THE 14th INTERNATIONAL MATRIZ CONFERENCE  

TRIZfest 2018

September 13-15, 2018. Lisbon, Portugal

Updated: December 5, 2017

INVITATION AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The 14th International Conference “TRIZfest-2018” will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 13-15, 2018 with a pre-conference tutorials day on September 12, 2018. The event is organized by the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ) in partnership with New University Lisbon and local organizations in Portugal.

We invite everybody who is engaged in TRIZ and Systematic Innovation research and development, who uses TRIZ, as well as those who are interested in TRIZ and desire to meet TRIZ professionals and learn more about TRIZ.

As usual, the conference participants will have a chance to present their papers at the conference podium. Those who are willing to make a presentation should first submit an abstract of future paper. Once the abstract is accepted, the author and his co-authors if any will be invited to submit a full paper. The papers will be evaluated and the authors will be notified on the results of the review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and distributed during the first conference day.

Time between the presentation sessions will be dedicated to networking and round tables.

The pre-conference day will feature several tutorials on diverse subjects.

The last conference day will include Level 5 (TRIZ Master) certification of TRIZ specialists.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to submit one or two papers as the first author (co-authorship is not limited) on the following topics:

  • Research and development of TRIZ theories and methods.
  • Development of TRIZ tools for practical applications.
  • Applications of TRIZ in science, engineering, business, and social environments.
  • Innovation process with TRIZ.
  • TRIZ-based pedagogy, education and training.
  • Case studies with TRIZ.
  • Integration of TRIZ with other process, design, and innovation management methodologies.

We also invite papers on systematic creativity, methods for automated inventing, and innovation management in the dialog with TRIZ or any other topic related to TRIZ.

The conference papers should present new, not published yet results and insights within one of the following directions:

  • Research: Accomplished research results of an empirical or theoretical nature or work-in-progress where authors desire and are willing to contribute extra feedback.
  • Development of Methods and Tools: Presentation of new methods and tools or novel contributions to the improvement of existing TRIZ methods and tools for practical use.
  • Case Studies: Cases of successful application of TRIZ and TRIZ-related methods and tools with proven results.
  • Best Practices: Demonstrations of significant successful business practices, applications, and insights.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • The deadline for submitting abstracts: February 1, 2018
  • Notification of abstracts acceptance: February 15, 2018
  • The deadline for submitting full papers: June 1, 2018
  • Notification of full papers acceptance: June 30, 2018
  • The deadline for submitting final papers: August 15, 2018

WHAT TO SUBMIT

To express your intention to submit a full paper and make presentation, first you have to submit an abstract of your future paper. Your abstract will be evaluated and you will be informed regarding an invitation to submit a fill paper for presentation. To submit an abstract, author should use existing or create a new account at EasyChair conference system and submit the abstract by the respective deadline date. Only two submissions per author are permitted. There is no limit on co-authoring or co-presenting.

The link to the EasyChair conference website will be provided shortly. Please check this page in several days.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For new information, please check this website or www.matriz.org.

For general questions, please contact Dr. Mark Barkan, for paper-related questions please  contact Mr. Valeri Souchkov.

We will provide further information as it develops.

 

PAST CONFERENCE

The 13th MATRIZ International Conference “TRIZfest 2017” was held in Krakow, Poland, on September 14-16, 2017, with a pre-conference tutorials day on  September 13, 2017 which included a number of tutorials on several subjects.

The event was organized by the International TRIZ Association (MATRIZ) in partnership with Novismo and a number of government and business organizations of Poland.

As usual, the participants used a chance to present their results and insights at the conference podium. This time the conference provided the floor for 60 presentations by speakers from 18 countries to expose and discuss their results, ideas, hypotheses, and challenges. Over 100 participants from 22 countries visited the event. The conference proceedings book includes 62 peer-reviewed papers and is available for free and open access, please check below.

The last conference day was allocated to Level 5 (TRIZ Master) certification and MATRIZ Congress. New MATRIZ Board and a new MATRIZ President were elected.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Final Agenda of TRIZfest 2017 including tutorials

LIST OF PRESENTATIONS AND AUTHORS

TRIZfest 2017 Paper Presentations and Authors

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Download the full text of TRIZfest 2017 Proceedings book with 62 papers

VENUE

Hotel Andel’s by the Vienna House chain, is the conference venue:

Andel's by Vienna House Cracow
ul Pawia 3
31154 Cracow
Poland

https://www.viennahouse.com/en/andels-cracow/the-hotel/overview.html

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Mark Barkan, TRIZ Master, MATRIZ Executive Director: The Organizing Committee Chair;
  • Mr. Valeri Souchkov, TRIZ Master: Chair of the Papers Review Committee;
  • Dr. Yury Fedosov, TRIZ Master: Treasurer;
  • Dr. Simon Litvin, TRIZ Master: Chairman of the TRIZ Master Certification Council (TMCC);
  • Mr. Przemysław Przytuła, NOVISMO: Polish representative;
  • Dr. Sergey Yatsunenko, Novismo: Polish representative.

PAPERS REVIEW COMMITTEE

  • Robert Adunka, Germany
  • Dmitry Bakhturin, Russia
  • Mark Barkan, USA
  • Tiziana Bertoncelli, Germany
  • Bohuslav Busov, Czech Republic
  • Isak Bukhman, USA
  • Marco Carvalho, Brazil
  • Christoph Dobrusskin, The Netherlands
  • Ellen Domb, USA
  • Lorenzo Duroux, France
  • Victor Fey, USA
  • Naum Feygenson, Russia
  • Oleg Feygenson, South Korea
  • Barabara Gronauer, Germany
  • Jürgen Hess, Germany
  • Kai Hiltmann, Germany
  • Sergei Ikovenko, USA
  • Karl Koltze, Germany
  • Len Kaplan, South Korea
  • Tuomo Kassi, Finland
  • Sergei Logvinov, Russia
  • Pavel Livotov, Germany
  • Alex Lyubomirskiy, USA
  • Oliver Mayer, Germany
  • Horst Naehler, Germany
  • Toru Nakagawa, Japan
  • Tanasak Pheunghua, Thailand
  • Alexey Pinyayev, USA
  • Valeriy Prushinskiy, USA
  • Caterina Rizzi, Italy
  • Manabu Sawaguchi, Japan
  • Pascal Sire, France
  • Valeri Souchkov, The Netherlands
  • Yongwei Sun, People Republic of China
  • Christian M. Thurnes, Germany
  • Tom Vaneker, The Netherlands
  • Teong San Yeoh, Malaysia
  • Hongyul Yoon, South Korea

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE TRIZfest 2017

Link to the official conference webpage of MATRIZ

Link to information, report and proceedings on TRIZfest 2016 conference

Link to information, report and proceedings on TRIZfest 2015 conference

Link to information, report and proceedings on TRIZfest 2014 conference

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