Special Session Proposal:
July 30, 2015
Full paper submission:
January 11, 2016
Notification of acceptance:
February 02, 2016
Final paper submission:
February 25, 2016
SSME Education - Past Present and Future
- Theodor Borangiu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania (
This workshop of IESS 2016 aims at analysing current Education in SSME - Service Science Management and Engineering in view of improvement, and related fields such as Service Design and Development, Service Management, Research in IT-based Service Systems or Service Innovation, by bringing together people involved in education, research or innovation in the area.
The workshop will be willing to accept the following types of contributions:
The SSME field originated about 10 years ago as an education and research area, and it is relevant to present experiences and discuss proposal for its evolution, focusing on developing future alternatives.
Keywords: SSME, Service Science Management and Engineering, Design, Development, Innovation, Education, Research
Exploration in Service Science
Today, when our Society becomes more complex and heterogeneous, it has to face the challenges of new situations, very different from those to which its members are accustomed. In order to meet these challenges, it is now crucial to give a chance for real explorers to discover, promote and perform multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational services, allowing overcoming the new complexities.
The plan of Service Science is to develop such knowledge, which actually helps to facilitate the work of these explorers and to place it in the context of the development of our Society. This also includes offering them environments of creative freedom to achieve such a goal. Isolated explorers have always existed; but it is now for the first time, we have the opportunity to develop the means to integrate their discoveries into practical, operational realizations, which can be integrated into any aspect of the world.
In the context of co-creation atmosphere, this workshop invites all the interested persons to exchange the ideas on the phenomenon of exploration in Service Science, to brainstorm on the main aspects of exploratory research, in general, and specific characteristics of exploratory research articles, in particular, to identify the keystones of the scientific development of services, as a balanced combination of inter-disciplinary human activities and their informational support, as well as other related topics.
Furthermore, by addressing a wide range of classical disciplines (management, transport, climatology, healthcare, etc.), which are now susceptible to be re-constructed, in order to integrate the impact of services into these domains, this creates new challenges not only for explorers outside the domains, but also for the domain scientists, whose research is focused on enriching their domains with service-based approaches.
All the interested persons are now invited to become active participants of this workshop, which aims to present the originality of the approach of the exploratory research in Service Science, in comparison to the classical research methods, as well as to focus on the added value of exploration in services.
This discussion will be orchestrated inside an exploratory environment itself, and the actors are welcome to benefit from the acquired results for further co-creative exchange.
Keywords: Exploration, Service Science
The submission for the workshop will be submitted by e-mail to the IESS 2016 Organizing Committee Chair at