What’s up, RSD11?
Current RSD11 updates on Calls for Contributions and acknowledgements.
The Systemic Design Association and RSD Symposium programme groups are entirely volunteer-led, and contributions – knowledge sharing, organising, disseminating, and communicating – are essential to the development of systemic design and the co-evolution of systemic design.
Thanks to contributors, organisers, and reviewers, this October 2022, SDA and the University of Brighton are presenting core disciplinary methods and mobilising knowledge across practitioners and scholars.
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Call for ‘everything else’ now open
The call for workshops and exhibitions is now open. The submission deadline is August 15.
A workshop or exhibit proposal can be submitted as an extension of your paper, presentation, or on a different topic or project. Sometimes a contribution benefits from a session in an additional format, such as a methodology paper suitable for a workshop setting. Also, you might consider these formats as an alternative to RSD’s standard paper tracks. There is no restriction on the submission formats you apply to, and we encourage you to consider recontextualising your work for other formats if appropriate.
Please use the same guidelines for all contributions to maintain consistency across the RSD repository. This includes an abstract, written paper or report, and references.
Status of papers & presentations
Thank you to over 360 authors who submitted papers and presentations for RSD11. A total of 182 submissions are now being reviewed.
- All RSD submissions go through a single-blind peer-review process, which means that reviewers see the author names but not vice versa.
- Reviewers consider the quality of the proposed contribution, its relevance to the conference theme, and its role in raising relevant issues in systemic design.
- Once reviewed, the organisers will notify all authors of (conditional) acceptance or rejection (for papers, notifications will be sent between August 15 t0 20).
- The review process provides feedback and possible suggestions for modifications.
- The conference tracks are formed based on the accepted contributions.
Although papers are single-blind reviewed, the following reviewers have agreed to be acknowledged. RSD is made possible by the contributions of authors and reviewers.
* SDA members – profiles and contact information are available in the member directory.
Carolina Giraldo Nohra
Frederick van Amstel
Mateus van Stralen
Current list – as of July 13, 2022 | *SDA Members
RSD11 updates on the feedback process
RSD peer review is a feedback process, and reviewers’ comments are intended to help authors develop their work. Regardless of whether a submission is accepted for RSD11, we greatly value the effort that goes into submitting work. Submissions and reviews are intended to be a process in which we all learn – the author/presenter, the reviewers, and the editors.
Two RSD review procedure for papers and presentations has two main elements. The first confirms the quality of the work: Is it original, are the references adequate, does it fit with the RSD11 symposium themes, and so on. The second is sometimes less spoken about. It is intended to provide constructive help rather than judgement. Reviewers suggest ways authors might improve their paper or presentation. We ask reviewers to take into account that all of us write differently. On the other hand, we are all readers, too, so part of the idea is to report on reader difficulties.
Engagement in systemic design through the RSD symposium series takes many forms and represents the contributions of hundreds of people. It’s been exhilarating to see the swell of submissions – the highest number ever. RSD11 is supported by a group of organisers and peer-reviewers.
The program committee is working to create a schedule that allows for a good number of sessions and offers extended opportunities for online colleagues in time zones that reduce their ability to participate in BST/UTC+1 events.
What’s next for authors
Final day to make updates to submissions – July 15
Peer Reviews – From July 17
Decisions sent to authors – August 15 to 20