The 9th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI) & the 8th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI)

July 18 - 21, 2018 Hsinchu, Taiwan
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International Society of Innovation Methods (I-SIM)
The Society of Systematic Innovation (SSI)
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)

       The 2018 International Conference & Global Competition on Systematic Innovation will publicize theoretical and technological advances in Innovation Methods (IM). The conference will contain plenary speeches/tutorials by world-renowned SI researchers/practitioners and parallel technical sessions. Both research papers and applied case studies are welcome. The venue of the conference will be National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Hsinchu is known as the 'Science city of Taiwan'. The park has been very successful, and hosts companies such as TSMC, AU Optronics, UMC and numerous other semiconductor manufacturers. ICSI has attracted most relevant and high quality papers in IM/SI/TRIZ/CAI related fields. The official language of the conference is English. However, a special session in Chinese is available.

       FREE pre-conference tour ─ First 40 paid international registrants will be offered an one-day free scenic/technical tour in Northern Taiwan. Optional Technical Tour on Science Park, TSMC museum and/or Taiwan's main research center, ITRI, is planned for early international registrants until all spots are filled. One regular registration covers one free tour. Additional self-paid post-conference tours will also be available. Journal Publications of Selected Papers ─ Authors of the ICSI paper competition winners and excellent paper presentations will be invited to submit an extended version of full paper for review and potential publication in the International Journal of Systematic Innovation (IJoSI)(SCOPUS indexed) or Computers and Industrial Engineering (CAIE) (SCI indexed) in the area of Engineering Design and Innovation Methods.

TOPICS OF INTEREST, including but not limited to:

  1. Strategic & Business Aspects of Innovation Methods and Business Innovation
  2. Technical Aspects of Systematic Product/Process/Service Innovations and Innovation Methods
    A.TRIZ-based innovation methods     B. Non-TRIZ based innovation methods
  3. Computer-Aided Innovation (CAI)
  4. Other tools, theories, and applications that are related to innovation methods such as Six Sigma, Quality Management, Patent/Invention analysis and strategies, deBono thinking system, etc.


  • Submit an abstract or extended abstract for evaluation. Include main ideas and contributions in sufficient details for preliminary evaluation. Please download and follow the templates provided on the web site for abstract/paper/presentation files. Direct submission of full papers for evaluation are also acceptable. 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 timely 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 appropriate category in the on-line registration process. An international Judge Committee will blind review the papers for awards.

  • CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS: Authors are encouraged to organize special sessions in the Conference. Interested session organizers are requested to submit proposals, include session title, titles of articles, and a list of participating authors and their affiliations, to the Conference Committee at



ICSI Paper Abstracts & GCSI Project Briefing April 30, 2018
Notification of Paper Acceptance May 15, 2018
Announcement of GCSI Project Finalists May 31, 2018
Early Registration due May 31, 2018
Full Papers due for competition & publication in Proceedings June 15, 2018



Early Bird
(Bef. May 31, 2018)
(Aft. June 1, 2018)
Tutorials Banquet
Authors USD 350 USD 400 Included Included
Non-Authors USD 400 USD 450 Included Included
I-SIM/SSI Members USD 300 USD 350 Included Included
Students USD 100 USD 150 Included USD 50
GCSI project competition USD 60/per project. Independent of ICSI activity fees.


      A concurrent event, the 8th 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 Judge Committee reserves the right to adjust the number of awardees based on the quality of the projects.

      For details see: