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Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference (COINs) 2016
Where: Tor Vergata University of Rome, Rome, Italy
When: June 8 - 10, 2016

The Collaborative Innovation Networks Conference (COINs) invites you to submit your papers, workshop proposals, and artifacts to the 6th annual international conference to be held in Rome, hosted by Tor Vergata University from June 8 to 10, 2016. COINs16 brings together practitioners, researchers and students of the emerging science of collaboration to share their work, learn from each other, and be inspired through the exchange of creative new ideas. Conference activities will take place throughout the Rome area. Attendees will be encouraged to engage with the community, meet local entrepreneurs, artists, and designers, take a guided tour of the city and nearby places, and participate in hands-on workshops and interactive sessions.

Paper submission: February 29, 2016
Workshop proposal: February 29, 2016
Artifacts proposal: February 29, 2016

Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2016
Camera-ready papers: May 30, 2016
Paper presentations: June 8-10, 2016

Proceedings: Accepted papers will be published in the Springer Proceedings in Complexity (

Conference Theme - Designing Networks for Innovation and Improvisation
The COINs16 conference committee seeks original paper submissions, creative workshop ideas and concepts, unique artifacts or installations, and engaging rapid-fire presentations celebrating the theme "Designing Networks for Innovation and Improvisation". This year we are asking what is relevant with regard to the innovative and improvisational powers of creative and civic swarms, what are the observable qualities of virtual collaboration and mobilization, 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 thoroughly reflect this year's conference theme. We invite researchers and designers to submit their latest scientific results and experimental design solutions as 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, Knowledge flows in multiple-disciplinary teams

-          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

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Further details on the types of submissions, and the submission and review processes can be found at:

Conference Location
The conference will be held in Rome, Italy. Hotel information and logistics can be found on the conference website.

Conference Chair
Agostino La Bella (Tor Vergata University)

Local Chair
Andrea Fronzetti Colladon (Tor Vergata University)

Proceedings Co-Chairs
Matthäus P. Zylka
Hauke Führes
Andrea Fronzetti Colladon

Program Committee
Matthäus P. Zylka, University of Bamberg, Germany
Hauke Führes, Galaxy Advisors
Andrea Fronzetti Colladon, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Elisa Battistoni, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Jana Diesner, UIUC, USA
Koichiro Eto, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
Ville Heikkilä, Aalto University, Finland
Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University, Finland
Agostino La Bella, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Ioanna Lykourentzou, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Shizuoka University, Japan
Takis Metaxas, Wellesley & Harvard, USA
Keiichi Nemoto, Fuji Xerox, Japan
Massimiliano Schiraldi, Tor Vergata University, Italy
Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, Germany
Yang Song, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University, Finland
Tsvi Vinig, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Steering Committee
Cristobal Garcia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Peter Gloor, MIT
Julia Gluesing, Wayne State University
Takashi Iba, Keio University
Casper Lassenius, Aalto University
Christine Miller, Illinois Institute of Technology
Maria Paasivaara, Aalto University
Ken Riopelle, Wayne State University
Andrea Fronzetti Colladon, Tor Vergata University, Italy

Further details may be found at the conference website:

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