SPECIAL TRACK

A new special track aims to understand how the Design discipline is dealing with the Covid-19 global challenge by exploring all innovative, unusual, and disruptive approaches, methods, visions, experiments, and ideas generated during or after the pandemic crisis.

DESIGN CULTURE (OF) NEW NORMAL

HEALTHCARE | EDUCATION | WORK/PLAY

chairs:
José Allard, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Adam de Eyto, University of Limerick, Ireland
Philipp Heidkamp, Köln International School of Design, Germany
Michael Krohn, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland 

The full papers of the special track will follow a double-blind peer-review selection process and, if accepted, will be published in the proceedings if (at least one of) the authors register to the conference to present the paper. Initial submissions, drafted according to the conference template (https://cumulusroma2020.org/dcs-full-paper-template/), 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 accepted papers will be published digitally with an ISBN before the Conference.
Note: The New Call for Full Paper is also open to authors who already have an accepted paper or poster.
KEY DATES for NEW CALL FOR PAPERS | DESIGN CULTURE (OF) NEW NORMAL
Launch of the call: 7 October 2020
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 14 December 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 28 February 2021
Deadline for Camera-ready Paper Submission: 31 March 2021
Please visit http://conftool.org/cumulusroma2020 to submit your contribution.

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.
Please note that the submission and selection process for all tracks (except the special track above) is already closed.

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 ACCEPTANCE AND THE NEXT STEPS.

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 EXTENDED to 15 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.
FULL PAPER TEMPLATE
Authors are asked to submit full papers in a template formatted according to the conference proceedings. You should write your submission within this template file, or paste into it using the pre-defined styles, as described within the template itself.
Please use this PDF file as a visual reference on how your submission formatting should look like.

Call for Posters | extended Deadline 15 Feb. 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT POSTER SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.
AUTHORS WILL BE INFORMED VIA EMAIL ABOUT ACCEPTANCE AND THE NEXT STEPS.

Connected to the theme of the Conference, posters should reflect on one of the nine conference tracks, presenting the research in a visually rich format, containing images (e.g. photographs, drawings, tables, diagrams) and an abstract of up to 300 words, to be inserted also in the submission management system.
Please use the template available at https://cumulusroma2020.org/poster-template_design-cultures/, selecting the file according to the relative track. The poster template is available in PDF and AI formats of 50x100 cm (WxH) dimensions. The title and footer area should respect the defined font and formatting, while the rest can be formatted freely, albeit using the attached font is recommended. References should follow the APA Style guidelines. Author names and affiliations should be omitted for the initial poster submissions in order to guarantee the blind review process. These can be included for the final version, to be uploaded after the poster acceptance.
Authors of accepted contributions should complete the conference registration in order to exhibit the poster, which will be visible for the entire duration of the conference. Authors will have the opportunity to explain their research during a dedicated poster session. 
Therefore, an author should present only one contribution among papers and posters, even though it is possible to co-author multiple works. Printing and poster installation will be handled by the conference organizers. Moreover, poster abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.
Posters can be submitted at www.conftool.org/cumulusroma2020. Poster submissions will be selected by the Scientific Committee and the Conference Chairs. For further information regarding the Call for Poster, you can contact us at poster@cumulusroma2020.org

Special Call for Exhibition | extended Deadline 15 Feb. 2020
PLEASE NOTE THAT POSTER AND EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.
AUTHORS WILL BE INFORMED VIA EMAIL ABOUT ACCEPTANCE AND THE NEXT STEPS.

This call is open only to the Schools member of Cumulus Association.
Connected to the theme and the nine tracks of the conference, Schools are invited to present exhibition proposals focusing on the results of didactic activities (such as studio works, thesis projects), which should have a link to the chosen conference track.
The exhibition will be visible for the entire duration of the conference and opened during a networking event on 16 June 2020, where each of the project representatives will have the opportunity to present their projects briefly. Each selected school will have up to 7 panels (50x50 cm each), as well as a 50x50x50 cm volume dedicated to physical model(s) (optional). Models should be transported to the exhibition site by 15 June 2020 and the exhibiting schools should take care of the return transport as well at the end of the conference. Panels will be printed and installed by the Conference organizers and the exhibiting schools will need to provide a 400 Euro contribution.
Exhibition proposals should include a title, track choice, the name of the responsible person, an abstract with the aims and contents (maximum 800 words), as well as pictures about the works to be displayed. In this phase, the final graphics of the panels is not required. 
Exhibition proposals can be submitted at www.conftool.org/cumulusroma2020. Proposals will be selected by a dedicated Exhibition Scientific Committee. For further information regarding the Call for Exhibition, you can contact us at exhibition@cumulusroma2020.org

FAQ (conference postponement)
Notification of acceptance
Due to the postponement of the conference to next year, the Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers, Posters, and Exhibition will be given by the end of May, contrary to what was previously announced.
Camera-Ready Paper Submission
After the Notification of Acceptance, authors will be asked to submit the final (camera-ready) version by September.
Due to the extension of the submitting process, authors are free to include possible new findings and results of their research in the camera-ready version.
Proceedings
The accepted papers will be published digitally with an ISBN before the Conference. Further communications regarding the publication of the conference proceedings will be given by September.

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