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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Debating Visual Knowledge (Oct 2014, Pittsburgh USA)

Dates: 3-5 October 2014: Debating Visual Knowledge
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh
Contact: debatingvisualknowledge@gmail.com
Deadline for submissions: 11 April 2014

A symposium organized by graduate students in Information Science and History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.

Visual knowledge and visual literacy have become pressing concerns across a variety of academic disciplines and areas of creative production. These concerns are shaped by the fluid definitions of “visual knowledge” and the multiple ways in which it manifests. Many forms of visual knowledge have capabilities that are not shared by language. This knowledge is produced, mediated, and distributed by a number of different objects, tools, media, and technologies. This symposium seeks to broaden understandings of intellectual and creative work by interrogating the theorization, production, use, and historicization of visual knowledge. We envision the event as an exploratory lab, comprising scholarly and creative projects that engage with these questions.

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5th Biennial Conf of the Italian Society for Science & Technology Studies (June 2014, Milano Italy)

Dates: 12-14 June 2014
Location: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Website: http://www.stsitalia.org
Deadline for track proposals: 15 November 2013

A call for tracks has been published on the society’s website (www.stsitalia.org). Please see also the attachment.Track proposals should be submitted online at http://goo.gl/SmvSOV by November 15, 2013.  Proposals may cover all topics related to the social study of design, innovation processes, technology, and science.

For additional information please visit the society’s website or mail to conferences@stsitalia.org.

Attachment: call for tracks_ENG _2_

Designing Interactive Systems 2014 (June 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 21-25 June 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Website: http://www.dis2014.org
Deadline for submissions: 19 January 2014, 11:59 PT

The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier, international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers and many more come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems research, design, and practice.

The theme of the conference is “Crafting Design.” We see the confluence of phenomena that may constitute new approaches and new foci in HCI and interaction design. The re-emergence of hand skills is evident in the development of multi-touch and full body interfaces. DIY and Maker cultures have become a widespread phenomenon in which craftsmanship of the maker matters. Wearable computing revisits the use of traditional craft in new way and the (technologically) self-constructed self is another kind of democratic craft. Documentations of the self where we create enduring records of everything from social encounters to our heart-rates become designed vehicles for abstract mirrors of the self.

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Quantitative, Qualitative and Hybrid Research and Modeling (July 2013, Orlando Florida USA)

Dates: 9-12 July 2013
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website(s): http://www.iiis-info2013.org/demset & http://www.iiis-info2013.org/qrmse
Deadline for submissions of papers/abstracts: 28 February 2013

You are invited to participate in the following related joint conferences on:

•   Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology: DeMset 2013 (http://www.iiis-info2013.org/demset)
•   Qualitative Research and Methodologies in Science and Engineering: QRMSE 2013 (http://www.iiis-info2013.org/qrmse)

The deadline of papers/abstracts submissions and invited session proposals is February 28th, 2013. The deadlines for notification to authors and camera ready upload can be found at the events web site.
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Science and Method in the Humanities (Mar 2012, New York)

Location: Rutgers University
Date: 2 March 2012
Website: http://sciencemethodhumanities.wordpress.com/
Deadline for abstracts submission: 1 Nov 2011

Rutgers University announces “Science and Method in the Humanities,” an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University, Brown University).

The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.
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Intl Conf on Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology (Nov 2011, Florida)

Dates: 29 Nov – 2 Dec 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Website: (www.2011conferences.org/demset)
Deadline for submission: 1 Sep 2011

Submissions of papers/abstracts are sought to The International Conference on Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology: DeMset 2011, to be held jointly with The 17th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2011 and The International Conference on Education, Informatics, and Cybernetics: icEIC 2011, on November 29th – December 2nd, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Design & Nature 2012 (June 2012, Spain)

Dates: 11-13 June, 2012
Location: A Coruña, Spain
Website: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/design2012rem1.html
Deadline for submission of abstracts: ASAP
Organised by: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, University of A Coruña, Spain
Sponsored by: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment and The International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics

Throughout history, many leading thinkers have been inspired by the parallels between nature and human design, in mathematics, engineering and other areas. Today, the huge increase in biological knowledge, developments in design engineering systems, together with the growth in computer power and developments in simulation modelling, have all made possible more comprehensive studies of nature.

Scientists and engineers now have at their disposal a vast array of relationships for materials, mechanisms and control. The resulting laws have been painstakingly assembled by observation and analysis and span the cosmic scale of space down to the molecular level of genetics. In particular, they have made us aware of the rich diversity of the natural world around us.

It is these developments which have prompted the reconvening of this international conference on Design and Nature. It is intended that the meeting will bring together researchers from around the world working on a variety of studies involving nature and their significance for modern scientific thought and design.
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EuropIA.13: Connecting Brains Shaping the World (Jun 2011, Rome)

13th International Conference on Advances in Design Sciences and Technology
Deadline for submissions: 10 January 2011
Location: Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering Faculty of Engineering – Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18 – 00184 Rome – Italy

8th -10th June 2011

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