Workshop 02-KMC 2015

The Fourth International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Collaboration
(KMC 2015)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of
The 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
 (CTS 2015)
http://cts2015.cisedu.info


June 01-05, 2015
The Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: March 01, 2015

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


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.  

Collaboration technologies can be used to handle KM in organizations. 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 collaboration technologies and systems used for knowledge management, knowledge discovery, mining, feedback of KM applications, and especially using collaboration techniques for KM and employing KM to increase effective collaboration. A second aspect would be how to use collaboration systems and technologies in Knowledge management and discovery. 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to present 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, CSCW, business management, 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 KMC Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following: 

 
  • Methodologies and Tools for Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Representation and Ontology
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Evolution
  • Retrieval and Delivery of Knowledge
  • Knowledge Integration
  • Knowledge Authoring & Knowledge Markup Languages
  • KM for Collaboration and Decision Support
  • Case-based Reasoning for KM
  • Corporate Memories for KM
  • Collective and Collaborative Intelligence
  • Knowledge Management and Social Computing
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Evaluation and Measurement of Required Knowledge
  • Inter-Organizational Collaborative KM
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Mobile and Distributed Data Mining
  • Knowledge Management Systems and Applications
  • Knowledge Sharing and Exchange
  • Uncertainty and Vagueness in Knowledge Modeling
  • Human-knowledge Interaction
  • Knowledge Mashups
  • Agent-based Approaches to Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Management Maturity Models
  • Large-scale Distributed Reasoning
  • Communities of Practice
  • Social and Human Factors in KM
  • KM in Web2.0 and Semantic Web
  • Knowledge and Business Process Modeling
  • Provenance, Reliability and Trust in KM
  • KM in Collaborative Software Development
  • Crowdsourcing and KM
  • KM for Social Media and Networks


PAPER SUBMISSION
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 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to  http://cts2015.cisedu.info/home/posters  for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Workshop using the following link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kmc2015. If the submission is for a poster, poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded using the link above. 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 2015 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 by major indexing services accordingly. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.  


IMPORTANT DATES
Extended Paper Submissions: ------------------------- March 01, 2015
Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------- March 15, 2015
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -------- March 25, 2015
Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------- June 01-05, 2015


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
   
Duo (Helen) Wei                                                  
        Computer Science and Information Systems Department                                                                 
        The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
        Galloway, New Jersey, USA                                                  
        Voice:  +1 609-626-3813                                          
        Fax:     +1 609-626-5539                                                  
        Email:   duo.wei@stockton.edu​
                                             
    
   Domenico Potena                                                  
        Department of Information Engineering                                                                   
        Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, 
        Via Brecce Bianche 12, 60131 Ancona, Italy                                                  
        Voice:  +39 071 220 48 97                                     
        Fax:     +39 071 220 42 24
        Email:   d.potena@univpm.it

   Wei Xiong                                                  
        Department  of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems       
        Northwest Missouri State University
        Maryville, MO, USA
        Voice:  +1 660.562.1103
        Fax:     +1 660.562.1963
        Email:   XIONG@nwmissouri.edu

Technical Program Committee *

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2015. 
  • Nesat Efendioglu, BOC Asset Management GmbH, Wien, Austria
  • Faiez Gargouri, Sfax University, Sfax, Tunisia
  • Michel Grundstein, MG Conseil - Lamsade Paris Dauphine University, France
  • Anil Pacaci, SRDC Limited, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ali Anil Sinaci, SRDC Limited, Ankara, Turkey
  • Fabrizio Smith, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Roma, Italy
  • Emanuele Storti, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
  • TBA, TBA
    (*Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

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://cts2015.cisedu.info  or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs. 


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