List of Publications                                     Dr. Rabee M. Reffat

Internationally Refereed Publications

(Conference Papers, Journal Papers, Book Chapters, Edited Books)


In Process

  • Reffat, R. (submitted) e-Learning Developments in Design and Architectural Education,  International Journal of e-Learning.
  • Reffat, R. (submitted) Improving the Design and Management of Affordable Housing using Virtual Reality,  Journal of Housing Studies.

Accepted

  • Reffat, R. (Accepted to appear) Digital Architecture and Reforming the Built Environment, Journal of Architecture and Planning Research.

  • Reffat, R. (Accepted to appear) Application of an Alternative Teaching Model in a Virtual Architectural Design Studio: Impacts and Constraints, Journal of Open House International.

  • Reffat, R. (Accepted to appear) Computing in Architectural Design: Reflection and an Approach to New Generations of CAAD, Journal of Information Technology in Construction.

2006

  1. Reffat, R. (2006) A Computational System for Enriching Discovery in Architectural Design, CAADRIA 2006, Computer Aided Architectural Research in Asia, Kumamoto, Japan.

  2. Reffat, R. (2006) Developments of e-Learning in Design and Architectural Education, ICODE2006, International Conference of Distance Education, Muscat, Oman.

  3. Reffat, R. (2006) Fostering Community Participation in the Development of Sustainable Housing Development using Virtual Environments, The First Symposium of Charitable and Affordable Housing in Saudi Arabia, Khobar, Saudi Arabia.


2005

  1. Reffat, R. (2005) Collaborative digital architecture design teaching within virtual environments, CAADRIA 2005, India, pp. 65-74.

  2. Reffat, R. (2005) Utilizing Virtual Reality in the Design and Management of Developing Affordable Housing, Symposium on Low Priced, Construction Systems and Patterns, Jordan,  pp. 37-50.

  3. Reffat, R. (2005) Computing in architectural design: A reflective perspective, Proceedings of the Sixth International Architectural Conference on Digital Revolution and Urbanism, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, pp. 3- 57: 3-70.

  4. Reffat, R. (2005) Virtual Architectural Design Studio: A Collaborative Architectural Education Platform, UIA 2005 ISTANBUL XXII World Congress of Architecture - Cities: Grand Bazaar of Architecture, The International Union of Architects-UIA and Turkish Chamber of Architects, Istanbul, Turkey,  pp. 232. (Abstract)

  5. Reffat, R. and Gero, J. (2005) A Virtual Mining Environment for Providing Dynamic Decision Support for Building MaintenanceProceedings of the 23rd eCAADe Conference on Digital Design: The Quest for New Paradigms, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 589-596.

  6. Reffat, R. (2005) The Role of Intelligent Building Technologies in Supporting the Formation of Knowledge CitiesProceedings of the Symposium on Knowledge Cities, Arab Urban Development Institute, Al-Madeina Al-Munawara, Saudi Arabia, November 2005, pp. 49-62. (in Arabic Language)


2004

  1. Reffat, R. (2004) (Editor) e-Design in Architecture, Conference Proceedings of ASCAAD First International Conference, KFUPM Press, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 418 pages, ISBN 9960-07-213-4. (PDF file 12 MB)

  2. Reffat, R., Gero, J. and Peng, W. (2004) Using data mining on building maintenance during the building life cycle, Proceedings of the 38th Australian & New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZASCA) Conference,   School of Architecture, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 91-97.

  3. Reffat, R., Gero, J. and Peng, W. (2004) Improving the management of building life cycle: A data mining approach, CRC Research Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

  4. Reffat, R. (2004) The future of traditional Arabian city center in the digital age between restoration and reutilization, in the Proceedings of the Future of Traditional Arabian City Center, Arab Urban Organization, Homs, Syria. (in Arabic Language)

  5. Reffat, R. (2004) Sustainable construction in developing countries, in the Proceedings of First Architectural International Conference, Cairo University, Egypt.

  6. Reffat, R. (2004) Sustainable Development of Buildings and Environment, in the Proceedings of Second International Conference on Development and Environment, Assiut University, Egypt.

  7. Reffat, R. and Beilharz, K. (2004) A framework of semantic-based agents to support designing in virtual environments, Proceedings of The 10th International Multi-Media Modelling Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

  8. Beilharz, K. and Reffat, R. (2004) Thematic Design and Efficiency in Virtual Environments Using Metaphors, The 10th International Multi-Media Modelling Conference, Brisbane, Australia (Best Poster Award).


2003

  1. Reffat, R. (2003) Architectural Exploration and Creativity using Intelligent Design Agents, eCAADe 2003, Graz, Austria, pp 181-185.

  2. Reffat, R. (2003) Semantic-Based Virtual Design Environments for Architecture, eCAADe 2003, Graz, Austria, pp 133-140.

  3. Reffat, R. and Beilharz, K. (2003) A new perspective of transforming the use of CAAD in designing the built environment, Proceedings of the 37th Australian & New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZASCA) Conference, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 494-50

  4. Reffat, R. (2003) Developing a successful e-Government, in the proceedings of the Symposium on e-Government: Opportunities and Challenge, Muscat Municipality, Oman, pp. IV1-IV13. (PDF file)


2002

  1. Reffat, R. (2002) Three-dimensional CAD Models: Integrating Design and Construction, in R. Best and G. de Valence (eds), Innovation in Design and Construction: Building in Value, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, pp. 291-305.(PDF file)

  2. Reffat, R. (2002) Intelligent Agents for concept invention in design, in Gero J. S. and Brazier, F. (eds), International Workshop on Agents in Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, pp.55-68. (PDF file)

  3. Reffat, R. (2002) Designing with computers in a paperless design computing studio, in Eshaq, A., Khong, C., Neo, M., Ahmad, S. (eds), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Prentice Hall, New York, pp. 347-354. (PDF file)

  4. Reffat, R. (2002) Utilisation of artificial intelligence concepts and techniques for enriching the quality of architectural design artefacts, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference in Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, Cairo University, Egypt, pp. CS5:1-13.(PDF file)


2001

  1. Gero, J. S. and Reffat, R. (2001) Multiple representations as a platform for situated learning systems in designing, Knowledge-Based Systems,14(7): 337-351. (PDF file)

  2. Reffat, R. and Harkness, E. L. (2001) Environmental Comfort Criteria: Weighting and Integration, Journal of Performance and Constructed Facilities, 15(3):104-108. (PDF file

  3. Reffat, R. and Harkness, E. L. (2001) An Expert System for Environmental Quality Evaluation, Journal of Performance and Constructed Facilities, 15(3):109-114. (PDF file)

  4. Reffat, R. (2001) Can intelligent agents invent creative concept, Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce -IAWTIC'2001, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 249-257. (PDF file)

  5. Reffat, R. (2001) Using computers in exploring architectural shapes, First International Symposium on Computer & Information Technology Applications in Architectural Education & Practice, Irbid, Jordan. (PDF file)

  6. Gero, J., Maher, M. and Reffat, R. (2001) Educational and research directions in design computing and virtual architecture, First International Symposium on Computer & Information Technology Applications in Architectural Education & Practice, Irbid, Jordan. (PDF file)


1994-2000

  1. Reffat, R. and Gero, J. S. (2000) Towards active support systems for architectural designing, in D. Donath (ed.), Promise and Reality eCAADe18, Bauhaus Universitat, Weimar, pp. 143-147. (PDF file)

  2. Reffat, R. and Gero, J. S. (2000) Computational situated learning in design, in Gero, J. S. (ed.), Artificial Intelligence in Design'00, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 589-610. (PDF file)

  3. Reffat, R. and Gero, J. S. (1999) Situatedness: A new dimension for learning systems in design, in A. Brown, M. Knight and P. Berridge (eds), Architectural Computing from Turing to 2000, eCAADe, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, pp. 252-261. (PDF file)

  4. Reffat, R.  and Gero, J. S. (1998), Learning about shape semantics: A situated learning approach, in T. Sasada, S. Yamaguchi, M. Orozumi, A. Kaga, R. Homma (eds), Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA’98), CAADRIA, Kumomoto, Japan, pp. 375-384. (PDF file)

  5. Gero, J. S. and Reffat, R. (1997). Multiple representations for situated agent-based learning, in B. Verma and X. Yao (eds), International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA’97), Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 81-85.(PDF file)

  6. Reffat, R. (1995) Towards an interactive knowledge based system for building design, 2nd International Architectural Conference, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. (PDF file)

  7. Reffat, R. and Aref, M. (1994). A knowledge-based system for comfort analysis of internal environments of hotels, Proceedings of Creating Environment for Tourism, Las Vegas University, Nevada, USA, pp. 394-405. (PDF file)

  8. Reffat, R.  and Gabr, M. (1994). Wayfinding design as an approach for building design, Proceedings of Creating Environment for Tourism, Las Vegas University, Nevada, USA, pp. 406-409. (PDF file)

  9. Shash, A. and Reffat, R. (1994). Expert system as a proficient tool for computer aided design and evaluation for housing projects, 22nd International IHAS Symposium on Housing Construction and Financing, Salzburg, Austria. (PDF file)


Magazine Articles  (Non-refereed)

  1. Reffat, R. (1995), Artificial Intelligence between Imagination and Reality, Architect Magazine, Issue 3, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt. (in Arabic Language)

  2. Reffat, R. (1992), Construction technology in Riyadh Bridge, Architect Magazine, Issue 1, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt. (in Arabic Language)



 Theses (Non Published)

  1. Reffat, R. (2000). Computational Situated Learning in Designing: Application to Architectural Shape Semantics, PhD Thesis, Department of Architectural and Design Science, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. (PDF file ! 3MB)

  2. Reffat, R. (1994). Development of an Expert System for Environmental Quality Evaluation, Master Thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.



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