CKIR researchers active in recent conferences

CKIR researchers have participated in conferences around the turn of the year, including HICSS in Hawaii and ISPIM Innovation Summit in Melbourne.

A publication by Anssi Smedlund, Heini Ikävalko and Petra Turkama was selected as nominee for a best paper in the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) conference, taking place in January 2018. They participated in the conference with two papers:

  • Smedlund, A., Ikävalko, H., Turkama, P, 2017, Enabling the mapping of Internet of Things ecosystem business models through roles and activities in value co-creation, 51th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) proceedings, available online here (nominee for the best paper)
  • Ikävalko, H., Smedlund, A., Turkama, P, 2017, Firm Strategies in Open Internet of Things Business Ecosystems: Framework and Case Study, 51th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) proceedings, available online here

The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is an annual conference for Information Systems and Information Technology academics and professionals. HICSS is widely considered to be among the most prestigious international conferences for IS/IT in the world.


In December 2017, the ISPIM Innovation Summit toolk place in Melbourne, where Heini Ikävalko presented the following publication: 

  • Ikävalko, H, Turkama, P & Smedlund, A 2017, Business model innovation in smart city IoT ecosystems. in Proceedings of the ISPIM Innovation Summit - Building the Innovation Century., The ISPIM Innovation Summit - Building the Innovation Century, Melbourne, Australia, 10/12/2017

ISPIM - the International Society for Professional Innovation Management - is an association of members from research, industry, consulting and the public sector. Currently it organises three international innovation events per year, in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. CKIR researchers participate each year in the ISPIM events. In summer 2013 CKIR organised the conference in Helsinki, together with University of Lappeenranta.  


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