ICED23: The 24th International Conference on Engineering Design

Bordeaux, France

24th - 28th July 2023

Papers are now available at: Proceedings of the Design Society: Volume 3 - | Cambridge Core

In collaboration with the Universite de Bordeaux, The Design Society is proud to announce the 24th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23). The forthcoming conference is the forum where the design community comes together to share insights, discover new ideas, create new design ventures, and form friendships. We invite high-quality submissions for ICED23, covering substantial, original and previously unpublished research. We are looking forward to including applied, theoretical, and results-oriented papers from both academia and industry in the conference programme.

Conference theme: Design in a complex world

Design and engineering are fundamental activities that interact in shaping the world in which we live. Nowadays, we can see a world full of promising technologies, a hyper-connected world in which information is paramount. However, the environmental impact of these technologies is a great societal concern. Sustainability is becoming a central issue for future generations. Design must therefore surely reinvent itself by embracing the broader issues of designing complex systems in a complex socio-technical environment with limited resources. In this regard, the ICED conference is a unique forum to discuss academic, educational and industrial issues and the needed changes.

The conference will be organized around plenary, podium and discussion sessions. Academic and industrial experts will deliver high-level keynotes. The General Meeting of the Design Society, the Special Interest Group Day and the Young Members’ event will offer great opportunities to share and discuss ideas. An Industrial Day will allow a deep dive into developments and innovations for sustainability and for discovering key technical focus of nearby companies. Finally, social events will allow appreciation of Bordeaux wine and French gastronomy.


The conference will address this theme through the following key challenges - Sustainable Design and the Circular Economy; Design for Health and Wellbeing; Design for Societal Transformation; and, Design in the Data Driven Economy.

We invite you to embrace the conference theme of ‘Design in a Complex World’ and submit full papers addressing the topics listed below. For ICED23 the topics include those used in previous conferences but new topics that specifically focus on the conference theme have also been included. The conference programme will encompass keynote speeches, workshops organized by the DS Special Interest Groups (SIGs), paper presentations, discussion sessions, and awards for distinguished papers and presentations. The conference will also feature a ‘Market Place’ which will allow a demonstration of current research activities and design tools. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, published by Cambridge University Press.

  • Sustainability and resilience 
  • Design for societal challenges
  • New design methods and processes
  • Innovation and new business models
  • Design on different and multiple scales
  • Design of industrial and societal systems
  • Design education and skills development
  • Digital engineering, simulation, and smart systems
  • Design for advanced manufacturing and supply chains

Organising Committee ICED23 

  • Denis TEISSANDIER, Conference Chair, University of Bordeaux
  • Nicolas PERRY, Conference Chair, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, Bordeaux
  • Jean-François BOUJUT, Grenoble INP - UGA
  • Julie LE CARDINAL, CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay
  • Pascal LE MASSON, Mines Paris - PSL
  • Jérémy LEGARDEUR, ESTIA Institute of Technology, Bidart
  • Christophe MERLO, ESTIA Institute of Technology, Bidart
  • Kristin PAETZOLD, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Vincent ROBIN, University of Bordeaux
  • Bernard YANNOU, CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay
  • Marc ZOLGHADRI, ISAE-Supméca, Paris

Programme committee 

  • Kevin OTTO, Program Committee Chair, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Claudia ECKERT, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Boris EISENBART, Swinburne University, Australia
  • Benoit EYNARD, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
  • Dieter KRAUSE, Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Josef OEHMEN, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
  • Nadège TROUSSIER, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology - Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

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