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Chief Organizers:
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
School of Art and Design, Aalto University (formerly University of Art and Design Helsinki), Finland

Hosting Organizer:
Sustainable Design Research Institute, Art & Science Research Centre, Tsinghua University, China

Date:27th-29th of October, 2011

Venue:Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Website of the Conference:www.conference.lens-china.org

Introduction

  This conference explores the possibilities of design in developing sustainable solutions for the future of mankind.
  In Chinese philosophy, the “Tao” means “path”, “way”, “method”, “principle”, “truth”, “ethics”. Lao-Tse, the ancient Chinese philosopher and the founder of Taoism said, “Man follows Earth. Earth follows Heaven. Heaven follows Tao. Tao follows Nature”. The protection of natural environment is the first and most fundamental guarantee for sustainable development of human beings.
  The constantly accelerating globalization with its rapidly growing flow of artefacts and consumption is a burden not only to the natural environment but to civilizations, communities and individuals. The deepening ecological crisis is a call also for design: in which ways can it help in solving problems of sustainability in the prevailing context of globalization?
  Design as a reflection of the development of human civilization and as a powerful catalyst to social, economic and cultural developments, is also confronted with the opportunities and challenges brought by these current megatrends.
  Now, continuing their previous collaboration, Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University—the academy belonging to one of the top universities in developing China and an institution of up-to-date design education also rooted in traditional Chinese culture, will launch this event together with School of Art and Design of Aalto University (formerly University of Art and Design Helsinki)—a school of international standing from the developed western countries. They will jointly hold “an International Conference on Sustainable Design Strategies in a Globalization Context” during October 27-29, 2011. The conference will provide a platform for ideas clashing and converging, spread of knowledge and experience sharing and help to seek the "Tao of sustainability" in design.

Theme of the Conference

The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Design Strategies in a Global Context”

Special Topics of the Parallel Sessions

1.Pedagogy in Sustainable Design Education: including the position of the sustainable design education in the field of Design Education; the educational strategies, educational principles and methods.
2.The Direction of Design Development and the Strategy of Design in a Global Context: including the relationship between sustainable design and the social and economy of the state; the role of the sustainable design played in the promotion of the quality of people.
3.Culture and Sustainable Design: including cultural diversity and sustainable design; the protection of art heritage in globalization process; art design on the background of speedy urbanization.
4.Social innovation and sustainable design: Including the system design methods and case studies based on new ideas in life style from grassroots and communities.
5.Methodology of Sustainable Design: including the concept of sustainable design; the design methods for sustainability; the relationship between sustainable design and other fields such as science, technology, etc.
6.Service design: Including sustainable service ideas and methodology; cross-cultural service design research; socialized media and service design; study on the value-oriented service design with the philosophy of inclusive development; public service research; sustainable e-business innovation research, etc.
7.Business and Design for sustainability: including the exploration of sustainable business model, design strategy and management in the transition toward a service economy, sustainable consumption model, the business innovation with consumer participation, low carbon design and manufacture, etc.
8.Design of Sustainable Environment for Human Settlement: including the study of human behavior; how to consider human factor when designing living and working environment.

Conference Chairs

Professor Zhou Haoming,Director
Sustainable Design Research Institute, Art & Science Research Centre, Tsinghua University, China
Professor Pekka Korvenmaa,Vice Dean
School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland

Keynote Speeches of the Conference

1. Chinese Strategy on the Education of Design for Sustainability
  —— Professor Zheng Shuyang(Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China)
2. From the Margin to the Center, Sustainability and design-the path of evolution
  —— Professor Pekka Korvenmaa (School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland)
3. Organic Unity, the Character of Sustainable Interior Environment
  —— Professor Zhou Haoming(Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China)
4. Design Labs for an Open Design Program, Design Schools as Agents of (Sustainable) Change
  —— Professor Ezio Manzini ( Politecnico Di Milano, Italy)
5. Healthy Bui lding Interiors: Methods and Practices
  —— Penny Bonda(Founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council committee for LEED Commercial Interiors and the ASID Sustainable Design Council, USA)
6. User Centeredness and Sustainability
  —— Professor Turkka Keinonen (School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland)
7. The Four Layers of Architecture as a Basic Theory of Sustainable Design
  —— Professor Kazuhiko Namba(Tokyo University, Japan)
8. System Design for Sustainability, the New Research Frontiers
  —— Professor Carlo Vezzoli (Politecnico Di Milano, Italy)

Organizations of the Conference

Chief Organizers:
  Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
  School of Art and Design, Aalto University, Finland
Hosting Organizer:
  Sustainable Design Research Institute, Art & Science Research Centre, Tsinghua University, China
Co-Organizer:
  The Arts Institute and School of Human Ecology,University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Organization Supporters:
  Embassy of Finland in Beijing
  Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
  World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, Finland
  Finland-Sino Development Cooperate Center
  Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS)
  Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS)
  Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art
  Asia Pacific Federation of Designers
  China Institute of Interior Design
  China National Interior Decoration Association
  Sino-Finland Center of Tongji University
  Research Center of Sustainable Urban Design and Culture, Hunan University

Paper Review Committee

  The paper review committee of the conference will consist of the experts from Tsinghua University(China), Aalto University(Finland), Politecnico Di Milano(Italy), University of Wisconsin – Madison(USA),Iowa State University(USA), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University(China), Central Academy of Fine Arts(China), Tongji University(China), Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts(China),Hunan University(China), Jiangnan University(China), etc. All the abstracts and papers will be reviewed by committee members.

Date, Venue and Agenda of the Conference

Date: 27th-29th of October, 2011
Venue: Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Agenda: Please find the agenda of the conference on the website: www.conference.lens-china.org

Abstract and Paper Submission Procedure

  The conference will issue a call for papers worldwide. All these shall meet the theme and special topics of the conference. All abstracts and papers will be blindpeer-reviewed by Paper Review Committee. The papers that are accepted by the conference will be presented in the Parallel Sessions discussion or posting.
Simple page abstracts addressing the conference themes are invited from all interested participants. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length and should summarize the intended content of the paper and the substantive issues it would raise.
1/ Important Dates:
  Deadline of submission of abstracts: 6th of Mayl,2011
  Notification of acceptance of abstracts with referee comments: 20th of Mayl,2011
  Submission of exhibition initiative deadline: 29th of April, 2011
  Deadline of submission of preliminary papers: 5th of July,2011
  Notification of acceptance of papers with referee comments: 30th of July,2011
  Deadline of submission of revised paper: 5th of August,2011
2/ Methods of Submission of Abstracts and Papers
  The conference hope authors to submit their abstracts and papers via email, with “paper title (name of the first author) as the file name (the requirements of paper format will be announced through email or on the website before 20th of April, 2011). Please don’t use the following ways as the file name of the submitted papers such as “XXX paper submission”, “International conference paper submission”, and “paper submission”, etc.
  Please email your abstracts and papers in the form of attachment to: sustainability@126.com
3/ Format Requirements for Abstract please see Requirements for Abstract Format.pdf

4/ Format Requirements for Paper please see Requirements for Paper Format.pdf

Paper Review and Publication

  A call for papers worldwide was launched. All the papers were reviewed by the Paper Review Committee of the conference. At the abstract stage we received 269 abstracts, 191 in Chinese and 78 in English. Among them, 207 passed the reviews of the Paper Review Committee directly or after revision. The conference finally received 160 full papers, with 114 in Chinese and 46 in English. 117 of them, 78 in Chinese and 38 in English, passed the final reviews of the Paper Review Committee directly or after revision. All together there are 128 papers in the final conference proceedings, including 12 invited papers.
  All the accepted papers have been collected into an ISBN conference proceedings which is now being published formally by a Chinese press and will be distributed to attendees during the conference.

Poster Exhibition

  Exhibition Time: October 27-29,2011

Content

Place

The Conference Paper Poster
13 papers were selected to be posters by the conference organizing committee
A-Lobby
LeNS Exhibition
The sustainable system concepts presented here are the winners and promising concepts of the LeNS Student Design Competition 2010. The student competition and Award is promoted and organized as part of the LeNS project, which aims at the development and diffusion of design for sustainability in design institutions.
A-Lobby
DESIS Exhibition
The forum is on open space where several on-going or recently completed projects on design for social innovation are showcased by means of short speeches and a small exhibition.
A-Lobby

Workshop

  Hosted by Embassy of Finland in Beijing and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

  Time:October 27, 2011, 16:00-18:15

Content

Place

Sustainable Design of Building Environment workshop
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, is the main public funding organisation for research, development and innovation in Finland. Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs, Tekes emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations. In China, one important task for Tekes is to help Finnish companies to promote the best Finnish knowhow of sustainable technologies, and to find business opportunity. With the support from the Embassy of Finland and the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, on the occasion of the visit of a Finnish delegation led by Tekes, we organize the Sustainable Design of Building Environment workshop. It is a good opportunity for Chinese players in the area of sustainable design to meet their Finnish counterparts coming from innovation organizations, companies and research institutions. The workshop consists of two parts. Part I, the keynote speech from Chinese experts, areas include: 1) Sustainable planning & design standard; 2) Challenge in sustainable design of buildings; 3) Finnish company's practice in China. Part II, the group discussion, three themes cover: 1) Social sustainability; 2) Economic sustainability; 3) Environmental sustainability. The focal topic is the challenges in turning sustainable design into reality.

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Expense and benefit

1/ Expense
  This conference will charge registration fee and publication fee in accordance with international conferences of similar kind. University students can enjoy preferential policy with related certification documents.

Fees Charged for International Attendees

Registration Date Attendee type Registration fee
Pre-registration
(Before September 30, 2011)
Regular attendee 330 Euro
Student attendee 250 Euro
Normal registration
(October1-25, 2011)
Regular attendee 350 Euro
Student attendee 270 Euro

  1. Please fill in the Registration Form and remittance follow the Remittance Notes. Then send the registration form and the copy of remittance credential together to the organizing committee by e-mail: sustainability@126.com.

  2. The deadline for pre-registration discount is based on the time of remittance.

  3. Student participants should send a copy of student ID at the same time. Please show your student ID when attending the conference.

  4. If a selected paper has multiple authors and there are more than one author attending the conference, each author needs to fill in a separate registration form.

  5. The conference secretariat will reply in five business days after receiving your email. If you have not received a response after five business days, please contact us.

2/ Invoice:
  All attendees of full payment can obtain corresponding invoices from the organizing committee when presenting the payment proof of banks or post offices.
3/ Treatment:
  Attendees paying registration fee is eligible for thesis publication, a three-day attendance at the conference, and one copy of the proceedings book; if attendees would not attend the conference, one copy of the proceedings book will mailed by the organizing committee after.

Rights of the organizer

1/ The organizer has the right to designate a keynote speaker;
2/ The organizer has the right of applying, rejecting and publishing the thesis submitted;
3/ The organizer reserves the right of final explanation.

Contacts

Secretariat of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Sustainable Design Strategies in a Globalization Context
Address: Room A 430, Academy of arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Contact person: Mr. Zhang Yuzheng +86-13810694643 (GMT+8h)
Tel: +86-10-62798272 (Ms. Cai Qin, Ms. Sun Meng)
Fax: +86-10-62798272
Email:sustainability@126.com
Website:www.conference.lens-china.org

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Proceedings Latest:

▪ The conference received 160 full papers, and finally 117 of them (78 in Chinese and 38 in English) passed the final reviews.

▪ All together there are 128 papers in the final conference proceedings, including 12 invited papers.

▪ All the accepted papers have been collected into an ISBN conference proceedings which is now being published formally by a Chinese press and will be distributed to attendees during the conference.

 

Important Dates:

Deadline of submission of abstracts: 6th of May,2011

Notification of acceptance of abstracts with referee comments: 20th of May,2011

Submission of exhibition initiative deadline: 29th of April, 2011

Deadline of submission of preliminary papers:5th of July,2011

Notification of acceptance of papers with referee comments: 30th of July,2011

Deadline of submission of revised paper: 5th of August,2011

Please email your abstracts and papers in the form of attachment to: sustainability@126.com

Sustainable Design Research Institute,Art&Science Research Center,Tsinghua University