About Woxsen University

About Woxsen University

Woxsen is the culminatiobn of a long-standing dream to establish an educational institution that surpasses conventional learning, while revolutionizing the sector with modern practices and creating a holistic environment for creating an impact towards betterment. Relentlessly pursuing a path of excellence in every parameter, Woxsen offers an environment where non-academic pursuits remain alive alongside academic prowess. Being cognizant of the need to prepare our students for a rapidly changing & interconnected world, we constantly strive to bring into our classrooms a global perspective. Woxsen has established over 120+ partnerships with leading universities and institutions across 50+ countries, bringing in the best national and international practices. We vehemently believe in purposeful research and optimal outcomes, thus fostering an environment that stimulates students towards the same.

About School of Architecture and Planning

About School of Architecture and Planning

School of Architecture and Planning is one of the few architecture schools in Hyderabad with a unique pedagogy that interweaves academic excellence and global exposure through its international exchange program with about a dozen global partner universities. Students are further made industry-ready through a unique ensemble of architectural pedagogy, including classroom teaching, studio design, hands-on training and workshops, computing and three-dimensional modelling, field visits to the treasure trove of architecture in the country, exposure to construction technologies, and learning from global leaders in sustainable architectural practice.

About Architecture & Design of Built Environment (ADoBE)

About Architecture & Design of Built Environment (ADoBE)

School of Architecture and Planning at Woxsen University, Telengana, has the privilege of instituting a Conference series christened ADoBE with its curtain raiser successfully executed in November 2023. The chain of such events is a platform for brainstorming, deliberation and concerted action involving all stakeholders that shape our precious built environment.

About ADoBE’24

About ADoBE’24

Theme - "CITIES Embracing Inclusivity"

A city is a meeting of multiple identities that include but are not confined to social, economic, cultural, political, religious, physical, biological, experiential and sentimental layers. Planners and architects along with politicians and authorities have time and again gone about deciding the fate of its citizens through careful planning and thoughtful execution. More often, citizens have, chalked their own destinies, written their own civic orchestra in tunes of surprising harmony fused with peaks of jarring cacophony. Through ADoBE‘24, Woxsen School of Architecture and Planning hopes to bring together variegated and differential opinion on inclusive urbanism in order that ideas and course of action may be generated for a truly dynamic city of the future.


  • Design for Inclusion: This subtheme aims to explore the potential of involving multi stakeholders for the integration of divergent design principles, with the aim of creating meaningful urban spaces. It will thus focus on methods and practices for promoting design solutions that considern eeds and preferences of all groups of citizens.
  • Dynamic Urbanism: The awareness of acknowledging cities as evolving systems of growth will highlight this session so that changing socio-economic environmental and political conditions can be readily adapted to, in the design of cities.
  • Equity in Built & Urban Conservation: This will address a just and equitable access for all social groups in an urban setting, to decisions and actions taken towards urban conservation endeavours. It will include preservation and revitalization of structures, neighbourhoods and places imbibing inherent tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
  • Mobility for All: The options for creating viable and sustainable transportation systems within cities will form the crux of this session. Consequently, the significance of designing and implementing efficient mobility solutions catering to diverse abilities of individuals will be highlighted.
  • Resilient Built Form & Infrastructure: The challenges posed by climate change and natural disasters within the fabric of a city will be at the core of this subtheme. It will emphasize the integration of resilient design principles for buildings and infrastructure to optimise strategies for creating flexible and resilient cities.
  • Participatory Governance & Equitable Development: : This emphasizes inclusive decision-making processes in development of the built environment. It recognizes the techniques of involving diverse voices for policymaking and planning initiatives so that benefits and opportunities of macro and micro growth are distributed evenly.

Pre-event of ADoBE’24 at Hyderabad on 9th March.



Post Conference Workshops: Limited Seats!

International workshop on ‘People & Cities’ Enhancing Urban Experience of a University Campus , to be held from 8th June 2024 at Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India.

International workshop on 'Sustainable Paradigms: Navigating Architectural Resilience' , to be held from 8th to 10th June 2024 at Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India. Registration link for the workshop: https://forms.gle/xUKHNsT83pVGF981A

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Papers are sought for this fully offline* conference on subthemes as mentioned.

All submitted abstracts will undergo a blind review process by three anonymous reviewers chosen from the Technical Review Committee of the Conference (Details in this website). Revisions maybe sought, as advised by reviewers, before consideration of acceptance.

Please send your extended abstracts adhering to the following guidelines
  • 1. English (either American or British, not both) is the only permissible language.
  • 2. Only *.doc or *.docx file format to be used.
  • 3. Word limit - 1500
    a. Check for grammatical errors using any suitable software tool.
  • 4. After acceptance of abstract, an ID will be assigned to it and duly informed. This ID is to be used in all future communication in this matter.
  • Note* : Online participation exclusively for authors outside India

Selected articles will be published in Scopus indexed journal/s.
All abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts. Selected papers will be given an opportunity to publish in conference proceedings or Scopus indexed journals after the conference. Details of publication along with associated dates will be shared later.
Certificates of participation will be provided to all the registered participants.


  • a) Template of extended abstract
  • b) Submission link for extended abstract
  • c) The Selected papers will be published in our conference Proceedings or Peer reviewed Journals. Details of Publication will be shared later. Certificates of participation will be provided to all the registered participants.
  • d) Authors with multiple papers are only required to register once.
Important Dates

Important Dates

Submission Deadline for extended abstract:

April 07, 2024

Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2024

Presentation submission:

Will be informed individually via Mail



Payment Details

Paper Registration Students UG/PG Academicians/ Professionals/ Research Scholars All International Participants other than Students Observers/ Accompanying Persons
Early Bird ₹ 2000 ₹ 4000 $ 75 ₹ 2000/$ 75
Regular ₹ 3500 ₹ 7000 $ 125 ₹ 2000/$ 75
Late ₹ 5000 ₹ 10000 $ 200 ₹ 2000/$ 75
Poster Presentation
Regular ₹ 2000 ₹ 4000 $ 75 ₹ 2000/$ 75
  • Early Bird - Registration received on or before 30th April 2024
  • Regular - Registration received by 15th May 2024
  • Late - Registration received by 22nd May 2024

Poster Presentation

Registration received on or before 30th April 2024

Registration Fees Include:

  • Transportation (Bus) will be provided for pick up & drop from Hyderabad to Woxsen University Campus for the 2 days of the Conference for participants staying in Hyderabad. (Route & Time will be conveyed after registration)

Bus Routes

Bus Route 1:

Starting Point: Ameerpet


1. Pillar No. 1044 - Ameerpet - 06:30 AM
2. Pillar No. 861 - Y Junction - 06:50 AM
3. Pillar No. 801 - Kukatpally - 07:00 AM
4. Pillar No. 717 - JNTU - 07:10 AM
5. Pillar No. 696 - Nizampet Metro Station - 07:15 AM
6. Pillar No. 600 - Miyapur - 07:25 AM
7. South India Shopping Mall after Allwyn X Road - 07:35 AM
8. BHEL Bus Stop - 07:40 AM
9. Woxsen Campus - 09:15 AM

Bus Route 2:

Starting Point: Woxsen Corporate Office


1. Jubilee Hills Check Post - 06:45 AM
2. Hitech City Metro - 07:00 AM
3. Raidurg Metro / Ikea - 07:10 AM
4. Gachibowli Circle ORR - 07:15 AM
5. Woxsen Campus - 09:15 AM
  • Lunch, Tea & Dinner for 2 days
  • Registration Kit

Accommodation Details:

Accommodation including additional meals available in Woxsen Campus on first-come first-serve basis from 5th June (evening) to 8th June (morning), for additional payment as under:
1. Rs. 3000/- per person for non-AC twin sharing.
2. ⁠Rs. 5000/- per person for non-AC single occupancy.
⁠3. Rs. 4500/- per person for AC twin sharing.
4. ⁠Rs. 6000/- per person for AC single occupancy.

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Experts to be added and changes will be progressively informed

George Ferguson

Past president of the RIBA and the first elected Mayor of Bristol, UK.

Matthias Ripp, Ph.D.

World Heritage Coordinator, City of Regensburg, Germany

Junhi Han

Programme Specialist and Chief of Sector for Culture, UNESCO
Regional Office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,
The Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Malini Krishnankutty, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor Centre for Urban Science and
Engineering (CUSE), IIT- Bombay
Guests Of Honour

Guests Of Honour

Ar. Gajanand Ram

Vice President, Council of Architecture

Ar. Habeeb Khan

Member, Board of Governors, SPA New Delhi
Past President, Council of Architecture


Zebun Nasreen Ahmed (Dr.)

Professor, Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of
Engineering and Technology

Ujan Ghosh

Urban Designer, Architect, New Delhi

Jan Haenraets (Dr.)

Acting Director; Preservation Studies Program Professor of The Practice;
Preservation Studies Program, Boston University

Abhijit Lokre

Founder and Partner, The Urban Lab Ahmedabad

Suprava Patnaik (Dr.)

Principal Advisor, Centre for Urban Governance, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Bhopal

Mansee Bal Bhargava (Dr.)

National President WICCI-Water Resources Council.
Entrepreneur, Researcher, Educator, Ahmedabad

Nijoo Dubey

Universal Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Co-ordinator, Industry Relations & Student Placements National Institute of Design, Bangalore

Rachna Khare (Dr.)

School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal.                              


Joy Sen (Dr.)

Professor and Former Head, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur.

Members of Technical Review Committee

Anand Saboo

Founder & Principal Architect, Sahyog Design Way Pvt Ltd., Ahmedabad

Swati Joshi

Communication Consultant, Pune.

Harmindar Singh

Associate Professor, Atlas Skill Tech University, Mumbai

Misria Shaik Ali (Dr.)

Assistant Professor, Chair-Centre for Design Research,
Woxsen School of Arts and Design, Hyderabad.

Sangita Shroff

Dean & Director , Institute of Design Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

Monica Khosla Bhargava

Founder & Principal Architect, Kham Consultants, Kolkata.

Mallika Bose (Dr.)

Associate Dean for Research, Creative Activity &
Graduate Studies, Professor of Landscape Architecture,
College of Arts and Architecture Penn State, USA

Apoorv Garg

Founder Director, Paraspar, Bhopal

Vikram Kohli

Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, SPA Bhopal

Debarati Chakraborty (Dr.)

Architect, Central Public Works Department, Jharkhand.

Nishant Upadhyay

Architect & Founder of Dharatal
Dharatal Incorporated Ltd, Belgium & India

Bikramjit Chakraborty

Associate Professor, R V College of Architecture Bangalore

Mayank Dubey (Dr.)

Professor, Department of Transport Planning, SPA Bhopal

Karan Barpete

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning, SPA New Delhi

Abhishek Xavier

Architect & Consultant, APJ Abdul Kalam School of
Environmental Design, Kerala

Poulami Banerjee

Associate Professor, School of Architecture & Planning
Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata

Chetan Sodaye

Senior Program Associate,Sustainable Cities and
Transport Program, World Resources Institute India

Sarbast Moslem (Dr.)

Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin, Ireland

Karan Shah

Head - Partnership & Outreach, Civitas Sustainability Foundation, Ahmedabad

Anshul Puriya

Advisor, Centre for Urban Governance, Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Bhopal.

Shilpi Anand Saboo

Director, Sahyog Design Way Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad

Mansee Bal Bhargava (Dr.)

National President, WICCI-Water Resources Council, Ahmedabad.

Ritu B Rai

Dean and Head, Department of Architecture, Central
University of Rajasthan

Priyank Khare

State projects head (MP & CG)

Mercy Samuel (Dr.)

Sr. Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Venkat Ram Reddy (Dr.)

Associate Professor,Area of Public Policy and Administration,
School of Liberal Studies Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar

Lalit Kumar Dashora

Regional Disaster Risk Management and Climate
Resilience Specialist, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok

Kamalika Bose

Founder, Principal, Heritage Synergies India, Mumbai

Namrata Dhamankar

Assistant Professor, Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture, Pune

Mausmi Hajela

Transport Planner,
Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal

Somi Chatterjee

Principal Conservation Architect, Creative Footprints, New Delhi.

Nina David (Dr.)

Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and
Administration, University of Delaware, USA

Nagtsho Dorji

Chief Architect/Head at Division, Conservation of Heritage Sites,
Department of Culture, Bhutan

Surya Teja Bachu

Founder, Head of Design, Phygital Design Lab, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Smriti Pant (Dr.)

Deputy head, Department for World Heritage and
Urban Design, Municipality of Baden-Baden, Germany

Anjali Krishan Sharma (Dr.)

Director and Dean, School of Architecture, Planning
and Design DIT university, Dehradun

Vaishali Kushwaha

Digital Integration Teaching Initiative (DITI) Fellow,
PhD Candidate, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, USA

Mayura Gadkari

Principal, Centre for Emerging Cities Artha Global, Mumbai.

Acharavan Chutarat (Dr.)

Director of Design for Environmental and Sustainable
Development Lab, School of Architecture & Design,
King Mongkut’s University of Technology - Thonburi

Ritu Deshmukh

Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Architecture, Mumbai.

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Alejandro Echeverri

Director URBAM Centro de Estudios Urbanos y Ambientales, Universidad EAFIT, Distinguished Professor EAAD/TEC de Monterrey, Loeb Fellow, Harvard University

Johnny Astrand

Senior international expert on Housing Development & Management

George Ferguson

CBE. People & Cities, President Royal Institute of British Architects 2003-05, First Elected Mayor of Bristol (Independent) 2012-2016

Amer Rghei

Ph.D., Professor of Architecture and Interior Design and Founding Chair, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Neel Kamal Chapagain

Ph.D., Professor, Centre for Heritage Management Ahmedabad University

Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Chief Patron

Praveen K- Pula

Hon'ble Chancellor & Founder

Woxsen University, India


Raul V Rodriguez


Vice President

Woxsen University, India

R.V R. Krishna Chalam


Vice Chancellor

Woxsen University, India


Rajdeep Routh


Associate Professor

School of Architecture & Planning, Woxsen University, India


Shweta Prasad

Associate Professor

School of Architecture & Planning, Woxsen University, India

Ravi Kumar S


Associate Professor

School of Architecture & Planning, Woxsen University, India


Sonia Gupta

Professor and Dean

School of Architecture & Planning, Woxsen University, India

Abhijit Shirodkar


Woxsen University

Committee Members

Ajay Simha K

Associate Dean

School of Architecture & Planning

Dhruma Bhavsar

Associate Professor

Shweta Prasad

Associate Professor

G. Rajeshwar Rao

Assistant Professor

Piyush Pandya

Assistant Professor

Debalina Ghosh

Assistant Professor

Gagan Jain

Assistant Professor

Sanjana Gupta

Assistant Professor

Somani Goswami

Assistant Professor