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Author's Guidelines and Dates

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Author's Guidelines and Dates
Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: Extended to 8th of June 2022 at 23:59 EEST!

Acceptance/Rejection: 1st July 2022

Submission of final abstract based on comments from reviewers: 1st of September 2022

Submission of Full Paper (optional): 8th September 2022

Conference presentations: 5th of October 2022

Research Themes

Authors are welcome to submit their research on the following themes:

1) Developing innovation capabilities through interdisciplinary higher education.

2) Methods and practices for co-creating the future.

3) Ecosystem for design-based-innovation

More detailed information is available on the Call for Papers page.

Submission Format

For the DFGN.R Conference, authors are first expected to submit an extended abstract of 1000 words.The word count does not include references. The review of the abstracts is managed by the DFGN.R Scientific Advisory Board. After confirmation of abstract acceptance, authors may submit a full paper of no more than 3000 words to be considered for a special issue of CIJ.

CIJ Journal

Full papers will be reviewed by an editorial committee that will be determined by CIJ, selecting which full papers will be considered for publication in the special issue of The CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation (CIJ). More information about the CIJ can be found here. 

Templates and Submission

For the DFGN. R conference we use the EasyChair paper submission system.  Submitting your work takes you to the DFGN.R conference's EasyChair page. You need to register and create your account on EasyChair. After the account is successfully created, you can submit your abstract and full paper on the same submission link below.  Please use the two templates provided here for the submission. 

1. DFGN.R Conference Extended Abstract Template

2. DFGN.R Conference Full Paper Template


The Design Factory Global Network Research Conference (DFGN.R) is in collaboration with the CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation (CIJ). Authors must follow guidelines provided by the CIJ.  Paper submission checklist can be found here

Participation Fee

The fee for attending the 2-day DFGN.R Conference is 125 EUR or 75 EUR (exluding dinner) per participant.


Participation in the conference is included for the attendees of the 'International Design Factory Week 2022'.

Paper Submission Process

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Pape Submission Process

All authors have the flexibility to either publish only abstracts or a full paper in the conference proceedings. Authors can also opt to submit a full paper to be considered for the CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation (CIJ). Please refer to the steps below to understand the paper submission process.

Step 1: Submit 1000 word extended abstract (deadline 1 June 2022)

Step 2: Receive acceptance/rejection (deadline 1 July 2022)

Step 3: Author registration and payment of the conference fees. This step also includes the option to opt in/out of the conference proceedings and CIJ's special issue based on acceptance. For the registration form, click here.

Step 4: Submit revised abstract and optionally a full paper for consideration for conference and / or the CIJ's special issue (deadline 1 September 2022, full-paper submission 8 September 2022)

Step 5: Presentation at the DFGN.R conference (5 October 2022).

Step 6: Review of full papers by the editorial committee.  Selection of papers that will be considered for publication in the special issue of The CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation.

Step 7: Publication of selected papers in the special issue of CIJ (December 2022) 

Note: At least one author should present the paper during the conference on-site. If no author presents their research papers during the conference, they will not be included in the conference proceedings.

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