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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Special session proposals are accepted until:

December 20, 2021

If you wish to propose a new Special Session please kindly fill out and submit this Expression of Interest form.


DisrupTech 2022Special Session on Disruptive Technologies
Chair(s): Mitra Arami and Patricia Baudier

Special Session on Disruptive Technologies - DisrupTech 2022

Paper Submission: February 24, 2022
Authors Notification: March 10, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2022


Mitra Arami
EM Normandie Business School
Patricia Baudier
EM Normandie Business School

This special session calls for research that examines digital technologies creating new markets. According to literature, a disruptive innovation is an innovation creating new markets and value network and eventually disrupts existing markets, which means displacing established market leading firms, products, and alliances [1,2].

We aim to compile state of the art of research on disruptive innovation with focus not only on Blockchain and IoT but also other technologies and invite papers from all scholars, which provide move conceptual perspectives and/or empirical insight into this topic.



[1] Christensen CM, Raynor M, McDonald R. What is disruptive innovation? Harvard Business Review 2015;93(12):44–53

[2] Hensmans, M. (2021), "The innovation pyramid: five approaches to strategic decision-making", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.