Functional Descriptions in Engineering
Important Dates
7 May Submissions due
11 May Notification of acceptance
6 June 9:00am-12:30pm Workshop

Workshop Aim:

To foster a discussion in the design community about the role functional descriptions play in design processes, identifying both challenges and opportunities to use functional descriptions more effectively and reach an understanding about the role of different descriptions.

For details, please see the external website for the workshop.


Workshop Chairs
Claudia Eckert
Ashok K. Goel
Pieter Vermaas

Program Committee
David Brown
Yan Jin
Norbert Roozenberg
Robert Stone
Workshop Notes
Workshop External Website

Workshop format:
The workshop will start with a brief introduction by the workshop organisers summarising the current debate. Each participant will give a 5 min presentation of their abstract before a coffee break. Afterwards a general discussion will take place to identify current debate and open research questions.
As the workshop is linked to an on-going AEDAM special issue (http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~aiedam/SpecialIssues/Vermaas-Eckert.html), the position papers for the special issue will be made available on request to potential contributors. Authors participating in this special issue are very much invited to bring in their work; colleagues interested in the topic are also very much invited to bring in their perspectives.

Submission information:
A statement of your interest and a 100 words description of your view on the role of functional description will be required by the 7th of May. Please send the statement to <ashok.goel@cc.gatech.edu> and <P.E.Vermaas@tudelft.nl>.

Attendees at the workshop need to register either as an addition to the DCC'12 conference registration at a cost of $25, or if not registered for the conference at a cost of $50. Please go the main DCC12 conference page and then to Registration to register.

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