15–18 December 2019
Heron Island, Queensland, Australia

About this conference

This conference series commenced in 1989 to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge research on computational and cognitive models of design creativity and became known as the "Heron island" conferences.

This conference, the Thirtieth Anniversary Heron island conference, aims to bring together both (1) the community of researchers who have presented their research at previous Heron island conferences, asking them to reflect on the trajectory and influence of their research, and (2) the community of researchers who commenced their research more recently, asking them to present their research by placing it within the context of the thirty years of preceding research.

A set of reflective and prospective papers that have been refereed by an international board of reviewers will be presented and proposed to be published as a book by Springer as part of the continuing archive on design creativity research.

Substantial periods of time at the conference will be set aside for both formal and informal discussion to create opportunities for peer-to-peer interactions, mutual learning and creativity-inspired new ideas.

Submission Dates (see Submission info for details)


Title and abstract,  500 words, include author information, electronic submission in PDF

1 June 2019


Papers for review include author information, electronic submission in PDF format in HI'19 conference style (25 pages maximum)

28 June 2019


Authors informed of results of paper reviews

28 August 2019


Accepted revised papers due (25 pages maximum)
electronic submission in RTF and PDF formats in HI'19 conference style

30 September 2019


HI'19 Conference

15-18 December 2019 


Conference Chairs
John Gero and Mary Lou Maher email

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