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The 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & the 9th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI)

The 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & the 9th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI)

| On 06, Nov 2018


Date: July 08-11, 2019, Liverpool, UK



  • International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM)
  • The Society of Systematic Innovation (SSI)
  • The University of Liverpool Management School (Local Host)
  • Nottingham University Business School

Supporting Journals:

International Journal of Systematic Innovation (IJoSI, SCOPUS indexed)
International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications (IJLRA, SSCI-indexed)

The current state of business in the world is one of rapid change and companies are opening up a new front in global competition. In particular, advances in information and communication technologies and data analytics are enabling new initiatives to be explored and are transforming innovation processes. The 10th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & the 9th Global Competition/Exhibition on Systematic Innovation will publicise theoretical and technological advances in all aspects of systematic innovation, which include but are not limited to product, process, and service innovations. The conference will contain plenary speeches/tutorials by world-renowned researchers/practitioners and parallel technical sessions. We believe the conference will foster networking and collaboration among the participants to advance theory and practice as well as to identify significant trends for innovation in an era of digitalisation. Free pre-conference tour: First 40 paid international registrants will be offered a free scenic/technical tour of Liverpool. Liverpool has many tourist attractions and is renowned for being a European cultural centre.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (but are not limited to)

  • Strategic and business aspects of innovation methods.
  • Technical aspects of systematic product/process/service innovations and innovation methods.
  • TRIZ-based systematic innovation.
  • Data-informed product and service innovation. Smart design, manufacturing, and services.
  • Open and collaborative innovation.
  • Other new technologies, theories, and applications related to systematic innovation.


  • Submit an abstract or extended abstract for evaluation. Include the main ideas and contributions in sufficient detail for  evaluation. Please download and follow the templates provided on the website for abstract/paper/presentation files. Direct submissions of full papers for evaluation are welcome. The ICSI conference accepts a full paper, a presentation file, or a full paper plus a presentation file as final submissions. Full papers should be in WORD format, and presentation files in Power Point format.
  • Only one time, full-paper submissions are eligible to participate in the Paper Competition and can be peer-reviewed toward journal publication. To participate in the Paper Competition, choose the paper competition option and select the appropriate category in the on-line registration process. An international judging committee will blind review the papers for the awards. Selected excellent papers will be recommended to IJoSI, IJRLA, and Engineering Design/Innovation Methods areas of Computers and Industrial Engineering journal (SCI indexed).
  • CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS: Authors are encouraged to organise special sessions in the Conference. Interested session organisers are requested to submit proposals, include the session title, titles of articles, and a list of participating authors and their affiliations, to the Conference Committee at





A concurrent event, the 9th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI), will hold its final round of project competition in one of the special sessions of the ICSI conference. The goals of this GCSI exhibition are to promote systematic innovation/TRIZ and help the dissemination of innovation results. Multiple Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and certificates will be awarded. ICSI participants can attend the project presentations and demonstrations free of charge. The Judging Committee reserves the right to adjust the number of awardees based on the quality of the projects. For details see: GCSI – Call for projects.