CIB W102 3rd International Conference: Information and Knowledge Management – Helping the Practition (CIB@Stuttgart2007)

Venue: Fraunhofer Campus (IZS)

Location: Stuttgart, Germany

Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 18, 2007
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2007
Early Registration Date: Aug 03, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 16, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jun 08, 2007
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Based on their shared interests in international cooperation and their tasks of knowledge dissemination, CIB, CSTB and Fraunhofer IRB have agreed to host this event.

This conference expressly intends to be an interface to link up researchers and developers of technologies and tools for information procurement and management on the one hand, and the "users", practitioners from the fields of planning and building on the other. Compared to strictly scientific disciplines, the A.E.C. community is characterised by information clients that in their majority are information technology laymen (spreading use of online search engines notwithstanding), who have to satisfy information needs under strong time pressure. Experience also shows that the implementation of online information sources into the workflow of planning and building projects still has not been embraced in the same way other industrial sectors have.
What the state of the art tools and technologies are or will be at hand in the near future, in how far they really meet the needs of the users and which problems they face, will be presentad and discussed in the scope of this event.

It is the objective of this event to intensify the interrelation between information specialists/developers and the end users community, promoting the use and implementation of online information sources in the workflow of planning and building projects.

The organisers welcome speakers' contributions from all perspectives and background in this field.
Suggested topics for paper entries are:
- Placing information in facilities' design, manufacture, construction and use
- Creating knowledge within construction organizations
- Developing learning organizations in a project environment
- Linking documentation services to the practitioners (creating a demand for documentation services)
- Information enhancing, processing, mining, retrieval and display in design and construction
- Document classification, indexing, clustering and managing
- Knowledge based intelligent information and engineering systems
- Knowledge acquisition, organization and representation
- Web based knowledge management for cooperative design and construction
- Communities of practice
- Knowledge converting, sharing and connecting
- Knowledge bases, ontologies and organizational memories.
Authors are invited to submit an abstract of max. 1 page no later than 2007|02|16


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Online Registration and Abstract Submission open now Full Participation 430EUR (early registration)