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Dear colleagues,

This is just a quick reminder that the deadline for submittion to the COINs
15 Conference is *November 30.*

​Best regards,​
Keiichi Nemoto

*COINs15: Call for Submissions*

Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference (COINs)

When: March 12-14, 2015

Where: Keio University, Japan

Papers: *Paper submission deadline Nov 30, 2014*

Workshops: *Proposal submission deadline Nov 30, 2014*

Artifacts: *Proposal submission deadline Nov 30, 2014*



The Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference (COINS) invites you to
submit your papers, workshop proposals, and artifacts to the 5th annual
international conference to be held in Japan, hosted by Keio University
from March 12 to 14, 2015. COINS15 brings together practitioners,
researchers and students of the emerging science of collaboration to share
their work, learn from each other, and get inspired through creative new
ideas. Conference activities will take place throughout the Tokyo area.
Attendees will be encouraged to engage with the community, meet local
entrepreneurs, artists, and designers, take a guided tour of the city, and
participate in hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.

Where science, design, business and art meet, COINS15 looks at the emerging
forces behind the phenomena of open-source, creative, entrepreneurial and
social movements. Through interactive workshops, professional
presentations, and thought-provoking keynotes, COINS15 combines a wide
range of interdisciplinary fields such as social network analysis, group
dynamics, design and visualization, information systems, collective action
and the psychology and sociality of collaboration.

Last year’s COINS13 conference in Santiago de Chile followed the success of
the previous three COINS conferences in Savannah GA (2 times), and Basel

The best papers will be selected for a special issue of the International
Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering (IJODE;

Conference Chair: Takashi Iba (Keio University)

Program Chair: Keiichi Nemoto (Fuji Xerox)

*Creative Networks*
The COINS15 conference committee seeks original paper submissions, creative
workshop ideas and concepts, unique artifacts or installations, and
engaging rapid-fire presentations celebrating the theme “Creative
Networks”. This year we are asking what is relevant with regard to the
innovative powers of creative swarms, what are the observable qualities of
virtual collaboration and global consciousness, and how does the quest for
global cooperation affect local networks. We invite both theoretical and
practice-based dialogues, case studies, scientific papers, technological
solutions, research studies, and interactive artifacts that reflect this
year’s conference theme.

We invite researchers and designers to submit their latest scientific
results and experimental design solutions as full research papers, workshop
proposals, and artifact demonstrations in the following conference themes:

   - Networks & Collaboration in a Global Context: Optimization through
   Collaboration | Teamwork through virtually enhanced Collaboration |
   Measuring the performance of COINs | Patterns of swarm creativity
   - Group Dynamics, Social Movements & Net Activism: Collaborative
   Learning | Collaborative Leadership  | Design & visualization of
   interdisciplinary collaboration  | Virtual Teaming
   - Individual & Social Learning: The psychology and sociality of
   collaboration and collective action  | Social Behavior Modeling | Social
   Intelligence and Social Cognition
   - Tools and Methods: Social System Design and Architectures  | Dynamic
   Social Network Analysis  | Semantic Social Network Analysis | Actor Network
   Theory | Pattern Languages

The increase of online networks opens up unprecedented opportunities to
read the collective mind, revealing 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, in fields of social &
behavioral science as well as design, 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, challenge the status-quo and innovate
by sharing ideas, information, resources and work.  COINs are powered by
swarm creativity, wherein people work together in a structure that enables
a fluid creation and exchange of ideas. ‘Coolhunting’ – the discovering,
analyzing, and measuring of trends and trendsetters, and ‘Coolfarming’
–supporting trendsetters in making their creative ideas come true – puts
COINs to productive use.

Below are the details and deadlines for the submission of Papers,
Workshops, and Artifacts sessions.

For up to date information and additional details please visit our website:

To engage with the broader COINs community, follow us on twitter
@coinsjapan and join our Facebook page (

We seek original, high-quality papers that reflect the full breadth and
scope of collaboration science and design including: bold research ideas,
conceptual developments, research investigations, methodological &
theoretical advances, design ideas, development experiences and more.
Submissions should report original research, reflections on theoretical
concerns, methodological advances, or other insights that contribute to our
understanding of all aspects of collaboration and help advance collective
wisdom. We encourage perspectives from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

*Format:* Papers should be submitted in .doc or .pdf format at a maximal
length of two pages, using this template
. Authors should indicate if they would like to present their paper as a
conventional lecture, or as a poster.

Authors are required to attend the conference to present their work.

Submit papers on EasyChair:

*Important Dates:*

Nov 30, 2014 | Deadline for Paper Submissions

Jan 15, 2015 | Author(s) will be notified of provisional acceptance of the

Feb 28, 2015 | Final copy for conference to publications chair

March 12- 14, 2015 | Paper presentations at COINs15, Keio University, Japan


Workshops will take place during the conference and will form part of the
main program. This year we are accepting proposals for both two-hour and
four-hour sessions.

Workshops are intended to provide a forum for exchanging ideas, sharing
experiences, fostering conversation and research communities, learning from
each other, exploring controversies, engaging in debate, envisioning future
directions and elaborating new methods and perspectives.

Workshop activities can range from open forum discussion, to demonstrations
or presentations with discussion, to collaborative activities such as
structured brainstorming, illustrative games or role-plays. Although we
envision most workshop activities to take place in one setting, let us know
if your workshop will venture out into other sites in Tokyo.

Workshop proposals should include:

   - a summary of 500 words describing the theme(s) of the workshop
   - a longer detailed description of the workshop structure, activities
   and goals
   - the names, contact information and background of the organizer(s)
   - the maximum number of participants you'd like to attend the workshop
   - anticipated A/V requirements.

Please be as specific as possible as it helps us in selection, and in
helping you plan the workshop.

Workshop participants will be registered on a first come first served basis
by the conference committee, so the workshop organizers will not be able to
select their participants.

Accepted workshops will be publicized via the COINS15 website within a
month after organizers are notified. Workshop organizers will also be
encouraged to promote COINS15 and their workshops to potential attendees.

Submit proposals to:

*Important Dates:*

Nov 30, 2014 | Deadline for Workshop Submissions

Jan 15, 2015 | Author(s) will be notified of provisional acceptance of the

March 12- 14, 2015 | Workshops held at COINs15, Keio University, Japan


The artifacts category seeks to provide participants with an opportunity to
present work in a forum that facilitates open discussion and enables direct
interaction with conference attendees. A dedicated session will be held
during the conference to present the artifacts.

Artifacts can be anything from design sketchbooks, to reformed
organizational processes, to ads you’ve produced, to products you’ve made,
to short films, to conceptual objects, etc. We encourage submissions that
are thought provoking and visually engaging, and which cover
exploratory/speculative work, smaller projects, unusual representations of
ethnographic work, and so on. The form of the presented materials is open.
In keeping with the category title artifacts though, we encourage
submissions based on some material instantiation that can be exhibited at
the conference. Our hope is that it will be the ‘thinginess’ of the
artifacts that will, in part, prompt interaction with and between
conference attendees.

Submissions should include a single page describing or illustrating the
proposed submission (the one page inclusive of any and all figures and
references, where appropriate). This page should convey to reviewers what
the artifact being submitted is and how it is hoped to provoke discussion.
The page will also be included in the published conference proceedings.

Also included in the submissions should be a paragraph and image (no more
that 150 words) that can be displayed on the conference website.

Please submit these materials to:

*Important Dates:*

Nov 30, 2014 | Deadline for Artifact Submissions

Jan 15, 2015 | Author(s) will be notified of provisional acceptance of the

March 12-14, 2015 | Artifact shown at COINs15, Keio University, Japan

Program Committee:

   - Jana Diesner, UIUC, USA
   - Koichiro Eto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
   Technology (AIST), Japan
   - Kai Fischbach, Bamberg University, Germany
   - Ville Heikkilä, Aalto University, Finland
   - Hideyuki Inoue, Claremont Graduate University, USA
   - Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University, Finland
   - Ioanna Lykourentzou, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
   - Yutaka Matsuo, The University of Tokyo, Japan
   - Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
   - Takis Metaxas, Wellesley & Harvard, USA
   - Keiichi Nemoto, Fuji Xerox (Chair), Japan
   - Detlef Schoder, Cologne University, Germany
   - Yuka Shiratsuchi, Sanno University, Japan
   - Yang Song, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
   - Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University, Finland
   - Tsvi Vinig, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
   - Hidenori Watanave, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Steering Committee:

   - Cristobal Garcia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
   - Peter Gloor, MIT, USA
   - Julia Gluesing, Wayne State University, USA
   - Takashi Iba, Keio University, Japan
   - Casper Lassenius, Aalto University, Finland
   - Christine Miller, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
   - Maria Paasivaara, Aalto University, Finland
   - Ken Riopelle, Wayne State University, USA

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