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ECAI'04 Workshop on 
Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories

Valencia (Spain) - 23-24 August 2004

Call for papers  Workshop Program
Important dates  
Submission format
Workshop organizing committee
Programme 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 Web 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 (but the list is not exhaustive) are:

  • Scenarios of knowledge management
  • User-centered approaches for KM & OM
  • Business-oriented approaches for KM & OM
  • Enterprise modeling for KM & OM
  • Knowledge-based approaches for KM & OM
  • Document-based approaches for KM & OM
  • Data-based approaches for  KM & OM
  • Case-based approaches for KM & OM
  • Computer-Supported-Collaborative-Work (CSCW) approaches for KM & OM
  • Ontology-based approaches for KM & OM
  • Corporate Semantic Webs
  • Semantic Annotations for building and using an OM
  • Data mining for building and using an OM
  • Text mining for building and using an OM
  • Distributed corporate memories
  • Distributed Agile KM and OM
  • Agent-based approaches for KM & OM
  • Web-based approaches for KM & OM 
  • Knowledge sharing through OMs
  • Intelligent information retrieval from an OM
  • Skills management and expertise location
  • Project memory and inter-project KM
  • Management of multiple viewpoints in an OM
  • OM and Communities of practice
  • OM and innovation
  • Building and using an OM for E-learning
  • User interaction with an OM
  • Contextual KM & OM for mobile users
  • Maintenance and evolution of a corporate memory
  • Evaluation of a corporate memory
  • Case studies and concrete OM Applications


     Important dates

     Submission format

    Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 20 pages), following the formatting style for ECAI-2004. . The title page should include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the contributor. Papers will be judged according to their contribution to the discussion. They should be submitted electronically (in PostScript or pdf)  to 
    The title, authors and list of keywords should also be sent in ascii by E-mail. The best papers will be published later in a book, as for the previous ECAI/IJCAI workshops on KM & OM from 1999 to 2001.

    Remark: All workshop participants must register for ECAI-2004

    Workshop organizing committee

    Rose Dieng-Kuntz  (co-chair)
    Address: INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
    06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE

    Knut Hinkelmann
    Address: University of Applied Sciences Solothurn
    Riggenbachstrasse 16
    CH-4600 Olten

    Ann Macintosh
    Address: International Teledemocracy Centre
    Napier University
    10 Colinton Road
    Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

    Nada Matta  (co-chair)
    Address: Université de Technologie de Troyes (GSID/Tech-CICO)
    12, rue Marie Curie BP. 2060,
    10010 Troyes Cedex France

    Ulrich Reimer
    Address: Bauer & Partner,
    Esslenstr. 3
    CH-8280 Kreuzlingen

    Carla Simone
    Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication
    University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

    Programme committee