TII 2014 UTRECHT - Call for contributions


Preparations are going well for our 2014 conference, which will take place in the Dutch research hub of Utrecht from 12 to 14 May. A full programme will be ready at the end of March; in the meantime you can take advantage of the early-bird hotel rates by following the instructions on the conference page at www.tii.org
Through our partnership with HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, we will be offering both researcher and practitioner-driven tracks on topics relating to the conference title of "Smart Sustainable Innovation". By looking at the theme from a "global perspective", we will also maintain our international outreach by involving colleagues from other continents.
Call for Contributions
As we announced before Christmas, we are offering 8 parallel tracks, 4 of which will be held on the afternoon of 13 May and the other 4 on the morning of 14 May. If you are interested in being part of the speaking programme, we invite you to send a short outline (maximum 1 page) presenting your topic and indicating the track to which it relates. We welcome papers with a practice-based as well as an academic orientation. Abstracts of all papers will be published in the conference booklet. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of a journal publication.
The 8 tracks are:
1) Smart Sustainable Cities: The Physical Transition
2) Innovation across Continents (including the TII China Chapter)
3) Social Innovation and New Forms of Entrepreneurship
4) Circular Economy
5) Smart Sustainable Cities: Policy and Regulatory Transition
6) Science2Business for Smart Growth
7) Human Technology
8) Open Innovation Accelerators
More information is contained in the Call for Contributions document that is available on the conference web page at www.tii.org (and follow the links). Contributions should be sent to the TII Secretariat (tii@tii.org) by 15 February 2014. The conference will be preceded on 12 May by a track on Sustainable Science Parks, hosted by Utrecht Science Park and IASP, the International Association of Science Parks.