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General guidelines

Papers must be submitted in English using the template provided. Academic papers should have minimum 2500 and up to 3000 words (Abstract and references excluded). All papers will undergo a double blind peer-review process. The final camera-ready version of the paper (after the reviewing process and in case of acceptance) should include all the author information. Before the reviewing process, please keep the author information anonymous. Documents that do not comply with this rule will be excluded from the evaluation process. If English is not your first language, or you are not fluent in references, we urge you to send your paper to Scribendi www.scribendi.com or a similar proof-reader before submission. We expect high standards of scholarship and clarity in terms of establishing context, explaining methodology, reporting results and exposing conclusions. If you have doubts about the format, please refer to the APA 6th edition Manual of Style www.apastyle.org


The deadline for the receipt of papers is May 30th, 2019. You must submit your full paper in PDF format using this template. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings if at least one of the authors register to the conference and present the work. The publication will have an ISSN/ISBN number and a DOI reference to ensure they appear in scholarly web-searches and it will be accessible from the conference website. Additionally, a selection of 20 papers will be published after the conference in the peer-reviewed journal Dearq revistas.uniandes.edu.co/journal/dearq.

Instructions to Submit Your Paper

If your paper is approved for submission as scholarly paper or professional proposal by the Scientific Committee, and once you have registered for the Conference, you may be invited to present your work at the Conference as oral communication.

Use the submission platform link to submit: openconf.org/cumulusbogota2019/openconf.php

Your initial full paper submission should be in PDF format. Once your paper has been approved for final submission send both, a *.doc(x) and *.pdf files, including authors names and affiliations. Please make sure you check your paper thoroughly and have removed all the metadata before uploading it to the conference system. Also, have it proofread before turning it in.


Submission guidelines

Authors who are interested in submitting a paper for The Design After Cumulus International Conference must comply with the guidelines presented above.

Types of Contribution

The Design After conference will accept two types of contributions:

  • Academic papers, with a focus on research. The structure should, in general, present an introduction, theoretical background, methodology, results, and conclusions describing contributions to new knowledge.
  • Professional Papers, with a focus on practical application. Contributions can be made from an industrial or educational framework.

NOTE: For the academic track, the content must be unpublished work. For the professional track, the content does not need to be unpublished, but in both cases, the author must follow APA standards for formatting and style guide.

The abstracts must have between 150 and 250 words (references excluded) + 5 Keywords

Full papers must have between 2500 and 3000 words (references excluded but figures and tables included) + 5 Keywords.

Peer Evaluation Process 

All Submissions (Academic and Professional papers), will undergo a double-blind peer review by an international team of peer reviewers. 


All Submissions (Academic and Professional papers), must be presented in English and all presentations will be held in English as well.

Publication Policy 

Full accepted papers will be published in the proceedings in a digital version and will have ISSN and ISBN number.

Please note that we will only publish papers of authors who are present on site. For papers with more than one author, there must be at least one of them at the conference to present the work.

Also, authors should manifest that the text they present is of their own authorship and that they respect the intellectual property rights of third parties. Likewise, they must authorize the use of the material for the conference and conference publications. (Checkbox)

Key dates

Opening of call for abstracts: February 25, 2019
Deadline for call for abstracts: April 1, 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance: Between April 23 and April 30, 2019
Deadline for full papers: June 13, 2019
2nd round feedback: June 30, 2019
Deadline for the final paper: July 15, 2019