Community Now? The Politics of Participatory Design (Feb 2015, Berlin Germany)

Dates: 19-21 February 2015
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin
Website: http://community-now.org/
Registration deadline: 8 February 2015

The international symposium focuses on emergent issues of urban grassroots movements, especially in relation to current social developments in Germany and Israel. Together with guests and projects from all over we explore how to promote processes of active participation and support a sustainable development of communities, their impact on policy making and on everyday life. The event is the closure of the German-Israeli research project “Communty Now?” between the Berlin University of the Arts and the Bezalel Academy Jerusalem.
Read more of this post

7th Intl Conf on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (June 2015, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Website: http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 September 2014

The 7th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD15) will explore current and future ways of thinking in the emerging field of EESD and will celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplishing in EESD since 2002. The conference will be held from June 9-12, 2015 at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Vancouver campus, overlooking beautiful Howe Sound in Vancouver, Canada.

Read more of this post

EESD15: 7th Intl Conf on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (Jun 2015, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 9-12 June 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://eesd15.engineering.ubc.ca
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 16 September 2014

The 2015 Engineering Education for Sustainable Development conference at the University of British Columbia will explore current and future ways of thinking in this emerging field and celebrate the ground-breaking work accomplished in EESD since 2002. After 6 successful EESD conferences, EESD15 will be the first to be held outside of Europe. EESD15 is the premiere forum for contributing to, and learning about, engineering education for sustainable development.

Please refer to the website for details.

Design for a Billion (Nov 2014, India)

Dates: 8-9 November 2014
Location: Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Contact: design@iitgn.ac.in
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2014

The Design and Innovation Center (DIC) will be hosting an international interdisciplinary conference titled Design For a Billion.
Read more of this post

Cumulus Johannesburg: Design with the Other 90%: Changing the World by Design (Sep 2014, South Africa)

Dates: 22-24 September 2014
Location: Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg; and Greenside Design Center (GDC)
Website: www.cumulusassociation.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 April 2014

In 2007, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum hosted an exhibition entitled ‘Design for the other 90%’ which focused on design solutions that addressed the most basic needs of the 90% of the world’s population not traditionally served by professional designers. In 2008, Cumulus members signed the Kyoto Declaration, wherein they committed themselves to the ideals of sustainable development. The Cumulus Conference to be hosted by GDC and FADA seeks to bring discussions around the role art and design can and should play in sustainable social advancement, particularly in the context of the African Continent. Focusing on notions of respect, responsibility and sustainability, this conference seeks to explore the vital role that design, visual culture and design education plays in addressing pressing problems of our planet, particularly for under-served communities that are rarely benefactors of the work of artists and designers. It is envisaged that Africa’s distinctive capacity to respond to such problems will be highlighted.

Read more of this post

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

Design Competition: Sustainable Laundry (May 2013)

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2013
Website: http://www.designwithculture.co.uk/

A competition for creative, enthusiastic designers or design students from around the globe. Showcase your innovations and you could win a Nexus tablet.

See details at the website.

SESDE 2013: The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment

SESDE 2013 – CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment (SESDE 2013)
(http:/www.msc-les.org/conf/sesde2013/)

Location 
September 23-25, 2013
Athens, Greece

Key Dates
Extended Abstracts, April 15h 2013
Acceptance Notification, May 15th 2013
Camera Ready Papers, June 15th 2013

ISI Indexing

The SESDE  proceedings will  be submitted to Thomson ISI.

Workshop Aims
The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment (SESDE2013) is focusing on using M&S in applications related to Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Issues.
Scientists and Subject Matter Experts in these sectors are invited to present innovative papers. The application of M&S to this sector represents a major opportunity considering the nature of the complex systems related to these issues that need to be studied and analyzed.
Topics of interest

• Climate change
• Conservation
• Energy
• Environmental degradation
• Environmental health
• Genetic engineering
• Intensive farming
• Land degradation
• Soil
• Land use
• Nanotechnology
• Nuclear issues
• Overpopulation
• Ozone depletion
• Pollution
• Water pollution
• Air pollution
• Reservoirs
• Resource depletion
• Consumerism
• Fishing
• Logging
• Mining
• Toxins
• Sustainability
• Transportations
• Waste

Detailed topics description and current list of tracks/workshops at http://www.msc-les.org/conf/sesde2013/index_file/SESDE_Tracks.htm

Contact and Information
For further information please contact Alberto Tremori (alberto.tremori@simulationteam.com), Francesco Longo (f.longo@unical.it) or sesde@msc-les.org 

We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, Greece

Best Regards,

SESDE 2013 Organization Committee

%d bloggers like this: