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Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy
CADE 2020
Smart Service Systems, Personal Data and Cyber Security

Call for Abstracts
8th - 10nd June 2020, Venice, Italy

Venice, italy

Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy 2020 (CADE 2020)

Returning for its seventh year in 2020, CADE 2020 will be held on 8th- 10nd June 2020 at Don
Orione Artigianelli, the University of Warwick’s location in Venice, Italy.
CADE 2020 aims to provide opportunities for academics and practitioners to share the latest
research and practice on topics related to the three research themes of smart service systems,
personal data and cyber security. The Forum will feature four keynote speakers, all leading
academic scholars working in the domain of digital economy. Participants will be able to
present in a friendly and intimate environment where emphasis is on discussion and
development of the proposed work. There are awards for best paper, best developmental
paper (for ECRs and PhD students) and most relevant to practice.

Call for Abstracts

We welcome abstracts (maximum 500 words arranged in the following format: Purpose,
Methodology/Approach, Findings, Originality/Value) from academics, practitioners and policy
makers. We are interested in abstracts on interdisciplinary research related to smart service
systems, personal data and cyber security. These may come from a range of disciplines,
including the following: marketing, HR, operations and supply chain management, strategy,
behavioural sciences, economics, philosophy of engineering and technology, information
systems, computer science, and cyber security. We would particularly like to encourage
submissions from scholars in the wider community including anthropologists, sociologists,
data scientists and those from design disciplines interested in the digital economy. We do not
necessarily require empirical work, and welcome abstracts exploring conceptual ideas (be

Abstracts should be under the broad themes of smart service systems, personal data and
cyber security, including but not limited to:

• Role of cognitive systems/assistants/mediators within smart service systems
• Understanding the interactions of people, technology & organisations within smart
service systems
• Data analytics
• Digital transformation of businesses and industries
• Approaches to innovation within smart service systems
• Blockchain & distributed ledger technologies
• Digital money & cryptocurrencies
• Liquification & density of information resources
• Digital innovation in the sharing/collaborative economy
• Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled business models, economic models & market
creation in the digital economy
• Security, privacy, and forensic technologies in the digital economy
• Dynamic service platforms: service engineering, modularity, generativity &
incomplete products
• Digital platforms
• Design & innovation in the digital economy

• Entrepreneurship; the interplay between innovation & business model development
• Data as a service
• Digital strategy
• Co-creation in the digital economy
• Personal data & consumer-decision making
• Hub of All Things (HAT) and personal data stores
• Personal data for healthcare, wellbeing, smart service systems
• Control, privacy & trust in the digital economy
• Individuals perceptions of privacy, trust & vulnerability in the digital economy

Please find the full Call for Abstracts here

Abstract Submissions
Please submit your abstract here.