conference tickets: the conference takes place from thursday march 12 through sunday march 15. all prices are in yen. no VAT applicable. you can pay online with visa, masterCard, american express, jcb, and paypal express.

regular tickets include conference materials, lunches, reception party, banquet dinner, and coffee and refreshments.

a student id is required for verification at the registration booth

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until feb 20th


after feb 20th



thursday 12.mar


opening reception @ faculty club

the venue is located next to g-sec, mita campus, keio university.

friday 13.mar


opening remarks

takashi iba/ heizo takenaka


opening keynote

dr. mary lynn manns

leading fearless change

leading a change is difficult unless the leader has the tools he or she needs. fearless change patterns offer these tools—they are well-defined techniques that solve the challenges in making a change happen. this presentation will introduce the fearless change patterns, explain how they were created through interviews with successful leaders and change, and will illustrate how they can be used to create organizational, social or personal change.

dr. mary lynn manns is the co-author of the popular book, fearless change, published in 2005 and translated into japanese and chinese. her new book, more fearless change, is newly published in march 2015. she has done numerous professional presentations at a variety of conferences and in organizations that include microsoft,, avon, and proctor & gamble. at the university of north carolina—asheville, she has been awarded the title of distinguished professor of social relations for her work in teaching students how to develop their ideas for leading change and competing as social entrepreneurs.


coffee break


paper session 1 : on creativity


takashi iba

collaboration tools and patterns for creative thinking

christian kohls

measuring creativity of wikipedia editors

pentti launonen, kc kern and sanna tiilikainen

capturing “honest signals” of communication between infants and parents

dawn denno, peter gloor, robert kahn, hanuma teja maddali and chellie mclellan

inducing ideation collaboration through competition?

magnus bergendahl, mats magnusson, jennie bjšrk and magnus karlsson




interactive poster session 1

a new way of identifying needs from multiple stakeholders

kousuke suzuki, takuya honda, yuta kanezuka and takashi iba

collaborative social change with change making patterns workbook

sumire nakamura and takashi iba

comparing networking structure of commercial and non-commercial biohacking online-communities

sipra bihani, michael hartman, amanda rosenberg and florian sobiegalla

analyzing corporate social networks to identify potential suspects

ilias hamdouch and peter gloor

collective achievement of making in cosplay culture

rie matsuura and daisuke okabe

exploration of methods to measure emotional responses to user interfaces: a case study on citrix’s gotomeeting

bhavika shah, priscila mendoza, emanuel castillo and yulia tammisto

former-idol on social -inventing oneself after graduating from being an idol as witnessed on former-akb48 members’ twitter pages-

yuka shiratsuchi

the business model bank: conceptualizing a database structure for large-sample study of an emerging management concept

fredrik hacklin, nobuaki minato and toma kobayashi


coffee break


paper session 2 : on culture

understanding cultural similarities and differences by mining patterns of thinking and doing in daily lives

jei-hee hong, yuma akado, sakurako kogure, alice sasabe, keishi saruwatari and takashi iba

cultural anthropology through the lens of wikipedia – a comparison of historical leadership networks in the english, chinese, and japanese wikipedia

peter gloor, patrick de boer, wei lo, stefan wagner, keiichi nemoto and hauke fuehres

wiki thanks: cultural differences in thanks networks by analyzing who thanks to whome in different-language wikipedias

keiichi nemoto and ken-ichi okada



generative processes for assisting with quality collaborative groups

joe yoder and takashi iba

christopher alexander is best known for his work on pattern languages. this work influenced the classic, design patterns: elements of reusable object-oriented software, by eric gamma, richard helm, ralph johnson, and john vlissides, as well as the software patterns community and its hundreds of patterns books and a half a dozen or so conferences a year (plops).
alexander is an architect whose real interest lies in understanding the nature of beauty and its objective reality. this project has held his attention for over 30 years and culminated in the publication of his gargantuan four-book essay, the nature of order. in it he attempts nothing short of proposing a new scientific method and cosmology to replace the cartesian / reductionist / mechanistic approach to science; and while he's at it, he proposes a *common sense* way to understand the incomprehensible mathematics of quantum mechanics. (along the way he also unifies science, art, and the spiritual.)
nature of order focuses on centers, life, and wholeness, the fundamental process, and structure-preserving transformations. alexander views core structure-preserving transformations as important principles and essential to his process, specifically for adding life to things we build. he measures or evaluates the results based upon the fundamental 15 geometric properties that tend to accompany the presence of life in nature. core to this is an evolutionary process which proposes that complex systems do not spring into existence completely formed, rather they evolve through a lot of small steps. he discusses a series of 10 structure-enhancing actions that he claims will always intensify the life and wholeness of a thing.
this workshop will examine these evolutionary generative processes by alexander and how they can be related to other areas such as building and sustaining creative collaborative groups. this workshop - not the workshop itself but the ideas in it - will leave you confused, profoundly smarter, reeling, in despair, and suffused by joy about what is possible for us.

using competition in collective idea generation

mats magnusson, magnus bergendahl, jennie bjšrk and magnus karlsson

the workshop consists of three main parts. an experiment lasting approximately 45 minutes, a presentation of results from earlier performed versions of the experiment (with students and with professionals in firms), and a discussion focusing on the use of competition mechanisms in collective idea generation and development.


dinner on your own

saturday 14.mar


paper session 3 : on patterns

a pattern language of process and environment to design value co-creation with customers

kazunori horikiri

a pattern language for living well with dementia: words for a journey

takashi iba, aya matsumoto, arisa kamada, nao tamaki, tasuku matsumura, tomoki kaneko and makoto okada


coffee break



connecting entrepreneurial ecosystems: a workshop

julia haines and ray wu

innovation is seen as paramount to the success of everything from new products to national economies to the betterment of society. but what is key to fostering innovation? scholars have noted that there has been a fundamental shift in recent years from knowledge being contained within corporations and firms to being contained within an ecosystem of partners [1]. there are a number of advantages to being in such ecosystems, including abundant human capital, culture of work, tacit knowledge, the close proximity of a workforce, government support, etcetera [3]. but little is known about the emergent collaboration between parties that occurs in these ecosystems and how it plays a role in innovation. a recent report on the global innovation index highlights the collaborative “flow of ideas between innovation actors” within so-called innovation ecosystems as crucial our understanding of how to support innovation [4].
scalable startups, particularly those in the information and communication technologies (ict) industry often sprout in general proximity to one another in these sorts of startup ecosystems or hubs, most notably in places like silicon valley, tel aviv, los angeles, seattle, and new york— the top five noted by the startup genome project [5]. for many years silicon valley in particular has been the go-to, drawing entrepreneurial immigrants from all over. but the global scope and scale of these ecosystems has been changing. a combination of infrastructure developments, accessible platforms, and easy to use tools have dramatically lowered the barriers to entry for technology startups globally. alongside this, other structures have spread the soft infrastructure, the “know-how” of doing a startup, making the processes more accessible and uniform to hackers and would- be founders all over. in this workshop, we would like to explore how coins can support and aid in connecting startup ecosystems globally.
recent work [2, 6] has illustrated how technologies such as social networks have allowed entrepreneurs in other areas around the world to learn from one another remotely, gaining the skills, mentoring, and connections they need. bridging geographical and cultural boundaries opens up new possibilities for configurations, new combinations of ideas, and new contexts. there are lots of ways in which ecosystems are structurally suited to promote innovation— through physical proximity, social connections, and mechanisms that enable cross-pollination of ideas, serendipity, sharing of expertise and experience. how do we harness that in a way that is not so geographically bound? how can we support entrepreneurial innovation through collaborative innovation networks? connecting ecosystems would seemingly play an important factor in this. by engaging entrepreneurs, stakeholders, and researchers across borders, we hope to gain an understanding of how startup innovation practices and ideas circulate and how they are adapted and appropriated throughout the globe— and how we can support them through coins.

analyzing coins with condor

peter gloor

this workshop is a crash course into the basics of swarmcreativity, the foundation of collaborative innovation networks, and coolhunting and coolfarming. coolhunting means finding new trends by finding the trendsetters before anybody else, by tapping into the collective intelligence on the web, and interpreting it through dynamic semantic social network analysis. coolfarming means developing new trends through self-organizing teams by nurturing coins.
the workshop then introduces the dynamic semantic social network analysis tool condor to discover and predict emergent trends on the web by mining twitter, blogs, facebook, wikipedia and using e-mail archives.
it will also introduce "virtual mirroring", measuring “six honest signals of collaboration” we have identified over the last 12 years to improve communication by continuously tracking and mirroring back individual, group and organizational interaction patterns.
in addition, it will offer a deep dive at the most recent condor developments, its graph-theoretical foundations, and interfaces to external analysis tools.
it will also present condorcore, a restful api server-side version of condor that permits to run and continuously monitor a social network, and visualize it through condorview, a web browser gui to condor.
participants are welcome to bring their own laptops to do some hands-on analysis with condor.this is a condensed version of a distributed course, which has been taught for the last 12 years at mit, aalto/helsinki, u. cologne, scad, iit




paper session 4 : on online networks

what can twitter tell us about leadership in networked social movements: predicting the future success of the 2011-13 chilean student movement’s leaders

cristobal garcia, denis parra and marisa von bÿlow

success factors for crowdfunding founders and funders

yang song and robert van boeschoten

comparing online community structure of patients of chronic diseases

hanuma teja maddali, peter gloor and peter margolis

uncover successful entrepreneurs’ crowdfunding behaviors through twitter

yang song and guohua zeng

measuring organizational consciousness through e-mail based social network analysis

peter gloor and andrea fronzetti colladon

behavioral aspects of social network analysis

sung joo park, jong woo kim, hong joo lee, hyun jung park


coffee break


interactive poster session 2

interactive poster session 2 : 6 posters

chain of dialogues involving the local residents with future language

shoko fujioka, takuya honda, ryo tsukahara and takashi iba

collaborative design of workplace with future language

takuya honda, keibun nakagawa and takashi iba

cscw principles to support citizen science

julia haines

collabortive initiative for community development with future language: a case of lorega district, philippines

sumire nakamura and takashi iba

emerging methods and tools for sparking new global creative networks

jeff horon

pattern language for the early stage of social intreprenuers’ processes

hideo miura and daiki obara


paper session 5 : on social network analysis

an exploration of rotating leadership in a knowledge building community

leanne ma, yoshiaki matsuzawa, derya kici and marlene scardamalia

the effect of kbdex for analysis of constructive interaction

sayaka tohyama and yoshiaki matsuzawa

lessons from the coinseminar

peter gloor, maria paasivaara and christine miller



sunday 15.mar


tokyo city tour : old & new

we will be holding an excursion around tokyo on the 15th. the theme is to travel through the good-ol japan as well as modern cosmopolotan japan. there are places that keep the traditional atmosphere while others are the trend-setting areas. at a few places both tradition and trend co-exist. through the excursion, you will be able to see, smell, hear, taste, and feel the "real tokyo." we’re planning to visit asakusa (well known for senso-ji temple), harajuku (the center of pop & kawaii culture), and oedo-onsen (hot-spring theme park).

used to be the center of edo culture development, asakusa is well known for its good old vestiges, with senso-ji temple and the surrounding shops. the shops sell a variety of things, from traditional sweets to cultural goods. the brand new tokyo sky tree is close-by, hence we will be able to see the mixture of old and new japan. learn more about the senso-ji temple and tokyo sky tree.


it's stuffed with the famous “kawaii” culture and other pop modern cultures. harajuku is known as a shopping place for young people, also leading the trend with shibuya and omotesando districts which are in walking distance to each other. distinctively different from asakusa, harajuku shows the other side of japanese culture. learn more about the harajuku district.

oedo-onsen monogatari

last but not least, we will vist a theme park of onsen (hot springs), a japanese culture we can't miss out. there are several hot springs within the park as well as other forms of entertainment to enjoy. the whole theme park has a nostalgic atmosphere, where we can feel the old-fashioned japan. learn more about the oedo-onsen monogatari theme park.

further details on the tour will be given out at the conference.


Keio University

2 Chome-15-45 Mita, Minato, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan



The conference will be held at the:

g-sec Lab, east research building
(No.3 on map), mita campus.

preferred hotel


3-23-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0014

11 mins walk from keio

patio single
1 bed, 1 guest
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superior double
1 bed, 1 guest
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superior double
1 bed, 2 guests
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standard twin
2 bed, 2 guests
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We recommend that you include the breakfast buffet for a discounted price of ¥1,600/day (~$15) in your reservations . book a room

getting to the hotel

from narita international airport-terminal 1 & 2


there's an airport limousine bus which runs between narita and celestine hotel. it's an easier and cheaper option than the train, so we recommend using this option if you are looking for a faster transit option. use the train if you prefer a more immersive experience with commuting in japan.

please call the hotel in advance to schedule a pickup.

view bus timings

go to narita airport station (成田空港駅) or airport terminal 2 station (空港第2ビル駅)
(connected to the terminal)


take narita express →

get off at tokyo station (東京駅) → follow jr sign


board the yamanote line or keihin tohoku line

take a train heading to shinbashi and shinagawa direction

get off at tamachi station (田町駅)


tamachi station to celestine hotel

the hotel is not too far away from tamachi station but it is recommended to take a taxi if you have heavy luggage.

if taxi driver does not speak english, please show the address below.
〒105-0014 東京都港区芝3-23-1

from haneda domestic / tokyo international airport


there's an airport limousine bus that runs between haneda and celestine hotel. it's an easier and cheaper option than the train, so we recommend using this option if you are looking for a faster transit option. use the train if you prefer a more immersive experience with commuting in japan.

please call the hotel in advance to schedule a pickup.

view bus timings

go to haneda international terminal station
(follow the signs)


take the keikyu line

there are trains going in all directions. so please ask a staff member, based on your following choice of stations.


option 1: if you need a taxi:

get off at shinagawa station →
follow jr sign

board the yamanote line

take a train heading to shinbashi and shinagawa direction

get off at tamachi station (田町駅)

option 2: if you can walk:

get off at mita station (三田駅)

use this option if you do not have heavy luggage are are ready to walk from the station to the hotel. if you need a taxi, then go to tamachi station, where taxis are easily available outside the terminal.


tamachi / mita station to celestine hotel

the hotel is not too far away from tamachi station but it is recommended to take a taxi if you have heavy luggage. it will cost about or less than 1000 yen.

if taxi driver does not speak english, please show the address below.
〒105-0014 東京都港区芝3-23-1

about us

collaborative innovation networks, or COINs, are cyberteams of self-motivated people with a collective vision, to innovatively collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and work enabled by technology.

COINs are powered by swarm creativity, wherein people work together in a structure that enables a fluid creation and exchange of ideas. Patterns of collaborative innovation frequently follow an identical path, from creator to COIN to collaborative learning network (CLN) to collaborative interest network (CIN).

this year's conference will be hosted by keio university in tokyo, japan.

view the call for papers

academic committee

university of illinois at urbana-champaign, usa

national institute of advanced industrial science and technology, Japan

university of bamberg, germany

aalto university, finland

claremont graduate university, usa

aalto university, finland

centre de recherche public henri tudor, luxembourg

the university of tokyo, japan

shizuoka university, japan

wellesley college, usa

fuji xerox, japan

university of cologne, germany

sanno university, japan

university of amsterdam, netherlands

aalto university, finland

university of amsterdam, netherlands

tokyo metropolitan university, japan

steering committee

pontificia universidad católica de chile, chile

massachusetts institute of technology, usa

wayne state university, usa

keio university, japan

aalto university, finland

illinois institute of technology stuart school of business, usa

aalto university, finland

wayne state university, usa

organizing committee

keio university, japan
conference chair

fuji xerox, japan
program chair