Ki04 – The Knowledge Engineering Network Event (Ki04)

Venue: The De Vere Belfry

Location: Near Birmingham, Warickshire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 31, 2004 End Date/Time: Nov 02, 2004
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In the jargon of the knowledge management world, Ki seeks to establish a "social network" or "community of practice" that will endure long beyond the event itself. Indeed, Ki04 is planned as the first such event, to be repeated yearly, and hence to develop and grow this network across a wide range of industries, backgrounds and experiences. It should prove to be very informative and provide a useful forum for people of a like mind.

In this rapidly-developing field great solutions happen when the right people get together to focus on real-world problems but, networking can take forever, and the connections might never happen.

Ki has been specifically set up as a networking event, combining developers, academics, consultants, and end-users in an innovative, collaborative forum.

In two full days of workshops, presentations, and informal activities you'll get the chance to work with many of the most influential people in our industry, establishing contacts that might otherwise take years, and sparking new ideas that wouldn't happen any other way…

Details of the different Topics:

World-class Knowledge Management

Many companies aspire to world-class standards of Knowledge Management, but there is little agreement about what that is. Without a clear vision of such a goal it isn't surprising how difficult it can be to implement a good strategy to get there. These workshops will focus on organisations frequently identified as having world-class Knowledge Management, and explore what they have achieved and how they can help guide other organisations.

Change Management

Handling change effectively is a critical part of a Knowledge Management program. Even with the best processes and technology, a failure to win the support of the people involved can spell doom to essential projects. Properly organised change management can ensure that everyone involved feels valued and plays a full role in achieving the best results.

Knowledge Capture

The tacit knowledge of key employees is an important element in the success of most companies. If those employees are lost due to retirement, restructuring, relocation, or just by changing jobs the resulting 'corporate amnesia' can have a serious effect on competitiveness. Here, we'll look at approaches to creating an effective corporate memory system that becomes a significant asset in its own right.

Structuring knowledge

In many situations, effective knowledge capture requires the establishment of a rational structure. As well as aiding the delivery of captured knowledge, such a structure can help unearth information not revealed by conventional questioning by prompting with responses made in similar cases. Structures can be designed for a specific situation or may be based on emerging generic standards. These workshops will review these approaches and examine ways of selecting the best method for a specific project.

Diagnostics and smart sensors

From the earliest days of Knowledge Management, the enormous potential of harnessing intelligent systems for diagnostic purposes has been well recognised. New approaches are now providing major commercial benefits based on automated fault diagnosis and optimisation. At the same time, innovations in sensor technology allow the cost-effective monitoring of equipment that would have been impractical even a decade ago. These innovative approaches will be reviewed and new applications proposed and explored.

KM and the Semantic web

By making the switch from the storage of simple text to content that is directly meaningful to computer programs, the Semantic Web is expected to make as much difference to our lives in the next ten years as the Web itself has in the last ten. The potential of the Semantic Web to play a key role in the capture, storage, and communication of knowledge is something that demands the attention of the many people working in the field of Knowledge Management.

The W3C web site can provide more details about the Semantic web and other world wide web related developments.


Wishaw, North Warickshire, B76 9PR
United Kingdom

Additional Information

We anticipate a high demand for places, so please book as soon as possible, either by filling in the booking form on and return it to us by post, fax or email. Post: Ki04,Heathgate House,Langton Road,Tunbridge Wells,Kent,TN3 0BA,UK Fax: 01892 537 718 E-mail: The Event costs £495 Per delgate (£581.63 Inc VAT), for the full three day registration. The price includes meals, accommodation and tea and coffee throughout the day.