Exploring and Enhancing Experience

The International Conference of Experience Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (XD2019GoldCoast) will be hosted by the Griffith Centre for Design and Innovation Research (CDAIR) at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus.

Registration now open

The three-day conference brings together an international community of scholars and practitioners around the 2019 theme of “Exploring and Enhancing Experience” in relation to design, innovation and entrepreneurship in:

Architecture | Artificial Intelligence | Brand | Business | Communication | Computing | Data Science | Education | Engineering | Environment | Finance | Health | Information | Interaction | Media | Marketing | Management | Manufacturing | Policy | Product | Psychology | Robotics | Service | Sport | Space | Supply Chain | System |Technology | Tourism | Wearable

Conference highlights

  • world-leading keynote speakers from academia and industry
  • a cross-disciplinary conference building bridges across expertise
  • full paper (3,000–5,000 words) and short paper (1,500–2,000 words) submissions
  • research track for innovative ideas, methods and findings
  • industry track for applied knowledge, skills and techniques
  • know-how workshops featuring progressive and pioneering industry skills and technologies
  • creative workshops featuring innovative thinking processes, tools and techniques
  • the beautiful Gold Coast, with easy access to Cairns (Great Barrier Reef) and the greater Queensland

Important dates

14-16 August 2019 | Conference dates

Friday 3 May 2019 | Paper submission deadline

Friday 3 May 2019 | Workshop proposal deadline

Friday 24 May 2019 | Notification of acceptance

Friday 7 June 2019 | Early bird registration deadline

Friday 14 June 2019 | Camera-ready full paper and workshop outline submission

Friday 14 June 2019 | Registration of presenters

Keynote speakers

About the destination

The Gold Coast is renowned for its beaches, hinterland and rainforests, vibrant culinary scene and the famous theme parks. If you do plan to allow time to see the sites while you're here, visit Destination Gold Coast to find out what to see and do.

ATTRACTIONS

  • World class beaches
  • Natural attractions and national parks
  • Amusement and theme parks
  • Zoos, sanctuaries, aquariums and wildlife parks
  • Galleries, museums and collections
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

ACCOMMODATION

The Gold Coast offers accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels, resorts, health retreats/spas, serviced apartments, boutique bed and breakfasts, to budget hostels and backpackers. To assist in your planning, please see some recommendations below which are located either within walking distance to the conference venue (Griffith Gold Coast Campus) or in the heart of the world-renowned tourist destination of Surfers Paradise.

Closest to conference venue (12 minutes walk)
  • Mantra at Sharks
Surfers Paradise (15-20 minutes by light rail tram)
  • Novotel Surfers Paradise
  • The Island Gold Coast
  • Hilton Surfers Paradise
  • Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
  • Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Conference program

Wednesday 14 August 2019

8.30 am - 9.30 am

9 am - 11 am

11.30 am - 5.30 pm

6 pm - 7.30 pm

Registration

Opening Ceremony and Day 1 Keynotes

Day 1 Paper Presentations and Workshops

Welcome Reception

Thursday 15 August 2019

9 am - 9.30 am

9.30 am - 5.30 pm

6 pm - 8.30 pm

Registration

Day 2 Keynotes, Paper Presentations and Workshops

Gala Dinner

Friday 16 August 2019

9 am - 9.30 am

9.30 am - 5.30 pm

Registration

Day 3 Keynotes, Paper Presentations and Workshops

Saturday 17 August 2019

Sunday 18 August 2019

9 am - 5 pm

9 am - 5 pm

XD Lab Day 1: Movie World Theme Park field research

XD Lab Day 2: Experience Design hands-on workshop

Note: The full program will be available at a later date.

Conference registration

Registration Type

On or before 7 June 2019

After 7 June 2019

Three-Day Pass

AUD550

AUD605

Three-Day Student Pass

AUD385

AUD440

Gala Dinner

AUD110

AUD110

Note 1: The registration fee per person covers the Welcome Reception as well as lunches and light refreshments during the XD2019GoldCoast Conference. All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST.

Note 2: All paper and workshop presenters must complete their conference registration on or before 14 June 2019.

Call for papers and workshop proposals

Papers

We welcome any paper types including: conceptual, empirical, methodological, professional papers, as well as critical literature reviews and case studies. We are also open to any research approaches and contexts as far as the paper has a clear research question to address and reports results that can make some significant contribution relevant to the conference theme of "Exploring and Enhancing Experience".

You are invited to submit either a full paper (3,000–5,000 words excluding abstract and references) or a short paper (1,500–2,000 words excluding abstract and references).

A paper can have a sole author or multiple authors, yet each paper must have a different lead presenter at the conference.

All papers submitted to the XD2019GoldCoast Conference must be fully anonymous and have not been previously published.

The deadline for all submissions is now closed.



Workshops

We welcome workshop proposals that are relevant to the conference theme of "Exploring and Enhancing Experience" and aim to deliver either a know-how workshop featuring progressive and pioneering industry skills and technologies or a creative workshop featuring innovative thinking processes, tools and techniques.

Each workshop will last 90 minutes.

You are invited to submit a workshop proposal (800–1,000 words excluding references).

A proposal can have a sole presenter or multiple presenters, yet each presenter must register to attend the conference.

Presenters of each workshop will be asked to provide a workshop results report summarising the general issues, topics, debates, slides and/or photographs of their workshop after the XD2019GoldCoast Conference has been completed.

The deadline for all submissions is now closed.

How to submit

  1. download the relevant template from below
  2. submit all papers and proposals through EasyChair (if you don't have an EasyChair account, you will need to create one)
  3. upload and submit your paper(s) and/or proposal(s) as Word file(s) to EasyChair
  4. reminder: you will be asked to identify the type of paper (research or industry track) or workshop proposal (know-how or creative track) during submission
  5. please direct all questions to CDAIR@griffith.edu.au with XD2019GoldCoast as the subject.

All papers and proposals will be double-blind peer-reviewed by members of the International Program Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the corresponding author on or before Friday 24 May 2019.

Templates

Please download the template here.

Please download the template here.

Please download the template here.

Camera-ready submissions

The camera-ready version of each accepted paper shall be emailed to cdair@griffith.edu.au by 14 June 2019. The online conference proceedings, with an ISBN number and including all accepted papers, will be submitted for indexing on Google Scholar, EI, Scopus, and Web of Science’s CPCI.

The camera-ready version of the outline of each accepted workshop proposal shall be emailed to cdair@griffith.edu.au by 14 June 2019. All workshop outlines will be included in the conference program.

Registration of presenters

All paper and workshop presenters must complete their conference registration on or before 14 June 2019.

Publication with a reputable international publisher

An edited volume to be published with a reputable international publisher will be dedicated to selected papers from the conference. Authors of those papers will receive a post-conference invitation to contribute. Further details will be provided to those authors on or before 31 December 2019.

Conference committees

Conference Organising Committee

Professor Ming Cheung, Griffith University, Australia | Conference Chair

Ms Michelle Douglas, Griffith University, Australia | Co-Chair

Dr Dale Patterson, Griffith University, Australia | Co-Chair

Mr Julius Bolinas, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Jun Cai, Tsinghua University, China

Ms Kaiqing Chen, Xiamen University of Technology, China

Associate Professor Gloria Ge, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Richard Goosens, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Associate Professor Yi Ji, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Dr Eleni Kalantidou, Griffith University, Australia

Associate Professor Alan Liew, Griffith University, Australia

Professor David Lloyd, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Peter Lloyd, Delft Unviersity of Technology, Netherlands

Professor Keiichi Sato, Illinois Institute of Technology, US

International Program Committee

Professor Ming Cheung, Griffith University, Australia | Conference Chair

Dr Mike McAuley, Griffith University, Australia | Co-Chair

Dr Dale Patterson, Griffith University, Australia | Co-Chair

Associate Professor Yixi Bao, Jiangnan University, China

Dr Erik Bohemia, Loughborough University London, UK

Professor Cees de Bont, Loughborough University, UK

Professor Jun Cai, Tsinghua University, China

Dr Rebecca Cain, Loughborough University, UK

Professor Saul Carliner, Concordia University, Canada

Associate Professor Peter Chan, The Ohio State University, US

Dr Troy Chen, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Associate Professor Karine Dupre, Griffith University, Australia

Associate Professor Gloria Ge, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Richard Goosens, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Ms Silvia Grimaldi, University of the Arts London, UK

Ms Xuan Huang, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Dr Kei Hoshi, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Associate Professor Yi Ji, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Dr Ting Jiang, Beijing Normal University, China

Dr Eleni Kalantidou, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Blair Kuys, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Associate Professor Li Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Associate Professor Alan Liew, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Yu Liu, Jiangnan University, China

Dr Mauricy Alves da Motta Filho, University of Twente, Netherlands

Mr Fauzan Mustaffa, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Ms Petra Perolini, Griffith University, Australia

Dr Rob Philips, Royal College of Art, UK

Professor Keiichi Sato, Illinois Institute of Technology, US

Professor Noel Scott, University of Sunshine Coast, Australia

Dr Frank Stadler, Griffith University, Australia

Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves, Lancaster University, UK

Professor Stéphane Vial, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Professor Craig Vogel, University of Cincinnati, US

Professor Chengfu Yang, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Dr Alan Young, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Dr Rongrong Yu, Griffith University, Australia

Professor Heidi Zeeman, Griffith University, Australia

Associate Professor Jun Zhou, Griffith University, Australia