Design Computing and Cognition (DCC'12)

AIEDAM Special Issue, Spring 2012, Vol.28, No.2

Edited by: Tracy Hammond & Julie Linsey

This special issue of AIEDAM aims to present cutting edge, state-of-the-art research in design computing and cognition from DCC'12, the Fifth International Conference on Design Computing & Cognition (

Design is a fundamentally important topic in disciplines ranging from the more commonly associated fields of engineering, information technology and architecture, to emerging areas in the social sciences and life sciences. Design research aims to develop an understanding of designing and to produce models that can be used to aid designing.

Design research can be carried out in variety of ways. It can be viewed as largely an empirical endeavor in which experiments are designed and executed in order to test some hypothesis about some design phenomenon or design behavior. This is the approach adopted in cognitive science. The results of such research can form the basis of a computational model. Another view, and the most common one in the computational domain, is that design research can be carried out by conjecturing design processes, constructing computational models of those processes and then examining the behaviors of the resulting computational systems.

Topics in design computing and cognition include, but are not limited to:

  • Agents in design
  • Artificial intelligence in design
  • Biologically-inspired and analogical design
  • Collaborative design
  • Cognitive theories applied to design
  • Computational theories applied to design
  • Creative design
  • Design in practice
  • Digital media in design
  • Evolutionary approaches in design
  • Games and design
  • Human cognition in design
  • Learning from human designers
  • Machine learning in design
  • Multi-modal design
  • Situated computing in design
  • Virtual environments in design
  • Visual and spatial reasoning in design

All DCC'12 contributors including plenary session paper, poster, and workshop authors are invited to submit significantly revised and extended papers, or completely new papers. Note that your conference papers must not be resubmitted unchanged as they are already covered by publisher's copyright.

Submissions are not open to people who did not take part in the conference. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three expert reviewers, and a selection for publication made on the basis of these reviews.

Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers can be found at

Inquiries about this special issue should be sent to the Guest Editors.

Please submit your paper through ScholarOne system online at: Your need to create an user account first if you are a new user. During your submission process, pay attention to the following two steps:

  • On Step 1 (Type, title & abstract): Select "Yes" for the "Special Issue" question.
  • On Step 5 (Details & comments): Select "Design Computing & Cognition (DCC'12)-Vol.28/2)" for "Special Issue Name".
Important dates:
Conference finishes:9 Jun 2012
Intent to submit (Title and Abstract):As soon as possible after the Conference
Submission deadline for full papers:1 Feb 2013 <--- NEW DATE
Reviews due:1 June 2013
Notification and reviews to authors:15 June 2013
Revised paper due:1 Sept 2013
Issue to CUP:1 Dec 2013
Issues appears:Apr 2014
Guest editors:

Please direct all enquiries and submissions to the guest editors:

Dr. Tracy Hammond
Sketch Recognition Lab, Dept. of Computer Science
Richardson Building, Room 911
3112 Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843, USA
Email: hammond @

Dr. Julie Linsey
I-DREEM Lab. George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
801 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0405, USA
Email: julie.linsey @