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CfPs: 11th ASIALICS International Conference; 25-27 September; at DGIST at Daegu, Korea

11th ASIALICS International Conference

 25-27 September 2014

at DGIST at Daegu, Korea



Asian Association of Learning, Innovation, and Co-evolution Studies (ASIALICS) is an association among scholars, practitioners and policymakers who are interested in a learning, innovation and competence building system in Asia. It has a cooperative relationship with the Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS). ASIALICS aims to explore and develop the concept of learning, innovation and competence building as an analytical framework. The objective of ASIALICS is to stimulate the establishment of knowledge based strategies for economic development in Asia. The idea is to bring together interesting issues about what is going on in Asian countries and companies and to share experiences regarding methodology, analytical results and policies.

Asia has been a serious player not only in science, technology and innovation but also in linking different cultures of the world. This is in line with the ongoing Asia-wide cooperation schemes that emphasize knowledge and experiences sharing and joint efforts to promote knowledge-based and learning economies such as ASEAN Plus Three (Japan, China, and South Korea), ASEAN-Japan Free Trade Area, and Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD). To achieve this aspiration, a group of Asian scholars from Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and Vietnam with strong support from GLOBELICS held the first international conference on Asian innovation systems in Bangkok on April 2004. About 150 professionals who participated in the seminar agreed to organize the ASIALICS conference annually, publish a journal and book in Asian innovation system and clusters, and explore possibilities of joint research and training in this field.



Paper Submissions


Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission                          01 Mar 2014

Notification of paper acceptance                       01 May 2014  

Deadline for discounted registration                   01 Jun 2014    

Deadline for final version submission                  01 Aug 2014   


Conference Themes

The contemporary economies of many countries have tendencies for slow growth, and this gives rise to fears of a global economic slump. Consecutive periods of low economic growth, as well as economic growth without job creation, inevitably generates many social problems such as the rise of unemployment, greater polarization between the rich and the poor, the widening of the income gap, decreases in quality of life, and more. Many governments have sought solutions to shift their economies toward more sustainable growth. It has been frequently stated in Korea that the promotion of a creative economy might be a solution to cure the current problems of slow growth in the economy. A creative economy is defined by the convergence of science and technology with industry, the fusion of culture with industry, and the blossoming of creativity in the border regions that were once permeated by barriers.


A number of sub-themes have been identified for the conference, including:

Nature of creative economy and related policies

Innovation mechanisms through convergence to grow creative economies

Innovation of science and technology through convergence

National innovation systems and technological convergence

Sectoral innovation systems and technological convergence

Regional innovation systems and technological convergence

Innovation clusters and technological convergence

Corporate innovation systems and technological convergence

Cultural analysis of science and technology convergence

Humanities and social science approaches to convergence

Management of innovation for science and technology convergence

Government policies to promote innovation and convergence

Other practices of innovation and convergence (user innovation, open innovation, service innovation, etc.)

Large data analysis of innovation activities

Other issues in creative economies and convergence

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