IMDES 2020

All presented papers will be submitted for inclusion in Atlantis Press Proceedings; Indexed in Thomson Reuters-Web of Science (WOS) and Google Scholars.

Keynote Speakers:

(1) Dr. Ruslan Abdul Rahim (PhD, University of Brighton, UK).
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Art & Design, Universitas Teknologi MARA – UiTM, Malaysia
(2) Dr. Ninok Leksono (Doctoral, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia). Rector, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Indonesia.
(3) Dr. Dwinita Larasati S.Sn., MA (PhD, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands). Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
(4) Adi Panuntun, CEO and Creative Head, Sembilan Matahari, Indonesia.

Important dates:

Submission Deadline:
August 25, 2020 (First Round)
September 15, 2020 (Second Round) 
September 25, 2020 (Third Round) -FINAL ROUND

Notification of Acceptance (Full Paper): On a rolling basis in September-October, 2020
Early Bird registration: September 15, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Regular registration: After September 30, 2020

Conference date: November 10 – 11, 2020 (Virtual)

Registration Fee
Early bird: 1,500,000 IDR (110 USD)
Regular: 1,750,000 IDR (125 USD)
Undergraduate student poster: 150,000 IDR (12 USD)

Tracks: Design Theory and methods; Design Business and Practices; Design Project, Participation & Collaboration; Media and Digital Experiment

1. Design Theory and methods: this thematic group carries out research and provides all aspects of the design process as a means to increasing our understanding of the field of design theory and methodology. It provides theoretical concepts for starting point for design research that aims to generate knowledge about designing under various conditions, and it focuses on the application of methods including the adaptation of existing methods as well as the development of new methods derived from theory.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Interaction Design Methods
  • Design Animation Theory
  • Architecture Theory and Design
  • Graphic Design Theory
  • Visual Methods
  • Design And Visual Literacy
  • Digital Media and Design History
  • Sequential Narrative
  • Design and Media Education

2. Design Business and Practice: This thematic group seeks a contribution from industry’s perspective on how design and creative industry performs and takes a lead in current design ecosystem, and how they reflect their design practices at the same time.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Case Study Design
  • Design Management
  • Design Analytics 
  • Advertising Design
  • Design Ethics
  • Design Systems
  • Brand promotion and campaign
  • Start-up Design Identity
  • Strategic Communication Design

3. Design Project, Participation & Collaboration: This thematic group opens opportunity for interdisciplinary or trans-disciplinary researchers to share novelties within design project case studiies, which promote collaborative and participatory problem solvings.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Co-Design, 
  • Participatory Design
  • Design for Social
  • Environmental Design
  • Service Design
  • Design for Health
  • Human Centered Design
  • Smart Textile And Design
  • Product Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Smart City Design
  • E-learning Design 
  • Design for Development

4. Media and Digital Experiment: Through experiment, it opens an opportunity for looking design and digital media in a new form, and how this new form could creative an innovation for design future.

Topics include, but not limited to: 

  • Media Experiment
  • Virtual Media
  • Media Documentation
  • Media Text and Institution
  • Media Production
  • Design Fiction
  • Future Media,
  • Data Visualization
  • Digital Data Communication
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Virtual Environment
  • Experimental Design
  • Type Design in Digital Age
  • Digital Arts
  • AI, Media And Design

Initial Paper Submission

  • Authors should prepare the paper according to the conference paper template provided here.
  • To facilitate the paper’s double-blind peer review process, authors should make efforts to ensure that information about the authors’ identities DO NOT APPEAR ANYWHERE in the text-body of the paper.
  • Full papers in PDF format must be submitted through our IMDES Conference papers submission system:

Final Paper Submission

  • For accepted paper, you should revise your paper addressing the reviewers’ comments and suggestions (check your notification email from [email protected]).
  • For accepted paper, you must submit your paper based on your designated deadline  (check your notification email from [email protected]).
  • You should submit your final paper here: Please note that we only accept word .doc or .dox format for the publication typesetting with a maximum size of 5 MB.
  • Editorial Note: If your institution’s library has a Turnitin or any plagiarism check designated software, we recommend checking your paper and asking them to run a similarity check. IMDES committee will systematically check all final submitted papers on plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) and, as a result, will refuse deficient papers for publication.

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee:
Regular: 1,750,000 IDR (125 USD)
Undergraduate student poster: 150,000 IDR (12 USD)

IMDES 2020 conference fees cover:

1.) Attendance of IMDES Virtual Conference on November 10 – 11, 2020
2.) Submission to the designated Proceeding (refer to

Payment Process:
For each Accepted Paper, one author must (1) register a paper, (2) pay the registration fee, (3) submit the payment confirmation form, and (4) virtually present the paper in the conference session where the paper is scheduled. A detailed program with the associated links for connecting to the virtual session rooms will be informed in a separated email before the event.
Once the registration payment is done, NO REFUND is available.

Please follow the instruction herein described:

1.) For all authors of paper(s), you are kindly requested to pay attention to specify the paper(s) ID and title (i.e.: 50 – Paper title) as it is mandatory for this process.
2.) After receiving a paper acceptance email from the IMDES committee, please proceed with the payment according to the specific account below. Please DO NOTE to double-check the account number and name.
3.) For participants who want to pay by Bank Wire Transfer, please send your payment as soon as possible as it takes some time to process the payment. Your payment should be received by your designated deadline (check your email). Bank Wire Transfer and other related fees have to be paid by the registrant. Failure to pay the required amount on this date may result in the exclusion of the paper(s) from the Conference Proceedings.
4.) After having completed the payment, fill in the designated Payment Confirmation Form at this link For your information, you are required to upload the payment receipt in this form.

Bank Account
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Account number :
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Please specify in the memo line the following: FULL NAME – IMDES 2020 Registration.
This is crucial in order to have your payment properly traced.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) – IMDES 2020

Where will my paper be published?

All presented papers will be submitted for inclusion in:

Conference Proceedings: Atlantis Press Proceedings; Indexed in Thomson Reuters-Web of Science (WOS) and Google Scholars.
(1) ULTIMART: Jurnal Komunikasi Visual (National accredited, Sinta 4)
(2) IJNMT – International Journal of New Media Technology (National accredited, SINTA 4)
(3) ULTIMACOMM: Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi (National accredited, SINTA 3)
(4) DESKOMVIS: Jurnal Ilmiah Desain Komunikasi Visual, Seni Rupa dan Media

Please check our website regularly about conference paper publications for any updates and details.

Where do I submit my submission paper?

The submission system will be open by March 25, 2020 and you need to upload your full paper at by September 15, 2020.

How and when do I know if my proposal has been accepted?

IMDES team will notify you about reviewer decisions by September 15, 2020.

How and when do I submit my full paper if it was accepted?

You must submit your full paper electronically no later than October 10, 2020.

How do I register for the conference?

Registration opens by March 25, 2020 and will be available at please check our website regularly for details and updates.

How to be a peer reviewer for IMDES  2020?

Please see fill this form: we will get in touch with you once we have your contact.

How much is the registration fee and what does it include?

Early bird: 1,500,000 IDR (110 USD)
Regular: 1,750,000 IDR (125 USD)
Undergraduate student poster: 150,000 IDR (12 USD)

Your registration fee will include entrance to virtual conference, certificate, DOI, ISSN and e-book of conference proceedings.

Is there a registration discount?

Early bird registration will be available until September 30, 2020

How can I pay the registration fee?

The payment of registration fees can be made by credit card. In some cases, international bank transfers will be accepted. Please check our website for detail:

Are grants available?

Unfortunately, we currently don’t have any grant to offer at the moment. But we will notify all participants if we have available grant.

If my paper is accepted, do I have to present it at the conference?

Yes. Authors must be prepared to present their papers on the day of conference. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in removal of the paper(s) from the conference proceedings, program books, website and publications. Please note that the IMDES airtime policy will be enforced, which means that if you have multiple papers accepted, you can present a maximum of three papers.

May I submit papers which are under review somewhere else?

No. Submissions to the conference must be original work. Submissions should not have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Furthermore, submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for any publication or presentation elsewhere.

How do I withdraw my submission?

Please notify the IMDES team at [email protected] should you wish to withdraw your submission along with the reasoning.

Do I need visa to attend IMDES 2020?

You do not a visa to present online in the virtual conference.

When will my conference paper be published?

All proceedings or conference publications will be published 3 to 6 months after conference dates.

How can I get an official invitation letter for administration purposes?

Send an email to [email protected] with “Letter of Invitation” in the subject line. If possible, include the name of the paper you will present and the name of the theme of the presentation.

Where and when will the conference take place?

The conference will be held from November 10-11, 2020 at the Universitas Multimedia Nusantara in Tangerang, Indonesia (