Students Bazaar

The Rene W. Wagenaar Students Bazaar

The Bled eConference 2017 is about the Digital Transformation – From Connecting Things to Transforming Our Lives. We are engaged in the fourth industrial and economical revolution made possible by paradigm-shifting digitization. Proceeded by major innovative steps like EDI, eBusiness, mBusiness, self-servicing, big data, Internet of Things and more we are now in the middle of a digital transformation.

We will focus on many aspects pertaining to the dawn of the Digital Economy as well as how to seize the numerous new opportunities it brings through research and business papers, panels, workshops and more. Further we will examine issues such as how organizations can benefit from digital innovations, how new businesses are created, but also from the perspective of the individual, including: the empowered (ageing) citizen, the entrepreneur, the patient, the consumer, the student, the lecturer and the employee.
As the theme of this year’s Bled eConference is Digital Transformation, the Bled Students Bazaar is specifically dedicated to apps that transform people’s lives and/or the way business is being done. Think of apps that help patients to cope with their medication intake, that help them stop smoking, which warn them if air pollution is endangering their allergy. But also think of apps that support house owners to track their energy usage, show individuals their ecological footprint, and help people to locally provide social support for those in need. The possibilities for apps seem endless. But what really works? How can we determine whether an app is effective? These are the key questions of this call for proposals. We call honors, masters, and PhD students in information, computer, organization, management, innovation, health and related disciplines, from all countries, to write a proposal in which the idea is thoroughly described (max. 2000 words).

Submissions will be evaluated on:
• Business model: how will money be made with this app? Or – in case of a non-profit initiative – how can it be financed?
• Innovativeness: how ‘new’ is the idea?
• Practical feasibility: how (technical) viable is the idea, both as a prototype before the conference, and as an actual app afterwards?

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Acceptance Notification: April 14, 2017

Students Bazaar Co-chairs:

Pascal Ravesteijn, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands
Marijn Plomp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Johan Versendaal, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands