I Morning Session: Research Day
Call for Abstracts (EXTENDED DEADLINE JULY 10th, 2013)
Within the context of open innovation and user innovation, Living Labs have emerged as an innovation management approach based on stakeholder co-creation and relying on contextual user involvement. Living Labs can be physical regions as well as virtual realities where stakeholders form so-called public-private-people partnerships (Schumacher & Niitamo, 2008; Følstad, 2008; Ståhlbröst, 2008; Almirall & Wareham, 2008; Schuurman et al., 2011). According to Westerlund and Leminen (2011) and also in Schaffers et al., (2007), Living Labs are built on four principles as earlier described by Pallot (2009): co-creation, exploration, experimentation and evaluation.
Another Living Labs-characteristic is the natural context for end-users, allowing to capture contextual feedback on user experience. In practice, Living Labs have been put to use for social innovation purposes, giving a voice to end-users to allow to find bottom-up solutions to their own needs & wants, but also for more evaluative purposes, validating and finetuning ‘top-down’ innovations from companies or public institutions. Innovation is considered in a rather broad sense, as it can consist of incremental innovation, radical innovation, process innovation, service innovation, etc. This has led to a multitude of initiatives and projects being labeled as a Living Lab.
As a rather young and recent phenomenon, there are still a lot of challenges and issues to be tackled by both scholars and practitioners. It is necessary to add to both the theoretical and practical knowledge on Living Labs in order to advance the state-of-the-art of this field. Within this call for papers, we welcome both conceptual and empirical papers.
Accepted contributions will be published in the proceedings of the Summer School with an ISBN number.
The submitted papers focus preferably, but not exclusively, on the following topics:
- Frameworks and paradigms for Living Labs
- Living Labs as open innovation networks and ecosystems
- User-driven innovation in Living Labs / Bottom-up Living Labs
- Living Labs for social innovation
- Entrepreneurship and Living Labs
- Living Labs and Future Internet (Research)
- Living Labs domain specific cases (education, culture, AAL, environment, energy, food, logistics, mobility etc)
- Urban Living Labs and their contribution to developing Future Internet enabled services in Smart Cities
- Living Labs involved service design and user experience
- Tools and methodologies for Living Labs
- Impact assessment in Living Labs
- Living Labs & Smart Cities
- Failed Living Labs cases
Abstract + keywords + research questions + main results + main lesson/take-away for the Living Labs community
Primary author must also submit a brief biography (max. 100 words) with the abstract.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by referees assigned by the Scientific Steering Committee for acceptance or rejection.
By submitting your abstract, you are hereby authorizing ENoLL to publish your abstract (and full paper if you wish) in the Summer School proceedings.
Extended Deadline: JULY 10th, 2013
Notification: July 17th, 2013
Send your abstracts to the ENoLL Office (info(at)enoll.org) by the end of the deadline July 10th, 2013.
DEFINING A STRATEGY TO ESTABLISH LIVING LABS WITHIN THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY
This session is aimed at Living Lab researchers and will identify the needs and problems they encounter when trying to get their work published in highly acclaimed conferences and journals. Based on these inputs, we will use this session to set-up and determine future collaborations amongst the ENoLL research community and see how we can organise ourselves as a sub-community within ENoLL. The ultimate goal is to advance the quality of Living Lab publications and to get Living Lab papers in the top journals of relevant disciplines and to compete for ‘best paper’ awards at renowed conferences.
Moderator of the session: Seppo Leminen (Adjunct Professor, Principal Lecturer, Laurea University of Applied Sciences) and Dimitri Schuurman (iLab.o, iMinds, University of Ghent)
Inform the ENoLL Office (info(at)enoll.org) if you wish to attend this working meeting.
The research sessions will be hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which is less than 1km from the city centre, 5 mins on a bus or 10-15 mins walking.