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).
The 8th edition of the Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) conference will be held at Jiaxing, China. COINs will bring together researchers and practitioners from across the world to share the results of their work. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge advancements in the field of Social Network Analysis, Online Social Networks, Data Mining, AI & Deep Learning and the impact of those technologies on society and culture.
For more details about individual conferences, see the COINs History Page
Jiaxing (嘉興) is a historic city located in Zhejiang province. The historic city centre is less than an hour by train from its much larger neighbor to the north-east, Shanghai, which makes Jiaxing a popular day trip destination from Shanghai. It is also easily reached from Hangzhou, Suzhou or Nanjing. Jiaxing city also includes Wuzhen (烏鎮) and Xitang (西塘), two well known preserved canal towns.
COINs 2018 will be held at the Ramada Jiaxing hotel. The hotel offers easy access to the Jiaxing Railway Station and to the city’s best attractions, including Jiaxing Grand Theatre, Jiaxing International Convention & Exhibition Center, and Jiaxing Stadium. The hotel is also within driving range of Wuzhen Ancient Town, as well as Xitang Ancient Town. It has over 260 spacious guest rooms, each with free WiFi, flat-screen TV, and more. Within the hotel, enjoy delicious meals at onsite restaurants, indoor pool, health club with fitness center and spa. It features 14 meeting rooms, which can be arranged to accommodate 340 conference guests or 600 banquet guests.
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Jilin University, China
Northeastern University, USA
Tsinghua University, China