The 11th International Conference & Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (ICSI & GCSI)


Theme: Industries Thriving Driven and Supported by Innovation Methods

Date: July 10-12, 2020

Conference Venue: Baiyun Hotel, Tianjin, China



  • International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM) (Sponsor)
  • Society of Systematic Innovation (SSI)
  • Hebei University of Technology, China
  • National Engineering Research Center for Technological Innovation Method and Tool, China

Supporting journals for publications:

International Journal of Systematic Innovation (SCOPUS indexed)
Engineering Design & Innovation Methods, Computers and Industrial Engineering (SCI indexed)

The 11th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & the 10th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI) will publicize the application of innovation methods in industries and universities which includes the development, dissemination and popularization of innovation methods, innovative training for industries and implementation of Systematic Innovation TRIZ. The conference will contain plenary speeches/tutorials by world-renown researchers/practitioners and parallel technical sessions. The conference will foster collaboration, networking and joint efforts among the participants to advance the theory and practice as well as to identify significant trends for the application of innovation methods in industries and academe. Free pre-conference tour: First 40 paid international registrants will be offered a free scenic/technical tour in Tianjin vicinity. One regular registration can only cover one free tour.

TOPICS OF INTERESTS (but are not limited to)

  • Development of new Systematic Innovation theories, tools, methods, etc.
  • Innovation Methods for Strategy, Business, Service applications.
  • Innovation Methods for Products/Processes/Equipment applications
  • Innovation methods for Intellectual Property analysis and applications..
  • Education of systematic product/process/service innovations & innovation methods
  • TRIZ-based opportunity identification and problem solving: theories and applications.
  • Open and collaborative innovation; Data driven innovation
  • Integration of Innovation Methods with Artificial Intelligence(AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Design/Manufacturing/Services, or Computer-Aided Innovation (CAI)
  • Other new technologies, theories, and applications that are related to or can be integrated with systematic innovation


  • Submit an abstract or extended abstract for evaluation including main ideas and contributions in sufficient details for preliminary evaluation. Please download and follow the templates provided on the website for abstract/paper/presentation files. Direct submission of full papers for evaluation are welcome. The ICSI conference accepts a full paper, a presentation file, or a full paper plus a presentation file as final submissions. Full papers should be in WORD format, and presentation files in Power Point format.
  • Only timely full-paper submissions are eligible to participate in the Paper Competition and can be peer-reviewed toward journal publication. To participate in the Paper competition, choose the paper competition option and select appropriate category in the on-line registration process. An international Judge Committee will blind review the papers for awards.
  • CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS: Authors are encouraged to organize special sessions in the Conference. Interested session organizers are requested to submit proposals, include the session title, titles of articles, and a list of participating authors and their affiliations, to the conference e-mail above.


Paper Abstracts & GCSI Project registrationApril 1, 2020
Notification of Paper Acceptance and GCSI Project FinalistsMay 15, 2020
Early Registration dueMay 31, 2020
Full Papers/Presentation due for Publication in ProceedingsJune 10, 2020


 Early BirdRegularTutorialsBanquet
AuthorsUSD 350USD 400IncludedIncluded
Non-AuthorsUSD 400USD 450IncludedIncluded
I-SIM/SSI MembersUSD 300USD 350IncludedIncluded
StudentsUSD 100USD 150IncludedUSD 50
GCSI Project CompetitionUSD 60/per project. Independent of ICSI activity fees.


A concurrent event, the 10th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI), will hold its final round of project competition in one of the special sessions of the ICSI conference. The goals of this GCSI exhibition are to promote systematic innovation/TRIZ and help the dissemination of innovation results. Multiple Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and certificates will be awarded. ICSI participants can attend the project presentations and demonstrations free of charge. The Judge Committee reserves the right to adjust the number of awardees based on the quality of the projects. For details see the conference web site above.