The coins11 conference is fortunate to have several committees of international collaborators and students teams working together in making our third annual conference a success.

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has been directly or indirectly been involved in the planning and preparation of this year’s conference.

logo_COINs The coins11 conference, Sept. 8–10, 2011 is presented in collaboration by Hyperwerk Institute of Postindustrial Design and the COINs Collaborative, an initiative of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Wayne State University College of Engineering-Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Collective Intelligence. The collaborative builds open knowledge networks to advance the emerging science of collaboration for design, research and industry competitive advantage. For more information on the COINs conference, visit