Call for Papers

Key Information
  • Conference Dates: Friday, October 05, 2018 to Sunday, October 07, 2018
  • Conference Theme: “The Spirit of Innovation”
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: July 24, 2018
  • Full conference registration fees due for all presenters: August 24, 2018
  • Full conference paper submission (after the event): November 07, 2018

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

The Organising Committee of The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 is calling for abstract submissions. To present your research at the conference your abstract must first pass double-blind peer review. Upon payment of registration fees, your attendance at the conference will be confirmed.


Conference Theme & Streams

Conference Theme: “The Spirit of Innovation”

Innovation has been defined as invention brought to market, which in turn generates value for a firm and its key stakeholders including its customers, clients, partners, society and the planet. While the models of innovation that have captured the attention of the global media tend to celebrate technical innovation and growth, other models and modes of innovation are equally if not more compelling in their scope and impact.

The focus of this conference then is to push the limits of our understanding of Innovation within both local and global contexts, the mindset that drives Innovation within organisations, communities and countries, and the value outcomes that grow out of these efforts. Specifically, this conference will generate discussion and explore answers around the following six streams:


The Innovation Mindset

Organisational Innovation

Customer Innovation

Value System Innovation

Social Innovation

Energy and Environmental Innovation


How to Submit Your Abstract

  • To submit, go to IAFOR's online submission system.
  • Create your account. Your email address will be used as your username and you will be asked to ​create a password.
  • Submit your abstract (maximum 250 words), choosing from the presentation formats listed below (Individual, Poster​, Symposium, Workshop ​or Virtual).
  • Submit well before the submission deadline in order to benefit from Early Bird Registration rates.
  • If your abstract is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference.
  • Upon payment of the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email containing your official receipt.

Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline

The Early Bird submission deadline is June 15, 2018. Potential presenters wishing to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rates should submit their proposal no later than June 15, 2018. Abstracts will undergo double-blind peer review and notifications of acceptance or rejection will be returned by July 01, 2018.


Final Abstract Submission Deadline

The Final Abstract Submission Deadline is July 20, 2018. Potential presenters wishing to present at the GIVS Summit should submit their proposal no later than July 20, 2018. Abstracts will undergo double-blind peer review and notifications of acceptance or rejection will be returned by August 01, 2018.


Submission Status

Check on the status of your abstract submission by logging in to the online submission system. The status is displayed in the "Your Submissions" area. Your personal information may be edited at any time.

If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, a notification email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at givs-tokyo@iafor.org.


Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation (25 minutes)
Poster Presentation (60 minutes)
Virtual Presentation
Workshop Presentation (60 to 90 minutes)
Symposium Presentation (90 minutes)

Review System

Authors as Reviewers: A Reciprocal System

Our academic events would not be what they are without a commitment to ensuring adherence to international norms of abstract peer review. IAFOR relies on a large number of international scholars from around the world to contribute to a shared vision of promoting and engaging in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and if you are taking part in an IAFOR event, then that means you. Authors may be asked to review up to five abstracts for the conference. You are under no obligation to participate in this reciprocal system, but if you are selected to review, and undertake this task of grading abstracts for the the conference, you will be credited in the conference programme.


Scheduling Requests

Because of the complexity of putting the Conference Programme together and the large numbers of participants involved, it is not usually possible to accommodate requests for specific presentation days or times. We ask that you reserve requests for religious reasons or other exceptional and unavoidable circumstances.

We encourage participants to attend the conference each day in order to benefit fully from the experience. While requests for specific presentation days or times are not accepted other than under exceptional circumstances, you may request one blackout day – a day on which you will not be scheduled to present at the conference.

Scheduling requests will not be accepted after the registration deadline.


Conference Proceedings

If you wish your paper to be published in the Conference Proceedings, once you have registered please ensure that you upload your full paper through the online system by November 07, 2018.

Final papers are only accepted in Microsoft Word format. Before submitting your paper please ensure that you have read the Final Paper Guidelines and formatted your paper correctly.

The official Conference Proceedings will be published online in a PDF format under an ISSN issued by the National Diet Library of Japan on December 07, 2018.


Publication & Licensing Issues

IAFOR believes in “Open Access” publishing, and since 2009, has been committed to maintaining an online searchable research archive that offers free access to anyone, anywhere, where there is Internet access, regardless of institutional affiliation or scholarly rank. IAFOR publications are accessible on the website (Open Access) to researchers all over the world, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo. Authors and contributors are not required to pay charges of any sort towards the publication of IAFOR journals.

Abstracts, research papers, and video footage are published under an IAFOR user license and are protected by copyright. Users may access, download, copy, translate, text and data mine, redistribute, display or adapt the articles for non-commercial purposes provided that users follow the guidelines set out in the IAFOR User License.

Journals and other forms of print and digital media will be made available by IAFOR to the general public on an online, Open Access basis. By publishing their work with IAFOR, authors enter into an exclusive License Agreement, where they have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IAFOR as the publisher.