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Call for ServDes.2023 proposals

The ServDes conference committee welcomes proposals to host the Service Design and Service Innovation conference 2022, ServDes.2023. This will be the 8th edition of the biannual ServDes conference, following Oslo (2009), Linköping (2010), Helsinki (2012), Lancaster (2014), Copenhagen (2016), Milan (2018) and Melbourne (2021). ServDes is the premier research conference for exchanging knowledge within Service Design and service innovation studies. It is a biannual conference with the aim of bringing researchers and practitioners together to discuss, share and evolve the emerging discipline of Service Design, and design-related service innovation. Proceedings from the conference are published open and online, and their availability for readers and indexers is guaranteed by Linköping University Electronic Press.

We welcome applications from institutions with a proven history of research and/or education in or related to this field and a relatively active local environment to deepen understandings and practices of Service Design.



Proposals

Your proposal should answer some basic questions, in order to be part of the selection process, and be around 2000 words long:



Where: information on the hosting organisation and city (why there?) and accessibility (can delegates easily get to the conference venue?)

Who: who is the organising committee (Is there the required capacity and expertise? what are the ongoing and past topic-related projects, publications or education activities?) including a documented commitment from a local research group/team and the host institution (Is there the required commitment and support?)

What: what is the proposed theme of the conference (How is it relevant for the development of the field?), any idea for its possible format and publication options beyond the proceedings, and potential social program

Why: why do you want to organize the conference (What is the interest in relationship to service design and service innovation)

When: when will the conference be held, and how does those dates fit with other conferences and deadlines in 2022-3 (does the timing fit?)

How: information on facilities, accommodation and supporting services (conference services, transport, IT, etc.) (does the location has all the necessary facilities and resources?)

How much: costs, estimated number of participants and possible conference fee (Is it sustainable and accessible?) plans for sponsorship

ServDes.2018

Local Scientific Committee
Conference Chair
Anna Meroni, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Co-Chairs
Davide Fassi, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Stefano Maffei, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Margherita Pillan, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Daniela Sangiorgi, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Track Chairs
1. Learning and practicing
Alessandro Deserti, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Anna Meroni, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Bas Raijmakers, Design Academy Eindhoven and STBY, The Netherlands

2. Sharing and collaborating
Marta Corubolo, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Daniela Selloni, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Anna Seravalli, The School of Arts and Communication Malmö University, Sweden
3. Measuring and evaluating

Francesca Foglieni, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Beatrice Villari, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Froukje Sleeswijk Visser, TU Delft, The Netherlands

4. Governing and evidencing
Stefano Maffei, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Marzia Mortati, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Jesper Christiansen, Nesta, United Kingdom

5. Producing, distributing and organising
Venanzio Arquilla, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Massimo Bianchini, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Peter Gall Krogh, Department of Engineering-Design, Aarhus University, Denmark

6. Experiencing and shaping
Davide Fassi, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Laura Galluzzo, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Oliver Marlow, Studio TILT, United Kingdom

7. Community and relationship building
Margherita Pillan, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Francesca Piredda, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Lisbeth Frolunde, The Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, Denmark

8. Envisioning and evolving
Daniela Sangiorgi, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Francesco Zurlo, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Lia Patrício, School of Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Learn more about the tracks

Conference Management and Organization
Conference Manager
Beatrice Villari, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Conference Manager Assistant
Ana María Ospina Medina, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

External Events Coodinator
Martina Rossi, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Workshops
Workshops Chair
Marzia Mortati, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

PhD Special Seminar
PhD Special Seminar Management and Organization
Annalinda De Rosa, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
with Camilo Ayala Garcia, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Stefano Parisi, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Advisory Board 
Silvia Piardi, Head of the Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Luisa Collina, Dean of the Design School, Politecnico di Milano
Giuliano Simonelli, President of POLI.design, Politecnico di Milano
Matteo Ingaramo, General Director of POLI.design, Politecnico di Milano
Paola Bertola, Coordinator of the PhD in Design, Politecnico di Milano
Ezio Manzini, Honorary Professor of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Visual Communication Design
Andrea Manciaracina, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano

Translations and English Editing
Rachel Anne Coad

Conference location

The conference address is: Milano, via Candiani 72 - 20158 - Milano - Italy
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Conference committee

Yoko Akama
RMIT University, Australia

Jeanette Blomberg
IBM, USA

Carla Cipolla
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Simon Clatworthy
School of Architecture and Design, Norway

Stefan Holmlid
Linköping University, Sweden

Yong Se Kim
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Satu Miettinen
University of Lapland, Finland

Nicola Morelli
Aalborg University, Denmark

Janne-Valtteri Nisula
Laurea UAS, Finland

Lia Patricio
University of Porto, Portugal

Daniela Sangiorgi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy