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

The call for submissions for OLLD22 is open.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 22 May.

Accepted contributions will be presented at the Open Living Lab Days Turin 20 to 23 September*. 

SUBMIT to olld@enoll.org – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO May 23.59h CEST 

*Accepted contributions will be published in the Conference Proceedings of Open Living Lab Days 2022 with an ISBN number. By submitting your paper, you are hereby authorizing ENoLL to publish your paper in the Open Living Lab Days 2022 Conference Proceedings which will be part of the Research Track of Open Living Lab Days.  

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: 

The city as a lab, but now for real. 
Re-working open innovation environments for inclusive, green and digital transition through emerging technologies. 

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:

Society​

Track leaders: 

Mr. Jokin Garatea, Director of international projects at cluster GAIA (ENoLL group on Culture & Creativity) 

Prof. Panos Bamidis, Thes-AHaLL Founder, Medical Physics & Digital Innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (ENoLL group on Health & Well Being) 

This track invites Living Lab research and practitioners specifically dealing with societal challenges and innovation involving citizens via living labs. This includes research and cases on Social Innovation & digital rights, Health & Well Being, Culture & creativity, as well as Tourism and Education.

The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Strategies and methodologies involving citizens and other stakeholders (via Living Labs) in the design of Smart Cities & Regions
  • Urban Living Labs and smart cities to address urban challenges
  • Living labs for and with socially vulnerable groups
  • Citizen Science
  • Replicability and scalability of Social Innovation initiatives at a wider scale
  • Methodologies for evaluating the impact of social innovations on citizens and other stakeholders
  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) (including ethical aspects of living lab & citizen engagement activities
  • Co-creation and Innovation in Health & Well-being
  • Health & Well Being Living labs as Research infrastructure
  • The impact of Culture & Creativity in everyday societies
  • Sustainable development methods for Culture & Creativity at city, regional and international level
  • Living Labs for conflict resolution
  • Tourism innovation and living labs
  • Living Labs for education and vocational training

Governance

Track leader: 

Mr. Artur Serra, Deputy Director i2CAT Foundation (ENoLL group on Social Innovation & Digital Rights) 

Submissions to this track deal with analysis and practices for governing cities and living labs. This includes research and cases on the impact of living labs and innovative methods for co-creation with and for citizens, but topics can also include trust building, multi-actor engagement and efficiency of digitalization.  

The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Governance models of smart cities
  • Governance models of living labs
  • Innovative co-creation methods & tools
  • Living Labs as a tool for regulatory learning and policy making
  • Harmonization across living labs
  • How to ensure shared meaning creation and increase of trust capital in living labs and cities? 
  • Financial engineering of living labs
  • New (private) investment and funding models for increasing the sustainability
  • New models of entrepreneurship for realizing open innovation and social inclusion
  • Replicability and Scaling-up

Green and sustainable

Track leaders:  

Prof. Dr. Joelle Mastelic, President Energy Living Lab, Institute of Sustainable Energy (ENoLL group on Energy & Environment) 

Josep Maria Salanova Grau, Head of data analysis & modelling laboratory at CERTH_HIT (ENoLL group on Mobility/ENoLL group on Digital Sustainability) 

This track invites Living Lab research and practitioners specifically dealing with methodologies and tools for promoting decarbonization and climate change mitigation and providing new models for circular economy practices and innovative business models for sustainable products and services, but also topics like mobility, digital sustainability, and new businesses. 

The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Addressing climate change & enhance urban city resilience
  • Sustainable urban mobility and city logistics
  • Decarbonization and sustainable development
  • Digital sustainability, (including zero pollution)
  • The value of living labs in Just transition
  • New European Bauhaus: beautiful | sustainable | together  
  • Circular economy
  • Innovative business models for sustainable products & services
  • Innovations models for energy efficiency
  • Water management and the improvement of water quality via living labs
  • Nature based solutions for cities
  • Urban farming

Transformation

Track leader:

Prof Fernando Vilariño, Associate director of Computer Vision Center Barcelona (ENoLL group on Social Impact of AI)

Submissions to this track deal with digital transition and digital transformation, emerging technologies, urban planning & development, sustainable housing & buildings. 

The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics: 

  • Digital transition and digital transformation
  • Emerging technologies: IoT, Blockchain, 5G, Extended reality
  • Social impact of AI
  • Digital Twins and Living Labs
  • Open Data and Data sharing through living labs
  • Digital Innovation hubs
  • Sustainable Housing & buildings

Beyond the city

Track leaders:

Gerardo Romero, Head of the Foresight area, Guadalinfo (ENoLL group on rural living labs) 

Isidora Stojacic, project Manager Biosense Institute (ENoLL group on Agriculture and Agri-food) 

Innovation doesn’t end at city borders, physically and conceptually. In this track we will explore LL beyond the physical borders of the city, intended at global, regional, rural level.

The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to the following topics:  

  • Global collaboration & global approaches to Living Labs
  • Transition superlabs, collaboratories and next generation living labs
  • Living labs Cross-border collaboration & innovation
  • Participatory and sustainable regional development 
  • Rural living labs
  • Agriculture, agroecology & agri-food living labs

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:

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. 

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 Innovation Expert Methodology & Monitoring 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 Open Living Lab Days. Accepted contributions will be published in the Conference Proceedings of Open Living Lab Days 2022 with an ISBN number. By submitting your paper, you are hereby authorizing ENoLL to publish your paper in the Open Living Lab Days 2021 Conference Proceedings which will be part of the Research Track of Open Living Lab Days.  

Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 13, 2022.  

Please submit your full final paper/innovation presentation to olld@enoll.org with “Paper Submission OLLD22” as email subject by the DEADLINE of 22 May at 23.59h CEST. 

We thank you for your contribution!