Conference Proceedings...


Professor Ashraf Salama has contributed widely to international conferences. Since the 1990s his contributions have been extensive in the areas of architectural education, design pedagogy, human-environment interactions, and middle eastern cities addressing a wide spectrum of timely and pressing issues. 

Selected contributions are listed in this page and are classified into:
  • Papers Published in Peer Reviewed International Conference Proceedings
  • Presentations and Abstracts Published in Peer Reviewed International Conference Proceedings

Professor Ashraf Salama during a plenary session of IASTE 2014: Whose Tradition? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, UC Berkeley, CA, USA

Research Papers in Peer Reviewed International Conference Proceedings (Selected)
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Salama, A. M. and Wiedmann, F. (2016). Plurality of Hubs and Emerging Place Typologies in Gulf Cities, Panel 3B: Cultural Dialogues: Nodes, Networks, and Site of Intersections, BRISMES Annual Conference-2016/ British Society of Middle Eastern Studies, Wales, United Kingdom.

Pour Rahimian, F., Goulding, J. S., Salama, A. M., Ruddock, S., and; Ibrahim, H. G. (2015). Transnational Adaptation Model for Facilitating Technology and Expertise Mobilisation in Gulf AEC Organisations. In X. Wang  and  H-L. Chi (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Production and Construction (IPC 2015). Perth, Western Australia. ISBN # "978-0-9874557-2-7"

Salama, A. M. (2014). 'Liveness' Beyond Design Studio Pedagogy: Layers of ‘live’ Within and Across the Boundaries of Classroom Settings. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of AAE-Association of Architectural Educators. Sheffield, United Kingdom. PP. 88-93.

Mathew, L., and Salama, A. M. (2014). Employee Satisfaction from Indoor Work Environments in Doha, Qatar. In ACSS2014: The Fifth Asian Conference on the Social Sciences. [0709] (The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences), Nagoya, Aich, Japan. PP. 825-838.

Salama, A. M. (2013). Keynote Paper:  Evolving Sustainable Design Approaches in Architectural Practice and Education, International Sustainable Tropical Design Conference (SUSTED’13), Faculty of Design and Architecture, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia, PP. 8-16, ISBN #978-1-901922-96-7.

Thierstein, A.; Conventz, S.; Wiedmann, F; and Salama, A. M. (2013). Emerging Knowledge Cities: Doha as a Rising knowledge Hub in the Arabian Gulf Region, Proceedings of the 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, PP. 267-278, ISBN# 978-9944-380-11-9. download conference proceedings

Salama, A. M.; Wiedmann, F.; Khalfani, F. A.; and Al-Maimani, A. (2012). Dynamics of Populations and the Everyday Urban Environment in the Emerging City of Doha, Workshop 6 - Gulf Cities as Interfaces, 4th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom. download book chapter

Wiedmann, F.; Conventz, S.; Salama, A. M.; and Thierstein, Alain (2012). The Role of Advanced Producer Service Firms in the Development of Urban Diversity in Doha, Workshop 6 - Gulf Cities as Interfaces, 4th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom. download book chapter

Salama, A. M., Wiedmann, F., Thierstein, A. (2012). The Production of Urban Qualities in the Emerging City of Doha: Urban Space Diversity as a Case for Investigating the ‘Lived Space’. International Symposium:CAUMME-I, Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, PP. 311-323, ISBN # 978-975-461-493-0. download conference proceedings

Wiedmann, F., Salama, A. M., Thierstein, A. (2012). From Pre-oil Settlement to Post-oil Hub: The Urban Transformation of Doha.  International Symposium:CAUMME-I, Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, PP. 65-77, ISBN # 978-975-461-493-0. download conference proceedings

Salama, A. M. (2012). Beyond the Consumption of Knowledge: Questioning of and Questing for Future Forms of Pedagogy in Architectural Education (Keynote Paper). MAEC-2012: Malaysian Conference on the Future of Architectural Education, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia, PP 1-11, e-ISBN No: 978-967-5545-05-4.

Wiedmann, F. and Salama, A. M. (2012). The Role of Architecture in Producing Urban Qualities for Sustainability: Implications for the Future of Architectural Education. MAEC-2012: Malaysian Conference on the Future of Architectural Education, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia, PP. 20-26, e-ISBN No: 978-967-5545-05-4.

Salama, A. M. (2011). Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge in Architectural Design Pedagogy. In Claudio D’ Amato (ed.), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Rete-Vitruvio: Architectural Education Between Teaching and Research. School of Architecture, Polytecnico Di Bari, Bari, Italy, PP. 1463-1472. ISBN # 978-88-95612-78-2.

Salama, A. M. (2009) Keynote Paper: Knowledge and Design: People-Environment Research for Responsive Pedagogy and Practice. First National Conference on Environment Behavior Studies. Faculty of Architecture, Planning, and Surveying. University Technology Malaysia-MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Salama, A. M. (2007). Learning from Qatari Architecture: Impressionistic Evaluation and Experience Based Pedagogy. In J Coulson, D. Schwede, and R. Tucker (eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association – ANZASCA 2007. The School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, PP. 215-222. ISBN # 978-0-9581925-3-8.

Salama, A. M. (2007). Investigating the Learning Environment from Users’ Perspective. In J. Coulson, D. Schwede, and R. Tucker (eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science  Association – ANZASCA 2007. The School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, PP. 207-214. ISBN # 978-0-9581925-3-8.

Salama, A. M and Alshuwaikhat, H. (2006). A Critical Perspective for Integrating the Trans-Disciplinary Paradigm into a Comprehensive Understanding of Sustainable Affordable Housing. In Proceedings of JIUFEX – Jeddah International Urban Forum and Exhibition: Urbanism and Sustainability in a Changing World. Jeddah International Urban Forum, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Salama, A. M. (2005). Contemporary Architecture of Egypt: Between Identity and Plurality of ISMS. In Proceedings of XXII World Congress of Architects, UIA-International Union of Architects – Cities: Grand Bazaar of Architectures. International Union of Architects – UIA, Istanbul, Turkey.

Salama, A. M. and Amir, A. (2005). Paradigmatic Trends in Middle Eastern Architectural Education: Impacts and Challenges. In Proceedings of XXII World Congress of Architects, UIA-International Union of Architects – Cities: Grand Bazaar of Architectures. International Union of Architects, Istanbul, Turkey.

Salama, A. M. (2005). Skill-Based/Knowledge-Based Architectural Pedagogies: An Argument for Creating Humane Environments. In Proceedings of 7th International Conference of the IAHH-International Association of Humane Habitat-Enlightening Learning Environments,  Mumbai, India.

Salama, A. M. (2004). A Collaborative Process for Planning an Ecolodge Demonstration Project in a Biologically Sensitive Desert Destination. In D. Miller and J. A. Wise (eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of EDRA, Environmental Design Research Association – Designing with Spirit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, PP. 81-87.ISBN # 0-9399-2229-0.

Salama, A. M. (2004). The Changing Patterns of Work Environments: Towards an Employee Centered Approach for Designing/Re-Designing the Workplace. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Administration Sciences – Meeting the Challenges of the Globalization Age. College of Industrial Management, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, PP. 309-320. ISBN # 9960-07- 208-8.

Salama, A. M. (2004). Environmental Messages in the Mediterranean: Exegeses on Contemporary Egyptian Architecture between Identity, ISMS, and Meaning. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Misr International University – Mediterranean Architecture, Cairo Egypt.

Salama, A. M. (2001). The Design Studio under the Microscope (Invited Plenary Speaker). In M. Edge (ed.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of EDRA, Environmental Design Research Association – Old World- New Ideas, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ISBN # 0939922-26-6.

Professor Ashraf Salama during his participation in 2013 Gulf Research Meeting: WS # 6 - Gulf Cities as Interfaces, 
4th Annual Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Salama, A. M. (2000). Community Participation and the Housing Process: The Case of Quseir. In Proceedings of ENHR 2000 – Housing in the 21st Century: Fragmentation and Re-Orientation, Gavle, Sweden.

Abarkan, A. and Salama, A. M. (2000). Courtyard Housing in Northern Africa: Changing Paradigms. In Proceedings of ENHR2000 – Housing in the 21st Century: Fragmentation and Re-Orientation, Gavle, Sweden.

Salama, A. M. (1999). Planning and Architectural Pedagogy in a Time of Paradigm Change: A Responsive Argument for Future Professional Practice. In Proceedings of an International Joint Conference on Planning Education for the 21st Century, Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning of Cairo University, Planning Department of Texas A and M University, and Oxford Brooks University, Cairo, Egypt.

Salama, A. M. and Abdou, O. (1999). Designing for Sustainable Future: Reflection on Architectural Education in Africa and the Middle East. In Y. Mansour (ed.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability in Desert Regions, SDR 99. United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, PP. 333-341.

Salama, A. M. (1998). Ecolodges: Meeting the Demand for Sustainable Tourism Development in Egypt. In N. AlSayyad and J.P. Bourdier (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of IASTE – Manufacturing Heritage-Consuming Tradition. International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments – IASTE, University of California Berkeley, United States, PP. 45-69.

Salama, A. M. (1998). A New Paradigm in Architectural Pedagogy: Integrating Environment-Behavior Studies into Architectural Education Teaching Practices. In J. Tecklenburg, J. Van Andel, J. Smeets, and A. Seidel (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS-15 Conference, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Changing Roles in Policy, Research, and Design, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, PP. 128-139. ISBN # 90-6814-082-5. download book chapter

Salama, A. M. (1997). Democratizing the Architectural Design Studio: Applying the Hidden Curriculum and Community Design Concepts. In Proceedings of UIA (International Union of Architects) International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Architectural Education. International Union of Architects – UIA and Misr International University – MIU, Cairo, Egypt, PP. 44-62.

Salama, A. M. and Elleithy, A. (1997). Ecolodges: A Tool for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Tourism in a Coastal Region. In Proceedings of Al Azhar Engineering 5th International Conference. College of Engineering, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Salama, A. M. (1995). Architectural Pedagogy in Transition: Examining the Role of the Design Studio. In Proceedings of Al Azhar Engineering 4th International Conference. College of Engineering, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Salama, A. M. (1995). Conceptualizing Arab Architectural Education: Artistic and Social Paradigms. In Proceedings of Al Azhar Engineering 4th International Conference. College of Engineering, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.




Abstracts/Presentations in Peer Reviewed International Conferences (Selected)
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Salama, A. M., Wiedmann, F., Azzali, S. (2017). Public Spaces and Everyday Practices of Migrant Labour in Gulf Cities.  Abstract and Presentation in the Proceedings of Planning Research Conference-PRC: Transcending Boundaries: Global Flows and Spatial Justice:, Belfast, United Kingdom, PP. 22-23. 

Wiedmann, F., Salama, A. M., and Ibrahim, H. G. (2017). Planning for Affordable Housing as Part of Property_Led Development Strategies in Gulf Cities.  Abstract and Presentation in the Proceedings of Planning Research Conference-PRC: Transcending Boundaries: Global Flows and Spatial Justice:, Belfast, United Kingdom, PP. 22-23.


Salama, A. M., Azzali, S., Wiedmann, F. (2016). Socio-spatial Practice of Migrant Communities in Doha’s Traditional Core: The Case of Al Asmakh District, Workshop 6 - Arab Gulf Cities in Transition: Space, Politics and Society, 7th Annual Gulf Research Meeting-2016, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 

Salama, A. M. (2014). Keynote: Shaping Urban Tradition and the Contemporary Lived Space in a Globalizing Context.IASTE-2014, Proceedings of the Biennale Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments. Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia, P.13. download book of abstracts

Salama, A.M.; Khalfani, F; Al-Maimani, A.; Wiedmann, F. (2013). Integrated Methodological Framework for Assessing Urban Open Spaces: From Inhabitants’ Reactions to Structured Evaluations. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference-2013, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, Doha, Qatar.  DOI: 10.5339/qfarf.2013.SSHO-010

Wiedmann, F.; Salama, A. M.; Thierstein, A. (2013). The Impact of Economic Diversification on Urban Morphologies: An Interdisciplinary Assessment. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference-2013, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, Doha, Qatar. DOI:10.5339/qfarf.2013.SSHP-017

Thierstein, A.; Conventz, S.; Wiedmann, F; and Salama, A. M. (2013). When the Oryx takes off: Doha; a New Rising Knowledge Hub in the Gulf Region, Presentation as part of the session: High-tech Industry Development: A Comparative Perspective, the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA. USA.

Salama, A. M., Wiedmann, F., Thierstein, A. (2012). People and the City: Unveiling the Lived Urban Environment, AHP36, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum-2012, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.5339/qfarf.2012.AHP36

Wiedmann, F., Salama, A. M., Thierstein, A. (2012). Urban Qualities for Sustainable Urbanism in the Emerging Knowledge Economy of Doha: An Exploratory Assessment, AHO10, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum-2012, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, Doha, Qatar. DOI:10.5339/qfarf.2012.AHO10

Conventz, S., Salama, A.M., Wiedmann, F., Alaily-Matar, N., Thierstein, A. (2012). Investigating Urban Qualities in Emerging Knowledge Economies, Presentation as part of the session: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Regional Prosperity: Creating Competitive Economies V, the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY. USA.

Salama, A. M., Wiedmann, F., Thierstein, A., Alaily-Matar, N., Conventz, S. (2011). Urban Qualities in an Emerging Regional Metropolis, AHO5,  Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum-2011, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals, Doha, Qatar. DOI: 10.5339/qfarf.2011.aho5

Salama, A. M. (2011). A Dialogical Understanding of Urban Center(s) and Peripheries in the City of Doha, Qatar. International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association: Peripheries 2011, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Salama, A. M. (2011). Colloquium-Live Projects in Architectural Education, Live Projects 2011, Invited Speaker: Mapping Live Project Practices on Pedagogical Concepts and Theories. SPACE—School of Planning, Architecture, and Civil Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, and the Center for Education in the Built Environment, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Professor Ashraf Salama during his participation in the International Conference of the Architectural Humanities 
Research Association - AHRA: Peripheries 2011, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom.

Salama, A. M. (2010). Evolving Cultural Aspirations in an Emerging Regional Metropolis. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Cultural Role of Architecture, EMMTEC, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. PP. 29-30.

Salama, A. M. (2010). Architectural Identity Demystified. A Classification of Visual Voices from the Arab World. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Cultural Role of Architecture, EMMTEC, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. PP. 35-36.

Salama, A. M. (2010). Sustainable Design Processes: Integration from Inception to Assessment. Invited Speaker at MEED Regional Conference on Building Sustainable Communities in Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

Salama, A. M. and Osbourne, Lindy (2009). Unveiling the Experiential Dimension of Field/work in Architectural Pedagogy. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Architectural Humanities Research Association International  Conference AHRA, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Poster).

Salama, A. M. (2008). Disclosing Urban Space Diversity: Exploring Cairo’s Al Azhar Park and Melbourne’s Federation Square. In M. Bonaiuto, M. Bonnes and A. M. Nenci (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS 20, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Urban Diversity, Biosphere, and Well-being, Rome, Italy.

Salama, A. M. (2008). Pedagogical Tools forIntegrating “People-Environments” Paradigm in Lecture-Based Courses. In M. Bonaiuto, M. Bonnes and A. M. Nenci (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS 20, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Urban Diversity, Biosphere, and Well-being, Rome, Italy.

Salama, A. M. (2006). Patterns of Change in Work Environments: A Process-Employee Centered Paradigm (Keynote Speech). In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of IAHH – The International Association for Humane Habitat – Sustainable and Humane Workplaces. International Association for Humane Habitat, Print, Mumbai, India, PP. 7.

Salama, A. M. (2005). Diversity into Pedagogy: An Experiential Learning Framework for Enhancing Environment-Behavior Paradigm in Architectural Education. In H. Chaudhury (ed.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association – EDRA, British Columbia, Canada, PP. 133. ISBN # 0-939922-29-2.

Salama, A. M. and Adams, G. (2004). Programming for Sustainable Building Design: Addressing Sustainability in a Project Delivery Process. In B. Martens and A. G. Keul (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS 18, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Evaluation in Progress, Vienna, Austria. ISBN # 3-85437-263-9.

Salama, A. M. (2004). Teachers Awareness of School Building Sustainability: The Case of Carmel School, Matthews, North Carolina. In B. Martens and A. G. Keul (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS 18, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Evaluation in Progress, Vienna, Austria. ISBN # 3-85437-263-9.

Salama, A. M. and Adams, G. (2003). Educational Objectives and the Classroom: Teacher Reactions to Classroom Prototypes. In Proceedings of Annual Conference for CEFPI – Council for Educational Facilities Planning International – Building Connections, Chicago, Illinois, United States, P. 20.

Salama, A. M. (2003). Toward A Transformative Thinking for Re-Addressing Sustainability in Learning Environments: From Mono-Disciplinary to Multi-Inter-Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge. In J. W. Robinson, K. A. Harder, H. L. Pick, and V. Singh (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of EDRA, Environmental Design Research Association – People Shaping Places Shaping People, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, PP. 291. ISBN # 0-939922-28-2.

Salama, A. M. (2000). Cultural Sustainability of Historic Cities: Notes on Conservation Projects in Old Cairo. In G. Moser, E. Pol, Y. Bernard, M. Bonnes, J. Corraliza, and M. V. Giuliani (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS 16, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Metropolis 21st Century: Cities, Social Life, and Sustainable Development, Paris, France.

Salama, A. M. (2002). Deep Sustainability and Architectural Pedagogy in the Developing World. In G. Moser,E. Pol, Y. Bernard, M. Bonnes, J. Corraliza, and M. V. Giuliani (eds.), Proceedings of IAPS 16, International Association for People-Environment Studies – Metropolis 21st Century: Cities, Social Life, and Sustainable Development, Paris, France.

Salama, A. M. (1999). Designing Responsive Undergraduate Programs of Architecture. In Proceedings of the International Congress of Architects, International Union of Architects – UIA. International Union of Architects – UIA, Beijing, China.

Salama, A. M. (1998). Cultural Diversity in Architectural Pedagogy. In K. Noschis (ed.), Proceedings of the 5th Architecture and Behavior Colloquium – Architectural Knowledge and Cultural Diversity. Comportements, Ascona, Switzerland.