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DSI 2017 : DSI2017: Workshop on Digital Technology to Support Social Innovation


When Nov 22, 2017 - Nov 22, 2017
Where Thessaloniki
Submission Deadline Oct 8, 2017
Notification Due Oct 20, 2017
Final Version Due Nov 5, 2017
Categories    information technology   social computing   collaboration   social innovation

Call For Papers

DSI2017 - Workshop on Digital Technology to Support Social Innovation

Theme: “Engaging broad participation in social innovation with the support of digital technologies”

The advent of the Web 2.0 enabled the growth of user-generated content, virtual communities and new forms of collaboration over the internet. Since then, multiple platforms, such as the CAPS platforms, have emerged tapping into collective knowledge for fostering awareness, collaboration and innovation.
The DSI 2107 workshop aims at collecting the lessons learned from different platforms and settings, and understanding the requirements and challenges for building and using digital platforms to effectively engage broad participation in the social innovation process. The workshop offers a forum to reflect on the result of experiments, pilots and tests of such platforms in order to pave the way forward for digital social innovation in the Next Generation Internet. Our expected output is a concrete set of findings, important research questions and digital social innovation opportunities.

The workshop will be structured in two sessions, where:

The first session will be dedicated to the presentation of scientific contributions related to the workshop topics;
The second session will consist on a brainstorming activity and round-table discussion about the future of Digital Social Innovation platforms using as starting points the findings of the different submitted articles
We wellcome researchers, companies and policy makers to submit theirs articles or simply join us for the round-table discussion about the future of Digital Social Innovation.

Submission Guidelines

We will be accepting papers covering research findings on the following (but not limited to) topics:

* Digital innovation methodologies
* User requirements and psychological aspects regarding ICT-enabled innovation platforms
* Design of digital collaborative platforms for innovation
* Digital collaborative platforms for innovation
* Pilots and Experiments of Collaborative Ideation, Innovation and Production
* Community building strategies for outreaching and motivating users in digital collaborative platforms
* Open democracy, participation and policy making
* Case explorations of digital social innovation in different settings

All submissions must be based on original scientific contribution and must not simultaneously be submitted to another journal or conference. Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS Proceedings template and contain between 6 and 14 pages.

Papers must be submitted via Easychair through the following link:

Submission deadline (final deadline): October 08
Acceptance notification: October 20
Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Accepted articles will be published in the workshop proceedings (Springer LNCS).



The workshop is jointly organized by SINTEF, Cibervoluntarios, Farapi, Politecnico di Milano, TNO, IAAc and supported by the following CAPS projects: SOCRATIC, MAKE-IT and OPEN4CITIZENs.



DSI2017 proceedings will be published by LNCS by Springer.



The workshop will be held on the 22nd of November in Thessaloniki, Greece as part of the 4th International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI).

All questions about the workshop should be emailed to .

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