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We would like to invite you to please consider submitting an article for the “Distributed Knowledge Management” mini-track at the 38th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-38). Last year we had an interesting set of papers presented at the track, and we look forward to a similar turn out this year. We are in the process of negotiating a special issue of a journal to publish extended versions of accepted papers.
In today’s hyper competitive global marketplace it is pivotal for enterprises to manage not only tangible resources but also to exploit intangibles. A consequent outcome of this realization has been the surge of interest in knowledge management. It has become evident that organizations must master the act of integrating disparate sources of knowledge found within their bounds in order to sustain and maintain competitive advantages. The task of integrating disparate pockets of knowledge within a firm is complicated by the fact that enterprises operate in a global context.
The goal of this track is to explore the notion of managing knowledge in today’s distributed environment. Specifically, we are interested in papers that explore issues, challenges, and case studies of sharing and leveraging knowledge using new advances in protocols, approaches or technology in a distributed, collaborative, virtual, or global context. We are especially interested in novel approaches to traditional barriers associated with managing knowledge. Moreover, we welcome not only empirical or theory testing papers but also frameworks, theory building papers or papers that describe working distributed knowledge management environments.
We solicit papers not limited but including the following domains:
1. Distributed Project Management and its Implications on Knowledge Management
2. Context Issues in Global Knowledge Management Systems
3. Virtuality in Organizations and its Effects on Collaborative Knowledge Management
4. Mobile Databases and Wireless Applications for Knowledge Management
5. Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing for Distributed Knowledge Management
6. Knowledge Management in Heterogeneous and Distributed Systems
7. Strategic Issues in Managing Knowledge in the Networked Economy
8. New Knowledge Sharing Protocols or Applications
March 31, 2004: Abstracts to be submitted to Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.
June 15, 2004: Authors submit full manuscripts to Minitrack Chairs. Contact the chairs in advance for specific submission instructions.
August 15, 2004: Minitrack Chairs send notices of accepted manuscripts to Authors.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to your papers.
Roberto, Kevin, and Yukika
Information and Decision Sciences Department
University of Illinois, Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street MC 294
Chicago, IL 60607-7124 USA
Kevin C. Desouza
Center for Research in Information Management
Department of Information & Decision Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street, M/C 294
Chicago, Illinois 60607
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