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DeSForM 360: The 5th International Workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement

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The College of Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and the INSIGHT (INnovation and Synergy for IntelliGent Home Technology) Center at National Taiwan University are delighted to invite you to DeSForM 2009, an international workshop on Design & Semantics of Form & Movement, to be held on October 26 & 27, 2009, in Taipei, Taiwan, a city offering a vibrant blend of traditional culture and cosmopolitan life.

Scope and Focus
The scope of the conference is the design of products, systems and services with a focus on the meanings conveyed by their forms and behaviors. After four successful workshops in the Europe, DeSForM 2009 comes to Asia and creates an international platform where researchers and practitioners across different cultures can share findings and insights about the aesthetics and meanings of human-object interactions.

Call for Papers and Demos
The scope of the conference is the design of products, systems and services with a focus on the meanings conveyed by their forms and behaviors. After four successful workshops in the Europe, DeSForM 2009 comes to Asia and creates an international platform where researchers and practitioners across different cultures can share findings and insights about the aesthetics and meanings of human-object interactions.

There will be room for 20 full paper and 20 demo proposals. Full papers are max 20 pages, demo proposals are max 5 pages. The workshop proceedings will be published both online and in print. Accepted demos will be exhibited on the conference site and in an online gallery.

Themes and Topics
DeSForM 2009 invites contributions fall within the following themes and topics:

1.Methods and tools:

Active forms
Theatre and choreography
Sketching in space and time
Aesthetics and notation of motion
Editing and scripting of movements

2.Theoretical developments:

Meaning and perception
Conditions of applicability
Ambient versus interactive movement
Structuring mechanisms and linguistics
Gestalt theory and compositionality of meaning

3.Practice-based research and case studies:

Using movement as a mediator
Appropriation of the everyday
Effects of context on meanings
New typologies and ecologies of objects
Dependencies between form and movement

Important Timeline of Submission:

Full Papers Due: May 1, 2009
Notification of Accepted Papers: August 1, 2009
Demo Proposals Due: August 15, 2009
Notification of Accepted Demo Proposals: September 1, 2009
Deadline for Final Version of Papers: September 15, 2009
Conference: October 26-27, 2009

Program
The main activities of DeSForM 2009 including:

Oct. 26, 2009
Keynote Speaches
Paper Presentations
Interactive Demos
Welcome Dinner (Free)

Oct. 27, 2009
Paper Presentations
Interactive Demos
Half-Day Tour (with additional fee of €30. The tour including the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, and the biggest night market at Taipei)

Venue
This conference will be jointed hosted by the College of Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) and the INSIGHT (INnovation and Synergy for IntelliGent Home Technology) Center at National Taiwan University in the International Building at Taiwan Tech.


Contact
Dr. Yaliang Chuang
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Phone: +886-2-27301284
Email: office@desform.org