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The DESIGN 2020 conference is POSTPONED!

Friday, 27 March 2020

Based on the public health advices and following the opinion of all DESIGN 2020 participants, expressed in the online survey, the Organizing Committee of the 16th International Design Conference DESIGN 2020 decided to postpone the conference until the currently experienced worldwide health crises abate.
The conference is postponed for October 26-29 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you in Cavtat!


Status info regarding COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Since the EU is closing outer borders for the next 30 days and, with the existing travelling restrictions, regardless are those on the intercontinental or institutional level, we want to keep you informed about the DESIGN 2020 conference planning.

The DESIGN 2020 Team is working according to the schedule. At the moment the CUP is doing final typesetting and editing of all the papers. The daily schedule and BoA are under preparation.

However, we must organise the DESIGN 2020 conference in the safe conditions regarding public health, within the constraints of transportation, venue availability, ICT and, in-line with the preferences of you, the DESIGN 2020 participants. We are aware that networking is one of the motivations for your participation at the DESIGN conference and, we want it to be safe and without restrictions.

As said on the previous DESIGN 2020 news, we are considering different scenarios, including the postponing of the conference, different presentation technology and schedule. We will continue to monitor the situation. When the situation and options becomes reasonably predictable, we will present it to all the DESIGN 2020 participants and identify your preferences before we made further decisions.


Status info regarding COVID-19

Friday, 13 March 2020

For DESIGN 2020 organisers, the health and well-being of the participants is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty our participants may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are committed to being responsive as the situation evolves.
We are closely following the developments, and are implementing the instructions provided by the Croatian government.

Croatia has to date relatively small number of the confirmed cases of patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Croatian Government had responded promptly and coordinated the activities of all government departments in preparing measures for the protection of public health and safety. The Government and the relevant services are doing everything possible, with currently available and limited information about the virus itself as well as its transmission routes, so that Croatia is ready to tackle every possible suspected case of new coronavirus infection.

The national civil protection authority discusses the situation daily and makes decisions and recommendations and introduces measures in a timely manner. DESIGN 2020 organisers act accordingly and are considering different response scenarios.


Delays in issuing invoices and payment confirmations

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Due to the large number of last-minute registrations of authors during the last several days, there have been delays in issuing the invoices as well as payment confirmation in the ConfTool system. The invoices and ConfTool confirmations are issued manually, hence the participants whose payment was received should get the confirmation and the invoice before the end of this week (February 28).

Thank you for your understanding, and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.


DESIGN 2020 submission has closed

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

We received more than 380 submissions for DESIGN 2020. Next step: the Programme Chair meeting, after which the suitable papers will be distributed to the reviewers.

Thank you to everyone who contributed with a submission.


Full paper submission is now open

Monday, 15 July 2019


New Calendar for DESIGN 2020 Conference announced

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Submission date is November 15, 2019!


DESIGN 2018 is closed

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Thank you all who contributed to make it great event.


Decisions of the Programme Committee on acceptance/rejection are sent to the authors

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


DESIGN 2018 reviewing process has been initiated

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

After the Programme Chairs meeting that took place in Zagreb on January the 5th, 2018, more than 380 papers were approved and distributed to the reviewers. This is by far the highest number of contributions ever for the DESIGN conference. Thank you all authors for submission.


DESIGN 2018 submission is closed

Saturday, 23 December 2017

We received record high number of the contributions and reviewers have a lot of work to do. Thank you for the contribution.


DESIGN2018 is open for submission

Saturday, 1 July 2017


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