Call for Papers

The conference is centered on the theme of Universal Design and 2030 sustainable development goals related to the built environment, sustainable communities, cities and urban environments, knowledge, information and life-long learning, human development, decent work, healthy ageing and wellbeing. There will be a special thematic session on Cultural Heritage. The conference gathers international research findings and best practices.

The universities of Brescia, Trieste and Venice are multidisciplinary research, teaching and learning communities, where basic and applied science, arts and humanities meet technology, economics and business. We believe that only through cross-disciplinary collaborations we can understand complex societal challenges, build sustainable environments for full human development and flourishing.

Themes for UD 2022

Universal Design and:

  • Higher education and life-long learning

  • Health and healthcare

  • Mobility

  • Information and communication technology; assistive technologies; digital learning; artificial intelligence

  • Arts, culture, aesthetics and design

  • Cultural heritage

  • Inclusive and resilient cities

  • Public and private buildings and spaces

  • Navigation and wayfinding

  • Economic and legal perspectives

  • Ethical and philosophical perspectives

  • Systems, Standards, institutions and policies in the public and private sectors

  • Post COVID pandemic perspectives

  • Vulnerables; low and middle income countries

  • Tourism

  • Workplace and employment

  • Objects, products, services


A two-step submission process is adopted:

Abstracts and papers will have a double-blind peer review, thus submissions will be anonymized.

Papers will be published by IOS Press in Open Access format indexed in SCOPUS.

Authors may submit and update their abstract/paper through EasyChair at

Important dates

1st September 2021: opening date for abstract submission

31st October 2021: deadline for abstracts submission

10th January 2022: abstract acceptance notification

31st March 2022: deadline for full papers

31st May 2022: end of review process for full papers

30th June 2022: deadline final papers (camera ready)