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  5-6 September, Kaunas, Lithuania
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CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations for the 14th European Conference on Knowledge Management - ECKM 2013 





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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 2013 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.


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 KM research strategies have been applied and the lessons learned. The review committee will consider submissions in the following categories:


Academic papers

Case Studies

PhD papers

Work-in-Progress papers

Posters

Non-Academic contributions

Round Table discussion Proposals


You can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format).

In addition to the main conference topics, the advisory group invites submissions to the following mini tracks:

 

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

 

§         KM Frameworks

§         Knowledge creation

§         Knowledge asset valuation models

§         Knowledge Management Systems

§         Architectures for KM systems

§         KM case studies and best practices

§         KM in SME’s

§         Evaluation and performance of KM

§         KM in the Public Sector

§         Skills and competence management

§         Change management, KM in business transformation

§         KM strategies

§         KM success stories and failures

§         Tacit knowledge capture and dissemination

§         Light-weight knowledge management approaches

§         Measurement and evaluation of KM effectiveness

 

§         KM and organisational learning

§         Knowledge sharing

§         Communities of Practice

§         Identifying KM user requirements

§         KM and innovation

§         Content management systems

§         Ontologies and knowledge representation

§         Managing Intellectual Capital

§         KM and Web 2.0

§         KM maturity models

§         KM Success factors

§         Benchmarking of knowledge management activities

§         Intuition and the knowledge economy

§         KM and decision making

§         Enterprise 2.0 and KM

 

 

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. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference 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. In addition, a selection of those papers accepted to the mini track on Knowledge Management for Sustainable Strategies and Policies in the Transport Sector and presented at the conference will be considered by the Journal of Knowledge Management (ISSN: 1367-3270) for publication on a Special Issue on Knowledge Management in Transport. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the Social Sciences journal published by the Kaunas University of Technology (KUT) ISSN: 1392-0758

 

Mini track call for papers on Knowledge Management for Sustainable Strategies and Policies in the Transport Sector    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track chair: Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Coventry University, UK


Alexeis Garcia-Perez



 

Within the transport sector, Knowledge Management is a key instrument in the process of:

  • Developing sustainable transport strategies,
  • Improving transport policy dialogue
  • Increasing opportunities for professional satisfaction inside the Transport Sector.

 

Knowledge Management can help the Transport Sector:

  • Better understand the needs of its clients and partners
  • Better understand the interfaces between transport and poverty, economic growth, public administration, health, education and other sectors, and
  • Disseminate best practices and highlight specific features

 

This mini track aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss how Knowledge Management can help the Transport Sector understand and successfully adopt cutting edge solutions which trigger revolutionary changes in transport. We are interested in empirical research, case studies as well as examples of KM in practice within the Transport sector.


A selection of those papers accepted for the mini track and presented at the conference will be considered by the Journal of Knowledge Management (ISSN: 1367-3270) for publication on a Special Issue on Knowledge Management in Transport


Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Management of scientific information and knowledge in transport (regional, national and international perspectives).
  • Knowledge Management practices in the Transport Sector
  • Mechanisms of Knowledge Management from the point of view of transport policy-makers.

 

  • Knowledge transfer from transport researchers to policy-makers.
  • Knowledge Management as a tool to facilitate dialogue with the public sector and with other disciplines and industries (regional, national and international perspectives).

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on Success and Maturity of Knowledge Sharing    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track chair: Dr Anikó Csepregi, University of Pannonia, Hungary


Anikó Csepregi

 

Sharing knowledge plays a key role in organizational performance and success. This is evidenced in the way organizations are making an attempt to measure the sharing of knowledge. Knowledge sharing in organisations is addressed from multi-disciplinary perspectives which are inclined to interpret the concept of knowledge sharing in different ways.


This mini track welcomes contributions on topics that use a range of approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods.


Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • knowledge sharing within the organization,
  • knowledge sharing between organizational units and/or employees,
  • knowledge sharing between organizations,

 

  • the maturity of knowledge sharing,
  • the success of knowledge sharing.
  • Other related topics

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on Knowledge Management in Public Sector    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track chair: Amani  Shajera, University of Bahrain (UOB), Bahrain


Amani  Shajera

 

The mini track aim to cover and explore the different concepts, factors, strategies and practices that lead to the most effective and efficient way of utilizing, managing and sustaining knowledge management in public sector organizations as this will improve organizational learning and performance.  


The primary objective this track is to create an integrated and coherent understanding of knowledge management which will add value to the current research, and which will contribute to a better understanding of the factors that influence successful knowledge management in organizations, specifically in the public sector.


This track will play a significant role in addressing the key issues, challenges and opportunities of knowledge management by increase its awareness in the public sector in a systematic and holistic way for both individuals and organizations.  It will also provide a clear direction for the effective implementation of knowledge management initiatives/programmes for improving organizational learning and performance excellence.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The radical government shift to a knowledge based economy “knowledge organizations”.
  • Critical analysis of the public sector’s knowledge management frameworks/models.
  • Toward a new paradigm in developing knowledge management strategies in the public sector.
  • Building a supportive culture for sustained knowledge management in the public sector.

 

  • Human resource management as an essential part of knowledge management in the public sector.
  • Knowledge management as the driving force to organizational learning and innovation in the public sector.
  • Measuring the impact of knowledge management initiatives in the public sector.
  • Knowledge management case studies and best practices in the public sector.

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on Knowledge in Action    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Dr Sandra Moffett, University of Ulster, Belfast, UK and Dr Kristel Miller, Queens University, Belfast, UK


Sandra Moffett


Kristel Miller

 

Knowledge Management has reached the stage of implementation in organisations across numerous sectors and functional areas.  This track invites research and practitioner papers on the topic of ‘Knowledge in Action’.  By investigating how KM is applied in a range of organisations/situations, can we identify key trends/approaches and have we reached the stage where a recipe for KM implementation can be defined.  In addition, what factors enable KM implementation, what are the barriers and how have implementation problems been overcome in case examples.  Overall can we identify what successful KM implementation involves?


Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Knowledge Management case studies in public and private sector organisations
  • Knowledge Management cases in a variety of industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, engineering, retailing, technology, etc.
  • Knowledge Management within various organisation sizes to include large corporations, SMEs and micro organisations

 

  • Success factors for KM implementation
  • How to overcome KM implementation barriers
  • The benefits/costs/enablers and barriers of KM implementation

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on Evaluating the impact of knowledge management and organisational learning programmes and activities    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Dr Christine van Winkelen and Professor Jane McKenzie, Henley Knowledge Management Forum, UK


Christine van Winkelen


Jane McKenzie

 

This track will critically examine our current understanding of the principles and practices used in evaluating how knowledge management and organisational learning (KM and OL) programmes and activities impact organisational development and sustained performance.   It will seek to develop understanding and practice by encouraging a cross-disciplinary approach. 

 

Conceptual and empirical papers are both welcome. 


Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

·         Consideration of how factors in the strategic context influence approaches to evaluating the impact of KM and OL programmes and activities, for example, power and politics, leadership and timing.

·         How participatory approaches to evaluating impact can be used in relation to KM and OL programmes and activities, in particular how reflection and feedback processes can reinforce impact.

·         An exploration of how principles and practices developed for evaluating other change programmes in social systems, such as social policy or leadership development, can apply to KM and OL programmes and activities. 

·         An exploration of how principles and practices associated with evaluating other business performance initiatives, such as Lean, Six Sigma and Agile, can apply to KM and OL programmes and activities. 

·         Cases showcasing and critically evaluating the creative application of techniques for evaluating the impact of KM and OL programmes and activities in practice.

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on Emotional Knowledge Management    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Prof.Dr.Constantin Bratianu, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania and Gintare Tauteviciene, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania


Constantin Bratianu

 

The purpose of this Mini Track is to cover all aspects related to emotions and emotional intelligence in management and leadership. Research in cognitive sciences have revealed that people are primarily emotional decision makers. Nonaka and Takeuchi demonstrated that highly subjective insights, intuitions, hunches, ideals, values, and emotions are an integral part of knowledge. We consider all these above forms of emotional knowledge. Emotional knowledge and emotional intelligence emerge as new fields of research and fields of action within any organizational environment. Emotional knowledge management focuses on the emotional resources of people and on their emotional component of the decision making process in order to enhance their motivation.


Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in business.
  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in motivation.
  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in change management.
  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in team management.

 

  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in leadership.
  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in decision making.
  • Emotions and emotional intelligence in learning organizations.
  • Rational knowledge, emotional knowledge and spiritual knowledge in management and leadership.

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on Global Social Software Applications for Knowledge Management    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track chair: Dr Jan M. Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.


Jan M. Pawlowski

 

Knowledge management is no longer limited to one organization or one country. With increased cooperation within and across organizations, knowledge management has become a global issue. However, many approaches and concepts are still limited to one cultural context. The aim of this mini track is to discuss current developments and experiences of cross-border knowledge management to derive new solutions for this research area.


A focus is the utilization of Social Software applications (SoSo). The traditional gap between the human and technology aspects of knowledge management can be reduced through the application of social technologies such as intra-organizational social networks and micro-blogs. However, applying this in cross-organizational and cross-border settings is still a major challenge.


Contributions are invited towards theory-building in the domain as well as reports from practice and research in progress.


Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • Cross-border aspects on knowledge management
  • Knowledge sharing in cross-border organizations
  • Knowledge management in global, knowledge-intensive organizations (e.g. software development, educational organizations)

 

  • Case studies, good practices and experiences of Social Software in globally distributed settings
  • Tools and services to enhance global knowledge acquisition, sharing and delivery
  • Utilization of Social Software for global settings

 

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on The Role of Knowledge Management in Contemporary Global Supply Chain Management    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Dr. Stavros T. Ponis, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece and Dr. Epaminondas Koronis, University of Lincoln, UK


Stavros T. Ponis


Epaminondas Koronis

 

Market globalization, the increased demand for diversified products and customized services and the information technology revolution have created a fluctuating and risk prone environment in which modern global supply chains have to survive and flourish against harsh and unpredictable competition. One of the key challenges of effective supply chain management in the globalization context is the development of knowledge based supply chain networks, including entities originating from different organizational cultures and technical backgrounds. These have to be planned, managed and efficiently coordinated. This coordination includes the orchestration of interdependent processes, the integration of the underlying information systems, the efficient dissemination and sharing of knowledge and the effective decision making support for each entity participating in the network, but also for the Supply Chain as a whole.


This track aims to attract papers describing research efforts that deal with the scientific field residing in the intersection of Knowledge Management and Supply Chain Management (SCM) disciplines. This research area is currently under major scrutiny from academics and practitioners originating from various fields, such as:


Management:
dealing with the organizational and managerial aspects of knowledge use in organizational networks, such as organizational culture and identity, relationship management and trust, collaborating networks etc.

Knowledge Management: dealing with knowledge retrieval, storing, transferring and sharing in supply chain inter-organizational networks.

Supply Chain Management: dealing with the identification of the added value of KM for the different SC activities (e.g. reducing demand variability in all tiers of the supply chain) and the impact of effective knowledge sharing and collaboration in contemporary global supply chain competitiveness and performance.

Information Technology: dealing with knowledge based systems, tools and applications that can be effectively and seamlessly integrated with supply chain management systems to enhance collaboration, knowledge sharing and decision-making support for all the entities participating in the supply chain network. Needless to say that due to the explosion of user created content web 2.0 based systems, the issues of Social networks and collective intelligence through web mining applications in the context of SCM, is a research area with a significant dynamic and prospects.


Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge sharing network management in global supply chains
  • Knowledge Management to Support SCM decision making
  • Knowledge management applications in supply chains
  • Knowledge sharing and transfer in outsourcing activities
  • Trust and Knowledge sharing between Supply Chain partners
  • Intellectual Capital Management in Supply Chains
  • Knowledge Management and Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Knowledge Management in Virtual Enterprises
  • Knowledge management in Regional Supply Chains & Clusters
  • Knowledge Management in Vertical supply chains (e.g. construction)
  • User created content and knowledge (Web 2.0, social networks and Web Mining) to support SCM 2.0.

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

Mini track call for papers on KM and Innovation    Click the .pdf icon to download the file

Mini track co-chairs: Prof.dr. Marta-Christina Suciu, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania and Assistant Prof. dr. Evangelia Siachou, Hellenic American University, Greece


Marta-Christina Suciu


Evangelia Siachou

 

The purpose of this mini track is to focus on the connection between knowledge management, innovation and creativity. Dynamic environments command the ongoing development of innovative portfolios which enable organizations to be cost-effective and sustainable. However, the acquisition of new knowledge is often linked with knowledge searching and dissemination costs which may impair the effectiveness of knowledge acquisition and prevent organizations from launching successful innovative business models before their competitors.


We are interested in research and real case studies from academics and practitioners that illustrates the creative & innovative business promoted within the context of a knowledge and innovative society involved in business. We support a flexible and “thinking out of the boxcross disciplinary perspective about KM & Innovation.


Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:

  • KM & Creative Economy - a feasible option during crisis time.
  • Creative & Innovative Business. Innovative clusters.
  • Knowledge worker. Creative & Innovative class
  • Knowledge - based industries. Creative & Innovative industries.
  • KM communities. Creative & Innovative communities.
  • Creative & Innovative Management. How Organisations are managing the knowledge costs

 

Submissions can be made on-line directly on the Abstract submission page.

 

 

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 14 February 2013. (Extended until 1st March 2013) 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/eckm2013/eckm13-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 4 April 2013. 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 1 August 2013 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

 

Important dates:

 


A prize will be awarded for the best Poster and the best PhD paper

Abstract submission deadline:

14 February 2013

  Extended until 1st March 2013

Notification of abstract acceptance:

21 February 2013

  Completed

Full paper due for review:

4 April 2013

  Completed

Notification of paper acceptance:

13 June 2013

  Completed

Earlybird registration closes:

27 June 2013

  Now closed

Final paper due (with any changes):

11 July 2013

  Completed

Final Author registration date:

1 August 2013

  Completed

 

 

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