The call for papers has been posted for the 4th 7th annual User and Open Innovation Open and User Innovation Workshop. The workshop this year will be hosted by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and its affiliated Kühne School of Logistics and Management. It will be held from June 3-5, 2009 at the at the TUHH campus in Harburg and also at the University of Hamburg in the central city.
Organizers ask that participants register by March 30th and upload a one page abstract of their proposed paper by April 19th.
I attended the UOI event for the first time with UOI 2008. (Of course, this was the first “UOI” conference — the 2007 and earlier conferences focused strictly on user innovation). I came back energized and excited — it showed the advantages of the workshop format over the larger conferences.
The organizers of the 2009 event includes Christina Raasch and Cornelius Herstatt who at UOI 2008 presented a slick paper about user innovation in sailboats. Due to size constraints, they don’t expect the conference to be as big as last year (55 papers and 120 participants), so send that application now!
Mea culpa (23 Mar 2010): 2008 was “User and Open Innovation” but 2009 is “Open and User Innovation”. I’ve tried to update the various blog entries appropriately.