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Call for papers | Hong Kong · 2024 International Forum on Design Services & Social Innovation

27 Aug 2024 @ 8:00am CST
28 Aug 2024 @ 8:00pm CST

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1-About the Forum

Design services and social innovation have become a driving force for promoting national and regional economic development. In the context of ever-changing new technologies, design must not only consider how to maintain sustainable economic growth, but also attach importance to promoting social fairness and justice through design innovation. We believe that by creating a high-level international innovation forum, we can provide opportunities for people from different backgrounds to communicate and share.

The purpose of this forum is to bring together knowledge sharers from within and outside the design field, to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge exchange, and to explore the potential for change and interaction between design services and social innovation. The main themes of the forum will revolve around new methods and ways for design services and social innovation, covering topics such as design education, design thinking and methodology. It should be noted that we are organising this forum for non-profit purposes and hope that through the activities of the forum we will create an interdisciplinary innovation platform where academics and industry practitioners can share research and practical knowledge and promote international exchange of design research and practice.


2-Main topics

Including, but not limited to, the following topics 1. Design services; 2. Innovative thinking; 3. Design education; 4. Design research; 5. Design science; 6. Design methods; 7. Design ethics; 8. Design criticism; 9. Design culture.

The Forum will include expert keynote speeches, invited presentations, subforum oral presentations and poster exhibitions. All accepted papers will be published free of charge in the Journal of Design Service and Social Innovation, ISSN: 2959-0078 (print), 2959-0086 (online).


3-Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: July 15, 2024 (feedback within 5 working days, registration form will be sent after approval)
Deadline for paper submission: August 10, 2024
Paper review notification date: August 15, 2024
Registration deadline: August 20, 2024

Submission email:


4-Paper requirements

The Forum only accepts manuscript in English, and the manuscript(at least 6,000 words) should have academic innovation or practical reference value and should not have been publicly published in any academic journals or conferences. All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. The manuscript must be submitted with Turnitin plagiarism report; the manuscript with high rates of plagiarism will not be accepted (less than 10% plagiarism and no key points copied).


5-Date and Location

Date: 27 – 28 August 2024

Location: Hong Kong, China (Hybrid Conference)



6-Cost of attendance

[Early-bird ticket](before July 15th): 300 USD for individuals; 280 USD for groups (3 people or more)

[Standard ticket](after July 15th): 360 USD
[Conference only] (before July 15th): 200 USD

[Conference only] (after July 15th): 300 USD


Detailed information about the forum can be found on the official website:


Note: Except for specially invited experts, the accommodation and transportation expenses of the participants during the forum will be borne by themselves.


27 Aug 2024 @ 8:00am CST
28 Aug 2024 @ 8:00pm CST

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