IJCAI-99 Workshop on

Knowledge Management and Organizational Memories

Important Dates | Submission Procedure | Topics
Organizing Committee | Programme Committee

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.

Topics of interest include:

  • 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
  • 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 Procedure

    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 and HTML) to the contact persons : or The proceedings will be published on the WWW and as a report.

    We plan to schedule a demonstration session during the workshop. So demonstrations (industrial or research prototypes) are also welcome.

    Organizing committee

    Andreas Abecker 
    Address:  DFKI GmbH, Postfach 2080, D-67608 Kaiserslautern, Germany 
    Phone:  +49 631 205-3456 
    FAX:  +49 631 205-3210 
    John Debenham 
    Address: Computing Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney 
    PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia 
    Phone: +61 2 330 1837 
    FAX: +61 2 330 1898 
    E-mail: debenham@socs.uts.EDU.AU
    Stefan Decker 
    Address:  Universität Karlsruhe, Institut AIFB, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany 
    Phone:  +49 721-608 6589 
    FAX:  +49 721-693 717 
    Rose Dieng  (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 
    Daniel E. O'Leary 
    Address: University of Southern California, 3660 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles,CA 90089-1421 
    Phone: +1  213-740-4856 
    FAX: +1  213-747-2815 
    Ann Macintosh 
    Address: Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute 
    The University of Edinburgh 80 South Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1HN United Kingdom 
    Phone: +44 131 650 2732 
    FAX: +44 131 650 6513 
    Nada Matta (Co-Chair) 
    Address: INRIA-ACACIA BP. 93, 2004 Route des Lucioles, Sophia-Antipolis, France 
    Phone:  +33 4 92 38 78 73 
    FAX:  +33 4 92 38 77 83 
    Ulrich Reimer 
    Address: Swiss Life Information Systems Research Group Postfach CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland 
    Phone: +41 1 7114061 
    FAX: +41 1 7116913 

    Program committee