The 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management (<a href="http://ickm2009.pbwiki.com/">http://ickm2009.pbwiki.com/</a> ; <a title="http://www.ickm2009.org/" href="http://www.ickm2009.org/">http://www.ickm2009.org</a>) will be held in Hong Kong, China on December 3-4, 2009. The venue will be at the Rayson Huang Theatre of the University of Hong Kong.
The Conference provides top researchers and practitioners from all over the world in Knowledge Management a forum for discussion and exchange. Since the first ICKM was held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. (2005); Greenwich, London, U.K. (2006); Vienna, Austria (2007); and Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. (2008). In 2009, ICKM will be held in Hong Kong.
ICKM 2009 will feature invited keynote presentations, panels on topical issues (e.g. management, technology, business, and public policy), refereed paper presentations on emerging and continuing business and research issues, and workshops on new areas of knowledge management. The theme of ICKM 2009 is "Managing Knowledge for Global and Collaborative Innovations". Finding effective ways of collaboration is one of the most challenging tasks for individuals and organisations faced with complex, global, and interconnected issues. Collaboration is more than just being connected through the internet and various forms of professional, business and social networks. Collaboration through information and communication technologies also requires us to "prepare the mind" for partnerships. Many of our traditional business models, public organisational structures, and educational systems are not yet ready for new forms of decision-making, problem-solving and collaboration that goes beyond organisational boundaries. Concepts like "open innovation", "value networks", "wisdom of crowds" are some of the ideas that influence our thinking on collaboration and information sharing.
This conference aims to facilitate dialogue among experts in the academe and the industry. The exchange of insights on related issues will boost up research momentum and contribute to the advancement of knowledge management as a discipline. The conference will be organized into several tracks along but not limited to these topics:
- Knowledge Management and Collaboration
- New Models of Virtual Real-Time Collaboration, 3-D Collaborate Environments
- Collaborative Technologies and Cultures, Collaboration 2.0
- Knowledge Networks and Ecologies
- Strengthening School Collaboration through KM
- KM in universities: Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarly Collaboration
- The Impact of Creative Commons on Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
- KM in Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaborative Environments
- Convergence of Audio, Video and Web Conferencing
- Social and Ethical issues of (Virtual) Collaboration
- Inter-organizational Knowledge and Information Flows between Organizations
- Social and Value Networks in Business and Non-profit Environments
- Measuring the Intangible Value of Collaboration
- Knowledge Management and Game Theory
- From e-Government to Participatory Government
- Human Interpersonal and Group Communication
- Narratives, Stories and Anecdotes for Learning and Knowledge Transfer
- Ontologies and Semantic Technologies
- Web 2.0 and Knowledge Management
- Knowledge Management in NGOs
- Knowledge Management for Social Change and Innovation
- Knowledge Value Chain
- Strategic Knowledge Management
ICKM 2009 encourages submission of high-quality research reports (and workshop and practice presentation proposals) in knowledge management and its related areas. Submitted papers should not have been submitted for review, accepted for publication, nor published elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and clarity. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected manuscripts will be invited for submission to special issues in some of the distinguished knowledge management related journals. There will be awards for the Best Conference Paper, the Best Theme Paper, the Best Student Paper, and the Best Practice Presentation.
You are invited to submit a full paper (or workshop / practice presentation proposals) by June 30, 2009
Dr. Samuel K. W. Chu (Conference Co-Chair for the Academic)
Sam Chu, Ph.D.
Programme Director, Bsc in Information Management
Division of Information & Technology Studies
Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
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