Call for papers: Practitioners and researchers interested in social media for social or commercial innovation are invited to submit papers on their practical experience and scientific research for ISM’14.
Deadline for submissions: September 1.
Symposium date and location: December 1-2, Oslo, Norway
All accepted papers will be published in the ISBN-numbered symposium proceedings, made available online as open access. The proceedings will be published by Akademika. Published papers will be considered for a best paper award. Extended versions of the symposium best papers will be invited as submissions to a special issue of The Journal of Media Innovations.
MOTIVATION AND KEY CHALLENGES
Social media are applied for a wide range of innovation purposes. Social media are used by innovating companies for customer insight and involvement in product and service development, as well as for sharing and collaboration in innovation teams. This is, for example, is seen in the use of social platforms for ideation and open innovation, and in the use of social networks for customer engagement in innovation. Social media are also used for social innovation. Public sector bodies have taken to social media to involve and inform citizens in public sector change projects. Political parties use social media to engage and involve citizens in policy making. And formal and informal interest groups use social media to generate civic engagement in causes aiming for social change. In the crossroads between social and commercial innovation, Living Labs employ social media to involve users and stakeholders in innovation processes from the basis of their everyday context. Social media may not only be seen as a platform for user involvement in innovation as it also may serves as key infrastructure for innovative services, for example in the field of service innovation.
At ISM’14 we aim to improve our insight in the uses of social media for both commercial and social innovation. In particular we aim to target the following:
- How to design, adapt and utilize social media to support social or commercial innovation?
- How to use social media to engage new groups of users and citizens, such as youth and young adults, in social or commercial innovation?
- How to fit social media to established innovation arenas such as Living Labs or company-internal R&D departments?
- How to design social media with the aim to support service innovation?
PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE OF THE SYMPOSIUM
The symposium will be an arena for researchers and practitioners to share experiences and perspectives. The symposium will be held as a lunch-to-lunch event and be structured according to the identified key challenges. Individual paper presentation will be combined with group and plenary sessions.
We hope for a broad spectrum of contributions, covering social media utilizations as diverse as
- User and civic engagement in commercial and social innovation
- Innovation in brand communities
- Enterprise 2.0
- Service innovation
- Social innovation
- Living Lab innovation
- Open innovation platforms
The intended outcomes of the symposium are the publication of a peer-reviewed symposium proceeding, creative collaboration, and sharing between experts in the field. The symposium builds on, and is aimed to extend, the experiences and discussions of the previous international workshop ISM 2012.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The symposium will be open to anyone interested in the field, whether you contribute to the symposium proceedings or not. At the same time, the symposium is a good opportunity to present practical experiences, research findings or ongoing work.
We encourage researchers and practitioners to contribute theoretical reflections, practical experiences, or the results of empirical studies. Contributions are to be submitted as 2500 – 5000 word papers following the symposium paper template. Deadline for contributions: September 1.
All submissions will be made subject to peer-reviewed by at least two independent reviewers (double blind).
We hope you will take this opportunity to share your experience and knowledge on innovation through social media, and to learn from your peers in this rapidly evolving field.