Workshop on Digital Technology to Support Social Innovation

Country: Greece

City: Thessaloniki

Abstr. due: 08.09.2017

Dates: 22.11.17 — 22.11.17

Area Of Sciences: Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: Centre for Research & Technology Hellas'


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.

This workshop aims to collect the lessons learned from different platforms and settings, and understand 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


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