2017 International Conference of the Asia Digital Arts and Design Association
2017 Gwangju Design Biennale Academic Program


We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 2017 the 14th International Conference of Asia Digital Art and Design(ADADA2017), to be held from 8-9 September 2017 in Gwangju, Korea. The International Conference of ADADA is one of the major conferences about art and design associated with digital technologies. It aims at bringing together researchers, designers, artists and students to present their novel works, to exchange innovative ideas and to discuss the future of digital art and design in Asia.

This conference will be held in conjunction with 7th Gwnagju Design Biennale which is Asia’s largest and oldest design biennale. Under the main theme of the Biennale: Futures, it will present 7 exhibitions on local and global networks of designers. It will be an opportunity to look at various future issues of design that initiated by the 4th industrial revolution. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work, as well as, art papers, demos and posters on all topics in the general areas of art and design associated with digital technologies. All papers should be submitted in the ADADA format. Simultaneous submission to other publication venues is not permitted.

How to submit

Submission due: 24:00 pm 26th June, 2017Submission deadline has been extended to July 3, 2017(KST, UTC+9:00). All submissions must be send to the ADADA2017 official email at 2017gdbadadakorea@gmail.com. A submission form for each submission must be sent along with the paper.

The program committee will review all submissions carefully and select papers of exceptional quality for an award from all categories. Furthermore, the authors of the selected technical papers and art papers from the conference will be invited to prepare an extended version of their paper to be considered for publishing in ADADA International Journals (ADADA Journal: Indexed in J-Stage).
Paper length must match the size of the contribution listed in the Categories for Submission below.(Making sure your paper has an even number of pages: 2, 4, 6)

Email address: 2017gdbadadakorea@gmail.com
The categories for submission are the following:
Technical Papers: 2-6 pages (Format:Original Article)
Art Papers: 2-6 pages (Format:Art Paper)
Demos: 1-2 pages (Format: Original Article)
Posters: 1-2 pages (Format:Original Article)

Technical Papers

Technical Papers are a conventional academic papers. The authors are requested to give their oral presentations at the conference. Any topics about digital art/design fields ranging from technical research to cultural matters can be accepted. Artistic projects are encouraged to submit as Art Papers. In any case, your presentation should mention both aesthetic aspects and technical aspects of your project. Also, a process of the project should be explained logically, and your contribution to digital art/design field must be clarified. Regardless of your topic, you must describe your project in a scholarly manner. If your research could be an interactive system, we strongly recommend you to submit your system to not only papers but also demos.

Art Papers

Art Papers are more artistically-oriented papers than Technical Papers. You can present any type of artwork, as long as digital technologies are used in it. If you produced a cutting-edge digital art such as a computer animation and an interactive art, Art Papers would be a great showcase at an oral presentation. You can share your ideas between hundreds of artists and researchers, and it may evoke a synergistic effect in the Asian digital art community. You should describe an artistic motivation, a background of your artwork, and how digital technologies are involved in your work, and so on. If your research could be an interactive system, we strongly recommend you to submit your system to not only papers but also demos.

Poster Papers

Poster submission provides a venue for authors to present work in progress reports. The Poster presentation also provides you with further discussion from experts. We believe this opportunity will be a great help to advance your work. Please use same paper format with Technical Paper. Once your submission is accepted, we will ask you to prepare your poster to be re-formated in A1(594mmx841mm) size.


Demo submission offers a space for displaying artworks, technical demos and any other demonstrations which include interactive arts and systems. If you have interactive systems for demonstration, we strongly recommend you to submit your systems to not only papers but also demos. ADADA2016 Demos you will have a space and a table for your work, but you are responsible for bringing and setting up most of any other equipment that is required for presenting your work except for electric power.


Research topics of interest for ADADA 2017 include, but are not limited to:

Interactive Art, Digital Art, Media Art
Interaction Design, Interactive Technologies
Computer Animation, Computer Graphics,Visual Effects
Web Design,Web Application Design,Web Service Design
Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
Digital Game and Gamification
Social Networks, SNS
IoT, Sensor Networks, Big Data
Innovative devices, Robotics for Art, Gadgets
Education, Digital Archives
Digital Content Design
Design Theory and Design Methodology
Digital Music, Musical Interface, Sonification
Design Cases

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline of Papers, Demos, Posters: 26 June, 2017Submission deadline has been extended to July 3, 2017(KST, UTC+9:00).
Acceptance Notification: 24 July, 2017
Final Version Submission Deadline: 7 August, 2017
Early bird registration: 7 August, 2017
Conference date: 8,9 September, 2017


The conference will be held at Chosun University and the Asia Culture Center at the center of Gwangju, South Korea.


Asia Digital Arts and Design Association Korea
Hongik University
928-1, Hongmoonkwan, Wowsanro 94
Seoul, Korea