CALL FOR PAPERS FOR the Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory, and Organizational Learning Cluster
Part of the Organizational Systems and Technology Track
at the Thirty-seventh Annual
HAWAI'I INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES
on the Big Island of Hawaii
January 5 - 8, 2004
The Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory, and Organizational Learning Cluster is the continuation of the ten-year running mini-track on Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory, and Organizational Learning. Due to the expansion of this field and following the huge success of the mini-track at HICSS36 (23 papers were presented in 8 sessions) we have expanded last year’s mini-track into a cluster consisting of four mini-tracks. This Call for Papers is soliciting contributions for all four of the mini-tracks in the cluster from all areas of knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning. Perspective authors are urged to submit a 150-word abstract for guidance and indication of interest by March 31, 2003. Abstracts should be sent to the appropriate mini-track co-chair or to the cluster co-chairs. Abstract submittal is not required but we would really appreciate notification of the intent to submit by March 31, 2003 so that we can plan for reviewers and sessions. Cluster Co-chairs are:
Murray Jennex Dave Croasdell
San Diego State University Washington State University
(760) 966-0548 (509)335-7640
FAX : (760) 722-2668 FAX: (509)335-4275
e-mail: Murphjen@aol.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail: email@example.com http://www.cbe.wsu.edu/~croasdell/
Descriptions of the mini-tracks with contacts are:
KM/OM/OL Foundations – KM/OM Discovery to Representation
Rich Orwig, Washington State University-Vancouver, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Smolnik, University of Paderborn, email@example.com
Leoni Warne, DOD Canberra Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge discovery methods increase transparency of knowledge in organizations and support users finding relevant knowledge. Techniques explored in this track could help to reveal the dynamics of a knowledge domain by utilizing a wide variety of techniques involving visual thinking, visual discovery, visual exploration, and visual analysis. This mini-track looks at the theoretical foundations of knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning from Knowledge Discovery to Knowledge Representation. Potential topics include:
· Definitions of knowledge, knowledge management, organizational memory, organizational learning
· Cognitive theories of knowledge management and organizational memory
· Relationships between knowledge, knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning
· Basic theories associated with knowledge creation, knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning
· Evaluation of knowledge discovery methods
· Exploring relationships among knowledge discovery methods
· Developing processes and systems for discovering knowledge
· Using semantic networks, topic maps, and other technologies to implement knowledge discovery methods
· Developing processes and systems for visualizing knowledge
· Empirical studies of knowledge and information visualization techniques
· Visualization of abstract knowledge and information structures
· Mapping of knowledge structures
· Historical, sociological, or philosophical approaches
· Developing processes and systems for expertise location and skill management
· Organizational culture impacts on knowledge discovery
Knowledge Flows: Knowledge transfer, sharing and exchange in organizations
Joe Brooks, Western Conneticut State University, email@example.com
K.D. Joshi, Washington State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Shaw, George Mason University, email@example.com
Knowledge flows occur between individuals, among groups of individuals, and between organizations. This mini-track focuses on examining the nature and role of knowledge flows (e.g., knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing) among entities. Technical, managerial, behavioral, organizational, and economic perspectives on knowledge flows are encouraged. Potential topics include:
· Characterizing the nature of knowledge flows.
· Design of information and communication systems that facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing.
· Technical challenges and solutions in the development and implementation of systems that facilitate knowledge flows.
· Managerial and organizational challenges and solutions in institutionalization and implementation of processes and activities that facilitate knowledge flows.
· Intra and inter-organizational processes for effective leverage of knowledge through knowledge transfer and sharing.
· Enablers and inhibitors of knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer behaviors.
· Effects of national, professional, and organizational cultures on knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing.
· Knowledge transfer and sharing behaviors within emergent organizational forms such as virtual communities.
· Role of information and communication technologies in managing knowledge flows.
· Knowledge reuse in organizations.
· Organizational and economic incentive structures for knowledge sharing and use.
· Knowledge acquisition and transfer processes
· Knowledge transfer enablers
· Organizational culture affects on knowledge transfer
Implementing KM/OM: Building and Recognizing Knowledge Cultures and Other Issues
Murray Jennex, San Diego State University, Murphjen@aol.com
Anne Massey, University of Indiana, firstname.lastname@example.org
Francois Therin, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, Francois.THERIN@esc-grenoble.fr
Research into successful knowledge management and organizational learning implementation indicates that these initiatives necessitate a sound understanding of organizational culture and relationships, human social interactions, and communication. To create learning organization requires a cultural shift in both individuals and organizations. Before successful information systems can be implemented to support knowledge management and organizational learning in an organization, appropriate cultural foundations must be put in place. This may necessitate cultural change initiatives. This mini-track explores research into strategies and stories that relate to these cultural initiatives. In addition, the track will be used to explore the identifying the bodies of knowledge that define the current state of research in knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning. Potential topics include:
· Case studies of knowledge management and organizational memory systems
· Effectiveness of knowledge management/organizational memory systems
· Other issues affecting the design, construction, implementation, and use of knowledge management/organizational memory systems
· Knowledge management/organizational memory systems for small and medium enterprises
· Methodologies and processes for developing Knowledge Management and/or Organizational Memory Systems
· Global issues in knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning
· Knowledge management strategy
· Organizational effectiveness due to knowledge management/organizational memory/ organizational learning and knowledge and organizational memory use
· Knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning metrics
KM/OM/OL Systems and Technologies
Dave Croasdell, Washington State University, email@example.com
Timo Käkölä, University of Jyväskylä, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Milligan, StorageTek,, MilliCA@LOUISVILLE.STORTEK.COM
This sub-mini-track looks at technical issues and tools for building and supporting knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning systems. Potential topics include:
· Tools and technologies for developing KM/OM/OL oriented Systems
· Using the Internet, digital documents, XML, and other technologies to implement knowledge management and organizational memory systems
· Issues related to the capture, storage, search, retrieval, and use of knowledge and organizational memory
· Development and use of taxonomies and ontologies
· Knowledge and Topic maps
· Organizational issues impacting the design, construction, implementation, and use of knowledge management/organizational memory systems
· Development and implementation of Knowledge networks
March 31, 2003 Abstracts submitted for guidance and indication of appropriate content.
June 1, 2003 Full papers submitted to Minitrack Chairs.
Contact minitrack chairs for submission instructions.
August 31, 2003 Notice of accepted papers sent to Authors.
October 1, 2003 Accepted manuscripts sent electronically to the publisher.
Authors must be registered for the conference by this date.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
1. Contact the Minitrack Chair in advance for specific submission instructions.
Otherwise, submit an electronic version of the full paper, consisting of no more than 25 double- spaced pages, including diagrams, directly to the appropriate Minitrack Chair. (NOTE: The final paper must be NO MORE THAN 10 pages, double-column, single spaced.)
2. Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. Papers should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
3. Each paper must have a title page to include title of the paper, full name of all authors, and complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es).
4. The first page of the manuscript should include only the title and a 300-word abstract of the paper.
TRACKS AT HICSS-37
* Collaboration Systems; Co-Chair: Jay Nunamaker; E-mail: email@example.com
Co-Chair: Robert O. Briggs; E-mail: bob@GroupSystems.com
* Complex Systems; Chair: Robert Thomas; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Decision Tech. for Management; Chair: Dan Dolk; E-mail: email@example.com
* Digital Documents; Chair: Michael Shepherd; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Emerging Technologies; Chair: Ralph H. Sprague; E-mail: email@example.com
* Information Technology in Health Care; Chair: William Chismar
* Internet & the Digital Economy; Co-Chair: David King; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Alan Dennis; E-mail: email@example.com
* Organizational Systems & Tech.; Chair: Hugh Watson; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Software Technology; Gul Agha; E-mail: email@example.com
For the latest information; visit the HICSS web site at:
HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a peer referee process and those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must not have been previously published.
Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair
Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator
Eileen Dennis, Track Administrator
For the latest information; visit the HICSS web site at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu
2004 CONFERENCE VENUE:
Hilton Waikoloa Village (on the Big Island of Hawaii)
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
NOTE: December 1 is the deadline to guarantee hotel room reservation at conference rate.