DATE: November 15-19, 2011
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
CONFERENCE TITLE: The 6th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization - Bridging Mass Customization & Open Innovation
Coming Soon: Proceedings from the 2011 Conference
This conference will bridge two topics that have been driving our research since many years: mass customization and open innovation. There are many common themes and topics between these two domains.
The 2011 World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation (MCPC 2011): Bridging Mass Customization & Open Innovation
San Francisco Airport Marriot Hotel & Conference Center, November 15-19, 2011 mcpc2011.com | twitter: #mcpc2011 | download Call for PapersAfter the large success of the MCPC conference at MIT in 2007, this conference series is coming back to the US! For 2011, we teamed uo with Prof. Henry Chesbrough from the Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. He will be the local host of the conference.
The most important ingredient of the conference is YOU! We need YOUR best ideas, papers, and presentations to create an exciting and truly innovative program. And so I am happy to present today and here for the first time the upcoming Call for Papers & Presentations for the MCPC 2011.
The most relevant information follows below, but you also can download the MCPC 2011 Call for Papers in pdf form.
The MCPC Conference Series
The MCPC conference series started out in Hong Kong in 2001 as a bi-annual conference devoted to Mass Customization & Personalization. The content has broadened in recent years, including also customer co-creation, user innovation and other strategies of customer-driven value creation (hence, MCPC = Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation"). The event frequently brings together hundreds of the world's most remarkable people in the field.
For reports and reviews of the previous conferences, check here (MCPC 2007 at MIT) and here (MCPC 2009 in Helsinki).
The MCPC 2011
The MCPC 2011 wants to engage academics, business leaders, and consultants in fundamental debates through a set of plenary presentations, discussion panels, and paper presentations. The conference will take place on Nov. 15-19, 2011 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Located in Burlingame, CA, just minutes from the San Francisco International Airport and between downtown San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, the hotel offers a perfect location with great views of the San Francisco Bay. Its inviting waterfront location and great conference center will provide an inspiring conference setting.
The 2011 conference will consist out of four major elements:
How to submit your paper and presentation proposal
We invite you to submit your best work, addressing the conference theme along one or more of the questions asked in the detailed call for papers (PDF). All papers have to be written in English language. We prefer papers which are empirically grounded and go beyond pure conceptual contributions. We are open to a diverse set of quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical research. We especially seek papers which follow the idea of "engaged scholarship", i.e. which are relevant to both practice and research.
You can submit three types of proposals (Page limits include references and figures):
Please check the detailed Call for Papers for more details on what we expect from a good proposal, how to format your paper, and how to submit it!
To submit a paper (practitioners: presentation proposal), please use ONLY the online submission system on the conference web site mcpc2011.com. Do not submit papers per e-mail directly to the conference chairs. Please refer to the conference web site for details on the paper submission process and guidelines for paper formatting: mcpc2011.com
The conference website and the paper submission system will go online on March 1, 2011.
April 7, 2011: Deadline for submissions for paper and presentation proposals (the online system to submit your proposals will open on March 1 at www.mcpc2011.com)
June 15, 2011: Final notification of accepted contributions
Aug. 1, 2011: Presenter registration deadline
Nov 16-17, 2011: MCPC 2011 Business Seminar (optional registration required)
Nov 18-19, 2011: MCPC 2011 Research Conference and Presentation Sessions
MIT Media Lab
The MIT Smart Customization Group is an MIT-Industry collaboration devoted to improving the ability of companies to efficiently customize products, services, and experiences in various industries and for diverse customer groups. This industry interest group aggregates the key players in the area of mass customization and strives to become a vital community of practice in this field.