Call for Submissions: Full and Short Presentations

We invite you to submit your latest and best work on open & user innovation for the 18th Intl. Open and User Innovation Conference.  The submission deadline for all proposals is March 1, 2020. Please use the online submission system with a special structured form to prepare all submissions.

There are possibilities to give a full paper presentation (15 minutes plus Q&A) or a short presentation (4 minutes). Full presentations are for developed papers with at least initial findings and conclusions. Short presentations are to pitch early work in progress so that you can introduce your ideas and research to the community, get feedback and suggestions and find collaboration partners.

If you wish to present, please fill out the submission form in the Google Forms-based submission system by March 1st 2020.

Note: You will not upload a paper, but submit all information and text into the system! However, we advise you to prepare all information in a separate text document and then copy/paste the required sections. No figures or tables. Before preparing your submission, go to the submission system to see what we ask you to provide.

In the system, you need to provide the following information (in addition to your name, affiliation, paper title, keywords, paper type):

  • Abstract: Provide an abstract of your study that will be used in the book of abstracts to announce your talk. (300 words max)
  • Motivation and research question: Briefly describe the purpose of your study. What specific problem does it address? (200 words max)
  • Methods: Briefly describe the methodology used in your study. How precisely was the work executed? What data did you use? (200 words max)
  • Findings: What are the main outcomes and results of your study? (200 words max)
  • Contribution to OUI: What will your results add to the current understanding or theory in the OUI community? (200 words max)

Acceptance decisions for both full presentations and short presentations will be based on a review of your answers to the structured questions.

All accepted presenters are required to register and pay the conference fee.

When submitting your research, pick one of the following tracks of the OUI 2020:

  • Open Social Innovation: Healthcare, Sustainability, and Societal Challenges;
  • Open and User Innovation Platforms;
  • Lead users, Toolkits, and User Identification;
  • Firms‘ Capabilities and Interaction for Open and User Innovation;
  • Crowdsourcing and Distributed Problem Solving;
  • Crowdfunding and User Entrepreneurship;
  • Institutions, Innovation Law, and Intellectual Policy;
  • Open Software, Open Hardware, and Makers;
  • Diffusion of Open and User Innovation;
  • The Internet of Production: Industry 4.0, User Process Innovation, and Data Ecosystems.

The OUI 2020 paper submission system is here: