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RSD12: Entangled in Emergence

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RSD Review Process

by | Mar 2023 | About RSD, Call for Contributions, RSD12

The RSD Review Process: Two phases

RSD symposium proceedings are published every year and catalogued by formats and topics to create the RSD searchable repository of systemic design resources. The annual RSD symposium introduces current work in systemic design and offers a platform for sharing and discussing work with an international community of design colleagues.

RSD12 Formats

The RSD12 host organisation, Georgetown University, is managing the submission process. Contributions are currently invited for full papers, presentations (short papers), workshops (online and in-person), and systems maps and exhibits.

Proceedings of the Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium are published online and include the contributions for each format. The Systemic Design Association publishes all proceedings online, registered as ISSN 2371-8404, and as open-access documents.

RSD is an opportunity for authors to publish work; many papers are also indexed on Google Scholar, supported through SDA’s partnership with OCADU’s Open Research Repository.

TWO DEADLINES: The call for abstracts will be open until May 31, after which no new submissions will be accepted. Authors will have until June 15 to complete their submissions.

Before you start: Read about the entanglements and focus areas.

FAQ

Answers to some of the questions you might have.

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Set up your submission now; complete it by June 15.

1. Preparing your submission

Note: For Contexts—The Systemic Design Journal, see Contexts Guidelines for Authors.

Overview

  1. RSD uses EasyChair for all submissions (EasyChair is a web-based system for organising paper submissions and reviews).
  2. Submissions need to be uploaded as a single word file (.doc, .docx) and use the RSD12 template.
  3. An existing EasyChair account can be used, or a new account can be created at no cost.
  4. In addition to uploading your file, we will request author data, title, abstract, keywords, and other information.

EasyChair instructions for authors

Detailed information for RSD12 formats is provided in the toggles below.

Full papers

The call for papers is now open. Please set up your submission and provide an abstract no later than May 31, 2023. Submissions close on June 15, 2023.

See RSD12 Call for Contributions for full details.

If you intend to contribute this year, please immediately register your intent by setting up a submission on EasyChair (it only takes a few minutes). By doing so, you help us anticipate the resources needed for reviews. You can update your submission or withdraw your intent without penalty.

Authors are invited to submit full papers discussing the outcomes of research and/or practice projects.

Submission: Full paper of 2000 to 5000 words using the RSD12 template. The abstract should be between 200 and 400 words. Also, include citations and related references in accordance with APA (7th edition) conventions.

Review: Acceptance, suggestions for minor revisions, recommendations to revise as presentation proposal, or reject.

Proceedings: Full papers are published in the proceedings. Discussions at the conference may motivate authors to develop their work to submit to Contexts—The Systemic Design Journal, published by SDA and other journals. The SDA publications team is available to provide further feedback and support.

Presentations & Reports

The call for presentations is now open. Please set up your submission and provide an abstract no later than May 31, 2023. Submissions close on June 15, 2023.

See RSD12 Call for Contributions for complete details.

If you intend to contribute this year, please immediately register your intent by setting up a submission on EasyChair (it only takes a few minutes). By doing so, you help us anticipate the resources needed for reviews. You can update your submission or withdraw your intent without penalty.

Presentations encompass works-in-progress, exploratory and speculative work, and reports on ongoing research and practice projects.

Submission: Description of up to 1000 words in RSD template, which summarises the presentation and situates it in the context of systemic design and the conference theme. Also include a short abstract, between 200 and 400 words. Also, include citations and related references following APA (7th edition) conventions.

Review: Accept or reject.

Proceedings: The description (proposal statement in the RSD11 template) and related presentation materials (e.g. slides, audiovisual material) are published in the proceedings. Following the conference, there is an opportunity to respond to comments received during the presentation by updating and extending the paper (up to 2000 words). Discussions at the conference may also motivate authors to elaborate on the presentation for submission as a full paper for a future conference or publication.

Workshops (online and in-person)
The call for workshops is now open. Please set up your submission and provide an abstract no later than May 31, 2023. Submissions close on June 15, 2023.

  • Workshops can be presented online or in person.
  • Online workshops will be part of the RSD12-ONLINE programme, which runs from October 6–20. They will be scheduled to suit your time zone and availability and as they best align with RSD12-HUBS focus areas.
  • When you set up your submission, you will be asked to indicate whether you would like to propose an in-person workshop for presentation at one of the RSD12-HUBS.

 

See RSD12 Call for Contributions for complete details.

If you intend to contribute this year, please immediately register your intent by setting up a submission on EasyChair (it only takes a few minutes). By doing so, you help us anticipate the resources needed for reviews. You can update your submission or withdraw your intent without penalty.

Systems Maps & Exhibits
The call for systems maps and exhibits is now open. Please set up your submission and provide an abstract no later than May 31, 2023. Submissions close on June 15, 2023.

  • Systems maps and exhibits are catalogued as part of the RSD12 proceedings.
  • At least one online session will be dedicated to maps and exhibits and scheduled as part of the RSD12-ONLINE programme.
  • You also have the option of providing an explainer video to accompany your map. We will send you more information when you set up your submission. Explainers are due August 15, 2023.
  • When you set up your submission, you will be asked to indicate whether your work aligns with one of the hub focus areas or regions. We will forward contributions to RSD12-HUBS for possible onsite exhibitions of related works.

 

See RSD12 Call for Contributions for full details.

If you intend to contribute this year, please immediately register your intent by setting up a submission on EasyChair (it only takes a few minutes). By doing so, you help us anticipate the resources needed for reviews. You can update your submission or withdraw your intent without penalty.

2. Peer review process

Papers and presentations are managed by the RSD12 Programme Committee. RSD uses a single-blind peer-review process, meaning reviewers see the authors’ names but not vice versa. Reviewers consider the quality of the proposed contribution, its relevance to the theme, sub-themes (RSD12—entanglements), and focus areas—and whether it addresses topics of interest or raises relevant issues in systemic design.

The Organising Committee reviews and assesses workshops and systems maps & exhibits with input from reviewers and the Programme Committee. The review process provides feedback and possible suggestions for modifications. Once reviewed, the organisers notify all authors:

  1. unconditional acceptance
  2. conditional acceptance with revisions
  3. recommendation for an alternate format (for example, a full paper that more appropriately suits the presentation format)
  4. rejection with suggestions for possible next steps

The organisers have scheduled time for up to 100 papers/presentations in groups of three to five as the core programme of RSD12-ONLINE, and sessions will be developed according to the RSD12 theme, sub-themes, or hub focus areas.

Papers and presentations will form the core of RSD12-ONLINE and run from 8:00 to noon (EDT/UTC-4) every day from October 6–20, 2023.

The online programme will include approximately 15 keynote speakers, workshops, and sessions to explore emergent work or urgent issues.

Updated March 2023

The information reflects RSD12 and may be different from previous RSD symposia. The Call for Contributions can vary based on the decisions made by the host and organising committee.

For authors & contributors

What and Why: Entanglements

What and Why: Entanglements

Considering entanglements in our everyday lives, different views of entanglements, and why we chose them for RSD12.

RSD12 Symposium: Entangled in Emergence

RSD12 Symposium: Entangled in Emergence

Entangling and unravelling are complementary processes. Even the deepest entanglements eventually unravel, and every unravelling is an opportunity for new entanglements to emerge.

RSD12 Focus Areas

RSD12 Focus Areas

How the RSD12 programme is organised: tracks, theme, sub-theme, and focus areas.

RSD Style Guide

RSD Style Guide

Submission guidelines provide a detailed description of how to prepare a document for all submission formats: papers, presentations, workshops, and systems maps and exhibits.

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