11th Conf on Quality on Postgraduate Research (April 2014, South Australia)

Dates: 9-11 April 2014
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Website: http://www.qpr.edu.au/?page_id=6804
Deadline for submissions: TBD
QPR  Quality in Postgraduate Research  enters its third decade with its 11th biennial conference, which will be held in the beautiful setting of Adelaide, South Australia, from April 9th to 11th 2014. QPR is the worlds longest-standing conference on doctoral education. Anyone with an interest in this area is invited to attend, and proposals are invited for papers and posters.

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ServDes 2014: Service Futures (April 2014, Lancaster UK)

Dates: 9-11 April 2014
Location: Lancaster, UK
Website: http://www.servdes.org/
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 15 November 2013

ServDes, The Conference on Service Design and Service Innovation, is the premier international research conference exploring service design and service innovation. Submitted contributions are subject to a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted contributions will be published electronically in the conference proceedings and selected best papers will be published within special issues on Service Design in The Design Journal (http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/journal/the-design-journal/) or the Managing Service Quality journal (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=3Dmsq).

Key dates:
31st October 2013: Deadline for all contributions
15th December 2013: Notification of acceptance with suggestions for revision
31st January 2014: Final submissions uploaded to website
9-11th April 2014: Conference in Lancaster


Special Issue of Philosophy and Technology: Methods in Philosophy of Design and Philosophy of Science (Dec 2013)

Theme: Methods in Philosophy of Design and Philosophy of Science
Guest Editor: Pieter Vermaas, Philosophy Department, Delft University of Technology
Website: http://www.editorialmanager.com/phte/
Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2013

Philosophy & Technology invites authors to submit contributions to its special issue Methods in Philosophy of Design and Philosophy of Science with work on design and its methods. Contributions may be about understanding and demarcating design, and on design methods, using work on scientific methods in philosophy of science. Contributions are welcomed from all traditions in philosophy and beyond, ranging from older work on the natural sciences to newer work on the experimental and social sciences, and ranging from foundational to post-phenomenological approaches. Contributions may be programmatic to philosophy of design and may be presenting new results and arguments.

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Special Issue of Intl J of Sustainable Engineering: Design for Sustainable Behaviour (Dec 2013)

Theme: Design for Sustainable Behaviour
Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/tsuecfp.pdf
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2013

The International Journal of Sustainable Engineering CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue on: Design for Sustainable Behaviour. Designers shape the development of products, services and systems which directly impact upon society and the environment. The application of sustainable design can greatly reduce the environmental and social impacts of these products, services and systems. However, many impacts occur during use and often users struggle to make the link between their own behaviour and the environmental and social impact that result. Design for sustainable behaviour is an emerging area of research and practice which aims to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products, services and systems by moderating users interactions with them. This special issue aims to consolidate knowledge in, and extend the reach of this important field.

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Intl Conf on Computational Creativity (June 2014, Slovenia)

Dates: 10-13 June 2014
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Website: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2014/
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2014

Computational Creativity is the art, science, philosophy and engineering of computational systems which, by taking on particular responsibilities, exhibit behaviours that unbiased observers would deem to be creative. As a field of research, this area is thriving, with progress in formalising what it means for software to be creative, along with many exciting and valuable applications of creative software in the sciences, the arts, literature, gaming and elsewhere.

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9th Conf of the Intl Cmte for Design History and Design Studies (July 2014, Portugal)

Dates: 9-11 July 2014
Location: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Website: http://icdhs2014.web.ua.pt/
Deadline for submissions: 8 January 2014

The University of Aveiro will host the 9th Conference of the ICDHS – International Committee for Design History and Design Studies – under the theme Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? 9-11 July, 2014. Prior to the conference, on 8 July, two sessions will be organized: a workshop entitled “The European Province” and a roundtable “The European Province, part II: National approaches and wider issues relating to the global provinces”.

Please see the website for further details.

Journal on Social Computing (October 2013)

Website: http://www.globalstf.org/journal-jsc.php
Deadline for full papers: 21 October 2013

The GSTF Journal on Social Computing (JSC) welcomes research articles from colleagues, PhD Research and Masters Research to be published in the journal. The rapid adoption of mobile applications for social media is generating ‘big data’ which allows new and exciting insights into these phenomena. The full paper submission deadline is on 21 October 2013.

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Intl Conf on Technologies for Development (June 2014, Switzerland)

Dates: 4-6 June 2014
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Website: http://cooperation.epfl.ch/2014Tech4Dev
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 October 2013

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development is organizing an International Conference on Technologies for Development on 4-6 June 2014 at Lausanne, Switzerland.

If you are an expert on this domain, you could be interested to submit a paper and participate in this conference. On behalf of the organizing committee, I invite you to submit your abstract no later than 14 October 2013. Please submit this online using the submission procedures detailed on the conference website. The organizers have stressed that correct abstract submission is important to ensure efficient communication and selection procedures.

I hope this broad conference – held in English – with 3 Conference Themes and 5 Core Areas spread over several sessions set in picturesque surroundings during a pleasant time of the year attracts you to share your insights, to take part in cutting-edge discussions in the field of technologies for development and build your network further.

More information at the Conference website: http://cooperation.epfl.ch/2014Tech4Dev

2nd CfP Special Issue of CoDesign: CoDesign with People Living with Cognitive and Sensory Impairments

Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/ncdncfp3.pdf

Submission of intentions to contribute: October 18, 2013

CoDesign with people living with cognitive and sensory impairments

The main focus of this special issue is on methods and techniques for codesign with people living with cognitive or sensory impairments. The issue will collect a number of high-quality papers describing how existing methods/techniques were adjusted for people living with impairments, or how dedicated methods/techniques were developed.

Focus & topics

The special issue aims to go beyond collecting case studies. Moreover, it will identify commonalities in current practices to determine main principles behind adjustments made to codesign techniques (or behind developing new techniques) for users with cognitive or sensory impairments. The focus of the individual papers should therefore be methodological, answering the main question of how the research approach has been different from an approach for codesign with users without impairments.

Specific topics to be dealt with may include

  • Specific methods/techniques for codesign that were adapted or developed for use with people living with cognitive or sensory impairments
  • Sensory stimuli/tools/etc. that were used in codesign sessions with people living with cognitive or sensory impairments
  • Ethical issues when doing codesign with people living with cognitive or sensory impairments
  • The role in the codesign process of both people living with cognitive or sensory impairments as well as caregivers
  • The process of translation and interpretation of data and insights towards concepts and designs
  • Personal interaction with people living with cognitive or sensory impairments (including issues such as vocabulary, instruction material, use of language, interpreters, etc.)
  • Dealing with the fact that you as a researcher/designer are not an expert in the area of the specific impairment of your target group
  • Flexibility with respect to the codesign approach
  • Collaboration with people with whom it is difficult to relate and whose world of experience is very different from that of the researcher/designer

Important deadlines

Submission of intentions to contribute should be submitted by October 18, 2013. Notifications of relevance (and thus invitations to write a full paper) will be sent by November 29. 2013. Full papers are due by March 28, 2014. The special issue will be published in the spring of 2015.

Further information:

For the full call for papers, go to: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/ncdncfp3.pdf

Potential authors should contact Karin Slegers (karin.slegers@soc.kuleuven.be) with any questions about the Special Issue.

1st Intl Workshop on Schematic Mapping (April 2014, Essex UK)

Dates: 2-3 April 2014
Location: Wivenhoe House Hotel, University of Essex, UK
Website: http://www.schematicmapping.org/
Deadline for submission of position papers: 1 November 2013
Deadline for submission of regular papers, research posters and new map designs: 16 December 2013

Usability of public transport schematics has become of key importance over the last few years. There has been renewed interest in traditional diagrams, alongside new mapping concepts that may better help the traveller to navigate the increasing complexity of public transport networks. This workshop is intended to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore the current state of the art in map design, to integrate future research directions, and to discuss plans for providing the travelling public with improved navigation aids.

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