on marketing
and design
and challenges

18th and 19th of October, 2018
Faro, Portugal

Conference overview

Conference mission

Introducing transdisciplinary approaches to design and marketing with an emphasis on the common touch-points (business models, markets, organizations, culture, cities and environments).

Aims of the conference
  • To establish a new dialogue among researchers, designers, managers, marketers and leaders;
  • To establish a bridge between theory and practice;
  • To achieve new consensus and to create synergies.
Who should attend?
  • Researchers
  • Design and Marketing practitioners
  • Educators
  • Entrepreneurs and Business leaders
  • Students
  • Others

Call for Papers

Full paper submission is closed.

The deadline for full paper submission ended on July 31, 2018.

The early bird registration for ICMD18 is closed.

Publication Opportunities

The conference offers the opportunity of publishing in several indexed journals (e.g, ISI, Scopus, ESCI).

Important dates

The call for full papers is closed

Oral presentations in Portuguese, Spanish and English

Papers in English

Registration fees for 2018
Payment Information

Entity name: Association Only4search

University of Algarve, Gambelas Campus, Building 7, 8005-139, Faro, Portugal

VAT Number: PT509 889 700 


IBAN: PT50 0035 0205 00013765 53054

Swift Code (BIC): CGDIPTPL

Author Guidelines

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General conditions
Reviewing policy

The papers will be accepted on the double blind review basis made by the members of the Scientific Advisory Board. The review criteria will be the novelty and level of contribution, validity of conclusions, industrial or application perspective and formal qualities of the contribution. Selected papers will be published in the Book of the Conference and some papers will be recommended for publication in a special number of the Journal of Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO)


Organizing Committee

Universidade do Algarve – FE

  • Manuela Guerreiro (Chair)
  • Júlio Mendes
  • Bernardete Sequeira
  • Patrícia Pinto
  • Magda Wikesjö
  • Filipe Da Lage
  • Armita Serajzahedi
  • Homayoun Golestaneh
  • Pooyan Sedarati
  • Emília Madeira

Universidade do Algarve – ESEC

  • António Lacerda (Chair)
  • Maria Caeiro

Universidade do Algarve – ESGHT

  • Cláudia Henriques
  • Nelson Matos

AFAM Arts Ins. (Secretariat of the Conference in Iran)

  • Maryam Eskandarifar
  • Jahangir Hosienpour
  • Nariman Parineh
  • Nima Safdarian
  • Sara Taravati

Pars University

  • Maryam Zare
  • Fatemeh Pazooki
  • Sadjad Jahanshahi

Design and marketing:

  • Vladislav Shvedchikov
    ( Master of Marketing Management – FE UAlg )

Secretariat and marketing:

  • Ana Bender
    ( Master of Marketing Management – FE UAlg )
Honor Committee
  • Prof. Jafar Jafari
  • Prof. Norberto Chaves
Scientific Committee
  • Abdolreza Mohseni (Pars University)
  • Afshin Amouzadeh (University of Gilan)
  • Ahad Ravanjou (University of Sepahan)
  • Nader Broumand (University of Nieshabour)
  • Alector Ribeiro (University of Surrey)
  • Alireza Azhdari (University of Tehran)
  • Álvaro Sousa (University of Aveiro)
  • Ana Brochado (University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Ana Cláudia Campos (University of Algarve)
  • Andriew Lim (Hospitality Business School, NL)
  • Androniki Kavoura (University of West Attica)
  • António Carrizo (University of Aveiro)
  • António Lacerda (University of Algarve)
  • Arnaldo Coelho (University of Coimbra)
  • Bernardete Sequeira (University of Algarve)
  • Carlos Afonso (University of Algarve)
  • Carlos Sousa (University of Algarve)
  • Cátia RijoI (Lisbon Polytechnic Institute)
  • Célia Ramos (University of Algarve)
  • Cláudia Henriques (University of Algarve)
  • Daniel Raposo (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco)
  • Dora Agapito (University of Lincoln)
  • Durdana Ozretic Dosen (University of Zagreb)
  • Edar da Silva Añaña (Federal University of Pelotas)
  • Eugénia Ferreira (University of Algarve)
  • Fatemeh Kateb (Alzahra University)
  • Fernando Moreira da Silva (Lisbon University)
  • Francisco Paiva (Universidade Beira Interior)
  • Gernot Heisenberg (TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences)
  • Jan Kramoliš (Tomas Bata University in Zlín)

  • Javier Ramon Perez Aranda (University of Malaga)
  • Jamshid Emami (University of Tehran)
  • João Filipe Marques (University of Algarve)
  • João Neves (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco)
  • José SilvaI (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco)
  • José Ramón Saura (University Rey Juan Carlos, Espanha)
  • Jurica Pavicic (University of Zagreb)
  • Júlio Mendes (University of Algarve)
  • Hartmut Holzmuller (TU Dortmund University)
  • Hassan Sadeghi Naeini (Iran University of Science and Technology)
  • Helena Barbosa (Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Helena Alves – (Universidade Beira Interior)
  • Katayoun Taghizadeh Azari (University of Tehran)
  • Luís Flores (UNIVALI)
  • Luísa Barreto (ESAD – Polytechnic of Leiria)
  • Luis Pereira (University of Algarve)
  • Manuela Guerreiro (University of Algarve)
  • Marco Aurélio Petrelli (UNIVALI)
  • Margarida Santos (University of Algarve)
  • Margarida Viegas (University of Algarve)
  • Maria Caeiro (University of Algarve)
  • Marisa Cesário (University of Algarve)
  • Marisol Correia (University of Algarve)
  • Marta Silvério (University of Évora)
  • Mehrnoosh Ghazanfari (Pars University)
  • Miguel Ángel Sánchez Jiménez (Universidad de Cádiz)
  • Mohammad Sharifi (University of Isfahan, Iran)

    • Mónica Romãozinho (Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco)

  • Nasser Koleini Mamaghani (Iran University of Science and Technology)
  • Nelson Matos (University of Algarve)
  • Nevenca Čavlek (University of Zagreb)
  • Nicolau de Almeida (Polytechnic Institute of Porto)
  • Nuno Baptista (Lisbon Polytechnic Institute)
  • Nuno Martins (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave)
  • Pablo Limberger (UNIVALI)
  • Paula Tavares (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave)
  • Paulo Duarte (Universidade Beira Interior)
  • Paulo Rita (University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Patrícia Pinto (University of Algarve)
  • Patricia P. Iglesias Sánchez (Universidad Málaga)
  • Pedro Oliveira (Universidade Europeia )
  • Pedro Palos (Universidad Sevilla )
  • Pedro Quelhas Brito (University of Porto)
  • Ricardo Rodrigues (Universidade Beira Interior)
  • Rui Costa (Universidade de Aveiro)
  • Saeed Zohari Anboohi (Islamic Azad University)
  • Samereh Kazemi (University of Science and Technology)
  • Seyed Hashem Mosaddad (Iran University of Science and Technology)
  • Shahab Nazari (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Siavash Rafiei (Pars University)
  • Sílvia Fernandes (University of Algarve)
  • Vera Barradas (Polytechnic Institute of Porto)
  • Yahya Khonsari (University of Nieshabour)
  • Yasaman Khodadadeh (University of Tehran)

Keynote speakers

Hassan Sadeghi

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Jörg Henseler

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Pedro Gomes

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Carsten Baumgarth

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18th of October

09:00 – Registration

09:30 – Welcome session

10:00 – Keynote speaker (Jörg Henseler)

11:00 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions (Sessions A, B & C)

12:45 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 – Keynote speaker (Pedro Gomes)

15:30 – Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30 Parallel Sessions (Sessions D, E & F)

20:00 – Conference dinner

19th of October

09:00 – Registration

09:30 – Keynote speaker (Carsten Baumgarth)

10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions (Sessions G, H & I)

12:45 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – Keynote speaker (Hassan Sadeghi)

15:00 – 15:30 – Coffee break

15:30 – 17:30 Parallel Sessions (Sessions J, K & L)

17:00 – 17:15 – Closing session


Armita Serajzahedi

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Faculdade de Economia UALG

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Venue information

Accommodation in Faro

The following hotels offer special rates for the ICMD conference attendees. The conference organizing committee is not responsible for hotel bookings and cancellations.

To make your hotel reservation, please contact directly the official housing partners through email, reservation form or telephone contact and mention the participation in the conference.


Hotel Eva – Hotel par excellence of ICMD conference

Hotel Faro – Website:

Best Western Hotel Dom Bernardo – Website:

Aqua Ria Boutique Hotel – Website:

Hotel Mónaco – Website:

Ibis Faro Algarve – Website:

Aeromar – Beach of Faro – Website:


1878 Hostel Faro – Website:

Hostel 33 – Website:

Hostellicious – Website: