Computer Aided Innovation (CAI) is a young domain in the array of CAx technologies, the goal of which is to support enterprises throughout the complete innovation process. This book has a comprehensive vision which conceives CAI systems beginning at the creative stage of perceiving business opportunities and customer demands, then continuing to help in developing inventions and turning inventions into successful innovations in the market. Computer Aided Innovation considers changes in innovation paradigms inspired by modern Innovation Theories such as TRIZ, ASIT, Axiomatic Design, Synectics, General Theory of Innovation, Mind Mapping, Brain Storming, and Lateral Thinking, among others. The 2nd IFIP Working Conference on Computer Aided Innovation aims at clarifying the essential factors characterizing these new arising tools for bridging the gap between the traditional methods and current trends in search of efficient innovation.
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