CIPED 2011: An agenda for design (Oct 2011, Lisbon)

Dates: 10-12 October 2011
Location: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal
Submission Deadline: 15 April 2011

After five successful editions in Brazil, the 6th CIPED gains a new dimension with its first edition on European soil, being sponsored / organized by CIAUD – Center for Research in Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of the FA-UTL.

The congress will take place from 10 to 12 October 2011 in Lisbon, in the auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with the motto “An Agenda for Design”, seeking to assert itself as an international landmark in the dissemination of research in the main areas of Design (Communication, Product and fashion) but also Ergonomic Design, Inclusive Design and Urbanity.

The 6th CIPED will feature distinguished speakers for each of the six scientific areas, fields for which are also accepted oral and poster, approved by the Scientific Committee on the system of Double-blind-review. The communications will be accepted and published in the Abstract book and, the best ones, will be published in full length as Proceedings.

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1st Intl Conf on Smart Design (Nov 2011, Nottingham UK)

Dates: 22nd to 24th November 2011
Deadline for abstracts submission: UPDATED: 29 April 2011

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Conference Fax: +44 (0)115 8486140

The 1st International Conference on Smart Design will take place in Nottingham, UK, from the 22nd to 24th November 2011. All papers included in the conference will be included in the conference proceedings and published by Springer, the conference papers will also be available as an e-book.

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Special Issue: J of Design History: “Colour” (Dec 2011)

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2011
Direct enquiries to

Colour is a major aspect of design practice that has a long, tumultuous history.  It has been the subject of countless publications and exhibitions about visual culture, symbolism, science, fashion, and aesthetic meaning.  By contrast, this special issue of the Journal of Design History focuses on the work of colour practitioners, rather than on the colours themselves.

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Design Action, Leadership, and the Future (July 2011, Brisbane)

Dates & Location: Brisbane HotHouse 22-24 July, 2011
Expressions of interest due: 6 May 2011

Design practice (in all its disciplines, including architecture) is at a crossroads. Notwithstanding the introduction of ‘sustainability’ in design education and in commerce, design dominantly still serves the unsustainable. To move toward ‘sustainment’ as project and process, radical and effective action is needed. For this to happen, a dynamic, global change community of focused thinkers, activists and leaders has to be created. This intensive ‘HotHouse’ event aims to explore the creation of this community and to be a catalyst for its creation. It is only for the committed.

Anyone – educators, design practitioners, writers – can apply. 50 people will be selected. The event will be conducted in English.

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10th IEEE Intl Symp on Mixed and Augmented Reality (Oct 2011, Switzerland)

Dates: Oct. 26-29, 2011, Basel, Switzerland
Deadline for abstract submission: 11 May 2011

The fields of Mixed Reality (MR) and Augmented Reality (AR) seek to interactively combine real and virtual objects and environments in 3D. The basic paradigm enables fascinating new types of user interfaces, and is beginning to show significant impact on industry and society. The field is highly interdisciplinary, and MR/AR concepts are applicable to a wide range of applications.

This year we are proud to present the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2011). The symposium will be held on Oct 26–29, 2011 at Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland.

We invite you all to participate in this great event for the exchange of new ideas in this exciting field!

ISMAR now invites contributions in two programs: the Science & Technology (S&T) program and a complementary Arts, Media and Humanities (AMH) program.

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Special Issue of Asia Design Journal: “Smart Asia” (Mar 2011)

Korean Design Research Institute (KDRI) Invites Papers for ASIA DESIGN JOURNAL (ADJ) 2011.
ADJ hopes to explore new Asian concepts each year through papers on multi-interdisciplinary topics, including culture, social science, literature, engineering, management, liberal arts and design, which deal with Asian culture and design.

The theme of ADJ in 2011 is ‘Smart Asia’. We are living in a digital world now. The digital technology has soaked into our life all around, making our living much easier. Likewise, contemporary Asian design which has been developed on the basis of the artisan’s spirit and traditional culture stands out prominently as its traditional sagacity is appreciated. Based on the expanded concept of ‘smartness’ along our digital time, on the 6th issue of ADJ in 2011 we would like to explore such themes: the sensible way of Asia discovered from Asian culture and design, the unique and wise design interpretation and method of Asia which is been developed along with the Smart Age, and the social system for the clever Asian way of living.

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DESIRE’11: Creativity and Innovation in Design (Oct 2011, The Netherlands)

DESIRE’11: Creativity and Innovation in Design
Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Dates: October 19, 2011 – October 21, 2011
Submission deadlines:

  • Workshop and tutorial proposals (max 2 pages) by March 15, 2011
  • Long papers (max 12 pages), by May 17, 2011
  • Short papers (max 4 pages), by May 17, 2011
  • Posters (max 4 pages), exhibits (max 2 pages), workshop position papers, by Sept 16, 2011

The DESIRE Network is pleased to announce the Second International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design, to be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on 19 – 21 October 2011. The conference theme of the first DESIRE conference, held in Aarhus, Denmark, on 16 – 17 August 2010 (see, was theories and models of creative processes in design. The conference theme of this second DESIRE conference is theory and practice of creative processes in design.

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Intl Conf: Imagining Imagination (Jun 2011, London)

London, June 10-11, 2011
Deadline for submission: Mar 15, 2011

The transdisciplinary conference Imagining Imagination investigates different conceptualizations of imagination, the capacities through which imagination can be imagined, and images of imagination that are being produced as part of research on the subject.

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IN-TECH 2011: Intl Conf on Innovative Technologies (Sep 2011, Slovakia)

September 01-03, 2011 Bratislava, Slovakia and September 04, 2011 Vienna, Austria
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: 10 March 2011

The International Conference on Innovative Technologies (IN-TECH 2011) will be held on September 01-03, 2011 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
The special excursion on 04.09.2011 to Vienna, Austria will be organized.
The conference fee is only 310 EUR. The price include: lunch, gala dinner, proceedings, conference materials, briefcase.
Also, selected papers will be considered for publication in issues of CC, SCI and CSA journals.

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2nd Annual Conf of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (Jun 2011, Newfoundland)

Dates: June 6-8, 2011
Location: Memorial University – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
UPDATE: Abstracts due: 14 March 2011

The Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) is a new organization whose mission is to “enhance the competence and relevance of graduates from Canadian engineering schools through continuous improvement in engineering education and design education.” This second annual CEEA conference continues to build on the previous efforts of the Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN) and the Canadian Congress on Engineering Education (C2E2). We strongly encourage the broad community of engineering educators to join us – from Faculties of Engineering and Applied Science, Arts & Science, Education, Libraries, Teaching and Learning Centres, and Industry. Relevant student papers are also welcomed.

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