Call for Papers/Book Chapters: The role of TRIZ in enhancing creativity for innovation – international research and viewpoints on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Call for Papers/Book Chapters
The role of TRIZ in enhancing creativity for innovation – international research and viewpoints on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

edited by
Alexander Brem
Professor of Technology and Innovation Management University of Southern Denmark

Leonid Chechurin
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management
Lappeenranta University of Technology


To come up with innovative ideas which fulfill the criteria to be new and breakthrough is key and at the same time difficult for companies.

One important supporting element to raise the quantity and quality of innovation is TRIZ (the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, in English named TIPS). With its systematic approach it can be used as a logical approach to creative problem solving.

TRIZ has the following advantages in comparison with traditional innovation supporting methods:

  • Marked increase of creative productivity.
  • Rapid acceleration of the search for inventive and innovative solutions.
  • Scientifically founded approach to forecasting evolution of technological systems, products and processes.

This methodology is now being taught at several universities and has been applied by an increasing number of global organizations.

Hence, with this book, the Editors would like to give an overview of current trends and enhancements within TRIZ in an international context. The goal is to show different roles of TRIZ in enhancing creativity for innovation in research, and with selected viewpoints in practice.

All submitted paper proposals will be double-blind reviewed to ensure the highest quality.

Book Chapter Synopses with suggested topics

Topics include but are not limited to theories, methods, techniques and experiences on:

  • innovation processes and its linkages to TRIZ through all of its stages;
  • methodological support to creative and inventive design;
  • research on TRIZ-based or inspired theories, methodologies, techniques;
  • computers instruments to support TRIZ-based deployment;
  • patent mining, knowledge harvesting and representing;
  • TRIZ education initiatives, feedback or studies;
  • further advanced Innovative, Inventive & creative design processes;
  • inventiveness, creativity, innovation measurements (or assessment);
  • professional/industrial case studies where TRIZ has played a significant role.

Moreover, selected viewpoints from practice will be included.


In advance, all potential authors must commit on our publication schedule to make sure that contributors will follow the same format.

Full paper submissions due: December 31st, 2014
Results of double-blind reviews available: March 31st, 2015
Revised paper submission deadline: June 1st, 2015
Book publication: Winter 2015/16

Publication information

All book chapters will be individually downloadable and accessible via or if someone buys the entire book in print or eBook from the Springer shop or affiliated partners such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc.

Each chapter is Search Engine Optimized (using the abstract and title/authors) and thus Google can find individual chapters upon a keyword search directly leading to SpringerLink.

All contributors get a discount of 33% on any Springer title purchased from the Springer online shop.

The MS Word template as well as the Author Guidelines are available online:

Please submit your paper only via E-Mail to Leonid Chechurin.