USID Call for Paper 2011 - Registration date extended to June 30th, 2011

20 Jun 2011 - 11:36pm
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USID Foundation

Dear All,

As we have received number of request to extend the date for registration for the call for paper we are extending the registration date to June 30th, 2011. Please ensure that you register for the same by sending us the following information at the  1. Author(s) name 2. Institution/Organisation 3. Title of the Paper.
The final paper from the registered participants must reach us by Aug 14th 2011 at the  Looking forward to your participation.RegardsUSID Call for Paper 2011 Team

USID Call for Papers 2011 

2011 marks the fifth year anniversary of the USID Foundation.  It will also be the fifth year of our annual India International Design & HCI Conference.  The conference theme for USID 2011 maintains the strands of interest that were established in the conferences since 2007 and places emphasis on Universal, Sustainable and Innovative Design for social change both in practice and design; “Design for the Social Innovation & Sustainable Development.”
Design creates a bridge between technology and people but so far the focus on design is limited only to the technological innovation and the new opportunities offered by the technological innovations. In the current scenario, the design professionals need to revisit their role, their thinking and how they practice design. It has become very critical that the design professionals must look at the social innovation, identify potential cases, use design thinking, sensitivities, capabilities, processes, tools and skills to design new artefacts.  Design thinkers should provide new directions for technological innovations that are helpful for the human life, development of our society, and its sustainability.
The conference will serve as an opportunity to discuss and present the needs and trends for social innovation by finding practical answers to the following questions:  

  • How social innovation can help bridge the gaps between the society, people and business?
  • Is there any framework that can help accelerating the social innovation?
  • What can design and designer do to trigger and direct social innovation? 
  • Are there any specific social innovation frameworks available for design and designers?
  • How can the designers conceive and develop favourable contexts and enabling solutions?
  • How can the designers facilitate the convergence between new technologies and emerging social trends?

The USID2011 pre-conference event organizing committee invites designers, researchers, students and other prospective authors globally to submit papers on their original works.  Topics of interest include, but not limited to the following:

  1. Social Innovation and Healthcare
  2. Social Innovation and Rural Development
  3. Social Innovation and Education
  4. Social Innovation and Sustainability
  5. Social Innovation and Social Media
  6. Social Innovation in Service Design
  7. Social Innovation and Use of Technology
  8. Any other relevant topic

The papers will be reviewed by a panel of expert professionals, both from industry and academia. The papers will be selected for presentation on the eve of the USID2011 conference and also be published in the USID2011 conference proceedings DVD.


  1. All submissions must be in English and must include a title and author information, including author affiliations.
  2. Faxed submissions are not acceptable.
  3. Late submissions will not be reviewed.
  4. The written paper should include a short abstract, keywords, body, and references (For more details, please see the USID2011 Conference Publication Format).
  5. Submissions must not contain proprietary or confidential material and should not cite proprietary or confidential publications.
  6. All submissions must be in the camera-ready format (PDF). Due to tight publication schedules, revisions will not be possible. The submitted PDF version will be considered the final version of the paper.
  7. We recommend that you register using an e-mail address for communication between the review panel and the individuals. Important information will be communicated via e-mail for individuals invited to attend the conference, which must be responded   in the appropriate time.
  8. Submit your papers at . 
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Open to the professionals, academicians, researchers and students.



Last date of Registration: June 30th, 2011
Final Submission: Aug 14th, 2011

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Each paper submission will be distributed to and reviewed by experts. Care will be taken to avoid conflicts of interest/affiliation when matching reviewers and participants.
Submissions are reviewed based on:

  1. Originality of the content
  2. Quality of the content
  3. Relevance to the theme
  4. Clarity of the written presentation



The shortlisted papers by the review panel will be presented during the USID2011 conference and all the accepted papers will be published in the USID2011 Conference Proceedings DVD. Teams will be notified of acceptance or rejection in the week of August 30th, 2011. Authors of selected papers will be expected to attend the conference in order to present their submissions to other conference attendees. USID Foundation will also notify the authors through email or phone and through post.



Participants must submit papers matching the exact formatting of the sample paper.  Click here to download Sample Paper.


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