International Design Conference

Profile of participants

Participants/delegates attending IDCSID 2022 will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas.

They are:

· Academics, designers, researchers and practitioners, strategic decision makers, managers, entrepreneurs, design and engineering professionals, regional or


design Schools and Universities.

· Design and engineering students and trainees;

· Other people interested in the field.

This wide range of participants will help to outline the need for integrated approaches and address the forces of globalisation towards the ‘new normal’ situation hence contributing to the enforcement of sustainable design practices in line with the United nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Main themes and Sub-topics of conference

The conference will run over three days with displays and topic oriented sessions, virtual Fashion shows, Exhibition and workshops on the online platform. It will call for applied and theoretical papers from international Design Institutes/Schools and Industry, based on thorough impactful analysis, results and outcome.

The conference main and sub topics:

1. Fashion, Textile and Accessories-

New Trends in Fashion- COVID-19

Smart & Intelligent Textiles

Nanotechnology & Fashion

Fashion & Comfort

Luxury products & Brands

Inter relation of Fashion & Materials

New Contour Design

Eco Fashion

Fashion 4.0

2. Smart and Digital Designs-

Interface design

Haptic Applications

Visual and digital interpretations

Web based models

Digital Marketing

Graphic and Animation

User-Centred Designs

3. In built interiors and Engineering Designs

Energy efficient building systems and controls

Engineering for safe and healthy indoor environments

Influence of interior design on occupant productivity

Passive interior design for daylighting and natural ventilation

IoT technologies for monitoring and modulating interior environments

Artificial Intelligence applications for interior building design

Structure of conference

IDCSID 2022 will be organized in three main components:

(1) Displays- Videos,Posters/Prototypes/Products

Designers, Participating Design Schools, enterprises and research organizations will be able to put-up displays describing their works and projects and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The displays will be the mainstay of the event which will enable one-to-one contacts between the participants.

(2) Presentations- Face to Face

A set of presentations will be organized, covering innovative design thinking and approaches in reviewing, developing and adopting new methodologies with multi dimensions to address sustainable issues in a pandemic situation called ‘new normal’. The presentations will be led by plenary keynote speakers.

(3) Virtual Presentations on conference website

The global crisis caused by COVID-19 and variants has impeded the freedoms of movement in a globalised world. IDCSID 2022 is proposing the virtual option to provide academics and practitioners with the online platform to ensure that their research and design work is shared, published and engaged with at this difficult time.

Submission guidelines

IDCSID 2022 is being organized by the Fashion and Design Institute (under the aegis of the Ministry of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives (Industrial Division) Mauritius) in Dubai in the context of the Dubai expo 2020 for the Mauritian manufacturing week, which form part of the Mauritius Pavilion. Dubai is a key and easily accessible location to group international academics, designers and stakeholders across the world. The Mauritian Organizing Committee of IDCSID 2022 kindly invites participants to submit papers, either for oral or poster presentations, and attend the IDCSID 2022 on 17– 19 March 2022 in Dubai. Due to the pandemic situation with restriction in travel, the organizing committee is also calling for pre-recorded virtual presentation, Fashion shows and Design displays which will be uploaded on the conference website.

IDCSID 2022 will include plenary sessions, keynote speeches, parallel oral presentation sessions and poster sessions on different topics. Contributions are invited on the topics within the conference scope and also on other relevant areas. All contributions should be of high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication. All papers will undergo blind peer-review process and accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be presented either orally or by poster or virtually.

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers on topics which are within the scope of the conference as per the template. The paper should clearly indicate the purpose of the work, approach and significant results obtained. The author should indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation or virtual. However, the scientific committee reserves the right to select it as a poster or oral presentation as considered to be best suited.

Submission format

APA Style Guide

12-point Times New Roman font.

All paragraphs and body text justified and single spaced.

One line should separate paragraphs or sections. Do not indent paragraphs.

Set page size to A4.

Format: Microsoft Word (Margin 1 inch).

Manuscripts not to exceed 5,000 words each (excluding tables, figures and references).

All figures must be inserted in a JPEG image format

Tables should be created within the Microsoft Word document, should fit onto one A4 page and should be numbered and captioned

Bold any section/paragraph headers and left align.

Do not use any page headers, footers or page numbers (footnotes are acceptable).

Corresponding author contact email address should be added to the end of the paper after references.

References to be single spaced (indented after first line of reference).

Title page information to include:

Title of the paper.

Author names and affiliations: Provide authors' affiliation details including full institution name and country.

Abstract: Extended abstract between 300-500 words with Intro, Methods,Results & Analysis

Keywords: A minimum of three keywords.

Content for Exhibition to be displayed in Dubai Expo and Hilton Hotel

Abstract for Poster Submission in A3 size format (PDF) - (200 words)**

Abstract for VIDEO Submission in MP4 or youtube link - (200 words)**

** A brief overview of content in posters and video

Virtual Gallery - a maximum of 5 photos of design works