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

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

Conference Website: www.ntu.ac.uk/smartdesign <http://www.ntu.ac.uk/smartdesign>
Conference e-mail address: smartconference@ntu.ac.uk
Conference venue: www.nottinghamconferencecentre.com
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.

Conference scope and theme

The introduction of new materials and rapidly changing technologies is assigned huge and unprecedented importance in the economy of the twenty-first century. Good product designs merge materials, technology and hardware into a unified user experience; one where the technology recedes into the background and people benefit from the capabilities and experiences available. By focusing on functional gain, critical awareness and emotive connection, even the most multifaceted and complex technology can be made to feel straightforward and become an integral part of daily life. Researchers, designers and developers must understand how to progress or appropriate the right technical and human knowledge to inform their innovations. The 1st International Smart Design conference aims to provide a timely forum and bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss issues, identify challenges and future directions, and share their R&D findings and experiences in the areas of design, materials and technology.

PepsiCo Europe will be offering the prize of an Apple iPad for the best paper at the conference.

Paper submission /Areas of interest

Topics include:

  • Technical textiles/wearable devices
  • Personal/home robotics
  • Clinical and medical devices
  • Smart packaging
  • Intelligent environments

Important Dates

Please submit abstracts and papers to conference e-mailbox:

Deadline for abstracts: (300 words): 25th March, 2011
Deadline for full papers: 6th May, 2011
Deadline for final papers: 29th July, 2011
Deadline for registration fees: 2nd September, 2011
Conference: 22nd to 24th November 2011

Conference Fees

Registration fee of £395GBP per participant will be charged, which entitles the participant to have one paper to be published in the conference proceedings. The registration fee will also include lunches, refreshments, Nottingham City tour and proceedings, but not accommodation. An optional fee of £29.95 is requested for attendance at the conference banquet.

Conference Contact

Dr Philip Breedon
E-mail: philip.breedon@ntu.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)115 8486424
Product Design,
Nottingham Trent University,
Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK.

Conference Organiser

Nottingham Trent University, UK


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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

  1. Chitra Sivasankar says:

    Is the participant fee, applicable to the speakers also?

  2. David King says:

    The abstract deadline as been extended to the 29th April 2011

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