GDM 2020

Geodesign in Decision Making: meta planning and collaborative design for sustainable and inclusive development.

Organized Workshop @ ICCSA 2020 Conference

This workshop aims at collecting research experiences and field-applications of GEODESIGN framework in Decision Making processes.

Under the UN SDGs umbrella, we are engaged in putting in practice a global deal promoting sustainability in territorial, social and economic development processes. Decision making represents a fragile knot of the chain linking policy making to project implementation. Relevant research questions still lies in adaptive competences development, effective data and information management system, impacts assessment and scenario building. But an emerging issues is represented by the demand for effective collaborative approach as a mean to enhance people responsibility in common and shared planning actions and projects implementation.

GEODESIGN demonstrated its robustness as a methodology for collaborative planning and negotiation in several application domains and scales. Nevertheless, the richest will be the documentation of case studies the more transferable will be the methodology combined with supporting tools and the ambition to spread knowledge, competences and specific experts' profile for operative GEODESIGN actions.

It is relevant to understand the integration opportunities of GEODESIGN method with other traditional design methodologies and planning approaches (PCM, LFA, PSMs, Investigating User Behaviour, Brainstorming, Synectics, Morphological Charts, Interaction Matrix, Functional Innovation, Information Sorting, Mental Mapping etc.) in order to produce innovations and to deliver suitable tools to face rising wicked problems. 

Main fields of application come from Urban and Regional planning, Urban renovation processes, Social innovation and inclusion, Participation and Collaborative design, environmental design and landscape architecture, design thinking and bounded rationality.

The workshop will welcome and select contributions documenting case study applications, studios, teaching activities, up-to-date methodological reviews, especially those that address interdisciplinarity.

All accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series. Accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register, to attend the conference and to present the paper.

The conference language will be English.



  • Collaborative design.

  • Sustainable urban and regional development.

  • Inclusive decision making.

  • Participation in planning.


    • March 30, 2020: Paper submission

    • April 24, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
    • May 8, 2020: Early-bird Registration ends
    • May 8, 2020: Submission deadline for the final version of the Proceeding Papers
    • July 1-4, 2020: ICCSA 2020 Conference.

    The proceedings of the NC2P 2020 Workshop will appear in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. To submit a paper, please connect to the Submission site from the link available in the ICCSA conference website ( Only papers submitted through the electronic system and strictly adhering to the relevant format will be considered for reviewing and publication.

    The paper must deal with original and unpublished work. All submissions will be reviewed by two experts in the relevant field. The submitted paper must be camera-ready, and formatted according to the LNCS rules. Please consult the formatting information and templates in Author's Instructions page ( Authors can submit either long papers (10 to 16 pages) or short papers (7 to 9 pages).

    Please pay attention, when submitting your contribution to select the right entry: “GEODESIGN IN DECISION MAKING: META PLANNING AND COLLABORATIVE DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. (GDM 2020)” in the list to join the workshop


    • Michele Campagna, University of Cagliari, via Marengo 2, Cagliari, Italy

    • Ana Clara Mourao Moura, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    • Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Viale dell'Ateneo Lucano 10, Potenza Italy


    For information concerning workshop topics please contact:

    campagna @

    francesco.scorza @