The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals since 1981, which facilitates critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education.
eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe) is a non-profit making association of institutions and individuals with a common interest in promoting good practice and sharing information in relation to the use of computers in research and education in architecture and related professions. eCAADe was founded in 1983.
The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia promotes teaching and research in CAAD in Asia and organizes an annual conference, the first of which was held in 1996 in Hong Kong.
Since 1997, the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital gathers architects, urban designers, industrial designers and artists using new media, as the Latin-American sister organizations. It organizes yearly conferences to discuss the state of the art in digital technologies.
ASCAAD is a society of those who teach, conduct research and practice in computer-aided architectural design (CAAD) in the Arab World regions of West Asia, and North Africa. ASCAAD is also active in Central Asia, Sub-Sahara Africa, and the Mediterranean. Since 2001 the society holds conferences and educational events.