13th European Conference on Knowledge Management - ECKM 2012

Venue: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain

Location: Spain, Spain

Event Date/Time: Sep 06, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 07, 2012
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The world economy in which we are living poses challenges that lead to a realization that 'more of the same' will be difficult to sustain. This provides an illustration that, in order to create new or modified knowledge practices, strengthen customer relationships and thus positively influence customer satisfaction, organizations must be flexible in configuring (combining) knowledge and knowledge structures in a way that is appropriate for delivering value to the customer. It must simultaneously develop effective strategies for updating the knowledge of its staff members necessary for underpinning the creation and delivery of appropriate knowledge services. Thus, unlearning (forgetting) becomes a critical means for organizational success. The ECKM community of scholars has already initiated dialogue that links its particular strengths to innovation issues. This conference aims to further that dialogue by attracting leading edge work that leverages the ECKM community's in-depth understanding of learning and unlearning to better understand knowledge management. Our aim is to stimulate breakthrough research streams linking learning, unlearning and knowledge management.

How can organizations tailor, use, and extend techniques and tools from knowledge management for improving their business practices and processes? Building upon existing work on knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning, the conference will promote interdisciplinary approaches from computer science and information systems, business, management and organization science as well as cognitive science. Emphasis will be put on systematic learning from experience, KM tools and KM success factors. A special interest belongs to knowledge management initiatives which are lightweight (i.e., do not place considerable additional burden on users and KM experts), allow an incremental adoption (i.e., do not require large up-front investment before any return of investment is at least visible), and are flexible regarding frequent changes in experts and topics.

Continuing the success of the ECKM conference series since 2000, the 2012 conference will provide an international communication forum bringing together academia and industry for discussing the progress made and addressing the challenges faced by continuous learning in knowledge-intensive organizations.

Publication opportunity

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings subject to author registration and payment. ECKM Proceedings have an ISBN and are accredited on various lists. Click the star in the right hand box to view these accreditations. Papers will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. The latest issue of the journal is available to read online.

The conference committee is attracted by both theoretical and practical papers on many subjects, as well as by innovative ideas and experiences. We are also interested in case studies that demonstrate how research strategies have been applied and the lessons learned. We welcome contributions on many topics, presenting a range of scholarly approaches. theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods are eagerly awaited. Action research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format).

In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invite suggestion for mini tracks. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track


Additional Information

Submission details are given below. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:- KM Frameworks KM and organisational learning Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms Managing Intellectual Capital Knowledge asset valuation models Knowledge sharing between different groups and organizations Knowledge Management Systems Communities of Practice Architectures for KM systems KM job profiles and labour market KM case studies and best practices Identifying KM user requirements KM in SME’s KM and innovation Evaluation and performance of KM Content management systems KM in the Public Sector Establishing Innovation networks Skill and competence management Ontologies and knowledge representation Change management, KM in business transformation Managing Intellectual Capital KM strategies KM and Web 2.0 KM success stories and failures KM maturity models Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes. Additionally a prize will be awarded to the best PhD paper presented at the conference. Submission details Abstract details: All submission types require an abstract in the first instance. 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 16 February 2012. Please read the Abstract Guidelines before submitting. Submission: Online via the 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. http://academic-conferences.org/eckm/eckm2012/eckm12-abstract-submission.htm . Full paper: Only required after acceptance of abstract and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references. Submission date will be no later than 5 April 2012. Please read the style guidelines document. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Julia Hawkins with the submission checklist and copyright form. 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. We do offer proof-reading services. 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 prefers that an author presents only one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee. Author registration and payment must be completed by 2 August 2012 and there are special discounts available for earlybird registration and group bookings, including a special reduced rate for supervisors and students attending together. Important dates Abstract submission deadline: 16 February 2012 Notification of abstract acceptance: 23 February 2012 Full paper due for review: 5 April 2012 Notification of paper acceptance: 14 June 2012 Earlybird registration closes: 28 June 2012 Final paper due (with any changes): 12 July 2012 Final Author registration date: 2 August 2012