TRACKS
The Conference is organized into 9 parallel tracks in order to address several different Cultures of Design. Each track is described with only three keywords to tackle and explore all possible approaches, methods, visions, experiments that can draw the scenario of different Design Cultures. Therefore, authors are invited to share innovative, original, inspiring and disruptive ideas in their papers. The call for Papers, Posters and Exhibition is available in PDF format and below.

ARTIFICIAL | LANGUAGES | LIFE | MAKING |MULTIPLICITY | PROXIMITY | RESILIENCE | REVOLUTION | THINKING

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) ARTIFICIAL

DIGITAL | TECHNOLOGY | ROBOTICS

chairs:
João de Sá Bonelli, PUC-Rio Department of Arts & Design, Brasile
Mathias Funk, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Patrizia Marti, University of Siena, Italy
Giuseppe Mincolelli, University of Ferrara, Italy

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) LANGUAGES

AESTHETICS | EXPRESSION | VISUAL

chairs:
Nicolò Ceccarelli, University of Sassari, Italy
Chele Esteve Sendra, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Spartaco Paris, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Merav Perez, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) LIFE

NATURE | BIOLOGY | HUMAN

chairs:
Anna Bernagozzi, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, France
Pepetto Di Bucchianico, D’Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara, Italy
Emilia Duarte, IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal
Sabrina Lucibello, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) MAKING

PROCESS | MANUFACTURING | POST-INDUSTRY

chairs:
Mario Buono, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Eujin Pei, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Andreas Sicklinger, University of Bologna, Italy
Oscar Tomico, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) MULTIPLICITY

GENDER | PLURALISM | DIVERSITY

chairs:
Özlem Er, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Raffaella Fagnoni, University of Genova, Italy
Gianni Sinni, University of the Republic of San Marino, San Marino
Pradyumna Vyas, National Institute of Design, India

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) PROXIMITY

PLACES | PEOPLE | ECONOMY

chairs:
Sam Bucolo, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Frédéric Degouzon, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, France
Claudia De Giorgi, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Giuseppe Lotti, University of Firenze, Italy

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) RESILIENCE

SOCIAL INNOVATION | CIRCULAR ECONOMY | SUSTAINABILITY

chairs:
Davide Fassi, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Miaosen Gong, Jiangnan University, China
Nicola Morelli, Aalborg University, Denmark
Regina Aparecida Sanches, University of São Paulo
Maria Antonietta Sbordone, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) REVOLUTION

CRITICAL THINKING | DISRUPTION | CHANGE

chairs:
Hélène Day-Fraser, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada
Alastair Fuad-Luke, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Stefano Maffei, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Betti Marenko, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) THINKING

THEORY | HISTORY | CRITICS

chairs:
Paola Bertola, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Pier Paolo Peruccio, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Márton Szentpéteri, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

The results of the conference will be published digitally with an ISBN as Conference Proceedings in order to compare and disseminate research, projects and experiences that will emerged during the days of the conference.

CALLS

Call for Paper
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAPER SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED. AUTHORS WILL BE INFORMED VIA EMAIL ABOUT ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE AND THE NEXT STEPS. IF YOU MISSED THE ABSTRACT DEADLINE, YOU MIGHT STILL PRESENT A POSTER: MORE INFO AT https://cumulusroma2020.org/posters-exhibition/
Conference papers will be selected through a two-phase, double blind peer review process, which will be used both for long abstracts and full papers. Initial submissions must be anonymous and must not contain the name(s) of the author(s) or any reference to their affiliation. This information should be included only in the camera-ready paper after the full paper acceptance notification. The language of the conference is English, and all submissions must be in English. Submissions that do not comply with the submission rules will be excluded from the evaluation process and proceedings publication.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings if (at least one of) the authors register to the conference to present the work.
Long Abstract Submission | Deadline 01 Oct . 2019  Deadline EXTENDED to 15 Oct. 2019
At first stage, authors are invited to submit a long abstract and keywords using the ‘SUBMIT!’ link provided on the conference website (cumulusroma2020.org). The long abstract should be no longer than 600 words, with an additional space provided for bibliographical references. Please omit any references to the author(s) or the institutions they are affiliated with.
Full Paper Submission | Deadline 01 Feb. 2020
After the notification of the abstract acceptance, full papers should be submitted according to a template, which will be provided to the Authors. The length of the full paper should not exceed 4000 words (excluding references) and follow APA publication style for in-text citation and reference lists (www.apastyle.org). At this stage, files should be submitted in PDF version and should be anonymous without containing the name(s) of the author(s) or any reference to their affiliation. Documents that do not comply with this rule will be excluded from the evaluation process. Once reviewed, the accepted submissions will receive comments for necessary revisions for the final camera‐ready submission.
Camera-ready Paper Submission | Deadline 30 Apr. 2020
After the notification of full paper acceptance, the final (camera-ready) version of the full paper should be submitted in both MSWord (.doc or .docx) and PDF format according to the conference template. Other formats are not accepted. At this stage the paper should include the name(s) and the affiliation of the author(s). Please keep the size of each file to less than 2Mb (including your illustrations) and use a file name beginning with the principal author’s last name, followed by the name of the track (Ex.: Smith_Artificial.doc).
Papers which are not presented at the conference will be excluded from the official proceedings. Therefore, it is needed that at least one of the authors attend to the conference to present the paper.
COPYRIGHT: By submitting papers for publication in the conference proceedings, authors are allowing for the publication of their work and assigning copyright of the submitted papers to the conference host. Authors’ traditional rights will not be infringed upon by assigning copyright in this manner, as authors retain the right to re-use the content of the papers.

Call for Poster (deadline 01 Feb. 2020) and Special Call for Exhibition (deadline 01 Feb. 2020)
are available at https://cumulusroma2020.org/posters-exhibition/

ENQUIRIES
For further information contact the Conference Secretariat at: info@cumulusroma2020.org