Welcome to the

ECAI'02 Workshop on 
Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories

Lyon (France) - July 22, 2002

Call for participation  
Important dates  
Submission format
Accepted papers available on line
Workshop organizing committee
Workshop program (html - pdf)
Program committee  

Call for papers:

Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the key progress factors in organizations.  It involves explicit and persistent representation of knowledge of (geographically) dispersed groups of people in the organization, so as to improve the activities of the organization. Although KM is an issue in human resource management and enterprise  organization beyond any specific technology questions, there are important  aspects that can be supported or even enabled by intelligent information  systems. Especially AI and related fields provide solutions for important parts of the overall KM problem. Activities underlying knowledge management in an organization can comprise detection of needs, construction, distribution, use and maintenance of the corporate memory. It demands abilities to manage disparate know-how and heterogeneous viewpoints, to make it accessible and suitable for adequate members of the organization. When the organization knowledge is distributed on several experts and documents in different locations all over the world, the Internet or an Intranet inside the organization and World Wide Web (WWW) techniques can be a privileged means for acquisition, modelling, management of this distributed knowledge. Papers are welcome in any area concerning knowledge management or  corporate memory or organizational memory.

Examples of interesting topics are:

  • Dimensions of knowledge management: organization, competence, methodology...
  • Enterprise modeling
  • Artificial Intelligence methods or techniques for construction of computational corporate memories (knowledge bases, case bases, intelligent documentary systems, agent-based systems...)
  • Business Intelligence Solutions for KM
  • Intranet Solutions for KM
  • Document Management Solutions for KM
  • MultiMedia solutions for KM
  • Content Management solutions for KM
  • Architectures for KM/OM systems
  • Integration of formal and informal knowledge in KM/OM
  • Integration of knowledge from different groups in an organization
  • Knowledge sharing between different groups in an organization (possibly via Internet/Intranet)
  • Cooperative (possibly WWW-based) building, adaptation and evolution of a corporate memory
  • Building and Exploiting a Corporate Semantic Web
  • WWW-based repositories for sharable ontologies and reusable problem-solving methods
  • WWW-based terminology servers
  • Assessment of concrete applications for knowledge management
  • Case studies of building KM/OM in enterprises
  • Active, context-dependent knowledge supply


     Important dates

     Submission format

    Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 20 pages). The title page should include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the contributor. Papers will be judged on their contribution to the discussion, and some will be selected for presentation. Papers have to be submitted electronically (in PostScript or HTML or pdf)  to  The proceedings will be published on the WWW and as a report.

    Workshop organizing committee

    Jean-Paul Barthès
    Université de Technologie de Compiègne
    BP 20529, F-60205 Compiègne
    Tel +33 3 44 23 44 66
    Fax +33 3 44 23 46 33
    E-mail:  Jean-Paul Barthes <>

    Rose Dieng-Kuntz  (co-chair)
    Address: INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
    06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE
    Phone:  +33 4 92 38 78 10
    FAX:  +33 4 92 38 77 83

    Knut Hinkelmann
    Address: University of Applied Sciences Solothurn
    Riggenbachstrasse 16
    CH-4600 Olten
    Phone: +41-(0)62-286 00 80   Fax: +41-(0)62-296 65 01

    Ann Macintosh
    Address: International Teledemocracy Centre
    Napier University
    10 Colinton Road
    Edinburgh, EH10 5DT
    Telephone: +44 (0) 131 455 2421  Fax:  +44 (0) 131 455 2282

    Nada Matta  (co-chair)
    Address: Université de Technologie de Troyes (GSID/Tech-CICO)
    12, rue Marie Curie BP. 2060,
    10010 Troyes Cedex France
    Tel: (+33) 3 25 71 58 65

    Ulrich Reimer
    Address: Swiss Life Information Systems Research Group Postfach CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland
    Phone: +41 1 7114061
    FAX: +41 1 7116913

    Carla Simone
    Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication
    University of Milano-Bicocca(Italy)
    phone: +39 011 6706736
    fax: +39 011 751603

    Program committee