Event Date/Time: Nov 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 18, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jun 20, 2010
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"Nicolae Balcescu" Land Forces Academy is a military higher education institution, which organizes the important event of the teaching staff. KBO reaches the 16th edition in November 2010 and benefits from participants from all over the world, but it also hosts national guests.
The event answers to the worldwide tendency of contemporary orientation towards knowledge. The concept's relevance of knowledge-based organization derives from the employment in the evolution for the informational society, the knowledge society - criteria for sustainable development and European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In order for organizations to function, the determination factors are the process of innovation, learning and partner interactivity regarding knowledge. We can proudly state that by means of the organized scientific events, the Land Forces Academy has already taken the steps towards this direction, proving to taking great efforts for restructuring and rethinking the missions and challenges it has to overcome.
The conference tries to find an answer to the basic problem of epistemology, the one of validity and limits of knowledge, present-day concern not only in the medium of organization's theory but also at the scale of concrete organization. This scientific manifestation brings in the core of debates many new and interesting ideas regarding these issues and profoundly analyzes aspects discussed at previous editions.
KBO international conference focuses on two kinds of major objectives: scientific on the one hand, and on the other hand, the development and consolidation of collaboration relationships in the field of scientific research with higher education and research institutes, at national and international level. Hence, the entire gamma of objectives specific for scientific and exhibition events is covered. Also, the conference aims at presenting the academy's offer in the research fields and developing possible collaborations within national programmes, as well as European research programmes.
Authors are invited to submit articles that address the concept of KBO from different perspectives, related, but not restricted to the following fields:
Military sciences – challenges and perspectives
New dimensions of combined joint operations
Modern military training
From RMA to AKM: towards the “knowledge warrior” of the 3rd millennium
Military and non-military threats to security
The future operating environment
Information-based models for command and control
Building-up the future war fighter - military physical training standards
Dynamics of the military organization
KBO case studies
KBO concepts, theories and tendencies
Knowledge leadership: where knowledge meets excellence
Higher education institutions as knowledge managers
Sociology of knowledge
Psychological warfare
The role and place of foreign languages within KBO (particularities for military organizations)
Economy conceptualized: knowledge economy vs. knowledge-based economy
Defence resource management
Organizational capabilities optimization (strategic management, etc)
KM and change management
Knowledge-based system applications
Applied fundamental sciences and technology
Decision support systems
Advanced military technologies in the land forces
Network architectures and their management
Modern techniques of detection and decontamination in the field of CBRN
Environmental protection in military operations
Legal and administrative defence issues
Adapting the legal framework to the 21st century operational environment
The abstract submission is followed by the paper's evaluation, i.e. each article is being peer-to-peer assessed in order for its acceptance at the conference. The conference's volumes are edited in English, as well as the proceedings, each participant receiving their own copy. The international scientific committee consists of members from partner countries, like Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, San Marino, Germany, USA, Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, belarus, etc.


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