The leading Service Design and Innovation Conference

ServDes, the Service Design and Innovation conference, is the premier research conference for exchanging knowledge within Service Design and service innovation studies. Born as a yearly Nordic conference, ServDes has now become a bi-annual international event.


Open Calls – ServDes.2018

Call for workshops

Service Design has now become a mature field for academic research that, in a constantly dynamic evolution, touches upon economy and society, private and public sectors, human and technological perspectives.

ServDes.2018 invites design researchers to explore the most recent and exciting evolutions of this research area also beyond academic papers. We are looking for cutting-edge topics proposed through interactive formats, in conversation with other researchers, citizens, companies, institutions, to present critically SD research topics that are crucial for the present and future of the discipline.

Key Dates for workshop proposals

Submission opens: 22nd January 2018
Submission closes: 28th February 2018
Notification of acceptance: 27th March 2018

Call for Workshops

Workshop application template


PhD Special Seminar: unfolding a proof of concept

Are you applying to the ServDes 2018 Conference with a paper?

Are you joining the ServDes 2018 Conference as an attendee?

Are you a PhD candidate willing to further your research reflection around the conference topics with your peers?

Join us in the PhD Special Seminar, a dedicated 3-hour seminar within the ServDes Conference!

Applications are open!

Key Dates for PhD Seminar applications

New deadline: 9th February, 2018

Call for PhD Seminar application

PhD Application template

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  • 23 February 2018, 10:35
    Meet Lisbeth Frolunde, she teaches in the Danish and International degree programs in Communication Studies at…
  • 21 February 2018, 12:23
    We are excited about the 25 applications we received for our #PhDSpecialSeminar! Take a look at the geographical di…
  • 21 February 2018, 10:35
    Get to know Francesca Piredda, she's also chairing 'Community and relationship building'. She is a member of…
  • 16 February 2018, 11:42
    Do you work in an agency that includes SD in its offer? Are you studying a Bachelor or Master’s which contain SD st…
  • 14 February 2018, 10:35
    Do you know Laura Galluzzo? In recent years she designed the interiors and services for the Expo Village for Expo 2…