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International Conference on Designing Food and Designing for Food - London, June 28-29, 2012

On behalf of London Metropolitan University I’m pleased to introduce the International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food which aims to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of research on fundamental aspects of Food Design across the following areas:Food Product Design, Design With Food, Food Packaging, Interior Design For Food, Food Events Design, Food Science, Food and Five Senses, Emotional Food Design, Food System Design, Experiential Knowledge, Food Service/Management, Food Design History, and other (in regard to multidisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity of Food Design we invite also contributions in areas that are not mentioned above).

This conference wants to gather researches on any Food Design sub-discipline and to promote communication and interaction between the Academic and the Design world. For this reason the conference encourages the submission of:

PAPERS – Researchers and academics are invited to submit papers that explore either theoretical or practical aspects of one of the conference themes. It is expected that the research presented in the paper category will have reached at least some preliminary conclusions and/or implications that can be shared with the audience. Authors of accepted abstract will be invited to submit a full paper (4000-5000 words).

POSTERS – Authors of research that is best presented in a graphic manner or students in their first years of postgraduate research are encouraged to submit a poster.

PROJECTS – Professional designers and design students are invited to present during the conference their own design of a food product or a product for food. Selected projects will be exhibited on a dedicated area for all the duration of the Conference. Designers will also have a 15 min presentation where to describe their project to the audience and discuss it through questions and answers. Designers of accepted projects will be invited to submit a short paper (2000-3000 words) which will be added to the conference proceedings.

Important dates:
31 October 2011 – Submission of abstracts ends
1 December 2011 – Notification of accepted abstracts (for papers, posters and projects)
31 January 2012 – Submission of full papers
1 March 2012 – Notification of acceptance of papers
30 April 2012- Early registration Closes
1 May 2012 – Late Registration Opens
30 April 2012 – Submission of revised papers
31 May 2012 – Registration Closes
28-29 June 2012 – Conference

We are also accepting applications from students to volunteer at the conference. So tel your students about it!

The conference will be full of extra activities and surprises. See you there!

Francesca Zampollo