2006 Design Research Society
International Conference in Lisbon
WonderGround Submission Guide Lines
Deadline for submission: April 25th 2006
Wonderground - the 2006 Design Research Society International
Conference invites full papers of up to 6,000 words and working
papers of up to 2,000 words. There is a specific call for
contributions to the research exhibition. We welcome papers in all
areas of design research.
Submissions: ONLINE SUBMISSION SYSTEM - MANDATORY!
Wonder questions? Don't hesitate to ask.
Content Management Coordinator “Martim Lapa” email@example.com
Content Management Secretary “Elisabete Perfeito” firstname.lastname@example.org
Language: Papers must be written in English.
References, format, and style: Conference papers should follow the
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth
Authors can download a good short guide at URL: http://www.docstyles.com/ or here (APA Style Guide) in pdf format
Follow the abstract with a list of up to five keywords that describe the paper. Select key words from the list of keywords. Authors may substitute one keyword of their own choice for a keyword that is not on the list.
Types of papers accepted
The full paper format runs up to 6,000 words plus illustrations. We encourage submissions from all fields of design research. We welcome papers representing all perspectives and research methods. These guidelines are intended to help authors
At the top of the full paper, write a self-contained abstract of up to 200 words that outlines your aims, scope, and conclusions. Then, give up to five keywords that describe the working paper. In the paper
- 1) Introduce the subject and state the goals of the paper.
- 2) Identify the issues you will consider and give some background.
- 3) Describe your approach to the issues you will address.
- 4) Describe the circumstances in which you conducted your work.
- 5) Describe what you actually did and describe the tools you used.
- 6) Describe your findings or conclusions and explain how they support your goals.
- 7) Indicate what you learned or accomplished and suggest future work in your area of interest.
- 8) Provide a bibliography containing all the references cited in the text.
The 2000-word length working paper format allows researchers to present work in progress in a convenient way while making a rich enough argument to deserve conference presentation.
A working paper should contain several features of a full paper. At the top of the working paper, write a self-contained abstract of up to 200 words that outlines your aims, scope, and conclusions. Then, give up to five keywords that describe the working paper. In the working paper
- 1) State the theme of the paper.
- 2) Promise a contribution.
- 3) Provide evidence for the argument that you will present to reach the conclusion.
- 4) State the structure of the argument and show how you will develop it.
- 5) Show how the evidence and the argument will lead to a contribution. Evidence may include summaries of empirical work as well as discussion from the literature.
- 6) Provide a selected reference list to supports the working paper in the same way that a full reference list supports a full paper.
Language - English is the conference language. Please remember that English is a second or third language for many of our authors and readers. We encourage authors to write in a direct, comfortable style for clear, understandable papers.
20 minutes oral presentation.
Data Show – PC compatible (slide presentation as well as overhead presentation will not be admitted)
How to use the online submission system
1. Submitting a paper
- 1. A template was attached to your registration email. This is a Microsoft Word file which is designed to ensure that your paper is prepared in the right way for publication. Please save this template file to your PC’s hard drive and use it when you prepare your paper.
- 2. If you are submitting more than one paper you can use the same email address and password for each paper.
- 3. Papers MUST be submitted using the template form provided.
- 4. Each paper must fit within the template. Use the Times New Roman font in size 11.
- A. Preparation of Your Paper
- 1) A “blind” selection process will be used. No identifying features such as names of institutions or cities may be listed in the title or text of the paper. Do not include the names of authors either. The names of authors and their affiliations (institutions) will be submitted on-line when you submit the paper.
- 2) The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study. Capitalise the first letter of each word. No full stop at the end.
- 3) Open the template file and enter your paper into it following the instructions above. Save it and make a note of its saved location.
- B. The Submission Process
- 1) Log in to the submission system when your paper is completed and ready to send. To log in, enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered with the system.
- 2) When you click the “log in” button you will be taken to a screen from which the submission process starts. Please read the instructions on this screen carefully. If you have not yet submitted a paper to the system you should click the link that says “Click here to submit a new paper ”
- 3) Submitting a paper is a multi-step process. Each step asks several questions:
- Step 1: click the “Browse” button and locate your paper file on your PC’s hard disk. Fill in answers to any other questions on this screen and then click the “Next” button. Your paper file will be sent to our system – this can take a few seconds if you have a fast internet connection, but may take longer if your connection is slow or you have included lots of graphics in your paper. Please be patient!
- Step 1: you can copy the paper title from your Word document and paste it into the Title field on the submission form. Please note that because of web browser limitations some scientific symbols may not paste correctly into the form – you may have to correct this by writing the name of the symbol in full, for example “beta” instead of ß. Your Word document will not be affected.
- All steps: some questions are marked “Required”. We cannot accept your paper until these questions have been answered.
- Final step: once you have completed this step click the “Finish” button. If you have answered all the mandatory questions then your paper will be assigned a reference number and you will receive email confirmation. If you have not answered all the mandatory questions your paper will be held in temporary storage until you return later and complete all the questions.
2. Amending a submission
You may wish to change your answers to some of the questions on the submission form, or even to change the paper file itself.
- 1. Log in to the submission system
- 2. You will see a list of the papers that you have submitted. Click on the paper that you wish to change.
- 3. The process of amending a paper is the same as the original submission process, except that the submission form will be automatically filled in with the answers that you gave previously – you don’t have to change an answer if you don’t want to.
- 4. If you want to change your paper file you can click the “Browse” button to locate the revised file on your PC’s hard disk, then click “Next” to send it to the system. If you don’t want to change the file, just press “Next” to bypass this step.
- 5. When you reach the final step and press “Finish” you will be sent an email confirming that your paper has been amended – provided you have answered all the mandatory questions.
3. Withdrawing a paper
If you want to withdraw a paper please contact the conference administrator.