Product Lifetimes and the Environment Conference (PLATE), Nottingham, June 17-19 2015

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Nottingham Trent University is delighted to invite you to register for PLATE, the first international conference to examine product lifetimes and the environment in the context of sustainability.

The conference will open on Wednesday 17 June with keynotes from:

  • Dr Conny Bakker, Associate Professor of Design for Sustainability at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Sarah Clayton, Head of Products and Services, WRAP, UK

The first day will end with a welcome evening reception to be held in Nottingham Trent University’s historic Old Chemistry Theatre.

Over three days academics and other experts will present papers and workshops addressing the subject of product lifetimes and the environment from a varied range of disciplines and international perspectives.  An exhibition will run alongside the conference.

Subsequent keynotes will be given by:

  • Dr Ruth Mugge, Associate Professor in Consumer Research, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Kyle Wiens, Co-founder, iFixit, USA
  • Professor Tim Cooper, Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption, Nottingham Trent University, UK

On Thursday 18 June we will host the PLATE gala dinner in the atmospheric setting of St. Mary’s Church, in the heart of Nottingham’s historic lace market.

Book your place

The deadline for early bird registration is fast approaching – 30 April 2015. For further details and booking please see our website.

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COLOR/FORMS, Parsons & Cooper Hewitt Grad Symposium (April 2015; New York, NY)

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Color/Forms

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.
April 23 and 24, 2015.

Deadline for proposals: January 26, 2015

This symposium is seeking papers on the forms color takes and the roles color plays in the meanings of design and the decorative arts since the Renaissance. We are especially interested in research that touches on moments of change: for example, on transitions from monochrome to full-color production, or when particular colors became available, fashionable or unfashionable.

Coloration is intrinsic to the social meanings of objects. Colors shape our interaction with things and other people in fundamental ways; they can appeal to our most visceral senses of pleasure or desire. Colors affect behaviors, and we use colors metaphorically to describe attitudes, feelings and moods. In the world of consumer goods, the need to produce certain colors has driven innovations in mechanical processes, and markets can rise and fall based on color trends.

Areas of investigation might involve:

  • Graphic design and broadcast media–e.g. color printing in lithographs, newspapers and magazines; day-glo color inks and psychedelic design; Technicolor and other cinematic color systems; the advent of color television; etc.
  • Fashion and costume studies–e.g. color, or lack thereof, in menswear; aniline dyes and other technologies of coloration; color forecasting; etc.
  • Industrial design–e.g. colored plastics; anodized aluminum; the color of high technology (silver, black, white, beige) or domestic appliances; color theory and consumer choice; color-customizable products; colors in toys; etc.
  • Decorative arts–e.g. hand-painted and printed colors ceramics; tapestry, color-changing fabrics and other textiles; polychromy in sculpture; etc.
  • Architecture and interior design–e.g. colored exterior lighting; psychologies of colored interiors; wallpapers; “white cities” and exhibition architecture; etc.
  • …or any number of related fields of production and consumption.

Proposals are welcome from graduate students at any level in fields such as History of the Decorative Arts, History of Design, Curatorial Studies, Design Studies, Art History, History of Architecture, Design and Technology, Media Studies, Consumer Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and other fields.

The symposium’s Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote speaker will be Jeffrey L. Meikle, Stiles Professor in American Studies and Professor of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, speaking on “Postcard Modernism: Landscapes, Cityscapes, and American Visual Culture, 1931-1950.” Dr. Meikle is one of the leading voices in design history and cultural history. His renown scholarship extends to industrial design and technology, popular print media, and alternative cultures from 1950 to the present. His books include Twentieth Century Limited: Industrial Design in America, 1925-1939 (1982); American Plastic: A Cultural History (1995); and Design in the USA (2005).

The Keynote will be on Thursday evening, April 23, 2015 and the symposium sessions will be in the morning and afternoon on Friday, April 24.

To submit a proposal, send a two-page abstract, one-page bibliography and a c.v. to:

Ethan Robey
Associate Director, MA Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies
robeye@newschool.edu

Deadline for proposals: January 26, 2015

The symposium is sponsored by the MA Program in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies offered jointly by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Parsons The New School for Design

Special Issue of Constructivist Foundations: Composing Conferences: Exploring Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Format (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/special/composing/
Deadline for expressions of interest: 17 November 2014

The goal for this special issue of is to explore constructivist alternatives to the conventional paper presentation format of academic conferences. How can a conference be organised so that it can be an active place of questioning and exchange where new research questions can be composed and addressed? How can exploratory conversations be central rather than peripheral to the programme? In what ways do constructivist approaches to fields such as education or science also suggest possible rethinkings of academic practices more generally?

Please find the more information here: http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/journal/special/composing/

Expressions of interest due: Monday 17 November 2014
Submission deadline for full paper submissions: Friday 6 March 2015

Please send texts or enquiries to composing@constructivistfoundations.info.

Conference on Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) June 2015, Nottingham (UK)

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 We’d like to inform you that the deadline for abstracts for the PLATE conference has been extended to Friday 19 September 2014 at 12 noon.

Please check the website for further information.

CFP: The Hand and the Machine: Tensions in Interwar Design (SECAC, Sarasota FL – October 2014)

Venue: Southeastern College Art Conference

Dates: October 8-11, 2014
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Website: http://www.secollegeart.org/conference#papers
Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2014

The story is familiar: modernism’s post-World War I fascination with machines and technology – in architecture, industrial design, the decorative arts, and fashion – dissipated in the 1930s, replaced by a valorization of handicraft and a reemergence of the human subject. Where the machine aesthetic dominated design in the early 1920s, artists grew disenchanted with the signs of industry in the 1930s, focusing instead on the human subject, and crafting work to show the “hand” of the maker.  But is this tale of a “return to the hand” universally true? Are there certain mediums or national traditions that trouble the story?  This session solicits papers that examine the precarious dynamics of industry and the hand-made in the applied arts between the wars. We encourage a variety of perspectives within or beyond the powerhouse industrial economies of the West, and we hope, through the breadth of papers, to reassess the standard narrative of interwar design.

Session Co-Chairs: Toby Norris, Assumption College and Rachael Barron-Duncan, Central Michigan University.

Contact: tnorris@assumption.edu

PICA 2014: DESIGN PIONEERS: It’s Your Turn to Lead the Way (May 2014, Edmonton, Canada)

Dates: May 7–10, 2014
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2014
Website: http://www.picaconference.ca/

Design Educators: Lead the Way!
Share your design research, teaching and learning!

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HMS 2013: The International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation

HMS 2013- CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The International Conference on Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation (HMS 2013)

(http://www.msc-les.org/conf/HMS2013)

Location

September 23-25, 2013

Athens, Greece, in cooperation with the I3M 2013 MultiConference.

Key Dates

Extended Abstracts, April 15th 2013

Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2013

Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2013

ISI Indexing

The HMS proceedings will be submitted to Thomson ISI.

Conference Aim

The HMS Conference concentrates on applications of simulation and computer technologies to logistics, supply chain management, multimodal transportation, maritime environment and industrial logistics. This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community and International Projects and it could be used as a framework for hosting project review meeting and project exploitation. The audience includes both users, vendors and scientists operating in applying advanced techniques to industry, business and services. The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera-ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns). Please refer to the on line authors instruction section.

Conference Topics

Bulk Terminals, Container Terminals, C4I & Military Systems, Harbour Services, Industrial Facilities, Navigation Lines, Multimodal Transports, Oil Terminals, Passenger Terminals, Railways, Ro-Ro Terminals, Ships & Platforms, Supply-Chains, Warehouses, Automation, Concurrent Engineering, Electronic Data Interchange, Environment  Management, Harbour Simulation, Industrial Engineering, Logistics & Manufacturing, Naval Architecture, Naval Training Systems, Total Quality Management, Resources Planning, Safety & Security in Maritime Environment, Vessel Traffic Systems, Urban Transportation.

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops at http://www.msc-les.org/Conf/hms2013/index_file/HMS_Tracks.htm

 

Contact and Information

For further information please contact Marina Massei (massei@itim.unige.it) or hms@msc-les.org.

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, Greece

Best Regards,

 

HMS 2013 Organization Committee

MAS 2013:The International Conference on Modelling and Applied Simulation

MAS 2013- CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The International Conference on Modelling & Applied Simulation (MAS 2013)

(http://www.msc-les.org/conf/MAS2013 )

Location

September, 23-25  2013

Athens, Greece, in cooperation with the I3M 2013 MultiConference.

Key Dates

Extended Abstracts, April 15th 2013

Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2013

Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2013

ISI Indexing

The MAS proceedings will be submitted to Thomson ISI.

Conference Aim

The MAS Conference concentrates on applied Modeling & Simulation (M&S) and computer technologies; application fields include logistics, supply chain management, production control, business and industrial organization. This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community and International Projects and it could be used as a framework for hosting project review meeting and project exploitation. The audience includes both users, vendors and scientists operating in applying advanced techniques to industry, business and services. The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera-ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns). Please refer to the on line authors instruction section.

Conference Topics

Business Process Re-engineering, Business Intelligence, Company Intelligent Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Decision Making, Emergency Planning & Management, Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), Financial Planning, Health Care Systems, Human Resource Management, Intelligent Forecasting, Information Support Systems, Infrastructure Planning & Design, Inventory Management, Logistics Networks, Military Applications, Product Data Management (PDM), Production Planning & Management, Project Management, Public Services, Sales Forecasting, Scheduling, Strategic Decision, Supply Chain Management, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Neural Networks, Automation, Customer Satisfaction, Concurrent Engineering, Data Fusion, Data Warehousing, Decision Support Systems, Electronic Data Interchange, Environment Management, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, Industrial Engineering, Knowledge Based Systems, Logistics & Manufacturing, Organizational Modelling, Process Simulation, Process Consulting, Production Simulation, Strategic Consulting, Total Quality Management, Resources Planning, Safety in Work Environment, Security & Intelligence.

 

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops at http://www.msc-les.org/Conf/mas2013/index_file/MAS2013_Tracks.htm

 

Contact and Information

For further information please contact Marina Massei (massei@itim.unige.it) or mas@msc-les.org.

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, Greece

Best Regards,

MAS 2013 Organization Committee              

 

IMAACA 2013: The 7th International Conference on Integrated Modelling and Analysis in Applied Control and Automation

IMAACA 2013 – CALL FOR PAPERS

The 7th International Conference on Integrated Modelling and Analysis in Applied Control and Automation (IMAACA2013)

(http://www.msc-les.org/Conf/IMAACA2013/)

Location

September 23-25, 2013

Athens, Greece, in cooperation with the I3M 2013 MultiConference.

Key Dates

Extended Abstracts, April 15, 2013

Acceptance Notification, May 15, 2013

Camera Ready Papers, June 15, 2013

ISI Indexing

The IMAACA  proceedings will  be submitted to Thomson ISI.

Conference Aim

The IMAACA Conference concentrates on all type of application relevant control and automation problems emphasizing the role of model analysis as integral part of the complete design of the automated system. Particularly, it will focus on new concepts, methods, techniques, and tools conceived in order to support an integrative interplay of modeling, identification, simulation, system analysis and control theory in all the stages of system design. This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community and International Projects and it could be used as a framework for hosting project review meeting and project exploitation. The audience includes both users, vendors and scientists operating in applying advanced techniques to industry, business and services. The International Program Committee will accept two types of camera-ready papers: extended paper (10 pages, 2 columns); regular paper (6 pages, 2 columns). Please refer to the on line authors instruction section.

Conference Topics

Continuous and Hybrid Systems, Lumped and Distributed Parameter Systems, Switched Systems, Qualitative Modeling, Bond Graph Modeling, Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Methods, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Large Scale Systems, Order Reduction and Model Simplification, System Identification, Adaptive Control, Expert Systems, Industrial Applications of Advanced Control, Intelligent Control, Multivariable Control, Nonlinear Control, Robust Control, Networked Control Systems, Fault Detection, Process Supervision, Software and Tools, CAD, Education.

Conference Application Areas

Aeronautics and Astronautics, Agro-industries, Automation, Biomechanics and Prosthetics, Biomedical Engineering, Car Industry, Chemical Engineering and Process Control, Electrical and Power Systems, Electrical Drives, Environmental Systems, Food Industry, Integrated Manufacturing, Marine and Off-Shore Control, Mechatronics, Production Industry, Power Electronic Systems, Robotics and Mechanical Systems, Textile Industry, Transportation Systems.

 

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops at http://www.msc-les.org/Conf/IMAACA2013/index_file/IMAACA_Tracks.htm

Contact and Information

For further information please contact Sergio Junco (sjunco@fceia.unr.edu.ar) or imaaca@msc-les.org.

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, Greece.

Best Regards,

IMAACA 2013 Organization Committee

 

Symposium: Fashion And Health (Minnesota, USA, April 2012)

Call for Papers / Designs for the 2012 SYMPOSIUM April 20-22, 2012 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

This symposium connects fashion to the topic of health. Through a series of scholarly presentations, panel discussions, design presentations, the symposium participants will explore, define, and document the interconnections between fashion and health.

The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion”. While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or aesthetic choice in any design field. Proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies.

Participation is invited in this symposium by submitting a written abstract or a design. Best submissions will be considered for inclusion in focused issues of journals including Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry as well as for a book Fashion and Health.

Symposium formats will include poster sessions, concurrent individual presentations [15 minutes], plenary sessions [60 minutes], and panel or collaborative presentations.

Important dates:
December 15, 2011:
Abstracts/Submissions due and received.
January 30, 2012: Notice of acceptance
April 1, 2012: Full papers due and received
April 20-22, 2012: Symposium

See the conference website for further information:

http://design.umn.edu/fashionand/health/

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