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“COINs are everywhere!” 

Oct 8-10, 2010, SCAD Savannah 

The second international conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) brings together practitioners, researchers and students of the emerging science of collaboration. The emergence of online social networks opens up unprecedented opportunities to read the collective mind, discovering emergent trends while they are still being hatched by small groups of creative individuals. The Web has become a mirror of the real world, allowing researchers to study and better understand why some new ideas change our lives, while others never make it from the drawing board of the innovator. 

Collaborative Innovation Networks, or COINs, are cyberteams of self-motivated people with a collective vision, enabled by technology to collaborate in innovating by sharing ideas, information, and work. Although COINs have been around for hundreds of years, they are especially relevant today because the concept has reached its tipping point thanks to the Internet. COINs are powered by swarm creativity, wherein people work together in a structure that enables a fluid creation and exchange of ideas. ‘Coolhunting’ – discovering, analyzing, and measuring trends and trendsetters – puts COINs to productive use. Patterns of collaborative innovation frequently follow an identical path, from creator to COIN to collaborative learning network to collaborative interest network. 

The theme of the conference combines a wide range of interdisciplinary fields such as social network analysis, group dynamics, design and visualization, information systems and the psychology and sociality of collaboration. 

We invite researchers to submit their latest scientific results on 

Global Collaboration Networks (Global focus) 
· Organizational optimization in COINs 
· Virtual Communication and Collaboration 
· Measuring the performance of COINs 
· Patterns of swarm creativity 
· Trust, Privacy, Risk, Transparency and Security in social contexts 

Group Collaboration (Group focus) 
· Collaborative Leadership 
· Design and visualization in interdisciplinary collaboration 
· Group dynamics and global teaming in virtual collaboration 

Microscopic aspects of collaboration (Individual focus) 
· Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Dynamics, Opinion Representation, Influence Process 
· The psychology and sociality of collaboration 
· Social Behavior Modeling 
· Social Intelligence and Social Cognition 

Tools and Methods focus 
· Social System Design and Architectures 
· Dynamic Social Network Analysis 
· Semantic Social Network Analysis 


Important Dates 

Submission Deadline: Aug 2, 2010 

Authors notification: Aug 16, 2010 

Final manuscript due: Sept 20, 2010 

Program Dates: October 8, 9 and 10. 

Paper submission 
Submit your paper(s) to < [log in to unmask] > 

Should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the conference to present the work in order for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings. 


Program committee 

John Bucuvalas (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
Richard Colletti (U. Vermont)
Elenna Dugundji (U. Amsterdam)
Kai Fischbach (U. Cologne)
Peter Gloor (MIT)
Julia Gluesing (Wayne) (Chair)
Takashi Iba (Keio U.)
Casper Lassenius (Aalto U., Helsinki)
Peter Margolis (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital) 
Betsey Merkel (I-Open)
Chris Miller (SCAD)
Maria Paasivaara (Aalto U., Helsinki)
Ken Riopelle (Wayne)
Detlef Schoder (U. Cologne)
Michael Seid (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)

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