Call for Papers: International Conference on Universal Design 2014

Europe, Universal Design, July 11 2013

The Department of Design Sciences at Lund University will host the International Conference on Universal Design (UD2014) to be held at Lund University, Sweden on June 16-18 2014.

UD2014 Lund logo

The Lund University provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama.

Universal design, design for all and inclusive design all aim at dismantling physical and social barriers to inclusion in all areas of life. This event will bring together a diverse group of practitioners and researchers in a broad conference that focuses on collectively exploring creative and desirable solution proposals that will shape the future of universal design products and practices.

The Conference aim is to make UD2014 in Lund a creative and diverse meeting place for both speakers and participants. By exchanging knowledge, experiences and ideas we can build global connections and creative networks for future work on universal design. The conference will strive to give participants and contributors a chance to also exchange practical experiences through an extensive demo/exhibition track.

UD2014 is thematically inclusive to allow for conversations on how to improve inclusion in all areas of societal life, in work and in play, in indoor and outdoor spaces, in cities and rural settings, for young and for old.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • planning
  • spaces
  • experiences
  • housing
  • cultural heritage
  • transport chains
  • cities
  • gaming
  • culture
  • public services
  • working life
  • research
  • user involvement
  • products
  • technology
  • wayfinding
  • logistics
  • recreation or leisure
  • education
  • social networks
  • public areas
  • methods

Submissions can be made in the following four categories:

1. Long papers (maximum 10 pages)
2. Short papers (maximum 2 pages)
3. Design cases (maximum 10 pages)
4. Demonstrations/exhibits (maximum 2 pages)

Long and short papers will be published in the proceedings from the conference. Design cases and demonstrations will be made available electronically. Short papers can be presented orally or by a poster. All submissions will be peer reviewed by a scientific committee.

More information and instructions on how to submit to the conference: (available Sept. 15, 2013)

The conference language is English.


Sept. 15, 2013 Submission system opens
Nov. 1, 2013 Long paper submission deadline
Dec. 1, 2013 Short paper, design cases, demonstrations/exhibits deadline

By Aqeel Qureshi

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