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A main implication of the knowledge economy is that the only way to prosperity is to make learning and knowledge creation of prime relevance. Issues of knowledge creation, use and transfer and innovation competencies building have moved to the forefront of attention in corporate competitive strategy and in economic, social and industrial policy as well. Competing worldwide demands individual and organisational creativity, high level skills and capabilities and adaptive and innovative learning organisations and institutions. To keep abreast of the volatile and changing environment organisations, countries and regions need to develop a better understanding of how knowledge and intellectual capital deliver effective business processes and high value goods and services. In particular, they have to develop awareness of and mechanisms to manage the risks that are inherent to this new context and improved methods to link IC and KM to the firm’s future streams of cash flows and GDP growth.

ECKM 2009 provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the study; management, development and implementation of knowledge management initiatives to come together and exchange ideas.

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research-in-progress are welcomed approaches. Research in progress, case studies, poster submissions, proposals for roundtable discussions, practitioner contributions, and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Submission details are given below. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:-

Frameworks for conceptualising KM
Impact on organisational learning

Defining parameters of the field of study
Impact on business strategy

Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms
Managing Intellectual Capital

Knowledge asset valuation models
Knowledge sharing between different groups in an organization

Knowledge Management Systems
sharing and co-operation in Communities of Practice

Architectures for KM systems
How to initiate KM

Contextual analysis
Resourcing KM

KM in higher education
Implementing KM

KM case studies
Identifying user requirements

KM and SME’s
KM and innovation

The evaluation of KM
Professional training augmentation & data mapping

Ethics of KM
Content management systems

KM in the Public Sector
Establishing Innovation networks

KM performance criteria

KM towards stakeholders needs
KM and the Web and e-Business

Km and eBusiness models
Skills & competence management

KM sharing between individuals vs groups
Competitive intelligence

KM in business transformation
KM & change management

In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to 2 mini tracks: Public Policies, Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital chaired by Eduardo Tome – Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão – Portugal, and Formal Modeling for Knowledge Management chaired by Ettore Bolisani, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Paper submissions
Papers should address the conference topics listed above and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period.

Research in Progress
Researchers may submit current projects whilst they are still in progress. To be eligible, it is necessary for a paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted.

Case Study Submissions
Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

Poster Submissions
Posters provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in an informal setting in which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. This track is an ideal forum for the presentation of work in progress. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers.
Poster submission requirements

An abstract describing the work being presented on the poster should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Poster as the submission type.
Poster abstracts will be blind reviewed by a member of the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for poster presentation.
On acceptance instructions on poster dimensions etc will be supplied.
Poster abstracts and images of the final poster will be published in the CD version of the Conference Proceedings.
At least one person must register for the conference to present the poster.

Posters will be displayed close to the refreshment area so that all who attend will have an opportunity to see them. There will be a timetabled period when Poster Owners should staff their poster so that participants can come and discuss the research.

Round Table Proposals
The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion.
Submission requirements

An abstract proposing a topic and stating why it is felt this would be an interesting contribution to the conference should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Round Table Proposal as the submission type.
Proposals will be considered by the programme committee.
If a proposal is selected the convenor will be asked to nominate knowledge informants in the field who will be prepared to participate. Round Table Discussions can be either 30 minutes or 1 hour in duration. The convenor must register for the conference.
Other participants can attend the Round Table without conference registration, but if they wish to attend any other part of the conference registration will be required.

Practitioner Contributions
The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
Presentation submission requirements

An abstract describing the work to be presented should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Practitioner Contribution as the submission type.
Practitioner abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for presentation at the conference.
Authors of selected presentations will have their abstract included in the booklet of abstracts given to participants at the conference.
At least one person must register for the conference to give the presentation.
Product Demonstrations submission requirements

§ Submit a proposal of 200-300 words describing a research facilitation product you would like to demonstrate and the audience it serves. Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Sue Nugus not later than 4 June 2009. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.


Additional Information

Submission details Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 12 February 2009. Please read the abstract guidelines section of the website before submitting. Submission: Via the online submission form Please ensure that you complete all relevant sections of the form, including the conference track the abstract is intended for, the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials) and email addresses of all authors and a postal address and telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.. Full paper: Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 2 April 2009. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne