Call for Papers

Important Dates

Abstract Submission   1 May 1 2017
Decision Notification  30 June 2017


Early registration  5/15~6/30
Regular registration  7/1~8/30
On-site registration  After 8/30

Beginning in 1996 as a small workshop of scholars, experts, and policymakers interested in the dynamic relations of universities, government, and industries in the ecosystem of innovation, the International Triple Helix Conference has grown into a major venue of discussion, research, and policy development for the roles of tripartite innovation agents.

The 2017 conference will be held in the City of Daegu, fourth largest city in the Republic of Korea, accessible in two hours from Seoul by fast train.  Well-known for the key industries that led South Korea’s fast-track industrialization such as textiles and electronics, it has been re-emerged as a city of high-tech driven culture and innovation including fashion and medical tourism.

The conference touches on the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) driving up-to-date innovation at the techno-human interfaces, examining the Triple Helix institutions are adapting themselves to these new challenges.

Surrounded by technologies effacing techno-human boundaries such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, virtual/augmented reality (AR/VR), drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT), we are witnessing an unprecedented surge of tFourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).  These 4IR technologies and various echnical, industrial, and social innovations neatly called the changes induced by them are increasingly casting doubt on the adaptive capacity of individuals and institutions with the threats to human identity, social stability, and economic security.  When machines replace not only repetitive labor but advanced intellectual work, what is left for humans?  How can existing institutions of the Triple Helix tackle techno-human challenges?  We invite the Triple Helix community to rethink the role of the government, industry, and universities in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We welcome papers addressing but not limited to the following topics: (i) policies and programs for 4IR technology development and management in Triple Helix institutions, (ii) modes of solutions or alternative approaches to innovation in the face of blurring techno-human interfaces (design thinking), (iii) risk governance for 4IR technologies in Triple Helix institutions, and (v) measurement of 4IR-driven entrepreneurship of Triple Helix actors.

In addition to thematic sessions, we invite papers to regular sessions within the traditional scope of Triple Helix research.   Papers are considered in two formats: classical scientific papers and case reports/studies.  Please submit an abstract of 2,000 words for the former, and an abstract of 700 words for the latter, by Monday 1 May 2017.

Detailed information on the registration schedule and fees are available on the registration site.

Conference Sessions

Thematic Sessions

  • Innovation and Design Thinking in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • University-Industrial Collaboration for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Managing Technical and Social Risks of 4th Industrial Revolution Technologies
  • Technology Foresight in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Regular Sessions

  • Entrepreneurial University and Its Impacts
  • Science Parks, Incubators, and Innovators
  • Regional Dimensions of the Triple Helix Model
  • Triple Helix in Developing Countries
  • Triple Helix and Knowledge Creation
  • Triple Helix and Socially Responsible Innovation
  • Triple Helix, Diversity, and Creativity
  • New Tools and Models for Knowledge Transfer
  • Measuring the Strength of the Triple Helix
  • New Roles of Government in the Triple Helix
  • The Global Entrepreneurial University Metrics Initiative (GEUM)


Please send your abstract to *email address protected*.

Please contact *email address protected* for any inquiry



Triple Helix, the Official Journal of the Triple Helix Association, is Triple Open access: * Open to diverse innovation perspectives, * Free to authors, * Free to readers.  Make your work freely available online and accessible to a global readership in English with abstracts also provided in Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic (

Call for Papers

The Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations is an internationally recognized model for understanding cross-sphere entrepreneurship and the changing dynamics of universities (especially the advent of entrepreneurial universities), innovation and socio-economic development.  The contemporary era of knowledge economy demands further enhancement of the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff 1995) within innovation systems at various dimensions, such as National Innovation Systems and Sectoral Innovation Systems.  Among various actors, universities, industries, and governmental agencies can be considered as the three most crucial, becoming increasingly interconnected in innovative activities, which lead to the formation of Triple Helix relations (Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff 1997).  Therefore, the Triple Helix of university-industry-government relations has naturally become the de facto core subsystem of an innovation system.

This article collection focuses on the following questions:

· How the Triple Helix model can help solve social, economic, and even political problems at various levels in case studies?

· What kind of indicators should be adopted for measuring Triple Helix synergies?

· How to measure Triple Helix synergies in countries/territories’ innovation system?

· What are the important concerns in measuring Triple Helix synergies and innovations through Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data?

· How has Open Data been applied to facilitate Triple Helix synergies or innovations?

· What are the identified barriers to facilitate Triple Helix synergies or innovations?

· What are the ways to strengthen and improve the communicative relationships among entities of the Triple Helix to maximize the synergies?

· How can the information flow of institutions of Triple Helix be measured to assess the effectiveness of collaboration?

· What are the ways to measure the effectiveness of data exchange between cross-sector institutions?

· How can cross-sector collaboration be measured?

· What are the best ways to share ongoing Triple Helix projects and successful cases in a global scale to collectively enhance the Triple Helix agenda?


We would like to invite you to address these questions or pose your own.  An ideal article combines the theoretical, empirical, and policy elements, although the balance may differ.  We are also open to non-conference submissions to the special issue.  However, the priority will be given to papers presented at its associated seminars.

Abstract submission           Authors should submit their abstracts directly to the guest editors by 30 June 2017.

Full paper submission         Full papers should be submitted using the submission instructions below by 31 December 2017.

Lead Guest Editor               Professor Han Woo Park, YeungNam University, South Korea

Guest Editors                         Dr Jiang Li, Zhejiang University, China, and Miyoung Chong, University of North Texas, USA

Submission instructions:  Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Triple Helix.  The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Triple Helix submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission.  In addition, indicate in your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on ‘Measuring Triple Helix Synergies and Innovations using Scientometric, Technometric, Informetric, Webometric, and Altmetric Data’.  All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.


Additional information:  Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

· Rapid publication: online submission, electronic peer review and production, make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient.

· High visibility and international readership in your field: open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work – anyone with online access can read your article.

· No space constraints: publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage.

· Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

· For editorial enquiries please contact *email address protected*.

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Special Issues

Several Special issues are underway, and the calls for papers will be shortly announced.

If you are interested in proposing a special issue, we invite you to consult the Guidelines for Guest Editors of Topical Article Collections at

Please ssend your proposal to the THJournal Managing Editor (Anne Rocha Perazzo, *email address protected*).

Hélice Magazine

This is a reminder that the closing date for papers to be published in the June/Summer issue of the THA Hélice Magazine is 28 May 2017.

We are inviting practitioners and scholars to submit papers, articles, or essays, providing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis of any or all aspects of the interaction between academy-industry-government (Triple Helix) for fostering research, innovation, economic competitiveness, sustainability and growth.

Articles should adhere to the following requirements: 2500-3000 words, in MSWord, and can include figures/tables/images.  Submissions should be made by email to the Editor in Chief at *email address protected*, and the Managing Editor at *email address protected*.