ICED21: Call for papers

The forthcoming International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED21, is the forum where the design community comes together to share insights, discover new ideas, create new design ventures, and form friendships. We invite high-quality submissions for ICED21, covering substantial, original and previously unpublished research. We are looking forward to including applied, theoretical, and results-oriented papers from both academia and industry into the conference programme.

Conference theme: Design in Motion

Our society is in motion, more now than ever before, with societal challenges fundamentally altering the conditions for designers and product developers. Designers have a critical role in understanding and proactively responding to this motion, transforming our society for a sustainable quality of life for all. The economy is turning circular and products are being designed to be sustainable, connected and intelligent. The way we produce and use energy and information radically changes both our products and the way they are designed. Adapting products to social and health development, highlights the importance of design for human wellbeing. As such we design “solutions” rather than “products”, and in many ways ‘Design is in Motion’.


The conference will address this theme through the following key challenges - Sustainable Design and the Circular Economy; Design for Health and Wellbeing; Design for Societal Transformation; and, Design in the Data Driven Economy.

We invite you to embrace the conference theme of ‘Design in Motion’ and submit full papers addressing the topics listed below. For ICED21 the topics include those used in previous conferences but new topics that specifically focus on the conference theme have also been included. The conference programme will encompass keynote speeches, workshops organized by the DS Special Interest Groups, paper presentations, discussion sessions, and awards for distinguished papers and presentations. The conference will also feature a ‘Market Place’ which will give the opportunity to demonstrate current research activity and design tools. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, published by Cambridge University Press.

  • Agile Design and Manufacturing Practices 
  • AI and the Data Driven Economy - Industry 4.0
  • Data Driven Design 
  • Design and Mobility
  • Design Creativity
  • Design Education
  • Design for Healthcare
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Design Information and Knowledge
  • Design Management
  • Design Methodology
  • Design Methods and Tools
  • Design Processes
  • Human Behaviour in Design
  • Next Generation Systems
  • Society, Health and Wellbeing 
  • Systems Design


The paper submission deadline is December 2, 2020. 


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