11th European Conference on Knowledge Management - ECKM 2010 (ECKM 2010)

Venue: Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão

Location: Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 02, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 03, 2010
Registration Date: Sep 02, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jun 25, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 12, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Apr 02, 2010
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Call for Papers Posters Round Table Proposals Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

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 2010 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 six mini track Knowledge and Ageing chaired by Christiaan Stam, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, Globalization, Trade and Knowledge Economics chaired by Nuno Carlos Leitão, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal, Knowledge Management for Resilient Enterprise chaired by Dr. Elena Irina Neaga, Loughborough University, UK, International law as the legal framework for the Knowledge Based Society chaired by Branislav Malagurski, Faculty of Law Osijek, Croatia, Knowledge Management in Public Sector Organisations: Value Driven and Best Practices Scenario co-chaired by Dr Kalsom Salleh, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia and Eduardo Tomé, Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão, Portugal and Sustainable Knowledge Management, chaired by Elizabeth Real de Oliveira, Universidade Lusíada de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Director, Sue Nugus outlining your suggested topic.

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 2010. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.

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 2010. 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 2010. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne

Important information

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proofread preferably by a native English speaker prior to submission (or at least a fluent English speaker) – papers may be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Publication opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. Selected papers from the Conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. (http://www.ejkm.com).

Conference and Journal Accreditations

The ECKM conference proceedings are:

· listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP)

· listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).

· indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM) is:

· rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists.

· ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council list

· listed in the Norwegian Social Science Data Services

· listed in the Open Access Journals database

· listed in the EBSCO database of electronic Journals

· listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities

· listed in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
12 February 2010

Notification of abstract acceptance:
19 February 2010

Full paper due for review:
2 April 2010

Notification of paper acceptance:
11 June 2010

Earlybird registration closes:
25 June 2010

Final paper due (with any changes):
9 July 2010

Final Author registration date:
30 July 2010


Additional Information

Earlybird registations from GBP199 (closes on 25 June 2010) - Published proceedings have ISBN and are indexed and rated by multiple organisations worldwide.