Students Bazaar

The Rene W. Wagenaar Students Bazaar

The Bled eConference 2018 is about the Digital Transformation – Meeting the Challenges. We are engaged in the fourth industrial and economical revolution made possible by paradigm-shifting digitization. Preceeded by major innovative steps like EDI, eBusiness, mBusiness, self-servicing, big data, Internet of Things and Blockchains, we continue to be in a digital transformation.

We will focus on many aspects pertaining to the dawn of the Digital World 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 applications and software-based solutions that transform people’s lives in a value-sensitive way. 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 software solutions for citizens that leverage (big) data smartly in a smart city context, or think of software prototypes that demonstrate new business models, by e.g. leveraging Blockchain technology. The possibilities endless. But what really works? These are the key consideratinos 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 different aspects, depending on the type of submission, like business innovativeness, technical innovativeness, feasibility and value sensitivity.

Students Bazaar Co-chairs:

Johan Versendaal, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Pascal Ravesteijn, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands
Marijn Plomp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Presentation jury:
Urban Schrott, ESET, Irelandž
Roger Bons, FOM Hochschule, Germany