EESD15: 7th Intl Conf on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (Jun 2015, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 September 2014

The 2015 Engineering Education for Sustainable Development conference at the University of British Columbia will explore current and future ways of thinking in this emerging field and celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplished in EESD since 2002. After 6 successful EESD conferences, EESD15 will be the first to be held outside of Europe. EESD15 is the premiere forum for contributing to, and learning about, engineering education for sustainable development.

Please refer to the website for details.

Journal of Engineering Design: Special Issue on Interaction and Experience Design (July 2014)

Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/cjencfp.pdf
Deadline for notification of intent to submit: July 2014

Even in the development of the most technologically complex products, systems and  environments, it is now accepted that the role of the user must remain firmly in focus. It is not  enough to fulfil functional requirements such as safety and performance, or to achieve technical  excellence in manufacture. The emergence of user-centred design has been critical in shifting  focus towards human needs in the design and development process. Inclusive design in particular  has set out the importance of universal usability in the design of products, and this fundamental  requirement has been addressed in a previous special issue of JED. Broader user-based issues,  however, require deeper consideration of the emotional reaction of individuals. The delivery of  more personalized usage scenarios encompasses aspects of interaction design, psychology,  culture and human factors to achieve satisfying, engaging and meaningful user experiences.

The aim of this special issue is therefore to address the emotional needs of users and their experiences in using products, processes and systems. What indicators can be monitored to best understand response during product use? Do requirements change through the ageing process  with respect to motivation, learning and dexterity? How can tasks and activities be designed and sequenced to form compelling narratives of use? How can factors such as culture, personality,  experience be considered in interface design? And can the tensions between tailored individual requirements and product universality be resolved in unifying design principles?

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EAD11: 11th Conf of the European Academy of Design: The value of design research (April 2015, Paris France)

Dates: 17-19 April 2015
Location: Paris Descartes University – Paris College of Arts
Website: http://www.europeanacademyofdesign.org 

Design today is increasingly being recognized as creating value – whether for cultural and collective intelligence, for embedding new technology into new behaviours, for fostering or acting as a force for change in societies and for companies confronted with complex problems. This value is based on design research within a large variety of settings and scientific backgrounds. The gestalt of the conference is “the whole is more than just the sum of its parts”. Taking this principle to heart, the conference will bring together all stakeholders in design research and design process innovation. University labs, design schools, and R&D departments from industries have been invited.

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12th Reinventing Space Conf (Nov 2014, London UK)

Dates: 18-20 Nov 2014
Location: London UK
Website: http://www.rispace.org/
Deadline for submissions: 2 June 2014

The space industry is constantly innovating. 2014 has already presented a number of challenges and opportunities. What is the future of global cooperation? How will cuts in US government spending affect the private sector? How will the commercial launch sector evolve? Will suborbital be a game changer? Reinventing Space addresses these issues and more.

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EuropIA.14: 14th Intl Conf of Advances in Design Sciences and Technology (Oct 2014, France)

Dates: 1-3 October 2014
Location: Nice – Cote d’Azur, France
Website: http://eia14.europia.org
Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2014

Theme: Architecture, City and Information Design

EuropIA Conferences are organized as a cross-platform for the study and analysis of the application of the ICT to architecture, archaeology, building engineering, civil engineering, urban design and policy analysis. The aim of EuropIA international conferences is to promote advancements of information and communication technology (ICT) and their effective application for the Building and Construction industry.
The characteristic of these conferences is the interaction of different disciplines regarding their approach, methods and techniques for the application of advanced technologies.

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IN-TECH 2014: Intl Conf on Innovative Technologies (Sep 2014, Portugal)

Dates: 10-13 September 2014
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Website: http://www.in-tech.info
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20 May 2014

The special excursion on 13.09.2014. will be organized, more information will be specified soon.
The conference fee is only 340 EUR (240 EUR for students). It is included in the price: lunch, gala dinner, book of proceedings, conference materials, briefcase.
Also, selected papers will be considered for publication in issues of CC, SCI and CSA journals.

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11th IEEE Intl Workshop on Software Cybernetics (July 2014, Sweden)

Dates: 21-25 July 2014
Location: Vasteras, Sweden
Website: http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/iwsc2014.php
Deadline for submissions: 23 March 2014

Hheld in conjunction with COMPSAC’14.

GOAL of the WORKSHOP
With the advent of new computing paradigms, communication and control technologies, software systems are required to be more and more autonomic, collaborative, self-adaptive and evolutionary. The sustainability of software product and the quality of delivered services imposes greater impact to the various perspectives of people’s economic activities, scientific research and social life. In particular, when software services and systems are operating in an open and volatile environment, such as the Internet. In order to make software work as expected in a dynamic environment with constantly changing user requirements, the software must be aware of the changes, and be adaptive according to the external input and the feedback of the application system.

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16th Intl PhD Summer School on Engineering Design Research (June/July 2014, Italy/Germany)

Dates: 15-21 June 2014, and 20-26 July 2014
Location: Verres, near Turin, Italy, and Heyda, near Ilmenau, Germany
Website: http://www.ssedr.org
Deadline for application: 31 March 2014

Full details available at http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/fileadmin/media/konstruktionstechnik/Summer_School/SSEDR2014_Invitation_final.pdf.

For impressions of the past summer schools, and details of the 2014 offering, visit the website: http://www.ssedr.org.

Special Issue of Computer-Aided Design and Applications on 3D Printing (August 2014)

Website: http://www.cadanda.com/Specialissues.html
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014

Computer-Aided Design and Applications and Taylor and Francis cordially invite submissions to our newest special issue on 3-D printing. The call for papers can be found on the CAD&A website or at http://tandf.msgfocus.com/q/16vpNNuzKHf/wv.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2014 and the publication date of the issue is Spring 2015.

2014 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (Oct 2014, California USA)

2014 IEEE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (GHTC)

Dates: 10-13 October 2014
Location: Silicon Valley / San Jose, California USA
Website: http://www.ieeeghtc.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2014

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE conference for presenting, discussing, and developing technological solutions to global humanitarian challenges. GHTC attracts presenters and attendees who work to meet the needs of populations affected by poverty, disaster, conflict, environmental change, and other impacts resulting in their needs being unmet or underserved.

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