The solicitation is for IFIP 8.6, and the call for papers proclaims:
Open IT-based innovation
Moving towards cooperative IT transfer
and knowledge diffusion
Is it about open innovation? The themes overlap many topics that have been central to open innovation research, including
- Open innovation models for public and private organizations.
- Open business models in non-IT sectors.
- Products, services and new ventures based on IT open innovation.
- Innovating with customers [of course, more of a "user innovation" theme]
Papers are due March 1, 2008. I'm sorry won't be able to attend, but the conference is in Madrid (Oct. 22-24) and traveling to Europe during the school year is really not practical.