Call for Papers

4D conference invites an international community of scholars to formulate areas of interdisciplinary explorations and academic contribution about the role of Design in Development that is outlined by 6 topics around which the conference is organized:


topic 1

Design for Social Changes

topic 2

Designing in Sharing Economy Paradigm

topic 3

Designing in the 4th Industrial Revolution

topic 4

Orienteering Design through New Media Inputs and Data

topic 5

Designing in Saturated and Hypercompetitive Markets

topic 6

Design based Entrepreneurship


Listed Topics correspond to 3 tracks:

Design & Social Development

Design & Technological Development

Design & Business Development



How to Submit your Paper

The language of the conference is English and all submissions must be in English.


Abstract Submission – Deadline April 21, 2017  May 21, 2017

Authors are invited to submit an abstract and keywords using the SUBMIT link provided on the conference website. The link will lead you to the ConfTool Platform, please submit your proposal through it. If you are a new user of ConfTool, you will be required to create an account. The abstracts should be 400 words in length. They should summarize the paper, include the main statements on Design, but should not provide any identifying information about the author(s). The uploaded file should not exceed 10 Mb.


Full Paper Submission – Deadline July 31, 2017  August 15, 2017

After the notification of the Abstract acceptance, you will need to submit a full paper for the 4D research conference. Full papers should be submitted according to the MS Word template, which complies with the guidelines of the publisher of the proceedings. Details of the submission format are described in the body of the template. The length of the full paper should not exceed 4000 words (excluding references) and follow APA publication style for in-text citation and reference lists ( Use the SUBMIT link provided on the conference website for the submission.


Final version of Full Paper Submission – Deadline September 15, 2017

After the notification of full paper acceptance and paper corrections (if any) the final version of the full paper should be submitted in both MS Word (.doc) and PDF format according to the conference template in a single ZIP file. Other formats are not accepted. Please keep the size of each file to less than 10 Mb and use a file name beginning with the principal author’s last name, followed by the name of the Topic (Ex.: Surname_ Design for Social Changes.doc). Use the SUBMIT link provided on the conference website for the submission.

Copyright: By submitting papers for publication in the conference proceedings, authors are allowing for the publication of their work and assigning copyright of the submitted papers to the conference host. Authors’ traditional rights will not be infringed upon by assigning copyright in this manner, as authors retain the right to re-use the content of the papers.

You can download the paper template here.


Conference Registration

In order for a contribution to be included in the conference program and appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register for the conference by July 31, 2017  August 15, 2017

ATTENTION: single participant registration is valid for one paper only. For multiple contributions, authors must register separately for each different paper (in the same user account choose – Access Your Participant Registration Details / Edit Participant Data / choose the number of registrations). If the author would like to enjoy free multiple submissions he/she is asked to contribute as a Reviewer. All the authors (with multiple submissions) that are interested must contact the organizers

You can register here.

We provide invitation letters for those who need the EU visa.


Curricular Results

  • All accepted and registered author contributions will be included in the conference program.
  • All accepted and registered author contributions (Abstract or Full paper) will be included in digital conference proceedings with ISBN code.
  • Best paper selection will be published by The Journal of design, business and society
  • Every participant whose contribution will be accepted and presented during the conference will be given a Diploma that certifies the participation in the conference.
  • Participants who attend the conference, whether they give the presentation or not will be given an Attendance diploma.
  • Students that would like to enjoy free participation or attendance in the conference will be asked for collaboration. This contribution might lead to the recognition of ECT’s. All the students interested must contact the organizers



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