This is the call for papers for the IEEE technically-sponsored 2018 International Conference on Open Innovations to be held in Johannesburg , Gauteng, South Africa. The conference will run from the of 3-5 of October 2018. We invite the submission of Full Research Papers (FRP); Short Research Papers(SRP), Reflection Papers (RP), Student Colloquium Papers & Posters(SPP), Workshops & Tutorials (WT), Research Development Symposia (RDS), Invited Talks (IT) and Showcases & Exhibitions (SE) to the 2018 Open Innovations (OI) Conference. The 2018 Open Innovations theme, “Re-Creating Society through “Disruptive Digital Transformation” invites submissions that explore the changing nature of innovation practices, principles, applications and teaching in an era of profound “disruptive” change in all spheres of our society. Disruptive Innovation is now seen as an imperative that underpins human progress, with societal changes exemplified by Schumpeter’s ‘creative disruption’ and Christensen’s ‘disruptive technologies’. These “Disruptive Innovations”, partly influenced by digital technologies, have resulted in a dramatic transformation of established industries and the global business landscape as well. The implications deriving from this transformation provide ample opportunities for researchers, innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs to better advance the open innovation discourse and development in Africa.