The BRIE-ETLA joint research initiative is looking for papers for possible inclusion in peer-reviewed book titled ‘Intelligent Tools Shaping the Digital Evolution’. The book will be published as an edited article collection in the publication series of ETLA Economic Research and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy at the University of California at Berkeley as a part of their BRIE-ETLA research collaboration in the end of March 2023. You may submit your paper by e-mailing a letter of intent to the chief editor by April 5th, 2022.
In the spirit of joint research collaboration ‘Digital Disruption of Industry’, you’re invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in peer-reviewed book titled ‘Intelligent Tools Shaping the Digital Evolution’. The book will be published as an edited article collection in the publication series of ETLA Economic Research and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy at the University of California at Berkeley as a part of their BRIE-ETLA research collaboration. Throughout its long legacy of over two decades of successful research, the BRIE-ETLA initiative has always explored new frontiers of digitalization and provided fresh insights on how they shape business dynamics and societal outcomes. In total, some two hundred scholarly articles and reports have been published under the BRIE-ETLA banner over time.
The aim of the book is to expand knowledge on the real-world implementations and socio-economic implications of ‘intelligent tools’: computation-based programmatic methods which assist and enhance learning, adapting, autonomous behaviour, and human-machine interaction. In particular, the key focus will be on:
Specifically, this call has a special interest in new realistic use case conceptualizations, pilots, and commercial implementations of new intelligent tools executed and documented in collaboration with industrial partners.
The papers submitted to this call should align with at least one of the following areas of interest:
1. The role of intelligent tools in supporting the diffusion and utilization of digital innovations
a) Applications where automation and autonomy of products or services has increased or decreased after the implementation of new digital technologies.
b) Applications where automation and autonomy of manufacturing units and processes (g. predictive maintenance) has increased or decreased after the implementation of new digital technologies
c) Applications where intelligent tools have enabled more sustainable closed-loop systems in manufacturing, product lifecycle management, and digital services
2. The foreseeable impacts of new intelligent tools on the roles and the functions of workers, processes, organizations, and markets
a) The impacts of data-sharing, data portability, data products, and data markets
b) The impacts of distributed resourcing, new co-opetition systems and integrated digital infrastructures (g. systems of systems)
c) The impacts of physics engines (g. Omniverse), serious games, and mixed reality
d) The impacts of cyber-security and the role of digital cognition (g. deep fakes)
e) The role of policy responses to intelligent tools (g. contractual practices, standardization, legislation, and ethics)
An intention to submit a full paper should be indicated by e-mailing a letter of intent to the chief editor Timo Seppälä with the title ‘SUBMISSION FOR CALL’ by the Extended Abstract Deadline at the latest. This e‑mail should specify the working title of the paper, the names of the intended authors and their affiliations, and an extended abstract of 400–600 words outlining the focus of the paper. The message should also indicate to which of the research topic(s) specified in this document the paper most closely corresponds (e.g. ‘2c’). Editor contact details are listed below. Detailed authoring and submission guidelines will be provided after a preliminary review to those invited to submit a full manuscript.
Extended Abstract Deadline: April 5th, 2022
Preliminary Review and Invitations to Submit: April 14th, 2022
Full Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 15th, 2022
Peer Review Decisions: August 17th, 2022
Revised Manuscript Submission Deadline: September 4th, 2022
BRIE-ETLA seminar: mid-September 2022 (TBA)
Final Approval Decisions: September 11th, 2022
Publication of the Collection of Articles: March 30th, 2023
Selected authors will be invited to present their accepted manuscripts at the BRIE-ETLA seminar hosted in Helsinki in mid-September 2022 (the exact date TBA).
The timetable for the call coincides with the BRIE-ETLA minitrack ‘Shaping the Future in the Era of Intelligent Tools’ hosted at the 56th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences
Timo Seppälä (Chief Editor)
Professor of Practice (Digital Operations), D.Sc.(Tech.)
ETLA Economic Research / Aalto University
Juri Mattila (Co-Editor)
ETLA Economic Research
Kimmo Karhu (Co-Editor)
Assistant Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.)