ASME IDETC & CIE 2010: Intl Design Engineering Technical Conferences (Aug 2010, Montreal)

This is to inform you of two important items regarding the upcoming ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC&CIE 2010) which will take place August 15th – 18th, 2010 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

[1] Because this year’s Conference is in Canada attendees need to be aware of passport and visa requirements and need to plan accordingly. All attendees are strongly encouraged to visit the “Traveling to Canada” page for some important information to assist in your international travel plans.

[2] Paper submissions are due January 29, 2010.

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Open Repositories 2010: The Grand Integration Challenge (July 2010, Madrid)

Repositories have been successfully established — within and across institutions — as a major source of digital information in a variety of environments such as research, education and cultural heritage. In a world of increasingly dispersed and modularized digital services and content, it remains a grand challenge for the future to cross the borders between diverse poles:

  • the web and the repository,
  • knowledge and technology,
  • wild and curated content,
  • linked and isolated data,
  • disciplinary and institutional systems,
  • scholars and service providers,
  • ad-hoc and long-term access,
  • ubiquitous and personalized environments,
  • the cloud and the desktop.

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Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks (May 2010, Boston)

Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks – a Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2010
taking place at BarabásiLab – Center for Complex Network Research,
Northeastern University in Boston, MA, on Monday, May 10, 2010.

By means of keynotes, contributed talks and interdisciplinary discussion we will explore and identify important issues surrounding the convergence of arts, humanities and complex networks. On the one hand we will concentrate on network structure and dynamics in areas ranging from art history and archeology to music, film and image science. In the same time we are interested in the development and critique of network visualizations from medieval manuscripts to the latest tools, such as Cytoscape and Processing. Our dual focus is based on the opinion that the study of networks and the study of visualizations of these networks complement each other, much in the same way as archeology cannot live without self-reflective art history – studying the represented always presupposes the study of representation. Bringing together network scientists and specialists from the arts and humanities we strive for a better understanding of networks and their visualizations, resulting in better images of networks, and a better use of these images. Running parallel to the NetSci2010 conference, the symposium will also provide a unique opportunity to mingle with leading researchers and practitioners of complex network science, potentially sparking fruitful collaborations.

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CMC2010: 4th Intl Conf on Concept Mapping (Oct 2010, Chile)

Sheraton Miramar Hotel & Convention Center, Viña del Mar, Chile – October 5-7, 2010.


The Fourth International Conference on Concept Mapping follows on the success of the first three Conferences held Pamplona, San José, and Tallinn/Helsinki in bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. It is being organized by the Universidad de Chile and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA.

The Conference is aimed at all persons interested in the use of concept maps (based on the work of Dr. Joseph Novak), including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using “expert” knowledge; planning instruction; assessment of “deep” understandings; research planning; collaborative knowledge modeling; creation of “knowledge portfolios”; and administrative and strategic planning and monitoring. We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping. All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion.

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DeSForM2010: Design & Semantics of Form & Movement (Nov 2010, Switzerland)

The 6th International Workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement
November 3 – 5, 2010, Lucerne, Switzerland

After four successful workshops in Europe and an inspiring excursion to Taiwan in 2009, DeSForM returns to Europe. The Lucerne School of Design and Art is looking forward to inviting you to DeSForM 2010, an international workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement, to be held on November 3 – 5, 2010 in Lucerne, a cultural vibrant city with a rich history in the centre of Switzerland.

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PDC2010: 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference – Participation :: the challenge

November 29 – December 3, 2010, Sydney, NSW, Australia,, twitter: @PDCSydney

Join us to celebrate the first PDC to be held in the southern hemisphere! The conference theme for this Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010, is: Participation :: the challenge. Participation is the complex, contested, changing, creative and celebratory core of participatory design. We invite you to explore what participation can and needs to mean in the design contexts where we are working now and those we are likely to encounter soon. While current ‘best practice’ in many areas of interactive technology design now at least pays lip service to people’s participation, how is this participation being negotiated and defined, and by whom? And if Participatory Design methods developed some 20 years ago are claimed to have become standard design practice, how do we go about developing the methods that will define standard design practice 20 years from now?

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AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction: Design Research in HCI

THCI website:
Deadline for submission: 31 May 2010.

This special issue of THCI calls for innovative design research where the innovative artifacts are information and communication technologies (ICT) for human use. Emphasis can be on both the human and the ICT sides of the interaction. On the human side, use design draws from the knowledge base of psychology, social sciences, and human factors. On the ICT side, interface and interaction design draws from the knowledge base of computer graphics, sensory peripheral devices, and other technical areas to build user interfaces that enable effective system use.

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Sixth Annual Design Research Conference: Designing Health (Oct 2010, USA)

Conference to be held at the Interdisciplinary Design Institute of Washington State University Spokane
October 7 – 8, 2010
Deadline for Submission: 1 April 2010.

“Design” is a dynamic and multi-faceted term. Both verb and noun, it originates in the Latin designare, or, “to mark out.” Thus, design can be understood as both a mental activity that involves the study and transformation of our physical and intellectual surroundings; and as the products of such activity. “Health,” according to the World Health Organization, “…is not only the absence of infirmity and disease but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being.” Design and health have many areas of overlap. How do the designs of our environments, including such specific characteristics as light, color, material, and dimension; and more general characteristics such as proximity to nature, other human beings, and basic services, affect our health?  Can good design contribute to good health, and if so, how can we study this relationship and facilitate the most healthful outcomes?

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ADM2010: 3rd Intl Conf on Advanced Design and Manufacture ( Sep 2010, UK)

The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM 2010) will take place in Nottingham, 8th – 9th September 2010. All papers included in ADM2010 conference proceedings will be indexed in EI Compendex and other major abstract media, and the papers presented at the conference will be offered opportunities for post-conference publications in refereed international journals, subject to extensive revision and paper quality.

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GLIDE2010: 2nd Global Interaction in Design Conference (Oct 2010, New York)

You are invited to present your research at the 2nd Global Interaction in Design Conference to be held online, live-streamed from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY on October 27, 2010.

GLIDE is a biennial, virtual conference that disseminates cutting-edge research on topics related to interaction between designers and global communities. The purpose of a virtual format is to bridge cultural and geographic divides in an eco-friendly way.

The theme of GLIDE’10 is the facilitation, consequences, and challenges of cross-cultural collaboration—like participatory or user-/human-centered design—with indigenous and underserved communities and the effect of such on human/user experience.

You may submit full or poster paper proposals on topics related to the conference theme for synchronous or asynchronous presentation the day of the conference.

Click here (or visit for submissions guidelines and more information about the conference.

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