Conference CoChairs
So-yeon Yoon, Ph.D.
M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D.

[email protected]
[email protected]

Paper Review Committee

Jack Breen , TU Delft, The Netherlands
Eugenio Morello, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Barbara Piga, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Murat Şahin, Ph.D., Özyeğin University, Turkey
JiYoung Cho, Ph.D., Kyunghee University, Korea
Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Ph.D., Lodz U, Poland
So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D., Cornell U, USA
M. S. Uddin, Ph.D., Kennesaw State U, USA
SeonMi Choi, Ph.D., U of Central Oklahoma, USA
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State U, USA
Henry Sorenson, Montana State U, USA
Arief Setiawan, Ph.D., Kennesaw State U, USA
Zuzanna Karczewska, Montana State U, USA
Steven Juroszek, Montana State U, USA
Thomas M. Lesko, Wentworth U, USA
Moh’d Bilbeisi, Oklahoma State U, USA
Eric Todd Inglert, AIA, U of Cincinnati, USA
T Chandrasekera, Ph.D., Oklahoma State U, USA
B Balakrishnan, Ph.D., U of Missouri-Col, USA
Lora Kim, RA, Wentworth Inst of Technology, USA
Kathe Julin, Ph.D., U of Wisconsin, USA
Michael K Chisamore, The U of Memphis, USA
Michel Mounayar, Ball State U, USA
Newton D’Souza, Ph.D., Florida Int. U, USA
Matt Brehm, U of Idaho, USA
Simon Bussiere, U of Hawaii, USA
Gökçen F. Yücel, Ph.D., Istanbul Aydin U, Turkey
Laurent Lescop, Ph.D. Ecole d’Architec Nantes, France

Paper Submission Guidelines & Template (extended deadline April 14, 2018)

Full paper submission must be made electronically through EasyChair ( in the conference paper format by midnight (PDT) April 14, 2018.
- Full paper submission is due on April 14, 2018
- Please use the template (DCA2018_template.docx) for font/paragraph styles, in-text citations, figures, tables, and references. The maximum length is 10 pages (including references)
- A PDF file of the full paper (with author information, abstract, and keywords) needs to be uploaded through EasyChair. You are required to set up a login account if you don’t have one.
- Name of the PDF file should contain the abstract review number and the first author’s last name, e.g., 123Doe.pdf
- Please proof your paper carefully for author names, formatting, spelling, and grammatical errors.
- Submission of a full paper conveys permission to be published in the proceedings and the Journal of Design Communication (selected papers by reviewers) and confirms the paper has not been submitted elsewhere.
Please note that at least one author of each paper must register for the conference by to attend and present at the conference. Online registration will be available soon at the DCA 2018 conference website.
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Call for Abstracts
Design Communication Association Conference 2018 | October 07 – 10, 2018, Ithaca, New York
Host School: Cornell University, Department of Design & Environmental Analysis

Theme: Virtual + Actual: Process and Product of Design

Conference Co-Chairs: So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D. ([email protected]) and M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D. ([email protected])

The Design Communication Association (USA) along with the Department of Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University will be hosting the 2018 Design Communication Association Conference in Ithaca, New York from October 07 - 10, 2018.

The venue is at one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US at Cornell University’s main campus in Ithaca New York. The campus features 4,800-acre with noteworthy architecture including the I.M. Pei-designed Johnson Museum of Art, Milstein Hall by Rem Koolhass, Weill-Hall by Richard Meier, Bill and Melinda Gates Hall by Morphosis group.

The theme of the 2018 conference is “Virtual+Actual: Process and Product of Design”. The theme reflects recent emergence and inclusion of various digital, virtual, and manual tangents in both educational environment and professional practice that influences the way we link between process and product of design. The DCA 2018 conference theme looks at current thoughts and relationships between virtual and actual in the process and product of design execution. Abstracts are double-blind reviewed by the international panel of DCA Reviewers who will recommend acceptance for presentation at the DCA 2018 Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Papers and presentations that include but not limited to approaches and applications of current trends of design and its interrelationships between virtual and actual with allied disciplines are invited to foster and contribute to the discussion of the conference theme. These allied disciplines include architecture, digital media, environment, interior, landscape, media arts, urbanism, housing, etc. All submissions are expected to be original and have not been published previously at other scholarly venues. Specific topics may address following subjects.

Communication & design education,
Strategies & design teaching,
Sustainability & built environment,
Investigation & representation,
Interactive environments & applications,
Education & practice,
Analysis & interpretation,
Heritage & architecture,
Analog & digital convergence,
3D & visualization,
Parametric modeling & fabrication,
Urban issues & built environment,
Technology and environment,
Moving images & time-based media,
Design & societal context,
Changing dynamics & challenges,
Design issues & developing nations.

Submission Process
The process is a two stage submission, first summarized abstract, and then a full paper. The abstracts will be blind reviewed by an international panel of reviewers. Accepted abstracts then will be submitted in full papers. All accepted papers and posters will be published in the conference proceedings (printed book) with ISBN number.

Important Dates
- Submission of Abstracts: December 01, 2017 (Friday)
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstracts: February 01, 2018 (Thursday)
- Full Paper Submission: April 01, 2018 (Sunday)
- Conference & Presentation: Sunday, October 07 – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Submission of Abstracts
Please email 300 to 600 word (1 to 2-page) abstract in Microsoft Word document with possible image/s (10 point Times Roman, single spaced, with name, affiliation, and email address) to both conference chairs (So-Yeon Yoon and M. Saleh Uddin) by Friday, December 01, 2017 at these three email addresses: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Submitting Full Paper
Please email four to eight-page Microsoft Word document rougly between 2500 and 4000 words with appropriate images (maximum 10 images) with captions that addresses the conference theme to both conference chairs (So-Yeon Yoon and M. Saleh Uddin) by Sunday, April 01, 2018 at: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Contact emails: [email protected] and [email protected]