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Doctoral Education in Design Conference

Date posted: 10/12/2010

Doctoral Education in Design Conference - Practice, Knowledge, Vision
Hong Kong
22 - 25 May 2011

Call for papers

Conference organized by the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Faculty of Design of Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne).

It has been several years since the last comprehensive conference on doctoral education in design – and the time has come to survey progress in the field. The organisers invite the world design research community and leaders interested in doctoral education in design to gather for intense discussions on particular themes and workshops on moving the field forward.

They will review from extended abstracts with references as well as from full papers. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2011.

There will be two conference publications, a pre-conference proceedings and a post-conference book. They will publish a pre-conference proceedings in May, circulating it as a PDF to allow participants time to read and reflect on papers for richer conversation in Hong Kong. The pre-conference proceedings will contain all accepted submissions as extended abstracts or full papers.  Following the conference, they will publish a book of invited papers.  Participants will have three months to expand extended abstracts or transform full papers into book chapters that reflect ideas and issues emerging from the conference.  Final chapters will be due by 22 August, 2011.
Areas of interest include:

1. Rigor in Research Training
2. Interdisciplinary Research and Working with other Fields
3. Producing Design Theory
4. Methods and Methodology
5. Relating Practice to Research
6. Supervising the PhD

If there is a "burning issue" that is not on the list, they welcome suggestions – and they invite papers on these topics.

Important Dates:

15 Jan 2011 - Deadline for Submission of Extended Abstracts with references
5 Feb 2011 - Notification of Acceptance
20 Feb 2011 - Deadline for Presenters Registration
15 Apr 2011 - Full Paper Due for Pre-conference Proceedings
1 May 2011 - Pre-conference Proceedings to all Participants
22-25 May 2011 - Conference

They invite submissions on significant, original, and previously unpublished cases as well as research in the domain of doctoral education in design. Please submit your abstract or full paper online.  All abstract submissions must be made by 15 January, 2011, together with author names, affiliations and contact details.

Extended abstracts are limited to 1,800 – 2,400 words plus references. Extended abstracts will be expanded into full chapters for the post-conference book.

Those who must submit full papers to qualify for travel funds may submit papers from 5,000 – 8,000 words for the conference proceedings. Full papers may be revised for the post-conference book.

To submit an extended abstract or a full paper and for more information: