Call for Papers 【Deadline Arrived】

Innovation has been a hot topic in research in recent years, allowing us to explore how innovation can improve society and human life from a variety of perspectives. After hosting the second International Conference on Innovation Studies, we return to our original focus on “human-centered, indigenous innovation and mutual value creation.” With humanistic concern as our longitude, and local context as our latitude, we raise humanistic innovation as our guiding pole to complement the limitations of technological innovation.

Adopting “Human-centered Indigenous Innovation: Trans-disciplinary Dialogue” as the theme for the 2016 International Conference on Innovation Studies, we have invited experts and scholars, both from Taiwan and abroad, in six major areas, including: cognitive science, cultural and creative industries and digital humanities, communication studies, information technology and service industries, rural education and future talent cultivation, and social innovation and entrepreneurship. Together, participants will explore innovation topics through paper presentations, trans-disciplinary dialogues, and other creative formats. Join us in striking further sparks of innovation with trans-disciplinary dialogue.

■ Call for Papers: Subtopics

A. Innovation-related trans-disciplinary topics

B. Innovation: Perspectives from Both the Sciences and Humanities
B1. Decision making and the brain
B2. Language or multilingual learning and the brain
B3. Cognitive training and the brain
B4. Information technology and innovation in cyberpsychology
B5. Humanities and social sciences and the brain

C. Cultural and Creative Industries and Digital Humanities
C1. Meaning and practice in the cultural and creative industries
C2. Reproduction and added value of cultural capital
C3. Industry operations and cultivation of cultural and creative talent
C4. Research and development in technology and application of digital tools
C5. Digital data collection and development
C6. Interdisciplinary studies in digital technologies and humanities

D. The Evolution and Innovation of Communication
D1. The innovation and practices for new forms of storytelling
D2. The mobile user experiences
D3. The practices of new business models in communication
D4. The practices of communication rights in the future
D5. The innovation and practices for communication in risk societies
D6. The trans-disciplinary dialogue in innovation and practices in communication

E. Innovative Information and Communication Technologies and Innovative Services
E1. Innovative services
E2. Cross-border e-commerce
E3. Startup management
E4. Applications of innovative information and communication technologies
E5. Others related to service innovations

F. Educational Innovation in the Rural and for the Future
F1. Rural educational policy and national innovation
F2. Rural educational practice and school innovation
F3. Innovation of curriculum and instruction for the rural education
F4. Development of rural education and Regional innovation
F5. Theory for rural and future education
F6. Other related topics

G. Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
G1. Social innovation and social entrepreneurship
G2. Social innovation and new business models
G3. Social innovation and social enterprise
G4. Social innovation cross-country comparative studies
G5. Regional governance and innovation
G6. Service innovation for sustainability

■ Presentation Types

1. Oral Presentation
10-minute presentation of paper followed by 10-minute dialogue with discussant and audience.

2. Poster Presentation
On display from 8:30 AM on November 12th to 5:00 PM on November 13th. Poster size is 【B1】78cm by 109cm. The conference organizers will provide a poster stand and tape.

3. Trans-disciplinary Dialogue
Participants can create their own team (3-5 people) and designate someone from the team to chair a dialogue on an innovation-related topic.

■ Submission Format

Submissions to this conference will undergo an abstract review. Documents should be emailed to After the paper abstract is reviewed and accepted, full papers or extended abstracts should be submitted. Details regarding the content of the application and other important issues can be found below:

1. Paper Abstract
Please refer to the required format.

2. Applicant Information Form
Please fill in and sign the Applicant Information Form and return it as a scanned pdf file.

3. Trans-disciplinary Dialogue Forum Proposal
Those submitting proposals for the Trans-disciplinary Dialogue should include a dialogue proposal. Please refer to the required format provided by the organizers.

■ Format

Paper abstracts, trans-disciplinary dialogue forum proposals, full papers and extended abstracts should be submitted in an A4 Word document. The text should primarily be in Times New Roman (新細明體for Chinese text) and meet the following format specifications. Papers that do not meet requirements will not be reviewed.

1. Paper Abstract
Abstracts must include the title, author(s), affiliated institution(s), email, abstract, and keyword(s). The content should cover the research question, purpose of study, method, and results in 400-800 words. Keywords are limited to 5.

2. Trans-disciplinary Dialogue Forum Proposal
Proposals may be in either English or Chinese. They must include the origins of the proposal, a list of team members, a brief introduction of the presentation topic, the language to be used, and a rundown of the forum structure.

3. Paper Draft

(1) Font and size
The title should be in bold, size 18 font, chapter headings in bold, 16 font, the author(s) name(s) in size 14 font and article content in size 12 font. Figures, the abstract, and references should be size 10 font.

(2) Paragraphs
Every paragraph should begin with a 5-space indentation and use 1.5 spacing.

(3) APA style
Literature, figures, and tables should conform to the APA style.

(4) Word limit
English text should not exceed 5,000-8,000 words (including figure explanations, references, abstracts, etc.) and Chinese no more than 10,000.

4.Extended Abstract

(1) Font and size
The title should be in bold, size 18 font, the author(s) name(s) in size 14 font and article content in size 12 font.

(2) Paragraphs
Every paragraph should begin with a 5-space indentation and use 1.5 spacing.

(3) APA style
Literature, figures, and tables should conform to the APA style.

(4) Word limit
English text should around 1,200 words, and limited to 3 pages.

■ Important Dates

Ÿ Abstract Submission Deadline: June 16, 2016 (Thur.)
Ÿ Notification of Abstract Acceptance: June 30, 2016 (Thur.)
Ÿ Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2016 (Wed.)
Ÿ Registration Deadline for Accepted Presenters: September 11, 2016 (Sun.)
Ÿ Full Paper / Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: September 26, 2016 (Mon.)
Ÿ Registration Payment Deadline: October 12, 2016 (Wed.)
Ÿ Notification of Presentation Schedule: October 27, 2016 (Thur.)
Ÿ Conference Dates: November 12-13, 2016 (Sat./Sun.)

■ Notes

1. While authors may select a preferred presentation category, the programming committee reserves the right to make final decisions regarding presentation category.

2. After your abstract is accepted, please submit the full paper / extended abstract and registration payment before the deadline. Failure to do so will be considered a forfeiture of the presentation invitation.

3. By submitting work for presentation, the author grants the host institution (National Chengchi University) a non-exclusive license for non-profit, academic-related publication and use on the website.

■ Organizers and Contact Information
Host: National Chengchi University
ŸCo-hosts: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; National Taiwan Normal University
ŸHonorary Chairperson: President Edward H. Chow, National Chengchi University
Conference Chairperson: Professor Jing-Jyi Wu
ŸContact Person: Ms. Tzu-Yu Lai, Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies, National Chengchi University
ŸContact Number: +886-2-29393091 ext. 65710
ŸFax Number: +886-2-86618498