ACAND

Our 2022 Annual Conference

The 2022 Annual Conference on Arts and Design will take place virtually from 21 July to 24 July 2022.  The Annual Conference is our flagship event and brings together hundreds of academic and professional experts to present the latest developments in arts and design in their real-world application. The aim of the conference is to offer opportunities to share your ideas, to discuss theoretical and practical issues and to connect with the leaders in the fields of arts and design.


Each year, ACAND attracts participants from all over the world. Our Program Development team draws on this diversity to craft a rich and distinctive blended conference experience, with session types and programming explicitly designed to make the most of both online and place-based social knowledge processes.




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Global Partners

Global Partners

CfP now open
Reviewing Guidelines
You can now submit for ACAND 2022. All authors, chairs and panel organisers need to create a user account on EasyChair.

Please click below to submit.

All manuscripts sent for publication in our conferences are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts (this includes research and review articles, spontaneous submissions, and invited papers). We ask authors for adequate revisions (with the second round of peer-review if necessary) before a final decision is made.


The deadline for submissions is 1 May 2022.
The final decision is made by the academic editor.
Why attend ACAND
Academic Quality
We strive to curate an excellent academic programme of plenary and featured sessions, topical panels, workshops and forums, but the heart of any academic conference is, of course, the parallel sessions during which the majority of delegates present their papers, then engage in discussion and receive feedback from their peers.
The responses indicate that consistent high standards are maintained during this part of our conferences. 92% of respondents to the feedback surveys said they were satisfied with the academic quality of the conferences and 90% with the overall quality of the parallel sessions.

The Parliament 
The UK Parliament has two Houses that work on behalf of UK citizens to check and challenge the work of Government, 
make and shape effective laws, and debate/make decisions on the big issues of the day.
Big Ben
The tower is a British cultural icon recognised all over the world. It is one of the most prominent symbols of the United Kingdom 
and parliamentary democracy, and it is often used in the establishing shot of films set in London.
The London Eye
It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction 
in the United Kingdom with over 3 million visitors annually
Tower Bridge 
Tower Bridge is a Grade I listed combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, 
built between 1886 and 1894, designed by Horace Jones and engineered by John Wolfe Barry.
Buckingham Palace 
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. 
It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
River Thames
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles (346 km), 
it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn.
Key dates
Find an overview of key dates from CfP, decision making to conference dates.
21 July 2022                     Conference Begins
27 Oct 2021                      Call for Paper Opens
20 Jan 2022                      Early Bird Submission
31 Jan 2022                      Early Bird Registration
1 May 2022                      Final Submission
21 June 2022                    Final Registration
Publication opportunities

The participants have the opportunity to publish their full papers in our conference proceedings or partnered journals. Otherwise, the participants can choose Presentation Only by submitting an abstract.


ACAND 2022 Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer Press which would be reviewed for their inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI, Web of Science).


Presentation Only
abstract or paper
Conference Proceedings
a full paper is required
Partnered Journals
subject to further review