Call for Papers

Design Creativity

AIEDAM Special Issue, Fall 2018, Vol.32, No.4

Edited by: Katherine Fu, Mark Fuge, David Brown

This special issue of AIEDAM will be devoted to papers concerned with Design Creativity.

Engineering design relies on creative thought to produce new and exciting products, systems, and services. The study of creativity provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary research between engineering, cognitive science, and computer science. This special issue aims to capture a snapshot of some of the best work at this intersection of areas.

For this issue, while papers with normal AI content are desired, we will broaden the scope to include papers that explicitly discuss creative thinking, types of reasoning, and explicit use of knowledge; such topics often influence the foundation of creative AI design systems.

We are interested in papers that address either or both of the following:

  1. Empirical outcomes: such as creative results, processes, or systems;
  2. Foundational theory: such as understanding how, why, and what makes designs or designers creative, so as to provide useful performance bounds on computational creativity.

We encourage authors to emphasize rigorous evaluation (e.g., benchmarking their results to the existing state-of-the-art where feasible), rather than describing a case study or implementation in isolation.

Suitable topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Computational models, techniques, or systems for simulating individual or team creativity in engineering design;
  • Computational models, techniques, or systems for simulating social or other influences on creativity;
  • Models of creative reasoning (including transductive reasoning such as analogy or bio-inspiration);
  • Studies of creative reasoning;
  • Techniques for evaluating products, systems, services and processes for decisions about creativity;
  • Methods for learning to assess design creativity;
  • Mixing human and computational design creativity;
  • Mathematical and computational foundations of design creativity;
  • Computability and complexity limits of design creativity.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers. The selection for publication would be made on the basis of these reviews.

Information about the format and style required for AIEDAM papers, as well as about submission, can be found at:

Note that all queries and information about submissions for special issues should be addressed to the Guest Editors, and not to the Editor in Chief.

Please submit your paper through the ScholarOne system online at:

You need to create a user account first if you are a new user. During your submission process, pay attention to the following two steps:

  • On Step 1 (Type, title & abstract): Select "Yes" for the "Special Issue" question.
  • On Step 5 (Details & comments): Select "Design Creativity - Vol.32/4" for "Special Issue Name".

Important dates:

Intent to submit (Title and Abstract): As soon as possible after the Conference
Submission deadline for full papers: 10 May 2017
Reviews due:31 July 2017
Notification and reviews to authors:15 Sept 2017
Revised papers due:1 Dec 2017
Request for reviews of revised papers:15 Dec 2017
Reviews of revised papers due:1 Feb 2018
Decisions to authors, and/or Request for final revisions:15 Feb 2018
Final Revised papers due:1 April 2018
Issue appears online:September 2018

Guest editors:

Please direct all inquiries to the guest editors:

Dr. Katherine FuDr. Mark FugeDr. David C Brown
G.W.Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringDept. of Mechanical EngineeringComputer Science Department
Georgia Institute of Technology, MRDC 45082172 Glenn L. Martin HallWPI
801 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332, USAUniversity of MarylandWorcester, MA 01609, USA
Email: katherine.fu [at] me.gatech.eduCollege Park, MD 20742, USAEmail: dcb [at]
 Email: fuge [at]
Last modified on Aug 16, 2017