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The Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies is issuing a call for papers to be presented at the 12th Annual Conference on TRIZ Studies. The date and venue for the Conference is still under discussion. The theme for our Conference this year will be: TRIZ for New Beginnings

The emphasis on papers for this event should be REAL case studies with measured results and how TRIZ was used to develop the solution. We are strongly interested in providing content for corporate and educational users. Attendees are looking for concrete case studies -- where TRIZ has been applied to provide REAL solution concepts. Papers on TRIZ in Education and other traditional topics are suitable for the Conference.

New opportunities for the application of innovative problem solving are constantly being posed by contradictions in all aspects of technology. Equally important is a growing awareness that we need to tap the unrecognized resource within systems as we improve design. As more practitioners, companies, and industries incorporate TRIZ into their design methodologies, the methodology itself will become more expansive and more refined. The Annual Conference on TRIZ Studies is an excellent forum to facilitate this growth and refinement. Presentations of either insight or case studies from technical and non-technical fields are welcome. Completed projects and applications, as well as those in progress, are candidates for presentation. Presentations that interest attendees include:

  • New applications of TRIZ
  • Advanced applications of TRIZ
  • New developments in the TRIZ tool bag
  • Approaches and techniques that can be used by teachers in the classroom
  • TRIZ applications that can be taught to children and the elderly

Submission Requirements:

Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract (150 to 200 words) of their proposed paper with Title, along with a brief, current biography of the author/s, and a picture of the author (head shot).

To submit an abstract via the web, you must create either a free or paid online membership and then click on the "Submit for TRIZCON" link under TRIZCON2010 in the left main menu.  This menu item is ONLY available for registered members.

Completing requirements of the Conference on time is critical for all presenters, conference planners and attendees, so the following deadlines are mandatory for your participation:

Abstract Submission deadline: 30 July 2010
Acceptance notification w/ paper guidelines: If your Abstract is posted to the AI website, you are accepted.
All registration forms, Copyright releases and fees ($300): 1 August 2010
Draft of Paper Due 1 August 2010
 Final papers & electronic files due:  15 August 2010

Inside TRIZ

Quantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

Inside TRIZ


navneet bhushanQuantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

A tool to estimate the strength and life of a Patent

TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) classifies inventions into five novelty levels. At level 1 are slight modifications of the existing systems.  At level 2 are those inventions that resolve a system conflict or contradiction using usually inventive solution or inventive principle used to solve similar problems in other systems.    At level 3, the inventions change one subsystem or resolve the system conflicts in a fundamental way. At level 4, the invention gives birth to new systems using interdisciplinary approaches. The level 5 inventions are closer to a recently discovered scientific phenomenon. See article for a complete discussion.



TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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