Main Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Strategic & Business Aspects of Innovation Methods:

    1. Systematic identification of opportunities and issues in Business Model/ Product/ Process/ Service Innovation.
    2. Systematic innovation Strategies, Methods, or Tools for Business Model/ Product/ Process/ Service improvements.
    3. Systematic identification or exploitation of Trends for Business or Technology innovation.
  2. Technical Aspects of Innovation Methods:

    1. TRIZ-based systematic innovation:
      1. Research and Development of TRIZ-based theories and tools.
      2. TRIZ-based opportunity identification and problem solving applications.
      3. Theories, applications, and techniques in TRIZ-based education/teaching.
    2. TRIZ-based systematic innovation:
      1. Nature or bio-inspired methods/tools for Systematic Innovation.
      2. Theories, tools, or applications of systematic innovative opportunity identification or problem solving such as: Lateral Thinking, Vertical Thinking, 6 Thinking Hats, Dominant Innovation Matrix, etc.
    3. Random Innovation Methods/Processes
    4. Theories/Knowledge/Tools which is integrated with or related to Systematic Innovation such as: IP/Patent Management or Techniques, Neural Linguistic Programming, Axiomatic Design, VA/VE, Lean, 6 Sigma, QFD, etc.
  3. Integration of Innovation Methods with Artificial Intelligence(AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Manufacturing, or Computer-Aided Innovation (CAI)

    1. Theories or applications of innovative methods in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Design/Manufacturing/Services.
    2. Intelligent or computational systems supporting innovation or creative reasoning
    3. Development of theories/methods/tools for Computer-aided Innovation.
      1. Knowledge Management, Text/Web Mining systems supporting innovation processes.
      2. Forecasting or Road mapping issues for CAI.