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TIE 2016 : 1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education


When Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 2, 2016
Where Canterbury, Great Britain
Submission Deadline Apr 29, 2016
Notification Due May 27, 2016
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2016
Categories    technology   innovation   entrepeneurship   education

Call For Papers

1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepeneurship & Education

1st-2nd September 2016, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom

The central theme of this conference is ‘technology and business innovation’. In particular this conference will focus on the application of entrepreneurial mind-sets and new creative design tools, especially those that support cross-fertilization of ideas between the worlds of business, science and the arts.


The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.
Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP. The conference will include a number of supporting workshops (a call for workshops will be made).

The aim of the conference is provide a platform where practitioners from the fields of technology, business and the arts can come together to explore the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration as a means of creating more innovative research, companies and economies. In particular the conference seeks to attract creatively minded people from technology, business and the arts who are keen to explore the potential synergies that might arise from pooling different perspectives on creativity and innovation. In general terms, the conference seeks to adopt a broad view of ‘technology and business innovation’, embracing diverse topics such as R&D strategies, foresight studies, technology entrepreneurship, maker & hacker spaces and motivating STEM careers. In addition to exploring general areas of innovation, each edition of the TIE conference will adopt a special creative theme. In this spirit, for this edition of TIE we will especially welcome contributions that explore the role of narrative fiction in the creative design process (but, of course, the conference is open to papers addressing all areas of technology and business innovation). Examples of narrative fiction tools include scenario based design, design fiction and science fiction prototyping. More specifically we will organize the conference around four generic themes; ‘Technology For Innovation’, ‘Innovation Methodologies’, ‘Entrepreneurship & Creativity’ and ‘Education For Innovators’ that are described in greater detail below:

Theme 1 -Technology (for innovation)

Emerging Technology Landscape
Technology Product Innovation
R&D Strategies
Theme 2 - Innovation

Foresight Studies
Innovation methodologies
Narrative Fiction Tools (special theme for IE'16)
Theme 3 - Entrepreneurship

Technology Entrepreneurship
Managing Innovation
Creative Marketing
New Venture Creation
Theme 4 - Education (for innovation)

Entrepreneurship Pedagogy
Motivating STEM Careers
Creative Approaches to Teaching
Maker and Hacker Spaces
Paper Submission

Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal. Submission of the paper implies agreement of the author(s) to attend the conference and present the paper if accepted. Full details of submission procedures are available here.
All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference. We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.
The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through one of the following EAI endorsed publications:
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems
Accepted papers will be published in the TIE Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines.
The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.
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