programme committee

Hauke Fuehres, Program Chair (University of Cologne, Germany)

Hauke Fuehres is a doctoral student at the Department of Information Systems and Information Management at the University of Cologne. Currently he is a visiting student at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT. In his research Hauke focuses on information flow in social networks and new ways of improving the detection of upcoming trends in large social networks. At the software startup galaxyadvisors Hauke is lead developer of the next generation of the Condor software, a toolkit for dynamic social network analysis.





John Bucuvalas, MD (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)


James A. Danowski (University of Chicago, Il., USA)


Jana Diesner (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA)

Jana Diesner is a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, in the Computation, Organizations and Society Program. Jana’s research mission is to contribute to the computational analysis and better understanding of the interplay and co-evolution of information and the functioning of socio-technical networks. Her research is at the nexus of network science, machine learning, and natural language processing. In her empirical work, she studies networks from the business, science and geopolitical domain. She is particularly interested in factors that impede the sustainable development of networks and their wider context, such as conflict and crime, and in covert information and covert networks. Besides her academic work, Jana is encouraging K12 school students, especially women, to pursue careers in computing. She has created a program called “Computational Thinking” that is run at a public school in Pittsburgh, PA.



Kai Fischbach (University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)

Kai Fischbach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Information Management at the University of
Cologne. He is also Associate Director of the Center for Applied Social Network Analysis (CASNA) in Cologne. His research focuses on
integrated information systems, social and economic networks, and the design of efficient information exchanges. His articles have appeared in Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Electronic Markets, Communications of the ACM, and other journals.







Cristobal Garcia (University of Cattolica, Chile)
Cristobal is Assistant Professor of Innovation, Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship as well as the Director of EmprendeUC at the P. Universidad Catolica of Chile (PUC).  Previously, he was the Regional Lead of Workplace Solutions and Organizational Network Analysis at PwC’s Change & Program Effectiveness in New York City.

Cristobal was the founding member of History Unwired and the Global Agenda Game at MIT, as well as of the Chilean Chapter of the World Internet Project (WIP).  Cristobal holds advanced degrees in sociology and philosophy, and a Master of Science in Media Technologies and Organizations Studies from MIT.






Peter Gloor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA)

Peter is happily juggling different hats, studying Collaborative Innovation Networks at MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, developing the social networking and data visualization software Condor with startup galaxyadvisors, and occasionally writing books, most recently “Coolfarming – Turn your great idea into the next big thing”, Coolhunting – Chasing Down the Next Big Thing” (jointly with Scott Cooper) and “Swarm Creativity – Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks”.








Julia Gluesing PhD (Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., USA)

Julia Gluesing is a business anthropologist in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to joining Wayne, she was a business manager and consultant in the hospitality and automotive industries, and in the information technology sector. Her work and her research interests are focused on applying the theories and methods of anthropology to global virtual teams and collaboration, especially for innovation, across cultural, organizational, and geographic boundaries in all types of networks.







Francesca Grippa PhD (Northeastern University, Boston, MA)

Francesca Grippa teaches Business Management and Leadership Development at the College of Professional Studies and at the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Her primary research interests include discovering organization’s informal leaders, detecting emerging hubs and studying the stages of development of teams. In 2004 Francesca worked as Instructional Designer at IBM and since 2007 she’s been consulting with various firms to help assess the structure and evolution of their project teams and communities of practice using the methods and techniques of Organizational Network Analysis.

She holds a PhD in e-Business Management, a Master’s in Business Management and a BS in Communication Sciences. In 2005 and 2006 she was Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan Center for Digital Business.



Sarah Hauser (University of Applied Sciences, Brugg, Switzerland)


Takashi Iba (Keio University, Tokyo, Japan)


Casper Lassenius (Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland)


Hong Joo Lee PhD (The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea)

Hong Joo Lee is an assistant professor at the Department of Business Administration, The Catholic University of Korea. He has a Ph. D. from KAIST Business school (2006), and was with The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence as a post-doctoral fellow in 2006. His research areas are utilizing intelligent techniques and harnessing collective intelligence in business settings, and analyzing effects of intelligent aids in e-commerce and m-commerce. His papers have been published in Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Information Systems Frontiers, Electronic Commerce Research, and others.







Chris Miller PhD (Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga., USA)

Chris Miller completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Management from Wayne State University where she conducted an ethnographic study on the relationship between innovation and formalization at a Tier One automotive supplier. Her research interests include how sociality and culture influence the design of new products, processes, and technologies. She also studies technology-mediated communication within groups, teams, and networks and the emergence of technology-enabled collaborative innovation networks (COINs). Chris is a professor of Design Management at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She works with multiple professional organizing and working groups that foster interdisciplinary practice and is a founding member of the COINs conference.



Maria Paasivaara (Aalto University, Espoo, Finland)



Sung Joo Park (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea)



Johannes Putzke (University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)



Ken Riopelle PhD (Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., USA)

Dr. Ken Riopelle is a Research Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan. He also serves at the Evaluation Director for the Michigan Alliance of Clinical and Translation Science. Dr. Riopelle’s professional career spans over 40 years in both the auto industry and academia.

His primary research interests include: 1.) Accelerating the Diffusion of Innovations in Globally Networked Organizations, which was funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from 2005-2010; 2. The study of Collaborative Innovation Networks or COINs; and 3. The Science of Team Science using co-author and co-citation analysis as a method to visualize, measure and understand scientific collaboration.



Mischa Schaub (Hyperwerk Institute of Post Industrial Design)

Mischa Schaub is currently the Director for the Hyperperk Institute of Post Industrial Design HGK FHNW, where he founded the Plexwerk program and is also a member of the tryplex team. Schaub headed the campus exhibition for the 2007 Ars Electronica in Linz and is the founder of acar2 as well. During his time at Hyperwerk, he has concurrently held postions as President for salm2 as well as the President for MetaWorx. Prior to Hyperwerk he worked as director of HyperStudio in Basel, was a visiting professor at UdK, Berlin.

Schaub has also held a diverse set of posts in the professional world along with his recent academic background. Schaub worked for ZKM Karlsruhe; was the director for the Design Research Agency, Basel and has worked for the Omega watch design, CI design for Z & L, Zuerich as well. He was a sculptor at SfG Basel and Kunstakademie Duesseldorf in his early career. Schaub studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art, London.



Detlef Schoder (University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)


Tsvi Vinig (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)


Manfred Vogel (University of Applied Sciences, Brugg, Germany)

Manfred Vogel is the head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. Before that he was founder and head of the Institute of 4D-Technologies.

Manfred has a degree in electrical engineering, a degree in mathematics from ETH Zurich and a PhD in physics. He worked for a decade in solar physics, stellar astrophysics and satellite technologies, developing theoretical models which he calibrated with observations mainly taken by satellites in the ultraviolet. Today his main activities in applied research deal with optimization, machine learning and social network analysis. He is teaching efficient algorithms and optimization.

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