Since the establishment of the CAAD futures Foundation in 1985 CAAD experts from all over the world meet every two years to present and at the same time document the state of art of research in Computer Aided Architectural Design. The history of CAAD futures started in the Netherlands at the Technical Universities of Eindhoven and Delft, where the CAAD futures Foundation came into being. Then CAAD futures crossed the oceans for the first time, the third CAAD futures in'89 was held at Harvard University. Next stations in the evolution where in'91 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the ETH Zürich. In'93 the conference was organized by Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and in'95 by National University Singapore. CAAD futures'95 marked the world wide nature by organizing it for the first time in Asia. The seventh CAAD futures is the first being organized by a German University. For the as small as newly and only provisional established CAAD group at the Faculty for Architecture at Technical University München it is honor and challenge at the same time to be the organizer of CAAD futures'97.