The DIGICOM organizing committee invites original contributions in the form of a paper.
This invitation is open to all researchers, academics, designers and students whose work falls within the field of Design and Digital Communication, namely:

A) Practical applied projects: projects developed in a research, academic or commercial context, of a practical nature and with a potential social, cultural or economic relevance.

B) Case Studies: description and analysis of projects or research problems in the most different contexts.

C) Literature review: presentation of the state of the art from a certain research problem.

D) Research work: doctoral or master's research; and new approaches and research frameworks.

Submitted papers must follow the main themes proposed for the Conference (the topics proposed in each theme constitute a mere framework reference; they are not intended as restrictive):


Web Design
Interface Design
UI Design
UX Design
Mobile apps
Editorial Design on digital media
Digital Typography
Digital Media
Multimedia Technologies
Social Media Platforms
Product Design


Motion Graphics
Digital and Interactive Television
Video Games
Audiovisual Graphics
Sound Design and Communication
Media Arts


Design of Visual Identity
Communication and Strategy
Communication Design
Digital Marketing
Social Media
Market and Business


Theory and History of Design and Media
Information Society
Internet and Social Networks
Health and Wellbeing
Education, Literacy and Citizenship
Culture, Countercultures and Subcultures
Visual, Aesthetic and Semiotic Analysis
Industrial Design
Product Communication


  • Call for papers
    until June 15, 2024
    (ATTENTION: There will be no extension of the deadline!)
  • Notification to authors
    until July 31, 2024
  • Receipt of Accepted Papers (Camera-ready)
    until September 8, 2024
  • Registration phase for authors
    until September 30, 2024
  • Payment phases for authors
    1st phase: until September 30, 2024
    2nd phase: until October 31, 2024
  • Digicom Conference
    7-9 November, 2024


Submitted Papers must meet the following rules:

  • have a between 8 to 12 pages, including title, abstract, keywords, main paper body and images (bibliographical references are not included in the limit of pages);
    be written in English;
  • may not contain any identification of the author(s).
  • must respect the APA style standards and the remaining formatting and presentation rules demonstrated in the following template:

Approved papers will be published if at least one of the authors complete the registration process for Digicom 2024 and makes the respective oral communication.

The submission of papers must be done on the OCS Springer platform:

After the submission

Books of Proceedings published by Springer

After a double blinded peer-review process, the accepted best ranked papers will be published in a Proceedings Book as part of the Springer Series in Design and Innovation, indexed on Springerlink and Google Scholar, and submitted for Web of Science and Scopus.


Note: Previous editions of the Proceedings book (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) have been indexed in Web of Science (2022 under evaluation); and the 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions (Springer edition) have been indexed in Scopus.

Best Papers

After the conference, the authors of a selection of the best papers will also be invited to write an original chapter for the book “Perspectives on Design and Digital Communication: Research, innovations and best practices”, to be also published in the Springer Series in Design and Innovation.


The papers will be assessed by the Scientific Committee, in a Double-blind peer review process. They may suggest the approval, disapproval or suggest improvements to the proposals.


All reviewers' comments must be considered by the authors for the camera-ready version of the paper.


The Double-blind peer review system consists of a process by which two or more members of the DIGICOM Scientific Committee anonymously review and assess the paper.

Oral Presentation

  • English is the official language of the conference. The paper should be written and presented only in English.
  • The keynotes will take place in person at Teatro Gil Vicente (Barcelos, Portugal), with online broadcasting. The authors' scientific papers will be presented in online sessions (via Zoom).
  • Oral communication at the conference (November 7-9, 2024) should last for a maximum of 10 minutes, plus 5 minutes for discussion of ideas..
  • In an oral presentation the presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by slideshow.
  • The slides can be presented in PowerPoint, Keynote or PDF. The slides must be in English, easily readable and do not have to follow a predefined template.