Innovation and the Built Environment Academy 2011 (IBEA Conference 2011)

Venue: London South Bank University

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Aug 01, 2011
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Call for papers
Abstract submission
Poster guidelines
Panel Proposals
Call for reviewers

Abstracts for poster, interactive and competitive sessions must be submitted via the submission form.

Panel proposals for panel sessions should follow panel proposal guidelines for submission.

The submission of abstracts will be open in late May 2011. All abstracts for papers must be submitted by 1 July 2011. Abstracts for posters must be submitted by 1 July 2011. Authors will receive an email confirming the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts.

The submission system for full papers will be available in June 2011.

IBEA will be enforcing a rule of three for the conference and will not consider submission as authors, co-authors or panellists in more than three submissions.

All papers and posters must be original work. Presenting authors will be required to register for the conference by 1 August 2011 in order for their paper or poster to be included in the proceedings. All work will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee, which reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts for inclusion in the programme. Track Chairs will communicate with authors regarding minor changes. Papers will be grouped by tracks and topics. Please note this does not guarantee that your abstract will be grouped within your chosen track in the final programme.

Abstract submission – 1 July 2011
Evaluation of abstracts – 2 to 14 July 2011
Confirmation of abstracts – 15 July 2011
Poster submission (abstract only) – 1 July 2011
Submission of full papers – 15 August 2011
Review of full papers – 29 August 2011


The conference committee is seeking submissions of papers and posters for presentation at the conference across a number of tracks, as listed below.

Information about Track Chairs will be published in due course.
1 – Innovation and the economy

1.1 Innovation and strategy in the built environment
1.2 Innovation and economic growth
1.3 Innovation and sustainable regional development
1.4 Case studies on innovation and economic development
1.5 Delivering innovation through national policy instruments
1.6 Comparative analysis of different policy approaches
1.7 Measuring the economic benefits of development initiatives
1.8 Sustainable regional development
1.9 Managing major infrastructure projects and programmes
1.10 Sustainable funding of urban development
1.11 Managing knowledge and innovation
1.12 Innovation and finance in the built environment

2 – Knowledge management, collaborative innovation and strategy

2.1 Marketing innovation and the built environment
2.2 The strategy dilemma: Growth versus regeneration
2.3 Is being first to market a winning strategy?
2.4 Innovative partnerships in the built environment
2.5 Sustaining value in collaborative ventures
2.6 Public private partnerships in the built environment
2.7 Universities, industry and government partnerships and innovation
2.8 User and user driven innovation in the built environment
2.9 Internationalisation of innovation
2.10 Regional versus global strategies
2.11 Multi-sector collaborative strategies
2.12 Open source technologies in the built environment
2.13 Driving innovation through the supply chain

3 – Clusters, networks and innovation

3.1 Innovation and industrial policy
3.2 Innovation clusters and innovation systems
3.3 Learning networks and innovation in the built environment
3.4 Urban agglomeration effects and new regional development
3.5 City networks and innovation in inter-city interactions
3.6 Positive and negative externalities from urban developments and innovations
3.7 Innovation in the built environment and infrastructure networks
3.8 Regional and virtual community networks and emerging hubs
3.9 Cases of innovation clusters and innovation networks
3.10 Laissez faire versus central management of innovative process
3.11 Social networks and innovation in the built environment
3.12 Driving and sustaining knowledge networks

4 – Innovation process, entrepreneurship and finance

4.1 Entrepreneurship in real estate and construction sectors
4.2 Public funding mechanism (tax incremental finance, local rates, supplements, new home bonus and road pricing)
4.3 Case studies of different funding mechanisms and financial structures
4.4 Innovation performance measurement and financing of infrastructure developments
4.5 Innovation and technology in the built environment
4.6 Innovation in the delivery, management and marketing of professional services in the built environment
4.7 Innovation process and entrepreneurship

5 – Methodological issues in innovation studies

5.1 Entrepreneurship in real estate and construction sectors
5.2 Interdisciplinary boundaries and boundary spanning concepts in innovation research
5.3 Innovative methodologies for science and technology research
5.4 Case studies research for innovation and the built environment
5.5 New indicators for measuring innovative performance
5.6 Measuring the economic benefits of development initiatives
5.7 Measuring the benefits of R&D

6 – Models and technologies for spatial and social transformation

6.1 Advanced strategies for digital design and fabrication
6.2 Smart technologies and smart materials
6.3 Architecture, climate change and resource efficient design
6.4 Australian architecture and innovation
6.5 Intelligent infrastructure and smart cities
6.6 Low carbon technologies
6.7 New transport technologies
6.8 New approaches to city management
6.9 Sustainable cities
6.10 New approaches to city regeneration
6.11 Local enterprise partnerships: opportunities and challenges
6.12 Whole life cycle costing and sustainable built environment
6.13 The transport-land relationship in delivering sustainable urban development
6.14 Green energy solutions to the urban transport challenges
6.15 Filling the energy gap in the urban area
6.16 Urban and rural technologies and innovation in living standards
6.17 Cases of technology application in built environment projects
6.18 New building materials
6.19 Managing major infrastructure projects and programmes
6.20 Innovation and convergent technologies in the city

7 – Innovation policy and governance

7.1 Governance of innovation in project-based environments
7.2 Intermediaries and the governance of R&D in the built environment
7.3 Innovations in governance
7.4 Innovation policy implementation and evaluation
7.5 Cases of implementation of innovation policies in the built environment context
7.6 Multi-level governance of innovation
7.7 Lessons from history

8 – Innovation and the built environment in developing countries

8.1 Innovation and poverty alleviation
8.2 Economic development through innovation in government
8.3 Innovation at the bottom of the pyramid
8.4 Innovation in housing and disaster-proof standards
8.5 Cases of innovation in developing countries
8.6 Managing technology transfer
8.7 Micro finance solutions to the sustainable development challenge
8.8 Tackling water scarcity
8.9 Affordable transport solutions in emerging regions
8.10 Innovative delivery programmes in international development
8.11 Innovative and unequal growth in the built environment
8.12 Innovating for low income and poor consumers
8.13 Global justice and innovation diffusion
8.14 The politics of innovation and economic development