Design:Vertical&Horizontal Growth Conference Call for papers

Scholars, designers, and creative community of Russia invite researchers to join discussions devoted to current design issues. The conference papers will be published online in English with hard copies printable on demand. All the papers accepted for the publication will be provided with ISBN. Online publication is fee-free, printable publication on demand is a payable service.

Papers for ’Design: Vertical & Horizontal Growth’ will be selected through one phase, double-blind peer review process. Initial submissions must be anonymous and must not contain the name(s) of the author(s) or any reference to their affiliation. This information should be included only in the camera-ready paper after the full paper acceptance notification. The language of the conference is English, and all submissions must be in English. Submissions that do not comply with the submission rules will be excluded from the evaluation process and proceedings publication. The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings if (at least one of) the authors register to the ’Design: Vertical & Horizontal Growth’ to present the work.

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 October 2020

Authors are invited to submit a full paper and keywords via Google form: If you have any issues with using this form, please contact us via email The full paper should not exceed 4,000 words, with an additional space provided for bibliographical references. Please omit any references to the author(s) or the institutions they are affiliated with.

Camera-ready Full Paper Submission | Deadline: 20 November 2020

Following notification of acceptance, full papers should be submitted according to a template, which will be provided to the Authors. The length of the full paper should not exceed 4,000 words (excluding references) and follow the APA publication style for in-text citation and reference lists ( At this stage, files should be submitted in both the MSWord (.doc or .docx) and PDF versions. Other formats are not accepted. At this stage, the paper should include the name(s) and the affiliation of the author(s). Please keep the size of each file less than 2Mb (including your illustrations) and use a file name beginning with the principal author’s last name, followed by the name of the track (e.g.:Smith_Interaction.doc). Papers that are not presented at the online meeting will be excluded from the official proceedings. Therefore, it is required that at least one of the authors attend the online meeting to present the paper.


By submitting papers for publication in the conference proceedings, authors give their consent for publication of their work and assign the copyright of the submitted papers to the conference host. The authors’ traditional rights will not be infringed by assigning copyright in this manner, as the authors retain the right to re-use the content of the papers.

Recommended key words for Tracks

Communication / Media / Networks / ICT / Virtual / Internet of Things / Gamification / User Experience / Policy&Ethics

Industry 4.0 / Smart Factories / Automation / New Markets / Design-driven Innovation / Creative Economy

Augmented Human / Human Systems / Extended Body / Ethics / Simulations / Bioengineering / Gender / Health


Please submit your paper using the Google form. If you have any issues with using this form, please contact us via email


General questions:
If you have questions regarding any of the tracks, please contact:
Future Human — (Irina Ineshina)
Inter-Action — (Kseniya Pozdnyakova)
Creative industries — (Alexander Kobyshev)

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