IFLA 49th World Congress









Important dates


Student competition submission deadline

(see http://www.ifla2012.com and click on ‘Competition’ for competition brief and submission guidelines)


30 June 2012

Registration deadline for accepted presenters (oral and poster)

(NB: Abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentations will be considered valid only upon confirmation of registration by the authors by this date)


1 July 2012

Full written paper submission deadline for double blind peer review.

(NB: This is compulsory for oral presenters and optional for poster presenters)

Click here to download a PDF of the full paper submission guidelines.  The presenter Login Zone will be active from 11 June 2012


1 August 2012

Power Point presentation submission deadline for uploading onto conference presentation system

Details regarding the submission format and procedure will be published on the web in due course. For initial requirements see ‘Power Point presentations’ below.


15 August 2012

Poster submission deadline: posters need to reach Cape Town by this date.

Details regarding the submission format and procedure will be published on the web in due course. For initial requirements see ‘Poster submissions’ below.


15 August 2012
49th IFLA World Congress Cape Town, South Africa. 5-7 Sept 2012
Double-blind peer reviewed manuscripts returned to authors with reviewers comments. 15 Nov 2012
Finally edited full manuscripts (those accepted for publication) resubmitted for publication as post conference proceedings. 15 Feb 2013

DRS // CUMULUS Oslo 2013 – Call for Papers

The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers 14-17 May 2013, Oslo, Norway
Organised by Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Art Design -DRS (Design Research Society) – CUMULUS (the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media).
This international conference is a springboard for sharing ideas and concepts about contemporary design education research. Contributors are invited to submit research that deals with different facets of contemporary approaches to design education research. All papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed.
This conference is open to research in any aspect and discipline of design education.
Conference theme:
Designed artefacts and solutions influence our lives and values, both from a personal and societal perspective. Designers, decision makers, investors and consumers hold different positions in the design process, but they all make choices that will influence our future visual and material culture. To promote sustainability and meet global challenges for the future, professional designers are dependent on critical consumers and a design literate general public. For this purpose design education is important for all. We propose that design education in general education represents both a foundation for professional design education and a vital requirement for developing the general public competence for informed decision making.
We invite submissions along the following themes:
:: Philosophy of design education
:: Design curriculum
:: Design knowledge
:: Design education for non-designers
:: Research informed designed education
:: Design education informing research
:: Multidisciplinary design education
:: Challenges in design education methods
:: Assessment
:: Internationalisation of design education
We are also seeking expression of interest to conduct workshops and symposia. We especially welcome early career researchers, PhD candidates and Master students with work in progress.
e-mail address: DRScumulus@hioa.no
Intention to submit a Paper
Proposals for papers in English should contain the following:
:: Proposed paper title
:: Summary of proposed paper including a description of methodology used (200 words max)
:: Up to 4 bibliographical references (on top of the 200 word limit)
:: First and second choice conference theme for the proposed paper
Intentions to submit will be submitted online at http://www.hioa.no/DRScumulus. Paper proposals will not be reviewed, but brief feedback will be given.
Full papers should be between 4000-6000 words. This is a general design education research conference and it is expected that a wide variety of
work- in-progress or finalized research will be reported. However, irrespective of the range and stage of your research, the organizers expect the highest standards of scholarship in terms of establishing context, explicating the methods of inquiry, and reporting results that may aid other researchers and/or practitioners.
To preserve anonymity, author names should NOT be identified in the body of the paper. Authors should be referred to in the text or notes in the third person only. Papers must be previously unpublished. Papers can be submitted online at http://www.hioa.no/DRScumulus
Proceedings from the conference will be published online. Please see the conference website http://www.hioa.no/DRScumulus for detailed guidance about submitting a full paper.
We are pleased to announce a partnership with the Scientific Journals:
:: FORMakademisk
:: Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education
:: TechneA
The journals will publish special issues with articles selected from papers and keynote lectures presented at the conference.
Proposal for Workshop and Symposia, submission guidelines
:: Working title
:: Responsible person and for Workshop/Symposia also list contributors’ names and affiliation
:: Aim and content (400 words)
1 June 2012…………… Intention to submit opens
24 July 2012 …………. Deadline for Intention to submit a Paper
2 October 2012 ……… Deadline for Workshop and Symposia proposals
30 October 2012 ……. Deadline for full Papers
18 December 2012 ….. Paper accepted
5 February 2013 ……… Deadline for full Paper with corrections
26 February 2013 ……. Deadline for early bird registration
19 March 2013 ………… Deadline for author registration
14 May 2013 ……………. Conference opens

IFLA 2013 Call for Abstracts Now Open

The closing date for abstract submissions is 28 September 2012. Accepted abstract submitters will then be required to register and finalise a paper for the proceedings by January 31 2013.

Congress Theme – Shared wisdom in an age of change – overview

Never has the discipline of landscape architecture been more relevant than in this age of momentous global change, where current approaches to management of our landscape can no longer be sustained.

IFLA50; shared wisdom in an age of change’ provides a framework within which to consider our changing landscape through multiple dimensions of wisdom. Whether exploring ancient wisdom, reaching across realms of contemporary knowledge, or imagining a more resilient future, shared wisdom strengthens our ability to effect positive change.

Abstract Submissions may be made under the following themes:

  • Contemporary issues around globalisation
  • Indigenous wisdom
  • Local landscape
  • Radical change and resilience
  • Rural landscapes
  • Urban landscapes

For information about submission guidelines and to submit your abstract please visit the Call for Abstracts page on the IFLA 2013 website.

Registration for the Congress will be opening on May 22nd and full details of how to register and book your accommodation for the Congress will be emailed to you.

If you have any queries about submitting your abstract or the Congress in general which are not answered on our website please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing ifla@tcc.co.nz.

We look forward to receiving your submissions over the coming months.

The IFLA 2013 Organising Committee