب, وتسمية (التطعيم) اذا نفذت على الاخشاب, بينما يطلق عليها (التكفيت) بالنسبه للمعادن, و(الترصيع) لدى تنفيذها على الجواهر والحلي.
والجدير بالذكر ان عملية (التنزيل) اعتدمت في زخرفة المباني في العراق منذ الالف الرابع قبل الميلاد, وعمت بعد ذلك معضم الفنون القديمه لكنها كانت ساذجه ومبسطه.
وخلال العصور العربيه الاسلاميه مرت بمراحل من التطور ووصلت درجه الابتكار, وغدت معجزة ولغز فني بمدينة الموصل في القرن (6 هـ/ 12 م)
ومن انفس الامثله على ذلك بقايا الانطقه الجداريه من الرخام الازرق المنزل بزخارف من الرخام الابيض في المدرسه النوريه بمدينه الموصل (589_607هـ/11931210م)ليس في الموصل فحسب وانما في بقيه ارجاء العالم الاسلامي . ويتجلى ذلك بالمعجزه الفنيه لزخارفها المنزله, فالمتتبع لخطوط وحداتها الهندسيه التي تكتنف مناطقها يجد امام عينيه اشكالا معينه , ثم سرعان ماتتلاشى لتستجد اشكال اخرى مغايره يختلف بعضها عن بعض خلال المنطقه الواحده وكأن المزخرف امسك بعصاه االسحريه يحركها كيفما يشاء. وبنفس الوقت بلغ اسلوب تنزيل الوحدات الهندسيه والنباتيه درجه عجيبه محيره للعقول الى درجه ان المتمعن بها والمتلمس لها لايتمكن من تفريقها عن الارضيه المنزله عليها الا باختلاف لونها. وقد تجاوزت عمليه التنزيل تلك الوحدات الى الاشكال الهندسيه الكائنه بداخلها. وبهذا يكون الصانع التطبيقي الموصلي قد اكتشف طريقه عمل (الموزايك) بوسائله المتواضعه قبل عصرنا الحالي باكثر من ثمانيه قرون ولابد من الأشاره الى ان عمليه (التنزيل الزخرفي)كانت تتم بحفر الاماكن المراد زخرفتها على ارضيه من الرخام والحجاره المسطحه بحدود سنتمتر وبحجم العناصر الزخرفيه المعده للتنزيل مسبقا ثم تلقى بداخل المساحه المحفوره, وتلصق بواسطه الجبس (البياض) المخلوط ببعض المواد الكيميائيه . وفي الختام لابد من الاشاره هنا ان مثل هذه الانطقه المغلفه للاقسام السفلى لجدران المباني من الداخل في العصور الاسلاميه كانت تؤدي غرضا وظيفيا وهو حفظ تلك الجدران من الرطوبه التي تسببها الخاصيه الشعريه , فضلا عن تحقيق الناحيه الجماليه. كما تعبر عن التطور الزخرفي المتمثل بالاطباق النجميه في زخرفتها الهندسيه , والرقش العربي (الارابسك) في زخرفتها النباتيه المبتكره , ناهيك عن التقنيه العجيبه في اعمال الترخيم الزخرفي. وهكذا كان استنطاقنا وتعرضنا لهذه الزخرفه وكيفيه تنفيذها تعبير عن بعض جوانب المنظور المعماري والفني والبيئي والجيولوجي والفيزيائي والكيميائي في الحضاره العربيه الاسلاميه قبل ثمانيه قرون من عمر الزمن.
 



 
Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 
E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
Web Site:  https://mosul.academia.edu/EmadAlallaf
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

 

الثلاثاء، 21 أبريل 2015

How to create a Polygon Building using Sketchup

 How to create a Polygon Building using Sketchup
Debamoy Ghosh
A polygon is conventionally a plane figure that is bounded by a closed path or circuit, composed of a finite sequence of straight line segments.

What is the procedure to make a polygon building using SketchUp?

Steps


 
How to create a Polygon Building using Sketchup

1. It is how to make a six sided polygon, click on Draw >> Polygon and then put in the number 6.



2. Be sure the capability to put in the number 6 is showing. If not, click on View >> Toolbars >> Measurements. Look to the lower left of your screen and alter the number.


3. Sketch the polygon on the green part of your screen.


4. Click on the Push/Pull icon. After you have made the initial shapes, use the Paint Toolbox to paint your creation. Make sure that the roof is a diversified color.


5. Click on the roof and hold down CTRL/Option. Select the Push/Pull icon and raise the building again. Notice that the sides are not extending, but the new part is the texture of the roof. This is due to holding down the CTRL/Option.

 
6. Scale the roof. You want the roof to appear like a roof, so after you have pulled it into place, press 'S' on your keyboard. This brings a yellow square around the top of the building.


7. Hold down CTRL/Option and push in. You're seeking to formulate a dome shaped building. The reason you require to hold down the CTRL/Option is so that it retains the shape of the building, uniformly.


8. Make windows for the top of the building. You'll want to make certain that the inhabitant of this building can see the sky! Click on the Offset icon. Go to one of the angled parts of the roof and create an properly shaped window.

 
9. Do it again this all the way around. You can also copy and paste all the windows and place in each plane. Using the Offset again, creates windows in every other wall, or wherever you want them.


10. Click on the Rectangle icon. Make a door in at least one side of the building.


11. Select the door with the selection tool and hit 'Delete' on your keyboard. This will remove the door. Notice how you can see through various windows and see inside the building.

Ref: wikihow.com
 



Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 
E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
Web Site:  https://mosul.academia.edu/EmadAlallaf
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

 

Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly

Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly
Debamoy Ghosh
Sketchup, a 3D modeling software, aids in making interior designs, films, civil and mechanical engineering works, designing video games and for architectural applications. Sketchup is also a boon to those seeking to create dazzling 3D models for their projects.
The training for Sketchup is something that needs to get started. There are guides, online courses, tutorials, expert guidance and many more services are offered to you to learn the perception and concept of this software program.
This is the list of the five most excellent ways to study and learn details about Sketchup and making 3D models using the program.
Online courses: Those looking to accustom themselves with Sketchup can avail of a number of online courses. These courses help them to study the fundamentals of this software sharply. The faster you take hold of the knowledge, the sooner you can put it to use and make amazing 3D models.
However, you have to be careful while selecting the courses as there are many fake courses too. Select the courses that make accessible for you as a certificate confirming your knowledge about the software program.
Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly
Image Courtesy: 3w.dokisoft.com
Expert guidance: It is ways best to learn from the experts as it would never go waste.
For Sketchup too, you can look for an expert guide who could teach you about the software and share his/her own knowledge and experience.
Technical skills are such that cannot be gain only through reading about them. An expert who knows precisely about the software is the best source to learn as only an expert can give you the tips to make optimum use of the software in the easiest possible way. An expert guide is the one you should seek if you are keen on learning Sketchup Pro quickly and with ease.
Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly
Proper practice: Using a tool to prepare creative models would require practice as only practice would lead you to perfection. Those aspiring to become a professional in using the Sketchup software will require an in-depth study of the software, its functioning and its processes. You have to learn properly and then practice as much as possible to attain perfection in handling the tool.
Tutorials/Guides: When nothing works, tutorials and guides are available for you both online and in stores, which can help you learn Sketchup quickly. The only thing you need to do is look for a genuine guide or video tutorial. An easy task, isn't it? Go online, surf the internet and learn all about Sketchup pro in no time.
Five Most Effective Ways to Learn Sketchup Quickly
Training center: If interested, you could also join a training center which offers proper training of the technical skills of using this 3D software. Just get enrolled in one of the many renowned training institutes and enlighten yourself about this amazing tool that helps you create 3D models easily. Look up for a training center that offers training in every minute concept relating to the software and present you a certificate for the training as well.

 3w.dokisoft.com 
 
 
Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 
E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
Web Site:  https://mosul.academia.edu/EmadAlallaf
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74

 

الأحد، 12 أبريل 2015

International Conference on IT, Architecture and Mechanical Engineering (ICITAME'2015)

International Conference on IT, Architecture and Mechanical Engineering (ICITAME'2015) 

International Conference on Computing, Communication and Control Engineering (IC4E'2015)
May 22-23, 2015 Dubai, UAE
New Submissions are OPEN and paper/abstract/poster can be submitted before April 20, 2015 


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
 
The International Refereed Conference Proceedings will be blind peer reviewed by two competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be submitted to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, CiteSeerX, Google Books and Google Scholar for possible Indexing. The conference proceedings book & CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to the conference participants at the conference registration desk
One Best Paper will be selected from each oral session. The Certificate for Best Papers will be awarded after end of each session. 

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to
•Architecure Engineering 
•Computer Science & Engineering 
•Information Technology 
•Software Engineering 
•Electronics and Communication Engineering 
•Instrumentation Engineering 
•Bio-Medical Engineering 
•Electonics & Communication Engineering, 
•Mechanical Engineering 
•Materials and Metallugical Engineering 
•and its Applications 

ONLINE PAPER SUBMISSION 
Full-length Papers, Short Papers, Posters and Abstracts are invited that address the themes and topics for the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research material. Please click here to submit your full-length papers and posters for the conference.
OR
PAPER SUBMISSION THROUGH EMAIL 
Email the formatted paper according to the .doc template paper (in .doc or .docx format) at email id----info@iieng.org alongwith the name and city of the conference of the conference
Both the "oral presentation" and "Poster presentation" options are available Please mention your choice at the time of submission. 

REGISTRATION FEE 
(The rate increases with dates) 
NON-STUDENT AUTHOR: USD 275 
STUDENT AUTHOR USD 250 
LISTENER USD 175 

For details please visit st:  
IC4E'2015: http://www.iieng.org/2015/05/25/66 

ICITAME'2015: http://www.iieng.org/2015/05/24/62 


CONFERENCE VENUE 
Holiday Inn Dubai - Downtown Dubai 
Al Rigga Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates 
Phone:+971 4 228 8889 
Website: www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/dubai/dubdt/hoteldetail 
 
 
Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL
 
                 Ph.D. in Technologies for the Exploitation
                 of the Built Heritage .
                 Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Architecture
                 College of Engineering , University of Mosul 
                 Mosul - Iraq .
 
E-mail:        emadhanee@yahoo.com
                   emadhanee@gmail.com
Web Site:  https://mosul.academia.edu/EmadAlallaf
                   http://emadhani.blogspot.com/
Tel :           +964 (0)770 164 93 74