Breaking Boundaries in the New World

The IDEAS 2022 conference is an arena that brings together the most forward thinkers to help reshape the world by defying their field's boundaries, leveraging disciplinary mindset into contributions to broad domains. 

Campus de Santo André da UFABC, Brazil. Campus de Santo André da UFABC, Brazil.

The last two years have shown the world that the systems we rely on for free thinking and scientific discovery – systems that many take for granted – are fragile. The Covid-19 crisis has also shown that the world is capable of great discovery and solidarity in times of need. 

"The theme of the IDEAS 2022 conference is to leverage what these hard times have taught us about the world we live in", says Professor Magnus Klofsten at Linköping University.

The Covid-19 crisis has put a huge strain on our society on many levels from the health system, education, economy etc. However, it also creates a breeding ground and a hothouse for innovation.

"We see a lot of Innovation in the wake of the corona crisis in so many fields; from business, education, technology, to social innovations that will create a lasting value in many areas of society. It is also creating a huge push to digital transformation, and it is safe to say that the world is not the same after the corona crisis", says Professor Petter Krus at Linköping University.

IDEAS 2022 will stimulate novel questions and challenge existing policy and practices for more innovative and sustainable systems.

"The post-Covid era gives the scientific community an opportunity to break old barriers and to reach out to create the new ideas and methods that can help propel society into a more inclusive and sustainable future", says Associate Professor Luciana Pereira at Universidade Federal of ABC.

IDEAS 2022 takes place in Santo André from 28 - 30 November 2022 at UFABC campus in Santo André, Brazil. IDEAS 2022 is part of a longstanding collaboration between Linköping university in Sweden and Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC) in Brazil. The conference revolves around three parts: conferences, workshops, and social gatherings. The overall impact of the conference design is meant to create an open and inclusive environment that promotes innovation and cross-pollination between people and disciplines.

►Deadline for full paper submission: May 25.

Notification of acceptance: June 25. 

For more information visit conference website  


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