11th IEEE Intl Workshop on Software Cybernetics (July 2014, Sweden)

Dates: 21-25 July 2014
Location: Vasteras, Sweden
Website: http://compsac.cs.iastate.edu/iwsc2014.php
Deadline for submissions: 23 March 2014

Hheld in conjunction with COMPSAC’14.

With the advent of new computing paradigms, communication and control technologies, software systems are required to be more and more autonomic, collaborative, self-adaptive and evolutionary. The sustainability of software product and the quality of delivered services imposes greater impact to the various perspectives of people’s economic activities, scientific research and social life. In particular, when software services and systems are operating in an open and volatile environment, such as the Internet. In order to make software work as expected in a dynamic environment with constantly changing user requirements, the software must be aware of the changes, and be adaptive according to the external input and the feedback of the application system.

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16th Intl PhD Summer School on Engineering Design Research (June/July 2014, Italy/Germany)

Dates: 15-21 June 2014, and 20-26 July 2014
Location: Verres, near Turin, Italy, and Heyda, near Ilmenau, Germany
Website: http://www.ssedr.org
Deadline for application: 31 March 2014

Full details available at http://www.tu-ilmenau.de/fileadmin/media/konstruktionstechnik/Summer_School/SSEDR2014_Invitation_final.pdf.

For impressions of the past summer schools, and details of the 2014 offering, visit the website: http://www.ssedr.org.

IDC 2014 Workshop on Design for Repurposing: Rethinking Children’s Interaction with Tangibles (17 June, Aarhus Denmark)

Dates: 17 June 2014
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Website: http://designforrepurposing.wordpress.com/
Deadline for submissions: March 28, 2014

This full-day workshop will bring together researchers and designers who share an interest in understanding the challenges of how to design for repurposing of interactive tangible objects by children. We invite people who are interested in exploring the field of repurposing by children, or are currently engaged in research related to this topic. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: what is repurposing and how can it be exemplified; how to design interactive tangible objects that can be repurposed and how can children be supported in this; and which application and/or activity areas can be of interest for repurposing.

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Special Issue of Computer-Aided Design and Applications on 3D Printing (August 2014)

Website: http://www.cadanda.com/Specialissues.html
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2014

Computer-Aided Design and Applications and Taylor and Francis cordially invite submissions to our newest special issue on 3-D printing. The call for papers can be found on the CAD&A website or at http://tandf.msgfocus.com/q/16vpNNuzKHf/wv.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2014 and the publication date of the issue is Spring 2015.

Designing Experience-conference (Hong Kong, July 2014)

For reasons out of our control this conference needed to be rescheduled: for the new call for abstracts etc. please visit here.

Dates: 3 to 5 July 2014
Location: Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU, Hong Kong
Website: experiencedesign.hk/call-for-abstracts-designing-experience-the-power-of-context/
Deadline for abstracts: 28 March 2014 (400 words)

We wish to invite professionals and academics with an interdisiplinary approach to design to join us in exchanging, comparing, reviewing and publishing current practice and ideas in Experience Design at the international, interdisciplinary conference:

Designing Experience: The Power of Context
Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong, July 2014

For this purpose we now invite submissions of abstracts for international peer review. Submissions should be of no more than 400 words in English, and reveal significant, original or previously unpublished academic research, professional/practical case studies or more experimental formats that respond to, or take further the following issues:

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All Makers Now? Craft values in 20th century production, conference, Falmouth University, UK.

Dates: 10/11th July, 2014.
Location: Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK.
Website: www.autonomatic.org.uk/allmakersnow/conference.html
Deadline for extended abstracts: 31st March 2014 (1000 words maximum)

Call for Contributions

The digital crafters in the Autonomatic Research Group at Falmouth University invite you to join them in critical debate about a radically transformed vision of 21st century production. In this brave new world of Makerspaces and Fablabs anyone can be a digital craftpreneur, harnessing the power of digital technologies to create, co-create, collaborate, make and sell.

Aimed at makers and researchers of all shapes and codes including hackers, crafters, inventors, designers, economists, curators and critical theorists, this two day conference will explore craft values, traditional making processes and novel forms of engagement, participation and interaction in digital and material cultures.

There are three broad themes we wish to explore:Materiality and Aesthetics, Enhancing the Object and Democratising Technology. More information on these and the conference exhibition and workshop opportunities can be found on the conference website.

We welcome contributions from both within and beyond the field of craft.

For queries, expressions of interest and early bird registration contact the conference team at: info@autonomatic.org.uk


“Moving Type Sound and Image” International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 30th May till 1st June 2014

Dates: 30th May till 1st June 2014
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Website: motyf.pjwstk.edu.pl
Deadline for submission students films: 24 March 2014

Polish–Japanese Institute of Information Technologies Warsaw recommends to your attention the international conference ‘Moving Type Sound and Image’ which will be organized in Warsaw from 30th May till 1st June 2014.

In the 3-day International Students’ Moving Type Festival, including three days of workshops, students’ movies presentations and a one-day conference, we would like to focus on the broad field of:
  • sound and motion in visual communication;
  • theoretical and experimental methods of dynamic graphic problem-solving;
  • teaching time-depended media in design and creative processing.
The conference will be organized in cooperation with: PJWSTK (Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technologies), ZZG Zentrum Zeitbasierte Gestatltung, FH Mainz University of Applied Science, Institut fur Mediagestaltung Fachhochschule Mainz, Hochschule fur Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund, numerous European design schools collaborating in Erasmus program of international exchange and NINA (Polish National Audio-Visual Institute). The event is curated and conducted by Polish and German professors Ewa Satalecka, Anja Stoffler and Ralf Dringenberg. The conference will take place in the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technologies, the cinema Muranow and some public spaces in Warsaw. We hope that you will become our partner in this project.

SWA The First Annual Student Web Awards – May 31, 2014

The first annual Student Web Awards intends to become a highly anticipated yearly competition and showcase of the best in student Web design. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate student work. 

This contest is an online exhibition, juried by leading design practitioners and educators. The jurors selected for this event share a passion for design education and a commitment to supporting emerging design talent.

We invite you to submit the best of your student Web design work! All submitted work will be evaluated for both its visual and interactive merit. Each accepted work will be eligible to win awards in the following categories:


Contest entry is free. Only one submission per entrant. Multiple submissions will result in exclusion from the contest. Any Web design-related project completed while all team members were students is eligible. Only accepted entrants will be notified of the status of their submissions. Accepted work will be added to the gallery within approximately one month of submission. 

All submissions must be received no later than May 31st, 2014. 
Voting for the People’s Choice Award will remain open for one month after the contest deadline.


Bridging the Divide: Developing & Applying Design Methodologies for Cross-Cultural Collaboration (March 2014, London, UK)

Symposium & Workshop Call for Participants

Date: Saturday 15th March 2014
Time: 9.30 – 18.00
Location: Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London
Website: http://ual.force.com/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD0000009biQhMAI&book=true

We would like to invite participants for a one-day research symposium and workshop on cross-cultural collaboration. Facilitated by an AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Award, it is centred around the exhibition The Craft of Ubuntu: An Exploration of Collaboration through Making, which is being shown in Cape Town and London as part of the World Design Capital 2014 official programme. 

The speakers include guests from WDC2014 Cape Town: Professor Mugendi M’Rithaa (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Andile Dyalvane (South African ceramicist), Dr Katherine Ladd (University of Brighton), Simon Maidment (Kingston University), Dr Kirsten Scott (RCA), Sarah Rhodes (CSM) and John Ballyn (Independent Design Consultant). 

Whilst the morning presentations will be on cross-disciplinary practice in an African context, the focus on the day is on wider cross-cultural collaboration in design and craft research. The discourse will centre on:

  • The success, and importantly, failure of such partnerships;
  • The politics of working together;
  • Negotiating collaboration across disciplinary and cultural borders:
  • What might future collaborations look like?

Attendance is by RSVP only – If you would like to attend, please send an email to Sarah Rhodes: s.rhodes1@arts.ac.uk 


ACE 2014: 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (Nov 2014, Madeira/Portugal)

Dates: 11-14 November 2014
Location: Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)
Website: http://www.ace2014.info
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 21 May 2014

ACE 2014, incorporating 9th International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA)
The leading scientific forum for dissemination of cutting-edge research results in the area of entertainment computing is inviting the submission of papers, posters, creative showcases and workshop proposals to its 11th conference to be held in Funchal, Madeira, 11-14 November, 2014.

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