ICoRD'19: International Conference on Research into Design 9-11 January 2019: IISc, Bangalore India

Wednesday, 9 January 2019 - Friday, 11 January 2019, IISc, Bangalore, IN

ICoRD'19 is the seventh in a series of conferences intended to be held every two years in India to bring together the international community from diverse areas of design practice, education and research.It will be held during 9th to 11th January 2019 at the National Science Seminar Complex, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. It aims to showcase cutting edge research about design to the stakeholders; aid the ongoing process of developing and extending the collective vision through emerging research challenges and questions; and provide a platform for interaction, collaboration and development of the community in order for it to take up the challenges to realize the vision. The conference is intended for all stakeholders of design, and in particular for its practitioners, researchers, pupils and educators.

Important Dates
Call for papers: 1 January 2018
Submission of abstracts: 15 February 2018
Acceptance decision of abstracts: 1 March 2018
Full papers: 1 May 2018
Acceptance decision for full papers: 1 August 2018
Copyright form and final paper submission: 1 September 2018
Early Bird Registration (Mandatory for at least one author per paper): 15 September 2018
Conference: 9-11 January 2019

The theme of ICoRD‘19 is “Design for a connected world”. While Design traditionally focused on the development of products that worked on their own, the emerging trend is to have products with a smart layer, which makes them context aware and responsive, both individually and collectively, through collaboration with other physical and digital objects with which these are connected. The key is connectivity: how do products and their development change in a connected world? ICoRD'19 is hosted in Bangalore, which is the 'silicon plateau' of the world, with the second fastest growing community of start-ups, many of which are exploring emerging technologies such as IOT, IIOT, Digital Twins, sensor networks, I4.0 and so on to design new products, systems and services. It is only appropriate that the theme for ICoRD'19 aligns with this ambiance.

The conference will have:
Invited/keynote presentations from eminent international experts and practitioners;
Presentations of refereed papers as podium, poster, panel or theme presentations;
Industrial sessions to present perspectives from industry and studies in practice.
Presentation of ICoNNN Awards and Keynotes
Doctoral Symposium [Kilian Gericke and Philip Cash]
Networking Sessions for Young researchers

The organizing committee invites submissions of research papers in all areas of design. This includes all dimensions, e.g., people, product, tools, processes, economies and environments of design, with research results contributing to its understanding and support. Some example topics are listed below:

Design Theory and Research Methodology
Human factors in Design (Physical and Cognitive Ergonomics; Design for Emotions, etc.)
Design of/for User Interfaces, User Experience and Human Computer Interaction
Design for X (Safety, Manufacture & Assembly, Cost, Reliability, Robustness, Social Interaction etc.)
Enabling Technologies & Tools (Computer Aided Conceptual Design, Augmented/Virtual Reality, MEMS, Haptics, Smart Technologies, IOT, Cobotics, etc.)
Design Management, Knowledge Management and Product Life Cycle Management
Application of Design Knowledge in Practice (Automotive, Aerospace, Biomedical Devices, etc.)
Eco-Design, Sustainable Manufacturing, Design for Sustainability
Design Ideation, Creativity and Synthesis
Design Modelling, Simulation and Visualisation
Design Evaluation and Optimisation
Design Collaboration and Communication
Design Aesthetics, Semiotics, Semantics
Design Training and Education
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Prospective authors should send an abstract of their paper (500 words) including paper title and author details, by uploading the abstract on the conference management tool latest by 15 February 2018, through the following link:

All abstracts will be checked for their novelty and relevance for ICoRD ‘19; all papers relevant to the conference with novel content will be asked to submit full paper for peer-review. Authors will be notified of the acceptance decision of their abstract by 1 March 2018, which can be checked by the authors by logging into the conference management tool on the website:

For more details, see the website or contact:

Programme Chair:
Amaresh Chakrabarti,
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India;
Tel: +91 80 2293 3406;
Fax : +91 80 2360 1975;
Conference Secretariat:


ICoRD'19: International Conference on Research into Design 9-11 January 2019: IISc, Bangalore India