IASDR 2009 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009)
Seoul, South Korea, 19-22 October, 2009

Theme: Rigor and Relevance in Design

We invite you to submit high quality design research outcomes to the IASDR 2009 conference which will be held on 19-22 October, 2009 in Seoul, Korea. This is a large, international design research conference with an intensive and high quality program. This venue will bring together top design researchers and practitioners to build and advance knowledge in the field of Design. We encourage your enthusiastic participation for this exciting opportunity.

Design has been evolved into a unique but highly influencing discipline in this rapidly changing society. But it has also struggled to find its own rigor and relevance as a disciplined field as its own.
In this conference, we invite various perspectives and research outcomes that may address the issues of establishing our own rigor and relevance of design research and practice in the field of Design, as well as discussions and research activities related to all the important design subjects as follows:

1. Design Theory and Methodology
2. Design Philosophy, Ethics, Values, and Issues
3. Design Education
4. Design Management and Strategy
5. Sustainability, Culture, History, and Society in Design
6. Human Behaviors, Perception, and Emotion
7. Semantics, Aesthetics and Experience in Design
8. Interaction and Interface Design
9. Design Tools and New Media
10. Universal Design/Inclusive Design
11. Design Creativity
12. Design Project Cases

<Important Dates for Paper Submission>
Abstract deadline: February 28, 2009
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 31, 2009 Full paper deadline: June 1, 2009 Notification of full paper acceptance: August 1, 2009 Full paper submission deadline: September 1, 2009

There will be two categories for the paper submissions—one is an oral-session full paper category, and the other is a poster-session paper category. When you submit your paper, you will be required to indicate either one of these options, and the reviewers will review the abstracts according to the selected option. However, if an abstract was submitted to the full paper category and if the abstract does not meet the criteria for the full paper quality, there is possibility to be suggested for considering poster presentations when that is judged to be the better option. The oral-session full paper category will have stronger rigor in the reviewing criteria comparing to the ones for the poster paper category. We will post more details of the review criteria and this distinction between full papers and poster papers on the web site near future.

For the abstract submission, we will soon post the format to be followed. In addition, we will also post call for participations for other submission categories such as tutorials, special sessions, and doctoral colloquiums. Please visit our website regularly for these updates.

We look forward to active participants from all of you, and hope to see you in Seoul, South Korea in October, 2009!