Call for Papers and Practitioners Innovation Presentations at Digital Living Lab Days

The call for submissions for DLLD is open. The deadline for submissions is 14 June. Accepted contributions will be presented at the Digital Living Lab Days during the second week of September*.

*Accepted contributions will be published in the Conference Proceedings of Digital Living Lab Days 2020 with an ISBN number. By submitting your paper, you are hereby authorizing ENoLL to publish your paper in the Digital Living Lab Days 2021 Conference Proceedings which will be part of the Research Track of Digital Living Lab Days. Best papers can be selected for the TIM Review special issue on living labs, edited by Dr. Schuurman and Dr. Leminem

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by referees assigned by the Scientific Steering Committee (the Track Chairs) for acceptance or rejection. The Scientific Steering Committee is chaired by:

Dimitri Schuurman, PhD & Competence Center Manager of the Business & Domain Experts at imec, Living Lab expert within the ISPIM & ENoLL networks.

Are you a researcher or a practitioner and do you want to share your experience?

The European Network of Living Labs invites you to send a contribution to work on the theme of: 

Change the future together:
Co-creating impact for more inclusive, sustainable & healthier cities and communities.

If you have a great case study, a piece of research or ongoing project you want to share with the Living Lab community, then we encourage you to submit a paper or proposal for an innovation presentation to the conference.

As a practitioner, a researcher, a student, a member of a public authority, you can share your experience with the largest community of Living Labs, so do not hesitate to take part.

You can submit papers in 3 different categories to encourage a diverse participation of actors:

The call encourages contributions related to the following topics:

Urban & Rural Resilience

Chairs
Mrs. Carina Veeckman – Senior Researcher imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Mrs. Milica Trajkovic – PMP, Head of Center of Innovation & Business Development, BioSense Institute, University of Novi Sad

This track invites Living Lab research and practitioners specifically dealing with urban and rural innovation. This includes research & cases on Urban Living Labs & Smart Cities, Rural and Agri-food, as well as Mobility. A specific focus will be given to the analysis of resilience practices to enact open innovation in Urban and Rural Living Labs, but topics can also include broader regional and (inter-)national approaches & issues, such as sustainability, behavioral change, environment justice, inclusion.  The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Strategies to engage all citizens/stakeholders (via Living Labs) in the design of Smart Cities & Regions
  • Urban Living Labs, smart cities and smart villages to address urban challenges
  • Role and use of ICT for empowering cities and rural areas
  • The role and use of Citizen Science
  • Living labs for and with social vulnerable groups
  • New approaches to set-up and validate Urban and Rural Living Labs
  • Sustainable urban planning and development
    – Shared public transport & urban mobility living labs
    – Energy efficiency
    – Air Quality
    – Water resilience
  • Sustainable urban mobility and city logistics
  • Addressing climate change & enhance urban city resilience

Health & Wellbeing

Chairs
Dr. Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis – Thes-AHALL Research Group Leader, Medical Physics & Digital innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Prof. Panos Bamidis –  Thes-AHALL Founder, Medical Physics & Digital innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Submissions to this track deal with health and/or wellbeing-related Living Lab research and practice. This includes eHealth, Health Living Labs, patient-centric innovation. The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Health & Well Being Living labs as Research infrastructures
  • Collection of relevant data in selected Health & Wellbeing areas
  • Modelling co-creation for finding innovative solutions that will enable improvement in Health & Wellbeing
  • Creating and implementing solutions with all stakeholders
  • Platforms and Reporting systems of Continuous and Reliable Measurements after implementation of solutions
  • Living lab research practices in COVID-19 times

Culture & Creativity in Times of Disruptive Change

Chairs
Mr. Jokin Garatea – Director of international projects at cluster GAIA
Mr. Fran Iglesias Garcia – General manager of the Epica Foundation La Fura dels Bauls

Submissions to this track deal with modernizing Cultural and Creative Industries within the EU and beyond. This track encompasses different sectors’ analyses for providing methods and tools relevant for enacting open innovation through Living Labs in the Arts, Cultural Heritage, Education, Creative Industries, etc. The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Culture & Creativity to improve European youth policies for the creation of new skills and jobs
  • The impact of Culture & Creativity in everyday societies
  • New methods and tools for enacting open innovation in Media (including Social Media)
  • Transnational approaches for replicating open innovation through Living Labs
  • New investment and funding models for increasing the sustainability of Cultural & Creative Industries
  • Sustainable development methods for Culture & Creativity at regional, city and international level
  • New models of entrepreneurship for realizing open innovation and social inclusion in CCIs
  • Open access vs. intellectual property rights to make open innovation efficient for the society
  • Innovative clustering for inter-sectorial dynamization of CCIs sectors

Digital Social Innovation (DSI)

Chair
Prof. Fernando Vilariño – Associate director of Computer Vision Center (CVC), Barcelona – President of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)

Submissions to this track deal with analysis of practices for enacting Digital Social Innovation ensuring digital rights of citizens are respected and includes the assessment of the social impact of technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, IoT, sensors, etc. The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Social innovation and digital rights
  • Social impact of AI
  • Replicability and scalability of Digital Social Innovation initiatives at a wider scale
  • New practices to reduce Regional and International investment struggles in Digital social innovation and digital skills shortages
  • New models to boost collaboration and knowledge-sharing between different regions, cities and socio-cultural contexts to increase the implementation of Digital social innovation
  • Methodologies for evaluating the impact of digital social innovations on citizens and final users
  • New models models for growth and sustainability of Digital social innovation

Living Labs for a Greener Future

Chairs
Prof. Dr. Joelle Mastelic – Institute of Sustainable Energy, President, Energy Living Lab
Josep Maria Salanova Grau – Head of the data analysis & modelling laboratory at CERTH-HIT

This track invites Living Lab research and practitioners specifically dealing with methodologies and tools for reducing decarbonization, climate change and providing new models for circular economy practices and innovative business models for sustainable products and services production. The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Decarbonization and Sustainable Development
  • Earth Science and Climate Change policies
  • Innovation Models for increasing Energy efficiency
  • Regenerative Agriculture to Reverse Climate Change
  • Environmental monitoring and management through LL methodologies
  • Circular Economy practices and innovative business models
  • Climate Change challenges and innovative models for sustainable product-service-systems
  • Green Economy & Human Health
  • Open innovation models for renewable energy
  • Mitigation and adaptation models for reducing Climate Change
  • Mobility for climate change adaptation
  • Supply chain and logistics for circular economy
  • Business models supporting new mobility services
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Challenges of Living Labs

Chairs
Prof. Seppo Leminen – Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship,University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen City municipality 
Dr. Abdolrasoul Habibipour – Researcher in information systems, Lulea University of technology, Sweden

Submissions to this track deal with (innovation) theories and methodologies that can help Living Lab research and practice. This encompasses cases and research on Living Lab theory and practice, as well as looking into established innovation theory and methodology in relation with Living Labs. The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Organizational dynamic capabilities of Living Lab actors (learning capability, innovation and development capability, etc.)
  • Individual competences of all the actors involved in living lab activities
  • Integrating learning theories to LL theories/frameworks
  • Impact evaluation of Living Labs (Integration of quantitative and qualitative methods to tackle the issue of evidence-based Living Lab services, including Ethical codes of conduct: how to implement and evaluate it?)
  • How to ensure shared meaning creation and increase of trust capital in LLs? 
  • Digital Living Labs in times of COVID-19 disruption to increase transnational approaches and impact
  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) (including ethical aspects of living lab activities)

Contributing is easy

The research committee is inviting academic and practitioner submissions, as well as doctoral papers. It encourages submissions from academics, researchers, practitioners, private actors, NGO and public sector agencies, policy makers, students, and all those interested in co-creating innovation. If one of the authors is a PhD student, please indicate it on the track selection.

You can choose between one of the 3 submission categories:

Description

These submissions describe Living Lab practices and experiences from e.g. innovation processes/projects, implementation of innovations, Living Lab management, as well as innovations supporting Living Lab practices.

Submissions are done via a structured outline that describes:

1.     the main problem statement(s)
2.     methods/approach
3.     results/outcomes
4.     lessons learned/why is this presentation of interest for the public?

Length

500 words maximum

Instructions

Submitted outlines will go through a peer review process.

DescriptionFull research papers refer to complete research with clear results
Length5.000 words
InstructionsPapers go through a double-blind review process that evaluates 
their significance, originality, contribution and clarity. Upon
acceptance please make sure that at least one author registers 
to secure a slot for their presentation. 
DescriptionThe Research in Progress category is for work that will NOT
be completed before the conference. Participants will give an 
overview of their research purpose and progress, not a paper 
presentation, as the category’s purpose is to allow for discussion 
and feedback on work in progress.
Length2.000 words
InstructionsPapers go through a double-blind review process that evaluates
their significance, originality, contribution and clarity. Upon 
acceptance please make sure that at least one author registers 
to secure a slot for their  presentation. 

Format for submitting all papers

  • Follow the guidelines presented above according to your chosen paper category.
  • All papers must be submitted in British English.
  • Your paper must be submitted in .doc(x) format (Word document).
  • Please make sure your paper is anonymous. Only include the author’s full name and affiliations on the cover page.
  • Indicate if your submission has been previously published elsewhere. This is to ensure that we do not infringe upon another publisher’s copyright
  • Include a 1-paragraph abstract that provides the key messages you will be presenting in the paper.
  • Include 4-6 keywords relating to the theme or topics covered by the paper.
  • Provide a 2-3-paragraph conclusion that summarizes the article’s main points and leaves the reader with the most important messages.
  • References should be made according to APA 6-style and included at the end of the paper in alphabetical order.
  • For reference, check out the following special issue on Living Labs from the TIM Review journal 

Scientific Steering Committee

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by referees assigned by the Scientific Steering Committee (the Track Chairs) for acceptance or rejection. The Scientific Steering Committee is chaired by:

Dimitri Schuurman, PhD & Competence Center Manager of the Business & Domain Experts at imec, Living Lab expert within the ISPIM & ENoLL networks.

Evaluators are chosen jointly by the Scientific Steering Committee and ENoLL Director. Priority will be given to qualified ENoLL members. Papers submitted will be evaluated on their appropriateness of theme for the conference, scientific quality, innovativeness and the final recommendation of the Scientific Steering Committee. Authors submitting a paper are also invited to review papers.

What happens if your submission is accepted?

Accepted contributions will be presented during the Digital Living Lab Days. Accepted contributions will be published in the Conference Proceedings of Digital Living Lab Days 2021 with an ISBN number. Best papers can be selected for the TIM Review special issue on living labs, edited by Dr. Schuurman and Dr. LeminemBy submitting your paper, you are hereby authorizing ENoLL to publish your paper in the Digital Living Lab Days 2021 Conference Proceedings which will be part of the Research Track of Digital Living Lab Days.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 19 July, 2021.  

Submission - 14 June 2021

Please submit your full final paper to dlld@enoll.org with “Paper Submission DLLD” as email subject by the DEADLINE of 14 June 2021 at 23.59h CEST. 

We thank you for your contribution!