With just one month to go before we open the doors for the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED11, we’d like to update you on a number of exciting developments and preparations for the conference, plus some important practical details.
Announcing Two Technical Visits
We have arranged two exciting technical visits, combining tours of a selection of Danish product development companies with some local culture and sightseeing. Delegates and partners/families are welcome. These visits are planned for Friday 19th August – i.e. the day after the official conference programme is completed. There will be a separate payment for the technical visits, which should be made during the conference at the Registration Desk. We have limited places, so first-come-first-served!
Click here for further information and booking of Technical Visits – note that this link has now been fixed
Eleven of the Design Society’s Special Interest Groups have prepared workshops, which will run as double-parallel sessions (i.e. whole morning or whole afternoon, in parallel with the other presentation sessions). The variety and contents of these workshops is exciting! The SIG leaders are currently preparing the detailed programmes for their workshops, but have already prepared programme previews on the conference website. Other SIGs are preparing informal meetings during the conference – these will be advertised on the conference notice boards. See the SIG workshop descriptions here
Bring a Poster!
All conference participants are invited to share their ideas, work, and research results with the ICED11 community in the form of a poster, which we will display in the exhibition area, so that you can communicate your research during coffee breaks. You can bring two types of poster: posters related to your accepted ICED11 paper; or posters related to your research group's activities. Although we do not provide templates or guidelines, your poster must be no larger than DIN-A0 in size. Furthermore we require that you register your poster, so that we can ensure space for you in the exhibition area. Reserve a space for your poster here
Tutorial: Writing, Reviewing and Publishing Scientific Papers in Design
There will be a number of journal editors from the design research community present at ICED11. Four of these editors are offering a tutorial on writing, reviewing and publishing scientific papers in design, during the lunch break of Tuesday 16 August. Read more about the journal tutorial here
Keynote Speakers now Scheduled
We have no less than ten keynote speeches scheduled for ICED11. We have themed these speeches and asked each of our keynote speakers to focus in particular on how their topic impacts society, thus addressing ICED11’s overall conference theme: Impacting Society through Engineering Design. Read about the keynote speeches and speakers here
Online Access to the Conference Programme
The ICED11 programme is now fixed (after a couple of minor adjustments) and can be viewed and searched interactively on the conference website, where you can review all sessions and paper abstracts. All session chairs now have access to the full papers in their sessions, via their ConfTool login. See the programme here
Programme & Abstract Book
When you check-in for the conference, you will receive a conference pack including, amongst other things, the Programme & Abstract book. This will be your guide through the whole conference programme, from keynotes through all papers (including abstracts), workshops, to social events and practical details. The programme/abstract book has just been sent for print today!
All conference delegates will receive the full conference proceedings electronically when checking-in for the conference. There was an opportunity to pre-order paper copies of the proceedings (whole proceedings or a particular volume) when you registered for the conference, but if you missed this chance and would like to order them during the conference, you can do so at the Design Society stand. Otherwise the proceedings will become available on Amazon very shortly.
PRACTICAL MATTERS: Presentation Requirements
In order to ensure high quality and efficiency at ICED11, we have prepared briefing presentations for chairs and presenters. These briefings are categorised as “Briefing for podium sessions” and “Briefing for discussion sessions”, respectively. Please note that we would like presenters to bring their presentations on a USB stick and pre-load them on the conference PC before their session starts. See the presentation requirements here
Transport between Airport – City – DTU
The easiest way to move around whilst at the conference is via public transport, which is clean, safe and efficient. There is a regular train/Metro service between the airport and the city and a regular train service between the city and Lyngby (the town where DTU is situated). From Lyngby to DTU we will provide shuttle buses at “peak conference times” (early mornings and late afternoons), and there are also regular bus services running for the whole day. One clip of a clip-card will get you all the way to DTU, on all forms of transport mentioned above. See transport details here – shuttle bus timetable will appear on 8th August
Sunday Check-In at Imperial
In order to ease the pressure on the conference Registration Desk on Monday morning, we’re setting up a Sunday check-in at Imperial Hotel, 14th August, 17:00-20:00. We encourage you to check-in already Sunday evening, as you will receive a lot of very useful practical information and also the chance to plan your first day at the conference. Furthermore, you will be certain to meet other conference-goers in the foyer... If you do not make the Sunday check-in, the DTU-based Registration Desk will open at 07:30, Monday 15th August, in building 101. How to find Imperial Hotel
Wireless Internet Access
On check-in you will be provided with a wireless username and password giving you access to the wireless network at DTU. However, if you are an academic conference delegate, it is worth bearing in mind that DTU is an eduroam site. We strongly advise you to check with your university’s IT service, about whether your university supports eduroam, before arriving at DTU – this would make life much easier for you. Read about eduroam here
Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
We will be intensifying our use of LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook up to and during the conference, in order to inform you of practical details and possible changes. We’d also like you, the delegates, to use these media to discuss conference topics, share views and maybe even photos. Follow us therefore by searching for “ICED11”.
We will be releasing one (maybe two) more ICED11 newsletter(s) of this nature before the conference. Otherwise, we wish you a very pleasant summer and look forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen very soon!
The ICED11 Team!
18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11)