International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Collaboration
CALL FOR PAPERS
As part of
The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)
May 23 - 27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Extended Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Knowledge Management (KM) has been occupying, at least since the beginning of the nineties, much more important place within organizations. The necessity to manage both explicit and tacit knowledge created and used in organizations has increased rapidly in the recent years. Organizations have become aware of the importance of the invaluable capital owned by their members which corresponds to their experiences and accumulated knowledge about the firm activities. Maintaining this capital is a powerful mean to improve the level of economical performance of an organization. Thus, companies should invest on knowledge management projects in order to amplify the creation, the sharing and the transfer of explicit and tacit knowledge. Several techniques can be considered to develop and implement knowledge management and organizational memory systems, according to the types of organization, its needs, and its culture as well as the nature of knowledge to be capitalized. For example, Knowledge-based approaches, corporate semantic web, CBR-based approaches, ontology based approaches, agent-based approaches, etc.
The objective of this multidisciplinary workshop is to gather both researchers and practitioners to discuss methodological, technical and organizational aspects of knowledge management, feedback of KM applications, and especially using collaboration techniques for KM and employing KM to increase effective collaboration. Researches and practitioners are invited to propose recent advances in methodologies, models and tools for managing knowledge in organizations and to discuss experiences of successful or unsuccessful knowledge management projects. Papers are welcomed in any research area concerning knowledge management and discovery such as knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, information systems, and knowledge economy. Target applications of this research and real work case studies could be the following: Automobile, Biology, Design, Education, Medical Domain, Telecommunications, Aeronautics and Space, Tourism, Finance, Public Administration, Social, etc.
The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to knowledge management and collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
International Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.
For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2011.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org and Waleed W. Smari at Smari@arys.org.