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The 11th International Conference & ths 10thGlobal Competition on Systematic Innovation (ICSI & GCSI)

Call for Papers/Projects & Announcement of Internet Conference

Date: October 23-24, 2020

Conference Venue: Online Meetings



  • International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM) (Sponsor)
  • Society of Systematic Innovation (SSI)
  • National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT)


  • Hebei University of Technology, China
  • National Engineering Research Center for Technological Innovation Method and Tool, China

Supporting journals for publications:

  • J. of Systematic Innovation (IJoSI) (SCOPUS indexed)
  • J. of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM) (EI & SCOPUS, etc. indexed): Special Issue

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the 11th International Conference & the 10th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (ICSI/GCSI) is to be held online, rearranged to be two days, and registration fees reduced. Due to many requests, the abstract/project briefing due dates are postponed as follows:


Paper Abstracts & GCSI Project registrationAugust 31, 2020
Notification of Paper Acceptance and GCSI Project FinalistsSeptember 10, 2020
Early Registration dueSeptember 15, 2020
Full Papers/Presentation due for Publication in ProceedingsSeptember 15, 2020

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.

TOPICS OF INTERESTS (but are not limited to)

  • Innovation Methods for applications in Strategy, Business, Service, Products, Processes and Equipment, etc.
  • 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, applications, equipment, tools and trends 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 in the above-mentioned supporting journals. 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.
  • JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS: Accepted FULL papers submitting before September 15  in the field of innovation methods will be recommended to IJoSI for review and improvements
    toward publication in the International Journal of Systematic Innovation (IJoSI) – the only indexed international journal dedicated to the field of innovation.


 Early BirdRegular
AuthorsUSD 200USD 250
Non-AuthorsUSD 250USD 300
I-SIM/SSI MembersUSD 150USD 200
StudentsUSD 50USD 80
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.