(International Association of Societies of Design Research 2009)
       Seoul, South Korea, 19-22 October, 2009
Theme: Rigor and Relevance in Design
We invite you to submit high quality design research outcomes to the
IASDR 2009 conference which will be held on 19-22 October, 2009 in
Seoul, Korea. This is a large, international design research
conference with an intensive and high quality program. This venue will
bring together top design researchers and practitioners to build and
advance knowledge in the field of Design. We encourage your
enthusiastic participation for this exciting opportunity.
Design has been evolved into a unique but highly influencing
discipline in this rapidly changing society. But it has also struggled
to find its own rigor and relevance as a disciplined field as its own.
In this conference, we invite various perspectives and research
outcomes that may address the issues of establishing our own rigor and
relevance of design research and practice in the field of Design, as
well as discussions and research activities related to all the
important design subjects as follows:
  1. Design Theory and Methodology
  2. Design Philosophy, Ethics, Values, and Issues
  3. Design Education
  4. Design Management and Strategy
  5. Sustainability, Culture, History, and Society in Design
  6. Human Behaviors, Perception, and Emotion
  7. Semantics, Aesthetics and Experience in Design
  8. Interaction and Interface Design
  9. Design Tools and New Media
 10. Universal Design/Inclusive Design
 11. Design Creativity
 12. Design Project Cases
<Important Dates for Paper Submission>
Abstract deadline: February 28, 2009
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 31, 2009
Full paper deadline: June 1, 2009
Notification of full paper acceptance: August 1, 2009
Full paper submission deadline: September 1, 2009
There will be two categories for the paper submissions—one is an
oral-session full paper category, and the other is a poster-session
paper category. When you submit your paper, you will be required to
indicate either one of these options, and the reviewers will review
the abstracts according to the selected option. However, if an
abstract was submitted to the full paper category and if the abstract
does not meet the criteria for the full paper quality, there is
possibility to be suggested for considering poster presentations when
that is judged to be the better option. The oral-session full paper
category will have stronger rigor in the reviewing criteria comparing
to the ones for the poster paper category. We will post more details
of the review criteria and this distinction between full papers and
poster papers on the web site near future.
For the abstract submission, we will soon post the format to be
followed. In addition, we will also post call for participations for
other submission categories such as tutorials, special sessions, and
doctoral colloquiums. Please visit our website regularly for these
We look forward to active participants from all of you, and hope to
see you in Seoul, South Korea in October, 2009!
Kun-pyo Lee, Ph.D.
Chair of IASDR 2009 Organizing Committee
Professor and Head of the Department of Industrial Design, KAIST
Daejeon, South Korea
Youn-kyung Lim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial Design
335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon 305-701
Republic of Korea
Tel : +82-42-350-4522
Fax : +82-42-350-4510